Law Library: News & Events: 500th Anniversary—Jewish Ghetto of Venice
The Law Library of Congress, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Maryland, will host a program to mark the 500th anniversary since the establishment of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice in 1516.
The program, “La Città degli Ebrei/The City of the Jews: Segregated Space and the Admission of Strangers in the Jewish Ghetto of Venice,” will feature University of Maryland history professors Bernard Cooperman and Stefano Villani whose presentations are titled “The Ghetto of Venice: Real-World Problems under Segregation,” and “To Be a Foreigner in Early Modern Italy: Were There Ghettos for Non-Catholic Christians?”
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Place: Room LJ-119, located on the first floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C
The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Tickets are not required.
The program will also feature a display of rare books and documents related to the Jewish Ghetto of Venice, drawn from the Law Library, the Library of Congress Geography and Maps Division, its Rare Book and Special Collections Division, its European Division and the Hebraic Section of its African and Middle Eastern Division.
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