February 1, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Lazaroff Lecture | Jewish Women, Conversion, and Apostasy in Late Medieval Spain, Feb. 27

The 2019 Lazaroff Lecture features Dr. Alexandra Guerson and Dr. Dana Wessell Lightfoot discussing “When Astruga Became Blanca: Understanding Jewish Women, Conversion, and Apostasy in Late Medieval Spain” on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Baker Center Ballroom A.

A reception follows the lecture, which is free and open to the public.

The 19th annual Lazaroff Lecture is sponsored by the History Department at Ohio University.

Alexandra Guerson, portrait

Alexandra Guerson

Guerson and Wessell Lightfoot are collaborating on a project currently titled “Negotiating Conversion: Jewish Women, Conversas, and Migration in Late Medieval Catalonia.” This project is funded by a Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research grant.

Guerson is Lecturer at New College and Coordinator of New One, at the University of Toronto. She holds Ph.D. in History and Jewish Studies.

Dana Wessell Lightfoot, portrait

Dana Wessell Lightfoot

Wessell Lightfoot is Association Professor in the Department of History at University of Northern British Columbia. She holds a Ph.D. in History, and is the author of Women, Dowries, and Agency: Marriage in Fifteenth-Century Valencia (Manchester University Press, 2013).

For more events, check out the History Department Spring 2019 Events list.

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