Italian seminar

19 January 2022, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

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Lisa Sampson

The first Italian seminar of the term will be on Wednesday 19th January 2022 with Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti, discussing an exciting ongoing exhibition that she has co-curated in Ferrara. See below for details. 
All are warmly invited.

Italian Seminar, 19 January, 2022, 5.00-6.30pm 
(via zoom, https://ucl.zoom.us/j/97680230480?pwd=NS9UZ1BRQVRtUmtyWG5jYkdUcjhrZz09)Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti (University of Pisa) and Sharon Reichel (MEIS) with Michael Berkowitz (UCL)
"Beyond the Ghetto. Inside&Out". Four centuries of Italian history on display at the Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah.

The current exhibition “Beyond the Ghetto. Inside&Out” guides visitors through four centuries of Italian Jewish history (1516-1914), with a focus on connections and social, cultural, economic relations between Jews and their Christian neighbours. It is the latest addition to a series of exhibitions that the Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah (MEIS, Ferrara, Italy) has sponsored and hosted to honour its official mission, which is to present Italian Jewish history to a wider public. 
Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti (University of Pisa) and Sharon Reichel (MEIS), two of the curators, will discuss with Michael Berkowitz (UCL) the characteristics of the exhibition and the methodological and practical challenges that they encountered in the planning phase. 

On the exhibition, see: https://meis.museum/en/mostre/beyond-the-ghetto-insideout/
For the exhibition catalogue, see: https://en.silvanaeditoriale.it/libro/9788836645961