Crescenzo Del Monte (1868-1935), Jewish-Roman poet and historian, dedicated much of his life to writing poems in giudaico-romanesco, the dialect of the Roman Jews that he considered a unique testimony of the community’s ties to Antiquity.
Ann Brener (Library of Congress) and Isabelle Levy (Columbia University) will present the life and work of Immanuel of Rome. Immanuel of Rome wrote in Hebrew and Italian, held Dante as model and mocked any notion of identity.
Join Alessandro Saggioro (University of Rome La Sapienza) and Seth Schwarz (Columbia University) for a discussion about the changing status of religious minorities under Roman law, the notion of religion in the Empire and the rise of Christianity as State religion.
Join author Ussama Makdisi as he challenges and puts into historical context the common narratives of diversity in the Middle East, from his newest book, Faith Misplaced: the Broken Promise of U.S.-Arab Relations, 1820-2001.