Microhistory of a Jewish Community
Newly discovered material from the High Court of the Holy Roman Empire provides a point of departure for understanding the overlap of Jewish and Christian societies in Medieval and early modern history. It also highlights the variety of Jewish experiences in early modern daily life.
We will use primary source material from an eighteenth-century court case from Frankfurt am Main to think about questions of agency, communal history, gendered realities, and performance of religious difference.
Light refreshments will be served.
Verena Kasper-Marienberg is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at North Carolina State University. She received her BA and MA in Rhetorical Studies and History from the University of Tübingen, Germany. Kasper-Marienberg earned her Ph.D. at the University of Graz, Austria, in 2009 in History and Historical Museology (Public History). Her research focuses on the intersection of Jewish and Christian communities in the early modern period in Europe.