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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1521: New Approaches to Medieval Anglo-Jewry, II: Non-Governmental Sources

Thursday 4 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Jewish Historical Society of England
Moderator/Chair:Dean A. Irwin, School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University
Paper 1521-aWhose History?: Studying the Vita et passio Willelmi Norwicensis
(Language: English)
Miri Rubin, School of History, Queen Mary, University of London
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Paper 1521-bRabbinic Responsa from Medieval England: Towards a Complete Edition
(Language: English)
Pinchas Roth, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Law

The past decade has seen a growth in interest in medieval Anglo-Jewish studies. That has seen a number of mainstream medievalists touch on the topic as part of isolated publications, as well as a growing number of scholars specialising in the area. That new generation of scholarship has been less reliant on printed calendars of documents and has, instead, been more adventurous in their use of sources. This panel will seek to explore the literary and rabbinical sources relating to the Jews of medieval England and how they can advance our understanding of the medieval Anglo-Jewish community.