Professor Miri Rubin: 'Child murder: the birth of prejudice in twelfth century Norwich'

28 Jul 2015 - 10:15
Historical Studies, Kaplan Centre and Huma cordially invite you to a seminar:
Wednesday 5 August
Huma Seminar Room
4th floor, Neville Alexander Building (formerly Humanities)
University Avenue, Upper Campus
12.30pm for 1pm-2.30pm seminar
Professor Miri Rubin will be speaking on:
'Child murder: the birth of prejudice in twelfth century Norwich'


Miri Rubin is a celebrated medieval historian who is a Professor of Early Modern History and Head of the School of History at Queen Mary University of London. She was educated at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Cambridge, where she gained her doctorate. In her work, Rubin explores the social, cultural and religious history of Europe between 1100 and 1600, concentrating on the interactions between public rituals, gender, power, violence and community life. Among her long list of publications, Prof Rubin has published a number of monographs: Gender, identity and the body: ideas as well as practices Charity and Community in Medieval Cambridge (Cambridge University Press, 1987), Corpus Christi: The Eucharist in Late Medieval Culture (Cambridge University Press, 1991), The Work of Jacques Le Goff and the Challenges of Medieval History (Boydell Press, 1997), Gentile Tales: The Narrative Assault on Late Medieval Jews (Yale University Press, 1999), The Hollow Crown: A History of Britain in the Late Middle Ages (Allen Lane, 2005) Mother of God: A History of the Virgin Mary (Allen Lane, 2009), and most recently The Life and Passion of William of Norwich(Penguin Classics, 2014).