(VIRTUAL) 2020 Conway Lectures with Sara Lipton (Stony Brook): "'Jews Will Not Replace Us': Identity and Difference in Medieval Polemic and Modern Politics"


Location: By Zoom

Professor Sara Lipton
Professor Sara Lipton

In 2002, the Medieval Institute inaugurated a lecture series in honor of Robert M. and Ricki Conway. Robert Conway is a 1966 graduate of Notre Dame and trustee of the University, and he and his wife are long-time friends and supporters of the Medieval Institute. The annual Conway Lectures bring senior scholars of international distinction to Notre Dame each fall to speak on topics across a variety of disciplines. The lectures are then published by the University of Notre Dame Press

This year's lectures will be on the topic of race in the Middle Ages with speakers Sara Lipton (Stony Brook University), Cord J. Whitaker (Wellesley), and Suzanne Conklin Akbari (Institute for Advanced Study), and will be held, for the first time, virtually.

This first lecture will be given by Sara Lipton. The lecture will run from 2–3 p.m. with Q&A from 3–3:30 p.m. Eastern time.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This registration gives you access to all Conway lectures and the roundtable. If you have trouble registering, please email medinst@nd.edu for help.

About Our Speaker

Sara Lipton is Professor of History at Stony Brook University and a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. She is the author of Images of Intolerance (University of California Press, 1999), which was awarded the John Nicholas Brown Prize by the Medieval Academy of America, and Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography (Henry Holt/Metropolitan Books, 2014), which won the Association for Jewish Studies' Jordan Schnitzer Book Award. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Queen Mary, University of London and Tel Aviv University; a Professeur Invitée at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris); and has held fellowships from the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers (NYPL), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and Corpus Christi College, Oxford University. She has published articles in numerous academic journals and collections, as well as op-ed articles and essays in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, New York Review of Books, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her current project, entitled The Veiled Image, explores how medieval Christians looked at and learned from church art.