Claudia Daiber on the “Judensau” and “Practicing Pogroms Against Jewish Populations on Stage”

As announced in a previous post, scholars from several different fields will come together for two sessions entitled “Fear, Love and Loathing in the Middle Ages: Emotions and the body in polemic and boundary-making”. Within the sessions, Claudia Daiber’s paper “Practicing Pogroms Against Jewish Populations on Stage”¬†will deal with the important theme of anti-Jewish polemics. The paper will focus on a carnival play authored by¬†Nuremberg-based meistersinger Hans Folz (1435/40-1513), a barber and surgeon by profession. As Claudia emphasises, the play contains anti-Jewish imagery and invective which go to extremes. To quote from her abstract: Continue reading “Claudia Daiber on the “Judensau” and “Practicing Pogroms Against Jewish Populations on Stage””

Upcoming sessions IMC Leeds 2017: From “Fear and Loathing” to new religious histories

It is almost time for my favourite congress, the International Medieval Congress at Leeds, and I take this opportunity to announce some activities.

First of all, the Diversitas religionum project would like to issue an invitation to all interested fellow medievalists to join us for two sessions on Tuesday entitled “Fear and Loathing in the Middle Ages” (see I and II). Continue reading “Upcoming sessions IMC Leeds 2017: From “Fear and Loathing” to new religious histories”