Past Event

Elisheva Baumgarten on Medieval Jewish Marriages

April 19, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
304 Julius Held Lecture Hall

The Ingeborg, Tamara, and Yonina Rennert Women in Judaism Forum presents a lecture by Elisheva Baumgarten (Yitzhak Becker Chair in Jewish Studies, Hebrew University), "Towards a Social History of Medieval Jewish Marriage: Finding Individuals within Communities."

A reception with food and drink will follow the lecture.

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).

Sponsors include: Barnard History Department, Barnard Jewish Studies Program, Barnard Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, Barnard Religion Department, Columbia History Department, Columbia Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, Columbia Religion Department