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Join the PIPE Collaborative for a research presentation and discussion by Kerice Snitker-Doten (Chapman U). Lunch will be provided and set out about 15-20 minutes before the talk begins.

The title of Kerice’s talk and abstract appear below:

Medieval Networks of Security and Risk

Recent scholarship has investigated where medieval European Jews encountered violent antisemitism. Relatively scant attention has been given to the social forces that pulled Jews to some places prior to persecutions or pushed fleeing Jews into specific other cities. Modern migration is shaped by social ties between migrants, as well as links between sending and receiving contexts. In this paper, I track Jewish migration patterns in German lands and the facilitating power of both ties among Jews and political ties between cities using network analysis methods. Results add a new dimension to understanding the strength or vulnerability of local Jewish communities and the places that were more risky or more secure for them. Against the backdrop of historical networks, antisemitic persecution can be tied to broader social and cultural developments beyond atomistic local processes.

The discussant for Kerice’s paper will be Tine Paulsen (USC POIR).

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