The role of money in medieval Christian-Jewish relations

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Statue of Licoricia of Winchester

Monday 30 May 2022, 6pm
The Stripe auditorium, King Alfred Quarter, University of Winchester, SO22 4NR

The Medieval & Renaissance Research Centre at the University of Winchester are delighted to welcome Professor Anna Sapir Abulafia to share her understanding of the economically inspired stereotypes that evolved in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries through the combination of Christian theological ideas about Judaism with the demands of a developing profit economy from the 1150s. Can this help us to recognise some aspects of modern-day anti-Semitism?

Anna Sapir Abulafia took up the Chair of the Study of the Abrahamic Religions in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at Oxford in April 2015. Previously she taught in Cambridge where she was Senior Tutor (1996-2002) and Vice-President (2002-2010) of Lucy Cavendish College. The main focus of her research is on interactions between Christians and Jews within the broad context of twelfth and thirteenth-century theological and ecclesiastical developments in medieval Latin Christendom.

This lecture is part of Winchester Cathedral's Licoricia Lecture Series, which celebrates the life of Licoricia of Winchester, the prominent Jewish businesswoman who was murdered in her home in Winchester in 1277. A bronze statue of Licoricia was recently unveiled in Jewry Street as a result of campaigning and fundraising by the Licoricia of Winchester charity. Since 2014 the University has been supporting a local group to promote the city's Jewish heritage through visitor guides and in local museums. Find out more about our Medieval Jewish Winchester project here

The lecture will be available to watch online via a Teams Live link (circulated to all registrants 24 hours before the event), but will not be available to view at a later date.

Parking is available on campus, and light refreshments will be served from 5.30pm.

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