Monthly Archives: October 2022

Online Talk by Jörg Müller about “Juden in der spätmittelalterlichen städtischen Historiographie des südwestlichen Reichsgebietes” (German)

Take part in this online talk by Jörg Müller about “Juden in der spätmittelalterlichen städtischen Historiographie des südwestlichen Reichsgebietes” (in German) at the Arye Maimon Institute, Trier University, on 14 November 2022, 18:15 CEST.

To do so, please register with Dr. Christoph Cluse or Dr. Jög Müller for the Zoom link.

Researcher of the Week

Paola Tartakoff, PhD

Professor in the Department of History and the Department of Jewish Studies
Chair of the Department of Jewish Studies
Rutgers University

“My research explores Jewish-Christian relations in Western and Mediterranean Europe during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries through the analysis of published and archival sources in Latin, Hebrew, and romance vernaculars. It builds on the broad interdisciplinary training I received in medieval history, comparative religion, and comparative literature at Harvard and Columbia, where I wrote an undergraduate thesis on the Jewish-Christian Disputations of the Middle Ages (2001) and a dissertation on Jewish conversion in the fourteenth-century Crown of Aragon (2007). Upon receiving my doctorate, I accepted a joint appointment at Rutgers University in the departments of History and Jewish Studies. I have taught in these departments—with most of my courses cross listed between them—since 2007. I am now serving my second term as chair of the Department of Jewish Studies. In recent years, I have increasingly participated in public-facing work combatting antisemitism, Islamophobia, racism, and other forms of bigotry.

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Opening of the Exhibition: „In and Out – Between and Beyond. Jüdisches Alltagsleben im mittelalterlichen Europa“

8 November 2022, Old Synagogue Erfurt

Kalman Gavriel Delmoor: Sources (Erfurt)

The exhibition was conceived by the research group Beyond the Elite: Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Europe at the Hebrew University Jerusalem, led by Prof. Elisheva Baumgarten. Based on the group‘s research results, seven Israeli artists created contemporary works that address the various aspects regarding the daily life of Jewish communities in medieval Ashkenaz. Curated by Dr. Ido Noy, the exhibition is on view for the first time outside Jerusalem – at the Old Synagogue Erfurt, where it will enter into dialogue with the authentic evidence of medieval Jewish everyday life in the permanent exhibition.

Online Talk by Judith Olszowy-Schlanger about “Hebrew Paleography Album: A New Tool for the Study of Hebrew Scripts in the Digital Age,” 28 October 2022

Judith Olszowy-Schlanger will present a new digital tool HebrewPal (Hebrew Palaeography Album) developed for the study of the script of medieval Hebrew manuscripts, documents, and inscriptions. Created as a collaboration between Oxford University, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, and a research cluster SAPRAT (Savoirs et pratiques du moyen âge à l’époque contemporaine) of the École Pratique des Hautes Etudes, PSL (Paris), HebrewPal is a pioneering Hebrew script database. It follows an original palaeographical approach developed by Professor Schlanger. The analysis of the script is carried out from the global view of the script sample, through the study of individual words and letters to the details of the components of every letter. The method supports detailed description and analysis of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet and other elements of writing and decoration, as well as the ability to store and retrieve images and metadata information with ease.

28 October 2022 – 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (EDT).