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Events 2016-2017

 

Students present their research on April 20

Thursday April 20, 11 am-12:15 pm, William Pitt Union Kurzman Room

"The Pittsburgh Torah Scrolls Project"

 

Film Schmoozes: Join us at the JFilm Festival for two post-film discussions led by local scholars. 

 

Friday April 21, 5:30; Schmooze immediately following, Manor Theater

Past Life

Pittsburgh Premiere, Director: Avi Nesher

2016, Israel/Poland, 110 Min, Hebrew, English, German,Polish with subtitles

FILM SCHMOOZE LED BY VIVIAN CURRAN

(University of Pittsburgh Law School)

Set in 1977, this gripping drama follows two daughters of Holocaust survivors as they search for the truth about their father’s past. After an elderly Polish woman accuses their father of being a murderer, the young women launch an investigation into their father’s murky history. Part detective story, part psychodrama, with rich cinematography and a hauntingly beautiful score, Past Life is helmed by celebrated Israeli director Avi Nesher and based on actual events chronicled in the wartime diaries of Dr. Baruch Milch.

 

Monday April 24,7:30 pm; Schmooze immediately following, Manor Theater

AKA Nadia

Pittsburgh Premiere, Director: Tova Ascher

2016, Israel/UK, 115 minutes. Hebrew, Arabic and English with subtitles

FILM SCHMOOZE LED BY LAURIE ZITTRAIN EISENBERG

(Carnegie Mellon Department of History)

Maya, a modern dance choreographer and mother of two, leads a seemingly great life. But when a former lover appears on the scene, the secret she has harbored for over twenty years unravels her past in an instant. Through powerful and unhurried cinematography, noted film editor Tova Ascher’s directorial debut features a brief but pivotal cameo by John Hurt and exposes an emotional depth that is nothing short of captivating.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFO HERE

 

 

 

Holocaust historian Dennis B. Klein visits Pittsburgh March 19-20 

Sunday March 19. 2017, 10 am, at Dor Hadash Congregation, 5898 Wilkins Ave, Squirrel Hill

Lecture:  “Did Holocaust Survivors Forgive?"

For more information, contact Dor Hadash directly.                 

Monday March 20, 2017, 12 noon-2 pm, William Pitt Union Dining Room

Jewish Studies Brown-Bag Colloquium

“Abandonment: The Refugee Crisis, 1938/2017"

Made possible by the Sittsamer Fund for Holocaust Studies

 

 

Scholar, activist, and journalist Jay Michaelson visits Pitt Feb 6-7:

Monday, February 6, 2017, 12 noon-2 pm, 602 CL

Jewish Studies Brown-Bag Colloquium:

“I Do Not Look to Heaven: The Antinomianism of Jacob Frank, Between Philosophical Critique and Esoteric Myth”

Monday February 6, 2017, 5 pm, 501 CL

"Queering Religion" Series Lecture: Queer Theology and Social Transformation: Points of Contact, Points of "Conflict"

Tuesday February 7, 2017, 12 noon- 2 pm, at the Law School

Lecture:  "Religious Exemptions: Civil Rights and the Parameters of Liberty"

     FOR MORE DETAILS, click here

 

 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm

337 Cathedral of Learning: The Israel Heritage Room

Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration with German Department

 

Sunday, October 30, 2016, 7pm-9 pm

Past, Present, and Future of Jewish Bookstores

An evening at Pinsker’s Books and Judaica/Cafe Eighteen, 2028 Murray Ave 

Lecture by Laurence Roth (Susquehanna University): "My Father’s Inventory: A History of Jewish Bookstores on the Lower East Side," followed by a discussion of the past, present, and future, of Jewish bookstores in America with Professor Roth, and Shlomo Perelman, owner of Pinsker’s and Judaica.com.

 

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 5:30 pm -7:30 pm.

407 Cathedral of Learning

Lecture by Lucy Fischer:  "Art Nouveau, The Horror Film and 'The Jew in the Text'"

Pittsburgh Film Colloquium Series.  For more information: filmst@pitt.edu

 

 

Friday, October 14, 2016, 4 pm-6 pm

501 Cathedral of Learning/English Department Seminar Room

Book Celebration for Ryan McDermott and Hannah Johnson

with guest respondent Steven Justine (UC Berkeley): "Historicism (A Eulogy)"  Reception to follow.

Organized by Medieval and Renaissance Studies; co-sponsored with the Department of English.

