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Convivencia in Medieval Spain: Fact or Fiction?
January 27 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CSTFree
Meadows Museum visitors are invited to attend this program hosted by SMU’s Department of Medieval Studies and Orchestra of New Spain as part of their 2022 Convivencia series. A short lecture by Maya Soifer Irish (Associate Professor of History and Director, Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program, Rice University) will be followed by conversation with SMU professors Bonnie Wheeler (Director, Medieval Studies) and Shira Lander (Director, Jewish Studies), who will discuss with the audience where the concept of interreligious coexistence, or convivencia, originated and whether the concept accurately describes medieval Spain during what proponents of convivencia have termed “The Golden Age.” Visit SMU’s COVID Safety page for the most recent guidelines concerning masks, vaccinations, etc. Free and open to the public; seating is limited, first-come, first-served.