VIDEOS OF LECTURES
2023 “Border Thinking, Past and Present.” Lecture delivered at “[Re]Humanizing the Politics of Migration” workshop at San Diego State University, as part of the Global Migration Education Initiative. San Diego State University. August 7, 2023.
2023 “In the Name of the Father: Translation and Anxiety in Medieval Castile, 1250–1369.” Lecture delivered at the Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame. January 26, 2023.
2022 “The Contours of Contact: Reconsidering the Metaphor of Borders in Religious History.” Plenary lecture delivered at the UCLA CMRS Center for Early Global Studies conference, “Ethno-Religious Interaction in Pre-Modern Iberia: Mechanisms and Trajectories.” UCLA. October 14, 2022.
2022 “Right Time, Wrong Place? Navigating the ‘Territorial Trap’ in the Study of Medieval Religion.” Plenary lecture delivered at the Leeds International Medieval Congress, 2022. University of Leeds. July 04, 2022.
2021 “El lenguaje de la identidad: La conversión y otras figuras lingüísticas.” Lecture delivered as part of the online class “Reading Texts, Reading Objects (3): Identity/Authority. Studying Intercultural Contacts through Primary Sources.” Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid. November 30, 2021.
2019 “Jews Forcing Jews: The Legend of the Qaraites on the Eve of 1391.” Lecture delivered on March 27, 2019 at the conference “Sephardic Identities, Medieval and Early Modern” at the Frankel Center of the University of Michigan.
2018 “¿En camino a 1391? Abner de Burgos/Alfonso de Valladolid sobre la conversión forzosa.” Lecture delivered on May 18, 2018 at the University of Granada.
2014 “A Two-Sided Dagger: Ramon Martí’s Philosophy of Language and Mission.” Paper delivered on December 5, 2014 in a joint lecture with Thomas Burman at the Ohio State University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
2014 “Conversion as a Historiographical Problem” [Begins at minute 45:00] Paper delivered on May 26, 2014, at the conference “Debating Conversion in Different Historical Contexts” (May 26–29, 2014) at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er Sheva, Israel.
2011 “Conversion and Narrative in the Medieval Mediterranean”
A lecture delivered on April 12, 2011 at the Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan.
2011 “Latin Against Hebrew, Latin Against Arabic: Linguistic Authority in the Medieval Mediterranean.”
A lecture delivered on January 19, 2011 at the Center for North African and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Michigan.
2008 “Hijacking Scriptures in Medieval Polemics”
A lecture delivered on November 17, 2008 at the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Michigan.
PODCASTS AND RADIO INTERVIEWS
2019 Podcast episode entitled “He is Still Israel? Conversion and Sephardic Identity before and after 1391.”
Produced as part of the “Frankely Judaic” podcast from the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan.
2013 Interview of Szpiech by Prof. Esther Pascua (in Spanish): Los estudios mediterráneos y la interacción transcultural [Mediterranean Studies and Transcultural Interaction] [Interview begins at minute 32:20] Aired on October 14, 2013 on Radio Círculo (100.4 FM, Madrid), on the show Contratiempo: historia y memoria.