 

Monday, September 26, 2016

3:00 PM, Connolly Ballroom - Alumni Hall

Lecture by Katharina Hering: “Holocaust Reparation and Restitution Files in German State Archives: Institutional Approaches to Managing Ethical and Technical Challenges for Providing Access”

RSVP HERE

Organized by School of Information Science

Kosher reception to follow

 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

10:00 AM, Heinz History Center

Book launch celebration: Her Deeds Sing Her Praises, Profiles of Pittsburgh Jewish Women

Moderated Q&A by Rachel Kranson (Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Pitt)

Wednesday, September 2, 2016, 7 pm

Lecture by Father Patrick Desbois on his work on Holocaust commemoration, Catholic-Jewish Relations, and combating antisemitism.

Organized by the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

 

Friday September 2, 2016, 9:00-10:30 am

Jewish Studies Program Back to School Meet and Greet with Coffee and Donuts for Faculty and Undergraduates

 

Thursday September 1, 2016, 4-5:30 pm

Welcome Back Reception for Faculty and Graduate Students in Jewish Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies, FIlm Studies, and Medieval & Renaissance Studies

 

Events 2015-2016

 

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 7:00 PM

Flory Jagoda: "Flory's Flame" with Rodef Shalom

Film Screening and Performance

{View more information here}

 

Friday, April 8, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Colloquium: "From Ruby Myers to Sulochana: Jewish Acresses and Indian Cinema in the 1920s and 1930s"

Neepa Majumdar (Department of English)

1001-B Cathedral of Learning

 

Monday, March 28, 2016, 1 - 3:00 PM

Assaf Gavron: Talk and Fiction Reading "Contemporary Writing in Israel: Can You Avoid Politics?"

501 Cathedral of Learning

{View the event flyer here}

 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 6:00 PM

Bridging Israel and Turkey: Turkish Jews and the Concept of 'Home'

Marcy Brink-Danan (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Third Floor - Cathedral of Learning

 

Thursday December 3, 2015, 7:00-8:30 PM

501 Cathedral of Learning, English Department Conference Room

“The Mystery of the Hebrew Detective”

Lecture by Dror Mishani, Israeli literary critic and best-selling mystery novelist.  Go here for more details.

 

Thursday November 5, 2015, 7:00 PM  

Studio Theatre, Basement of Cathedral of Learning  

Performance and Lecture "The Mitzvah Project"with Roger Grunwald

For more details: The Mitzvah Project Flyer

 

Thursday October 29-Friday October 30, 2015

“History and its Discontents: Commemoration in Italy and the Francophone World” 

Conference in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Department of French and Italian. http://frit50.pitt.edu/the-conference-real-and-virtual/

Monday October 26,  7:00-8:30 pm

English Nationality Room, 144 CL                

"The America that Greeted the Diary of Anne Frank:  Postwar Jews and the Memory of the Holocaust"                 

Lecture by Hasia Diner (New York University)

Coffee with Professor Diner for interested graduate students, 3-4 pm, RSVP to Rachel Kranson (kranson@pitt.edu) if interested in attending.

Tuesday October 20, 2015, 12 noon-1:30 pm       

4217 Posvar Hall                 

"Europe's Jews: Past, Present, Future?"       

EUCE/ESC  "Conversations on Europe" Series Roundtable

Ron Linden (Political Science, University of Pittsburgh), Moderator and Guest

Monday, October 19, 2015, 4:30-6:30 pm

602 Cathedral of Learning

"From Jewish to Black: The Strange Career of the Word Ghetto"

Lecture by Daniel B. Schwartz (George Washington University)

Saturday October 10-Sunday October 11, 2015    

"Found in Translation:  A  Conference on the World History of Science, 1200-1600 CE"

This international conference addresses Islamic, Latin, Hebrew, African, Chinese, South Asian, Eurasian, and American scientific endeavors,  traditions, and interactions.

For more information:  worldhistoryofscience@pitt.edu

Thursday October 8, 2015,   8:00 pm

Pittsburgh Public Theater, Downtown                

PittArts & Hillel-JUC night at The Diary of Anne Frank       

with an introduction by Rachel Kranson (University of Pittsburgh)

For more information: http://www.pittarts.pitt.edu/index.php

Tuesday September 30, 2015,  4:30 pm

Carnegie-Mellon University

"The Invention of the German National Landscape by Jewish Filmmakers, 1918-1968"

Lecture by Ofer Ashkenazi (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

For more information:  http://www.cmu.edu/dietrich/modlang/

 

Friday September 4, 2015, 9:00-10:30 am

Cathedral of Learning Commons Room

Jewish Studies Program Back to School Meet and Greet with Coffee and Donuts for Faculty and Undergraduates

 

Thursday September 3, 2015, 4-5:30 pm

401 Cathedral Learning

Welcome Back Reception for Faculty and Graduate Students in Jewish Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies, and Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Informal Presentations for graduate students by directors of the interdisciplinary programs, 3-4 pm.

