The Selig Brodetsky Memorial Lecture 2021

23 March 2021, 17:30 (UK time)

Prof. Asa Simon Mittman (Art History, California State University-Chico)

“Far From Jerusalem: The Exclusion of Jews on Christian Maps”

Prof. Asa S. Mittman is an authority on conceptions of medieval monsters.

This lecture is about how medieval Christian maps use principles of inclusion and exclusion to generate fictions of collective identity. This talk will examine cartographical images of Jews, thus far understudied but key to the creation of a central myth of the Middle Ages: Christendom.


Centre for Jewish Studies
Institute for Medieval Studies
School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

University of Leeds

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