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The 3rd ARDIT International Congress is devoted to Transgression, Exclussion and Persecution in the Middle Ages. Linda G. Jones will present the paper “‘Oh! Slave girl. You reside among the Christians; You must be one of them': Rhetorical Mechanisms of Social Exclusion and Transgression in the Sermons of Medieval Mediterranean Muslim Preachers” next Wednesday 17th, and Lidia Negoi will present the paper “The enemy within: Heretics in the Sermons of Nicholas Eymerich, OP” next Thursday 18th. For more information, see the program.

Next Thursday, 11 May, Dr. Linda G. Jones, member of PredMed, will present the lecture “Images of Women, Men, and Marriage in Islamic Nuptial Orations” at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies that will take place at Kalamazoo. More information

Our colleague Lidia Negoi will present the paper “The Body Metaphor and Social Order in a Sermon by the Catalan Friar Nicholas Eymerich (1320-1399)” at the Annual International Conference on Byzantine, Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Art, Literature, Historical, Social and Cultural studies take will take place in Othello’s Island next 5th to 8th April.

Until May 21, 2017, the Patronat del Call de Girona presents a temporary exhibition about the history of water as a purifying element in the Medieval Jewish Girona.

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Olivier Brisville-Fertin presented last February 23rd a lecture about aljamiado sermons at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) in Barcelona. Aljamiado literature is formed by texts and document writen in Spanish (or another romance language) but using Arabic alphabet. Brisville-Fertin presented lastest findings in his research, which focuses on 15-17th century aljamiado sermons.