Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Upcoming conference

A major conference on Jews and Christians in 13th century France is planned for February 2011 in Jerusalem. Jews and Christians - meaning giving both cultures their own attention rather than focusing only on the direct contact between them. As the organizers write: "In convening scholars of Christian medieval culture and society as well as those specializing in Jewish society and culture of the time we hope to significantly advance scholarship of this time and place." Poster here.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Manuscripts and morbidity

Benjamin Richler, a truly wonderful person, shares some morbid thoughts brought on by his 70th birthday and by a couple of manuscripts, here.