Thursday 9 Dec, 7.30pm
“Ghetto” is an extraordinarily complex word which is both a noun and an adjective. It refers to medieval and early modern Jewish history; black experience in the great northern cities of America in the twentieth century; nineteenth-century imaginary ghettos; and our contemporary sense of cities and countries segregated by race and class. What makes “the ghetto” unique is that it is a place full of historical memory. In this talk, Prof Bryan Cheyette will show how different ghettos (urban, racial, colonial) travel across time and space.
Redland Quaker Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road, Bristol BS6 6EJ