 

Faculty Departures, Spring 2015

 

At the end of academic year, 2015, we said goodbye to two visiting faculty who spent the year at Pitt:  

Timothy Langille was visiting lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies, teaching courses on the Hebrew Bible, Israel in the Biblical Age, classical Judaism, and memory in the Jewish tradition.  He also served as the coordinator to the Jewish Studies certificate capstone students.

Noam Shoval visiting from the Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was our AICE Visiting Professor.  He taught courses on the history and geography of Jerusalem, and on tourism and culture in sacred cities. He also collaborated on research with colleagues in the University Center for Social and Urban Research.

We wish Tim and Noam well and safe travels back to Tennessee and Israel.

And we celebrated Seymour Drescher's 53 years on the faculty of the Department of History and his move to emeritus status. Professor Drescher has been an integral part of the Jewish Studies program since it was founded and co-taught "Approaches to Antisemitism" for many years with Alex Orbach. 

EVENTS 2014-2015

Monday, April 13, 2015, 12:15 -1:15 pm, 602 Cathedral of Learning

Brown Bag Lunch Colloquium

with Paul Nahme (Brown University)

The Formations of the Secular in Modern Jewish Thought 

Tuesday March 3, 2015, 4 pm, 501 Cathedral of Learning
Dorothy Kim (Vassar College)

WHAT DOES THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES LOOK LIKE IN JEWISH STUDIES?

Monday March 2, 2015, 4 pm, 501 Cathedral of Learning
Dorothy Kim (Vassar College)

THE MUSIC LIBEL AGAINST THE JEWS AND THE MEDIEVAL MIRACLE OF THE VIRGIN

Friday February 6, 2015, 12 noon-1 pm, 2628 CL

Brown Bag Lunch Colloquium

with Judith Cohen (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Jewish Ghetto Photographers: A Different Lens on the Holocaust

co-sponsored by History of Art & Architecture 

Friday January 23, 2015, 12 noon-1 pm, 602 CL, Humanities Center

Brown Bag Lunch Colloquium

with Rachel Greenblatt (Harvard University/University of Connecticut)

“A Beautiful and Costly Procession":  Jewish Quest for Cultural Belonging in Frankfurt and Prague (c. 1680-1750)

co-sponsored by the Eighteenth-Century Studies Initiative

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 10:30 am-1:30 pm

at the Heinz History Center in the Strip District

INTERACTIVE DAY AT THE ARCHIVES:  "Jewish Life in Western Pennsylvania"

Jewish Studies Students and Faculty join with the Rauh Jewish Archives, the Rodef Shalom Archives, and the Archives Service Center from Pitt for a hands-on experience and presentations of research to a wider public.

Click here for more details.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6-8 pm

Frick Fine Arts Building Room 204

ISRAEL HERITAGE ROOM ANNUAL MEETING AND GUEST LECTURE:

"Jerusalem's Geopolitical Question"

Lecture by Noam Shoval, Professor of Geography, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and AICE Visiting Professor, University of Pittsburgh.

Click here for more details.

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 7-9 pm

at Rodef Shalom Congregation

FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION “Regina”

Documentary Film about the first female Rabbi, Regina Jonas. 

Join us for a film screening, a historical introduction by Professor Rachel Kranson (University of Pittsburgh); and a post-film discussion with Rabbis Sharyn Henry (Rodef Shalom); Amy Levin (Beth Shalom); and Barbara Symons (Temple David)

Co-sponsored with JFilm: Pittsburgh Jewish and Israeli Film Festival.

Click here for more details.

Monday, November 10, 2014, 4 pm,

in the Humanities Center, 6th Floor of Cathedral of Learning

LECTURE by Carlos Cañete (Spanish historian):  “The Origins of Humanity: Cultural and Religious Interactions in Early Modern Times" 

Click here for more details.

Thursday, November 5, 2014, 4-5 pm

in Room G13, Cathedral of Learning

ANNUAL KRISTALLNACHT COMMEMORATION

Department of German, Jewish Studies Program, and Hillel-JUC.

Readings, commemorative music, and video testimony about the Nazi pogrom, November 9-10, 1938. A special program for students on artistic responses to the Holocaust will take place prior to the commemoration in the William Pitt Union.  Contact Hillel-JUC for details.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7 pm

at Carnegie-Mellon, University Center, McConomy Auditorium: 

LECTURE by Yolanda Willis (Holocaust survivor):  "The Triumph of Morality: A Tribute to the Righteous of Greece."

