York 1190: Jews and Others in the Wake of Massacre was organised by Sarah Rees Jones and Sethina Watson of the Centre for Medieval Studies and the Department of History.

The conference was supported by the British Academy, the Jewish Historical Society of England and the Royal Historical Society. The Borthwick Institute republished the essays of Barrie Dobson on anglo-jewish history for the occasion: The Jewish Communities of Medieval England . We are publishing a collection of essays relating to the theme of the conference and developing further related research projects.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Jewish News 1st April 2010

I was offered 300 words by the Jewish Chronicle but 700 - and a picture - by the Jewish News for an account of the Conference. So of course I chose the latter. You can find my piece on line at:
www.totallyjewish.com and then you have to navigate your way into the most recent back issue dated 1st April 2010 and find page 12. Sadly the word limit did not allow space for tributes to Barrie Dobson or Sarah and the team who organised the event or to the speakers by name. But at least the fact that the Conference took place and an outline of what was discussed has reached those members of the Jewish community who read that issue.


  1. Couldn't access it (April 10) tried searching various terms - no luck.

  2. http://www.totallyjewish.com/the_jewish_news/view/c-13767/jewish-news-jn-631-010410/?no_login=1 should work.

  3. Thanks for posting this, Ian. I have been away from the internet for a good two weeks (a very good thing!). Will be catching up with 1190 over the next week or two.