IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 107: Jews in Medieval Christendom, I: Doubters at the Birth and Death of Christ

Monday 9 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Laura Hollengreen, School of Architecture, University of Arizona
Moderator/Chair:Laura Hollengreen, School of Architecture, University of Arizona
Respondent:Irven Resnick, Department of Philosophy & Religion, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Paper 107-aExit Stage Left: An Iconographical Study of the Appearance, Evolution, and Ultimate Departure of Synagogue in Medieval Art
(Language: English)
Nancy Bishop, Department of Art, Arkansas Tech University
Index terms: Art History - General, Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Paper 107-bThe Hours of Mary de Bohun and the Imaginary Jew
(Language: English)
Carlee Ann Bradbury, School of Art & Design, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Hebrew and Jewish Studies

In July 2006, a five-week NEH Summer Institute convened at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies to investigate the topic ‘Representations of the “Other”: Jews in Medieval Christendom’. Ten of the participants, together with the Institute’s Director, now seek to present the impact of their joint study on the handling of sources within their different disciplines. Each of the three proposed sessions incorporates scholars from multiple disciplines; each will have the Director of the Institute, Irven Resnick, as respondent. Our goal is to revive the intellectual exchange of the institute, to publicize to others our work on Jews in all aspects of medieval life and art, and to invite fellow scholars to join us in critical dialogue on the topic.
Session I: Ranging from allegorical figures to contemporary skeptics, representations of Jewish disbelief in medieval art, literature, and drama crystallize the changing character of the ‘hermeneutic Jew’ in theology, liturgy, and devotion.