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“That Obnoxious Order” – Lunch Talk with Professor Jonathan Sarna

Nov. 6, 2019—This lecture is part of the Association for Jewish Studies Distinguished Lectureship Program. The Vanderbilt Programs in Jewish Studies and American Studies, the Department of History and the Alexander Heard Libraries are pleased to sponsor Dr. Jonathan Sarna of Brandeis...

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Seeing as Believing: A Lunch Talk with Dr. Jeffrey Shandler

Oct. 22, 2019—***Please note that this event will be held in Alumni Hall 202 on Vanderbilt’s main campus, not Memorial Hall on Peabody Campus. The Program in Jewish Studies is pleased to welcome Jeffrey Shandler of Rutgers University for his talk “Seeing...

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Jewish Studies Cosponsored Event: A Short History of Anger – the Destruction of Smyrna

Aug. 30, 2019—Please join us in support of the Department of Theatre, Blair School of Music, and the Department of English for A Short History of Anger– a hybrid work of poetry and theater written by Joy Manesiotis, and directed by Chris...

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Jewish Studies sponsors “Sefarad” as part of the Nashville Jewish Film Festival

Aug. 8, 2019—Jewish Studies is proud to sponsor the film Sefarad as part of the 2019 Nashville Jewish Film Festival. The screening will take place on Thursday, October 17th at 7pm at the Belcourt. More information about the NJFF can be found here....

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Jewish Studies Lecture Series: Julia Watts Belser, “Reading Noah’s Ark in the Age of Climate Change: Jewish Stories on Gender, Disability, and the Politics of Survival”

Jul. 12, 2019—Reading Noah’s Ark in the Age of Climate Change: Jewish Stories on Gender, Disability, and the Politics of Survival Julia Watts Belser Georgetown University This talk grapples with disability and climate change, reading Jewish traditions about Noah and the biblical...

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JS Lecture Series: Art is My Weapon

Jan. 10, 2019—The Program in Jewish Studies is proud to present Art is My Weapon, a performance/lecture from David Shneer of the University of Colorado and singer Jewlia Eisenberg. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 13 at 8pm in the...

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Watch and Learn: Antisemitism in Contemporary American Politics

Nov. 14, 2018—Jewish Studies hosted a roundtable titled “Antisemitism in Contemporary American Politics” on November 8, 2018. Moderator was Prof. Allison Schachter, the director of Jewish Studies, and panelists were Prof. Pamela Nadell from American University, Prof. Barry Trachtenberg from Wake Forest...

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JS Lecture Series: Barry Trachtenberg, “The United States and the Holocaust: Race, Refuge, and Remembrance”

Sep. 27, 2018—The Program in Jewish Studies is pleased to welcome Barry Trachtenberg from Wake Forest University to give a talk titled “The United States and the Holocaust: Race, Refuge, and Remembrance.” The event will be at noon on Thursday, November 8...

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Lecture: Jean Silk, “Community Resettlement of Refugees”

Sep. 26, 2018—Jewish Studies is proud to co-sponsor this lecture from Jean Silk on “Community Resettlement of Refugees.” The lecture will take place on Friday, October 5 at 12pm in Buttrick Hall 102. Bio: Jean Silk is Coordinator of JCARR, the Jewish Community...

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JS Lecture Series – Steven Zipperstein, “Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History”

Sep. 5, 2018—The Program in Jewish Studies is pleased to welcome Steven Zipperstein from Stanford University speaking on “Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History,” also the title of his new book. The event will take place on Thursday, October 11 at...

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Lecture: Till van Rahden, “When, How, and Why Did Jews Become a “Minority”?

Aug. 27, 2018—Jewish Studies is proud to co-sponsor Till van Rahden speaking on “When, How, and Why Did Jews Become a “Minority”?” This talk will take place on Friday, September 14 at 3pm in Buttrick Hall 212.

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Lecture – Susan Bernofsky, “Overseas Conversations: On Translating Jenny Erpenbeck”

Aug. 16, 2018—Jewish Studies is proud to co-sponsor this lecture from renowned translator Susan Bernofsky titled “Overseas Conversations: On Translating Jenny Erpenbeck.” The lecture will take place on Monday, September 17 at 6pm in Buttrick 102.   Talk Description: Translator Susan Bernofsky presents...

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JS Lecture Series – Paul Reitter, “Solomon Maimon’s Multinationalism in Translation”

Oct. 9, 2017—Solomon Maimon’s Multinationalism in Translation Join us for a lunch talk with Paul Reitter from Ohio State University. Monday, October 16th, 2017 12pm, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Seminar Room Co-sponsored by the Department of German, Russian &...

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