Rice University

Events at Rice

Lecture/Lecture Series

Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Speaker: Susan Einbinder
Professor of Hebrew & Judaic Studies and Comparative Literature
University of Connecticut

O'Brien MDEM Guest Lecture Series

Friday, March 24, 2017
4:00 PM  to 5:00 PM

117  Humanities Building
Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas, USA

"Stone, Bone and Text: Anti-Jewish Violence in Tàrrega, 1348."

In July of 1348 a large number of Jews in Tàrrega (Catalonia, Spain) were murdered during an uprising by Christians who blamed the Jews for the spread of the Black Death. Dr. Einbinder’s talk explores new and old sources related to the attack on the Jewish call (quarter) in Tàrrega after the arrival of the plague. The sources range from a well-known Hebrew chronicle excerpt to a previously unknown Hebrew lament, archival sources, and the forensic analysis of mass graves of the victims uncovered in 2007.

Biography of Susan Einbinder: http://languages.uconn.edu/susan-einbinder/



<<   March 2017   >>
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31

Search for Events


Quicklinks