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Paula Hyman Mentorship Program

The Paula Hyman Mentorship Program seeks several new members for its steering committee. The program focuses on professional development for early career scholars from underrepresented genders. This can include cis women, trans women, trans men, non-binary people, and those who are otherwise marginalized for their gender identity.

Deadline: 16 May 2022

Inventory of the Month on DALME (Documentary Archaeology of Late Medieval Europe): The goods of Garssanus, a Jew from Aix-en-Provence (1295)

On January 29, 1295, Hugues des Voisins, seneschal of Provence, ordered the mayor of Aix to seize the goods belonging to the town’s Jewish households. Criers descended upon their homes to seal chests and doors so that their targets could not move or hide their possessions. Four days later, two notaries, Jean Canavier and Raymond Étienne, entered the homes of about two dozen Jewish households to draw up inventories of their possessions. These inventories are precious windows into the homes of Jewish families, both rich and poor, in late-medieval Aix.