Professor Natalie Zemon Davis on "Regaining Jerusalem: The Learned ex-Converso Nassy and Jewish Colonisation"

Submitted by LBI London
Category:
Event
Time:
Monday 5 March
6:30pm
Price:
free, but you must book tickets online (http://artstwo02.eventbrite.co.uk/)
Location:
Queen Mary, University of London, Lecture Theatre of the ArtsTwo building
Mile End Road
London
E1 4NS
Queen Mary, University of London, Lecture Theatre of the ArtsTwo building
Mile End Road
E1 4NS
1330972200 1330972200
free, but you must book tickets online (http://artstwo02.eventbrite.co.uk/)
Through the person of David Nassy, “Jerusalem Regained” explores the adventures of a former Portuguese converso in the seventeenth century, from his arrival in Amsterdam and his participation in the Dutch world of geographical learning, his stay in Dutch Brazil, to his support for the return of the Jews to England, and his leadership in projects for Dutch colonization, especially in Suriname. What were the sources for his urge for Jewish colonization? What hopes were fulfilled? What contradictions were faced by Jews in establishing an ideal village based on the labour of slaves? Natalie Zemon Davis is a Canadian and American historian of the early modern period. She is currently a professor of history at the University of Toronto in Canada. This event will commence with a performance of music of the London Sephardi Community in the Age of Renewal. Organised, sung and conducted by Eliot Alderman, Director of Music, Bevis Marks Synagogue. This event is free to attend, but you must book tickets online in advance if you wish to attend. Please click the button on the right and follow the instructions to make a booking. You will then be emailed an e-ticket which you should bring with you on the day. Please follow this link to make a booking: http://artstwo02.eventbrite.co.uk/ This event takes place in the ArtsTwo building at Mile End Road campus. For a map and directions please click this link: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/about/howtofindus/mileend/index.html
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