A talk by Jessica Goldberg (University of Pennsylvania)
Monday, March 18, 2013 — 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Smathers Library (East), Room 1A
Professor Goldberg’s research focuses on the history of merchants in the Islamic and Italian eastern Mediterranean of the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Her recent research interests have led her to study the practical minutiae of how business, manufacturing, and trade worked; and ideas and practices of both religious and secular law; merchants’ ideas of region, regional identity and market spaces. She has held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, Stanford Humanities Fellows Program, and the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and she was a 2012 Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies. Goldberg’s book, Trade and Institutions in the Medieval Mediterranean: The Geniza Merchants and Their Busines World, was recently published by Cambridge University Press.
· Made possible by the Bruce I. Greenberg Endowment in Jewish Studies and co-sponsored by The Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica.
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Free and open to the public.