14 December 2022 6 pm, Universität Münster, Historisches Seminar, Raum: K 226and online (zoom).
The appropriation of sacred sites is a well-known phenomenon, although little studied for synagogues in particular. The example of the Sinagoga Mayor in Segovia, which was built at the beginning of the at the beginning of the 15th century and in connection with newly enacted segregation laws. The lecture examines the Christian instrumentalisation of synagogues in Castile and Aragon in the late Middle Ages, using the example of the Sinagoga Mayor in Segovia, which was transformed into the Iglesia Corpus Christi at the beginning of the 15th century and in connection with newly enacted separation laws.
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Rose will be speaking as part of the President’s lecture series for the Jewish Historical Society on the 1255 ritual murder case of Little Hugh of Lincoln. This will take place on 15 December via Zoom.
22 November 2022, 7 pm, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Alfons-Goppel-Str. 11 (Residenz), 80539 München
Only a few testimonies in today’s Bavaria bear witness to the medieval Jewry located in the towns, such as the synagogue in Miltenberg, which has been preserved as part of a brewery. The Jewish communities in the bishopric and imperial cities as well as in the ducal residences were particularly important. It is difficult to reconstruct the Jewish quarters in these towns. Archaeology plays an important role in this.
1 December 2022, 6pm, JLU, Phil I, Seminargebäude II, Raum 011, Alter Steinbacher Weg 44, 35394 Gießen and online
Art polarises – since ancient times and to this day, sometimes unintentionally, sometimes deliberately. Can anyone who feels violated by art defend themselves against it? When does art actually affect the rights of the individual, on the basis of which understanding of art do courts have to decide, and according to which standards is it to be determined which statements are to be attributed to a work of art as violating rights?
In her (virtual) talk at the University of Michigan, organzised by the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, Amina Boukail (University of Jijel-Algeria) is going to offer a critical examination of the contemporary research on Algerian Jews from the medieval times onwards, and will address questions such as current trends and new interdisciplinary avenues, but also desiderata and still existing taboos.
Syriac was the leading language of culture in the Middle East after the Arab conquest and before the emergence of Arabic medical and scientific literature in the ninth century. Some Jewish intellectuals learned Syriac and utilized Syriac medical, scientific, and theological sources in their own works.