Faculty News: Jerusalem–Racism Through Medieval Eyes

Professor Thomas Dale is the lead organizer of a Borghesi-Mellon workshop, “Jerusalem in the Medieval and Modern Imagination” for the upcoming academic year. The workshop will explore how pre-modern conceptions of the city (maps, images, histories, literature, theology) within the three Abrahamic religions have continued to structure the understanding of Jerusalem in the present. His proposal for a workshop discussion “Medieval Studies Perspectives on Contemporary Racism and Cultural Encounter” has also been accepted for UW-Madison’s Diversity Forum (October 27–28).