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The Child Murder Accusation against the Jews of Norwich, lecture by Miri Rubin, Queen Mary, University of London

Nov 9, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Waterman Bldg 338 (Memorial Lounge)

The Child Murder Accusation against the Jews of Norwich: Meaning, Memory and Legacy

Lecture by Miri Rubin, Queen Mary College, University of London

This talk relates to Prof. Rubin’s work as the editor and translator of Thomas of Monmouth’s The Life and Passion of William of Norwich (2014). This mid twelfth-century text is generally regarded as the earliest accusation that Jews annually murdered a Christian child, the seed of what eventually became known as the “blood libel.” Prof. Rubin will bring her unmatched erudition to an analysis of the meaning, memory and legacy of this “chilling, highly significant” text.

Miri Rubin is Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History at Queen Mary University of London. A world-renowned expert on the religious history of the European Middle Ages, Prof. Rubin is the author of seven books, including Gentile Tales: The Narrative Assault on Late Medieval Jews (1999), and Mother of God: A History of The Virgin Mary (2009).

Supported by the Kinsler Endowment for Holocaust Studies at UVM

Co-Sponsored by the Department of History