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With no CNN Alerts or CDC Travel Notices, warnings about disease outbreaks and quarantines spread across early modern Europe in handwritten newsletters, provoking fear and desperation in noble courts and urban centers.
The famed Italian ghettos were no exception, as you’ll learn in fascinating detail from our expert panelists. Using original documents from Italian archives, they will explore the everyday lives of Roman, Mantuan, Venetian and Florentine Jews during exceptionally trying times, addressing how Europe’s Jewish communities coped with plagues and pestilence.
- Alessio Assonitis, The Medici Archive Project News of Jews during Early Modern Plagues
- Gabriele Mancuso, The Medici Archive Project Death in the Venetian Ghetto during the Plague of 1575
- Lorenzo Vigotti, Columbia University Dirt and Sickness in the Florentine Ghetto during the Plague of 1630
- Paolo Luca Bernardini, Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Como Stories of Mantuan Jews during the Plague of 1630
LOVE AND DEATH IN ITALIAN GHETTOS IN THE TIME OF THE PLAGUE