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‘Visiting Speakers’

JS Lecture Series: Michelle Campos, “Rethinking Jewish-Arab Relations in Palestine and Israel: Lessons from the Archives and the Streets”

Jan. 3, 2019—The Program in Jewish Studies is pleased to welcome Michelle Campos from the University of Florida speaking on “Rethinking Jewish-Arab Relations in Palestine and Israel: Lessons from the Archives and the Streets.” The event will take place on Thursday, January...

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Cary Nelson from The University of Illinois to speak at Vanderbilt- 12/3

Dec. 2, 2015—Cary Nelson will present “One Land, Two States, Three Narratives: A Proposal” on December 3rd from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, 114 Furman Hall. Nelson is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Emeritus Professor of English. Known as a commentator on higher...

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Lecture by Inge Auerbacher, Child Survivor of the Holocaust 10/27/15

Oct. 5, 2015—Inge Auerbacher was born in Germany in 1935 and spent three years between seven and ten years of age in the Terezin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. In her lecture, she will describe her memories of life before World War...

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3/15-16/2015: Two Lectures on Holocaust Memory, with Michael Bernard-Donals

Mar. 16, 2015—Michael Bernard-Donals, Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff, and the Nancy Hoefs Professor of English and affiliate member of the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will present two lectures on Holocaust memory.   Sunday 3/15: Public...

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2/6/2015: UCLA's Todd Presner visits Vanderbilt

Feb. 6, 2015—UCLA’s Professor of Germanic Languages, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies, Todd Presner will speak at Vanderbilt on Friday, February 6th from 11:10-12:30, 123 Buttrick Hall “The Ethics of the Algorithm: Close and Distant Listening to the Shoah Foundation Visual History...

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1/28/2015 :Indiana Univ.'s Mark Roseman Speaks on Holocaust Rescue

Jan. 28, 2015—Indiana University’s Mark Roseman will speak at Vanderbilt on Wednesday, January 28 from 4:10- 6:00, 123 Buttrick Hall The rescue of history: Holocaust rescue beyond altruism and hagiography – a case study Mark Roseman is Pat M Glazer Chair in Jewish...

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11/13/2014: Brandeis U's ChaeRan Freeze visits Vanderbilt

Nov. 13, 2014—Brandeis University’s Associate Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Dr. ChaeRan Freeze, comes to Vanderbilt on November 13th. “Illness and Everyday Life in Imperial Russia” Thursday, November 13th, 12:00PM, Buttrick 123 Lunch Provided     BRIEF BIOGRAPHY Dr. Freeze...

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9/18/2014: Yeshiva U's Ephraim Kanarfogel on Jews Returning from Apostasy in Medieval Christian Europe – Lunch Provided

Sep. 18, 2014—Yeshiva University’s E. Billi Ivry University Professor of Jewish History, Literature and Law and Chair of the Rebecca Ivry Department of Jewish Studies, Rabbi Dr. Ephraim Kanarfogel, comes to Vanderbilt on September 18th. “There and Back Again: Jews Returning from...

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3/27/2014: Brandeis' Marc Brettler on Writing a Critical Jewish Commentary on the Psalms

Mar. 27, 2014—2013-14 Jewish Studies Lecture Series presents Brandeis University's Marc Brettler on March 27, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in 100 Alumni Hall. His talk is entitled, "Writing a Critical Jewish Commentary on the Psalms."

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2/27/2014: Haifa's J. H. Chajes to Speak on Kabbalah and the Diagramming of the Divine

Feb. 27, 2014—2013-14 Jewish Studies Lecture Series presents Haifa University's Yossi Chajes on February 27, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in 100 Alumni Hall. His talk is entitled, "It's Good to See the King: Visual Kabbalah and the Diagramming of the Divine."

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10/31/2013: NYU's Diner on Great Jewish Migration – Lunch Provided

Oct. 31, 2013—Hasia Diner (NYU) speaks at Vanderbilt on October 31st: "Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migration in the Long Nineteenth Century and the Peddlers Who Made it Possible," 12:30 P.M., 100 Alumni Hall. Her lecture is free and open to the public.

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10/24/2013: NYU's Fleming Speaks on Greek, Israeli Nation-Building

Oct. 24, 2013—Katherine E. Fleming (NYU) speaks at Vanderbilt on October 24th: "Big Histories, Small States or Herzl at the Akropolis: The Uses of the Past in Greek and Israeli Nation-Building," 4:00 P.M., 100 Alumni Hall. Her lecture is free and open to the public.

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10/3: GWU's Joselit on Ten Commandments Controversy in US

Aug. 8, 2013—Historian Jenna Weissman Joselit (GWU) speaks at Vanderbilt on October 4th: "The Great Ten Commandments Controversy of 1850," 4:00 P.M., 100 Alumni Hall. Her lecture is free and open to the public.

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