Past Event

Documents of Practice: Towards a non-Rabbinic History of Medieval Ashkenaz

April 19, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
617 Kent Hall

Join Elisheva Baumgarten for a discussion and lunch regarding Medieval Ashkenaz. Primary sources, in Hebrew with English translation provided, will be circulated in advance to those who RSVP.

Elisheva Baumgarten is Professor Yitzhak Becker Chair in Jewish Studies in the Department of Jewish History of Hebrew University. She is a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton for the academic year of 2017-2018. Prof. Baumgarten studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.), taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Bar Ilan University, and has been on the faculty of the Hebrew University since 2013. Prof. Baumgarten is the author of Mothers and Children: Jewish Family Life in Medieval Europe (Princeton University Press, 2004) and Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenaz: Men, Women, and Everyday Religious Observance (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014). She is co-editor of Jews and Christians in Thirteenth-Century France (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and Entangled Histories: Knowledge, Authority, and Jewish Culture in the Thirteenth Century (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).