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11 March 2012, Stephen Bowd: “Jews in early modern travel literature”

The speaker will explore traveller accounts of Jews and their communities, mostly in Germany and Italy, during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with a view to establishing whether the travel writing aided greater Christian understanding of Jews or, by making them ‘exotic’, simply strengthened their division.

Marian Oppenheim Hall, 4 Salisbury Road, 8pm

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26th February 2012, Patricia Allerston:  “ ‘Child of the Ghetto’?  Sickert’s Portrait of Israel Zangwill”

The speaker, who is Head of Education, National Galleries of Scotland, will speak about the 1904 portrait of Israel Zangwill, the famous Jewish novelist and playwright, by the artist Walter Sickert.  She will discuss what light the portrait sheds on the quick pace of change affecting Jewish thinkers and intellectuals in the late 19th/early 20th century.

Marian Oppenheim Hall, 4 Salisbury Road, 8pm

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