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SUCCESFUL THESIS DEFENSE SYDS WIERSMA

Wednesday, May 20th, Syds Wiersma succesfully defended his thesis on the writings of Raymundus Martini. The thesis is called "Pearls in a Dunghill. The Anti-Jewish Writings of Raymond Martin o,p. (ca. 1220-ca. 1285). Promotores of this thesis were Herwi Rikhof and Judith Frishman. Copromotor was Henk Schoot.
The defense of the thesis took place at the aula of Tilburg University in Tilburg, where many colleagues, family and friends were present. In the morning a symposium was held on Jews and Christians in Mediëval Christianity. Lectures were given by Anna Sapir Abulafia (Oxford), Herwi Rikhof (Tilburg) and Marcel Poorthuis (Tilburg), chaired by Judith Frishman (Leiden).
We congratulate all involved!
The manuscript, to be published, can be consulted here.