Conference - York 1190: Jews and Others...
An interdisciplinary conference, York 1190:
Jews and Others in the Wake of Massacre
March 22-24, 2010,
Centre for Medieval Studies
University of York.
The mass suicide and murder of the men, women and children of the Jewish
community in York is one of the most scarring events in the history of
Anglo-Judaism. It was also but one of a series of attacks on local
communities of Jews across England in 1189-90.
This conference brings together researchers from the US, Europe and Israel
to reinterpret the events, context and memory of 1190. It will explore
relationships between Jewish and Christian communities, and between local
communities and royal government, in the late twelfth and thirteenth
centuries. It thus aims to consider 1190 as central to the narrative of
English history in the decades around 1200, as well as that of Jewish
history. It will also address the memory of 1190 and its continuing
relevance today. Speakers include Anna Abulafia, Jeffrey Cohen, Paul Hyams,
Robert Stacey, and Nicholas Vincent.
For the full programme and further information, please see
Graduate Bursaries are available
discounted rate for all bookings made before February 1.
Sarah Rees Jones and Sethina Watson
Department of History
University of York
King\'s Manor, York, YO1 7EP
Tel: (01904) 433914