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Cardin Lecture speaker to discuss Jesuits and Jews in the 17th Century

| By Stephanie Weaver
Sharonah Fredrick
Sharonah Fredrick

Loyola University Maryland welcomes Sharonah Fredrick, Ph.D, assistant director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) at Arizona State University, for the Jerome S. Cardin Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at 6 p.m. in McGuire Hall.

Fredrick’s lecture, “Christian-Jewish Dialogue in a Most Unexpected Time: Jesuits, Sephardic Jews, and the Colonial New World,” will focus on the turning points of Jewish-Christian relations in the 17th century that spanned the areas of southeastern Brazil and the Atlantic seacoast into Argentine Pampa and Peru.

In May 2014, Fredrick became the assistant director of ACMRS. Her research focuses on the impact of the Early Modern Period in Latin America and on the effects of the Spanish and Portuguese conquests on the Native American peoples and on Africans in the New World.

Fredrick has a Ph.D. in Hispanic literature from Stony Brook University and an M.A. in renaissance and medieval history from Tel Aviv University. She earned her bachelor’s in Latin American anthropology from SUNY Buffalo.

The lecture is free and open to the public; however, registration is required.

About the Cardin Lecture

The Jerome S. Cardin Memorial Lecture was established by the Jerome S. Cardin family to foster exploration of topics in the humanities pertinent to the Jewish and Christian traditions, particularly in the area of Jewish-Christian relations. The annual lecture, hosted by the Center for the Humanities, is open to the region’s academic and religious communities and the general public.

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