England’s Medieval Jewish Communities

Date / time: 16 February - 17 February, 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm

England's Medieval Jewish Communities

This two-day event aims to bring together, and carve the future of, the field of medieval Anglo-Jewish History.

Day I: New Directions, New Approaches#

  • Day one will bring current scholars together to reflect on the last decade of study/where the field its moving. This event will comprise of a series of 20-minute papers that not only highlight the different record collections that expose the conditions and experience of Jewish life, but also reflect on new approaches to this material – how the “narrative” of Jews in England is evolving.
  • It will touch base and reflect on the 1190 conference and consider what can we do as a cohort/what are our responsibilities as scholars of medieval Jewish history?

To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/englands-medieval-jewish-communities-day-i-new-directions-tickets-117376643701

Day II: Teaching Medieval Jewish History

  • Day 2 will be aimed at those teaching medieval Jewish history in England’s national curriculum.
  • This day will comprise of a series of talks and workshops to better contextualise the compulsory ‘Holocaust’ component of the KS3 curriculum
  • It will provide an overview of England’s Medieval Jewish communities, offer workshops on reading different sources (sensitively and from different perspectives), and present other opportunities, i.e examples of local walking tours to help teachers create a better context in which to frame/plan their lessons.

To register:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/englands-medieval-jewish-communities-day-ii-teaching-jewish-history-tickets-117378250507

Organised by Dr Rebecca Searby and Mr Dean Irwin.

Queries should be directed to englandsjewishcommunities2021@gmail.com