New Online Exhibition on the History of the Jews in Medieval Regensburg

This online exhibition is available both in German and English. According to the curators, it guides its visitors “through more than 60 fascinating and high-quality digitised exhibits, [and] explores where Jews lived and shopped, how they earned their living, and their constraints and freedoms in dealings with other Regensburg citizens and people from outside the city. It sets out the rights and obligations that the Jewish community and its members had as residents of the imperial city. A number of individual Jewish people are also presented in the course of the exhibition.”


About Andreas Lehnertz

I focus on social, cultural, and religious European history during the High and Late Middle Ages. My interests lie in daily Christian-Jewish relations, marginal Hebrew and Yiddish charter notes, Jewish as well as general sealing practices, and Jewish craftspeople. In 2018, I completed my PhD at the Trier University entitled "Jewish Seals in the Medieval German Empire: The Authentication and Self-Representation of Jewish Men and Women”, under the supervision of Prof. Alfred Haverkamp and Prof. Lukas Clemens at the Arye Maimon Institute for Jewish History. Under Prof. Elisheva Baumgarten I was a postdoctoral fellow in the European Research Council Project "Beyond the Elite – Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Europe“ at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Martin Buber Society in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, completing my second book on Jewish craftspeople in Medieval Central Europe.