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The Cloisters and the Jews in Medieval Spain: A Conversation on Art, Literature, and History

Sunday, September 19
1 – 2:30 p.m.

This roundtable will feature three scholars who have pioneered work on Jewish life in medieval Spain. The discussion will respond to the themes of the Met Cloisters’ Frontiers of Faith exhibition, focusing particularly on Jewish presence within and across the geopolitical regions at the meeting points of Christian- and Muslim-ruled Spain, as well as the other kinds of “frontier zones,” or sites of intensive interaction between faiths, from urban markets to princely courts.

Confirmed Speakers
Peter Cole, senior lecturer in Judaic studies and comparative literature, Department of Comparative Literature, Yale
Katrin Kogman-Appel, professor of Jewish studies, University of Münster
Jonathan Ray, the Samuel Eig Professor of Jewish Studies, theology department, Georgetown University

The event is organized by Nina Rowe, professor of art history, Fordham University, in cooperation with Julia Perratore, assistant curator, The Met Cloisters, and is co-organized by Fordham’s Center for Jewish Studies and The Met Cloisters in conjunction with the exhibition Spain, 1000-1200: Art at the Frontiers of Faith (August 30, 2021-January 30, 2022).


This event is open to faculty/staff and the public.