Jewish, Christian & Muslim Relations in Medieval Europe
with Sara Lipton
Thursday, January 14, 2021 • Thursday, January 21, 2021
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
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 ats 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.