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The Parkes Lecture 2018 Event

Dr Reverend James Parkes
23 January 2018
Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, University of Southampton SO17 1BF

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Event details

Part of the Parkes Institute seminar/events programme 2017/18

The Murder Accusation against the Jews of Norwich (1144): Meaning, Memory and Legacy

The lecture will be given by Professor Miri Rubin, Queen Mary University of London.

Speaker Information

Portrait photo of Professor Miri Rubin
Professor Miri Rubin

Miri Rubin is Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History and member of the School of History at Queen Mary University of London, of which she served as Head between 2012 and 2015.  She received her BA and MA degrees in Medieval History from the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she developed an interest in social and cultural history. Her Cambridge PhD was published in 1987 as Charity and Community in Medieval Cambridge , a local study of poor relief set within a broad European context. Her study of the cultural world of the Eucharist appeared in 1991; Corpus Christi was an exercise in cultural history influenced by anthropology and social theory. It led to research for her next book, Gentile Tales. The Narrative Assault on Late Medieval Jews (1999), where the process by which a new anti-Jewish narrative was born is interrogated. The award of a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2002-2005) allowed Miri to concentrate on her next project, a history of the figure of the Virgin Mary, and Mother of God , appeared in 2009. From a wide-ranging study she next moved on to a textual project which involved translation and annotation of the mid-twelfth century Vita et passio Willelmi Norwicensis [ The Life and Passion of William of Norwich ], which was published as a Penguin Classic in 2014. Over the years she also wrote more accessible public histories: The Hollow Crown, Britain 1314-1485 (2005), Very Short Introduction: the Middle Ages (2014), edited and collaborated in a variety of editorial projects.

Miri enjoys working with broadcasters and interacting with scholars of other disciplines, especially art history, anthropology, literary studies, and social theory. Her historical interests beyond research and writing include the teaching and dissemination of history as well as mentoring historians at all levels.

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