Scholar to Lecture on Medieval Anti-Semitism

UA News Services
Jan. 13, 2005

Caroline Walker Bynum, a noted medieval scholar, will lecture at the University of Arizona in February. The event, the annual Town and Gown Lecture, is sponsored by the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies at the University of Arizona.

Bynum will speak on "A Matter of Matter: Two Cases of Blood Cult in Fifteenth-Century Germany."

The lecture is about two pilgrimage sites in 15th-century, northern Germany: the host miracle at Wilsnack (1383) and the anti-Jewish host-desecration libel at Sternberg (1492). Bynum will discuss them against the background of other northern European cult sites and trends in 15th-century theology.

Acclaimed both as an outstanding teacher and a ground-breaking scholar, Bynum has earned several of the nation's most prestigious awards and honors, including a MacArthur Fellowship and memberships in the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Annual Town and Gown Lecture


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Thursday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m.


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