Francesca Bregoli, Queens College/CUNY, "A Jew and a Christian Walk into a Cafe: Jewish Life in a Mediterranean Port"

 

February 11, 2014 7:00pm

Francesca Bregoli, Queens College/CUNY, "A Jew and a Christian Walk into a Cafe: Jewish Life in a Mediterranean Port"



Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

A Jew and a Christian Walk into a Cafe: Jewish life in a Mediterranean Port

Dr. Francesca Bregoli will discuss Jewish life in the important Italian port city of Livorno during the eighteenth century, highlighting the complexity of Jewish life in a city where Jews enjoyed extensive liberties, and where both the Jewish leadership and Christian authorities struggled to maintain a social separation between Jews and non-Jews. The example of the coffeehouse - a place patronized by Jews and non-Jews alike - will illuminate both ideal expectations and the realities of the Jewish experience.

Har Zion Temple, 1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley, PA 19072


Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

Francesca Bregoli received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of History at Queens College/CUNY, where she also holds the Joseph and Oro Halegua Professorship of Greek and Sephardic Studies. Before joining Queens College, she held a Junior Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford. Her book, Mediterranean Enlightenment: Livornese Jews, Tuscan Culture, and Eighteenth-Century Reform, is forthcoming from Stanford University Press (2014).




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