History

Jewish, Christian & Muslim Relations in Medieval Europe

with Sara Lipton
Online
Thursday, January 14, 2021 • Thursday, January 21, 2021
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Applications & nominations are closed.
Deadline: Monday, December 28.

We will examine how members of the three monotheistic faiths of medieval Europe viewed each other and interacted with each other. In addition to intolerance and violence, there are also examples of friendship and cooperation. Discussions will be based on a range of primary texts, including a city charter, law codes, chronicles, religious polemics, and works of art and literature.

This is a two-session master class. In the first session, teachers learn from the master. In the second, participants have a rare and valuable opportunity to exchange ideas with other brilliant teachers. Participants are assigned a small amount of homework to prepare for each session.

Sara Lipton is professor of history at Stony Brook University specializing in medieval religion and culture, with a particular focus on Jewish-Christian relations and visual devotion. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Tel Aviv University, the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and the University of London, and has held fellowships from Oxford University, the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lipton has published in numerous academic journals as well as the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, and the Los Angeles Times. Her most recent book is Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography, which won the Association for Jewish Studies’ Jordan Schnitzer Award.

The History of Policing in the United States

with Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Online
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 •
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Applications and nominations are no longer being accepted.

In the first session of this class, Khalil Gibran Muhammad will discuss the history of policing in the United States as it relates to the experience of Black Americans. During the second, teachers will have an opportunity to exchange ideas related to the topic.

Khalil Gibran Muhammad is professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. He is the former Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a division of the New York Public Library and the world’s leading library and archive of global black history. He is a contributor to a 2014 National Research Council study, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences, and is the author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, which won the 2011 John Hope Franklin Best Book award in American Studies. His work has been featured in the New York Times’  landmark 1619 Project, and Ava DuVernay’s 13th.


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