Arffa Lecture Series: “Biblical Models and Everyday Life in Medieval Ashkenaz” (Elisheva Baumgarten)

Event time: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 5:00pm
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 5:00pm
Event description: 

Elisheva Baumgarten is the Professor Yitzhak Becker Chair for Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University where she teaches in the History and Jewish History Departments. She studies the social history of the Jews of Medieval Ashkenaz. She is currently leading a research project entitled Beyond the Elite: Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Europe funded by the European Research Council. During 2017–2018 she is the George William Cottrell, Jr. Member at the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

lecture one • Wednesday, April 18 • 5:00 pm

“Biblical Literacy, Gender and Everyday Life in Medieval Ashkenaz”

lecture two • Monday, April 23 • 5:00 pm

“The Merits of Mothers: Collective Memory and Communal Practice”

lecture three • Wednesday, April 25 • 5:00 pm

“Between Public and Private: Leaders, Martyrs and Daily Activities”

This lecture series was made possible by the Stanley H. Arffa fund

and sponsored by the Judaic Studies Program at Yale University