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Anti-Jewish Blood Libels in the Past and the Present

Magda Teter
Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 5:40 pm – 8:00 pm

Centuries later, the trials of Jews in Trent and Sandomierz continue to have a grip on the two towns. Trent and Sandomierz have become sites of memory of premodern anti-Jewish libels, their legacies visible in public spaces on building facades, in churches, and museums. This talk will explore different approaches each town has taken to reckon with this past.

Magda Teter is Professor of History and the Shvidler Chair of Judaic Studies at Fordham University. She is the author of award-winning books, most recently, Blood Libel: On the Trail of An Antisemitic Myth (2020) and Christian Supremacy: Reckoning with the Roots of Antisemitism and Racism (2023). Teter's research has been supported by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, HF Guggenheim Foundation, Radcliffe Institute at Harvard, the Cullman Center at the NYPL, and the NEH. She is currently President of the American Academy of Jewish Research.

The lecture will be hybrid, held in person in CEU's Vienna campus, and online via zoom.

Photo credit: Chuck Fishman