On 13 May, members of "Beyond the Elite" research group went on a five-day research trip to Germany. This visit allowed us to study the archaeological sites that contain evidence of Jewish existence from the Middle Ages, and meet some of the leading scholars of the field. On each of the days we visited different cities:
The team has visited the Augusta Victoria Compound to see the "Luther and the Jews" exhibition which it is now hosting. The exhibition examines art and a variety of written sources (both Jewish and Christian) related to Jews and Luther from the Reformation to the Modern Period.
To celebrate the opening of the new academic year, the ERC team visited the Museum of Italian Jewish art. We closely examined different objects, Judaica and other items, with an emphasis on the role they each played in the daily lives of a wide diversity of people.
To celebrate the opening of the new academic year, the ERC team toured the Tower of David in the the Old City of Jerusalem. The tour focused on the different archeological and historical layers visible in the Tower of David complex, with an emphasis on the Middle-Ages.
Dr. Neta Bodner took the ERC team members and participants of the course "Urban Centers and Urban Life in Medieval Europe" on a tour to the old city. Following the course's theme of medieval urban spaces and cities, we visited the Holy Sepulchre and the bell-tower of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.