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11/10/2015: SUNY’s Sara Lipton presents: "What's in a Nose? On the Origins, Evolution, and Implications of the Anti-Semitic Caricature”

Posted by on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in Past Events.

Sara Lipton, Professor of History, State University of New York, Stony Brook will speak at Vanderbilt on Tuesday, November 10th from 4:00-5:30, 123 Buttrick Hall.

What’s in a Nose? On the Origins, Evolution, and Implications of the Anti-Semitic Caricature

With interests in Medieval Europe, Jewish history, religion, and gender, Lipton’s work focuses on religious identity and experience, Jewish-Christian relations, and art and culture in the high and later Middle Ages (11th–15th centuries). In her book, Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Semitic Iconography (Metropolitan Books, 2014) Lipton examines how changes in Christian devotion, thought, and politics affected the visual representation of the Jew. It explains the emergence of the iconographically identifiable Jew around the year 1080 and brings theoretical coherence to the dizzying proliferation of images of Jews in subsequent centuries.

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This event is free and open to the public.

Jewish Encounters: Enmity, Amity, and Engagement  – The VU Program in Jewish Studies Speakers Series 2015-16