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Bewitched, Backward, and Burned Up: Jewish Children in Medieval Christian Miracles
Time: Monday , April 28 , 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Morgan Hall 109
Wendy Love Anderson will speak about the ways that Jewish children were employed in medieval Christian miracles. The lecture will examine the ways that Jews and Christians defined themselves in relationship to one another, and also at the way children were portrayed and viewed in medieval Europe.
Dr. Anderson is a historian of religion who focuses on medieval Christianity, Jewish-Christian relations, and how medieval religious and political configurations remain with us today . She works in the Center for the Humanities and in Religious Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She's also coordinates Washington University's Children's Studies minor.