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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...

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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 – Michael A. Meyer, “Jewish Scholarship and Religious Commitment: The Example of Rabbi Leo Baeck”

Aug. 15, 2018—The Program in Jewish Studies lecture series kicks off the year with Michael A. Meyer from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion speaking on “Jewish Scholarship and Religious Commitment: The Example of Rabbi Leo Baeck.”          ...

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Vanderbilt to Host Antisemitism Roundtable

Aug. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt Jewish Studies will bring three scholars to Vanderbilt for a roundtable discussion titled “Antisemitism in Contemporary American Politics.” The event, moderated by Jewish Studies director Prof. Allison Schachter, will take place the evening of Thursday, November 8 at 7pm...

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1/25/18 – Lisa Silverman, “Absent Jews and Invisible Antisemitism in Postwar Vienna: ‘Der Prozess’ (1948) and ‘The Third Man’ (1949)”

Dec. 19, 2017—Jewish Studies is proud to co-sponsor this talk by Dr. Lisa Silverman from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “Absent Jews and Invisible Antisemitism in Postwar Vienna: Der Prozess (1948) and The Third Man (1949)” January 25, 2018, at 4:10pm in Buttrick Hall...

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1/31/18 – JS Lecture Series – Sandrine Sanos, “Post-Holocaust Visions of War and Decolonization in France, 1958-1963”

Dec. 12, 2017—The Program in Jewish Studies lecture series continues with Dr. Sandrine Sanos from Texas A&M University speaking on “Post-Holocaust Visions of War and Decolonization in France, 1958-1963.”                          ...

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2/1/18 – Alexander Knysh, “A Clash of Islams: Sufism and Salafism in the Caucasus”

Dec. 12, 2017—Jewish Studies is proud to co-sponsor this talk by Dr. Alexander Knysh from the University of Michigan. “A Clash of Islams: Sufism and Salafism in the Caucasus” February 1, 2018, from 4:00-5:30pm. Center for Second Language Studies, Room 003 Dr. Alexander...

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2/1/17 – Eric Kurlander, “The Third Reich as Supernatural Project: The Role of Folklore, Occultism, and Border Science in Nazi Empire-Building”

Dec. 12, 2017—Jewish Studies is proud to co-sponsor this talk by Eric Kurlander. “The Third Reich as Supernatural Project:  The Role of Folklore, Occultism, and Border Science in Nazi Empire-Building” February 1, 2018, at 4pm. Lecture in Buttrick 102, with reception to follow...

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2/14/18 – JS Lecture Series – Natalie Zemon Davis, “Languages of the People: A Romanian-Jewish Philologist on Yiddish, Romanian and French”

Dec. 12, 2017—The Program in Jewish Studies lecture series is proud to present Dr. Natalie Zemon Davis from the University of Toronto. “Languages of the People: A Romanian-Jewish Philologist on Yiddish, Romanian and French” February 14, 2017 4pm, Divinity 124 (Reading Room)...

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2/21/18 – JS Lecture Series – Yiddish Glory, “Lost and Found Songs of Soviet Jews during World War II”

Dec. 12, 2017—The Program in Jewish Studies lecture series is proud to present Yiddish Glory: Lost and Found Songs of Soviet Jews during World War II. February 21, 2018 7-8:30pm, Sarrat Cinema FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC CONCERT/LECTURE DESCRIPTION: Singer-songwriter Psoy Korolenko (Moscow...

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3/16/17 – David Shneer, “Making Grief: How a Soviet Photographer Made a Photograph of Holocaust Liberation into an Icon of War’s Human Tragedy”

Dec. 12, 2017—Jewish Studies is proud to co-sponsor this talk by Dr. David Shneer from the University of Colorado. “Making Grief: How a Soviet Photographer Made a Photograph of Holocaust Liberation into an Icon of War’s Human Tragedy” March 16, 2017, from 12:10-2:00pm....

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4/4/18 – An Evening with Amitav Ghosh, author of The Ibis Trilogy and The Great Derangement

Dec. 12, 2017—Jewish Studies is a proud co-sponsor of this special visit from Amitav Ghosh, author of The Ibis Trilogy and The Great Derangement April 4, 2018 Lecture:  5:30-6:30pm Reception and book signing:  6:30-7:30pm Jean and Alexander Heard Library, Community Room Read more...

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4/16/18 – JS Lecture Series – Ronnie Perelis, “Families of Blood and Faith: Religion, Race and Community in the Sephardic Atlantic”

Dec. 12, 2017—The Program in Jewish Studies is proud to present Dr. Ronnie Perelis from Yeshiva University. “Families of Blood and Faith: Religion, Race and Community in the Sephardic Atlantic” April 16, 2018 12-1:30pm, Buttrick 123 TALK DESCRIPTION: Who are our true...

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Julia Phillips Cohen at UCLA: “A Model Minority? Sephardi Jews in the Late Ottoman Empire”

Nov. 9, 2017—  Jewish Studies professor Julia Cohen gave a guest lecture at UCLA on November 8, 2017 for the Averroës Lecture Series on Muslim-Jewish relations. A Model Minority? Sephardi Jews in the Late Ottoman Empire  This lecture examines the shifting place...

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JS Lecture Series – Sylvia Barack Fishman, “Circles of Jewish Life: Changing Family Formation and Jewish Connectedness among America’s Younger Jews”

Oct. 26, 2017—Circles of Jewish Life: Changing Family Formation and Jewish Connectedness among America’s Younger Jews What do we know about younger American Jews and their friends, personal lives, and families? How do they relate to “Jewishness,” and what does it mean...

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