8 February, 2024
We are deeply honoured to host Dr Katherine Aron-Beller’s Book Launch within the framework of the International Interfaith Reading Group on Manuscripts in Interfaith Contexts.
Here are the details of this fascinating event.
Title: Christian Images and Jewish Desecrators: The History of the Allegation in Manuscript Illustrations
Abstract: The lecture will lay bare the longevity of Jews doing violence to images of Christ in Christian Art, and will examine how allegations, judicial accusations as well as related charges launched within works of art affected Jewish individuals and communities. Ranging from works of art in the Byzantine Empire in the fifth century to early modern Europe at the end of the seventeenth, it will explore how this allegation was depicted and how it became more sophisticated over time.
Speaker: Dr Katherine Aron-Beller, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Speaker’s Biography: Dr Katherine Aron-Beller is a Lecturer in Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at Tel Aviv University. Her main works include Jews on Trial: The Papal Inquisition in Modena 1598–1638 (Manchester University Press, 2011); The Roman Inquisition: Centre versus Peripheries (Leiden: Brill, 2018) which she co-edited with Christopher Black and her most recent forthcoming book Christian Images and their Jewish Desecrators: The History of an Allegation 400-1700 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2024). Her research topics include anti-Semitism, the Italian Inquisition, papal-Jewish relations and Jewish social and cultural interactions with Christians in early modern Europe. Until 2019 she was co-editor of H-Judaic. She is now a visiting scholar at the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism at Tel Aviv University.
Chair: Revd Dr John Goldingay, DD, Senior Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, USA.
Date: 8 February, 2024.
Time: 18:00-19:00 GMT | 19:00-20:00 CEST | 10:00-11:00 PT | 13:00-14:00 ET
If you would like to join the International Interfaith Reading Group on Manuscripts in Interfaith Contexts please, register HERE.
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