Monday October 20, 2014, 7 pm

at Rodef Shalom Congregation:  LECTURE by Ann Nelson (journalist and scholar) about the White Rose Resistance Movement in Nazi Germany.

co-sponsored with Classrooms without Borders

 

Wednesday September 17, 2014, 6:30 pm

Opening Lecture and Reception: Steve Hochstadt, PhD, author of Exodus to Shanghai: Stories of Escape from the Third Reich (2012)

More details here.

EXHIBITION AND LECTURE: JEWISH REFUGEES IN SHANGHAI (1933-1941)

SEPTEMBER 15-OCTOBER 15, HILLEL-JEWISH UNIVERSITY CENTER

Exhibition frrom Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, sponsored by the Confucius Institute and the Hillel-JUC

 

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 2:30-4 pm

MUSIC AND PEACE: CONCERT AND DISCUSSION

S BELLEFIELD HALL AUDITORIUM

“Secret Guests: Jewish Songs from a City of Poets”: Vocal Recital by Ruth Levin (Russia/Israel) and Guitar Accompaniment by Alexei  Belousov (Russia/Israel)

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014, 5-6 pm, HUMANITIES CENTER, 602 CL

"Europe en Miniature" at the Margins: Roundtable Discussion with Ruth Levin.

More details here.

Friday August 29, 2014 9:30-11 am

WELCOME BACK BREAKFAST WITH JEWISH STUDIES

Donuts and coffe in the Cathedral Commons Room.

Congratulations to the Class of 2014:

JEWISH STUDIES CERTIFICATE RECIPIENTS:

Jordan Faye Cohen, BA, Religious Studies

Ari M. Fish, BS, Psychology

Samantha Morgan Saltzman, BA, English Writing

Nicole B. Siegel, BA, History and Anthropology

Alexandra E. Souchuns, BA, Religious Studies

EVENTS 2013-2014

Sunday February 9, 2014, 10 am

PRESENTATION BY JUDITH COHEN ON "THE MANTELLO MISSION"

cosponsored by Young People's Synagogue and the Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh.

Wednesday January 22, 2014, 7 pm

SCREENING OF DOCUMENTARY "LOST TOWN" AND DISCUSSION WITH AVRAM BENDAVID-VAL

cosponsored with JFilm and Rodef Shalom Congregation.

Sunday November 10, 2013 9 am -3:30 pm:

ALL DAY CONFERENCE ON "CULTURAL ARTS OF THE HOLOCAUST"

Cosponsored with Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

Details here. For information and registration , Click here.

 

Saturday November 9, 2013 8 pm:

STAGED READING OF "IF THE WHOLE BODY DIES"

a new play about Raphael Lemkin by Robert Skloot

followed by Q&A with the author

Charity Randell Theatre/Stephen Foster Memorial

 

Friday November 8, 2013, 2-3:30 pm:

ANNUAL KRISTALLNACHT COMMEMORATION

ROBERT SKLOOT (U. Wisconsin) will speak on

"Kristallnacht as Prelude to Genocide."

Cathedral of Learning, Room 208B.

Details here.

Friday November 1, 2013, 12-1:30 pm

READING and Discussion with JEFF HALPER, Israeli Anthropologist and cofounder of Israeli Cmmittee Against House Demolitions,

from his book: An Israeli in Palestine.

English Department, 501 CL.

Details here.

Sunday October 20, 2013, 10:45 am-12:15 pm

BRUNCH AND LEARN with SARAH BENOR (Hebrew Union College)

DO AMERICAN JEWS SPEAK A JEWISH LANGUAGE?

1500 Posvar Hall

Click here for details.

Wednesday October 9, 2013, 4-5:30 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION:  CONFLICT AND PEACE MOVEMENTS IN ISRAEL

with AVNER GEVARYAHU (Breaking the Silence Organization),  RACHEL KUTZ-FLAMENBAUM (Sociology and Jewish Studies), and JONATHAN HARRIS (Political Science and Jewish Studies).

Law School Room 111

Congratulations to the Class of 2013:

JEWISH STUDIES CERTIFICATE RECIPIENTS:

Stephanie Aaronson, BBA, Marketing

Stacey Horvitz, BS, Mechanical Engineering

Molly Karsh, BA, Urban Studies and Sociology

Brandon Pinsker (December), BA, History and Religious Studies

Michael Rosenberg, BA, Social Work

Eric Rowling, BA, History and Political Science

Amanda Wilson, BA, Urban Studies and Communication/Rhetoric

The Squirrel Hill Project:

In 2012-2013, we are sponsoring a major series of public events on Squirrel Hill's Jewish Community, Urban History, and American Jewish History. Click here for more information about the Squirrel Hill Project. All upcoming events in the series are listed below.

Miss a lecture? Click the lecture title to watch on-line:

Barbara Burstin: "When the Jews Met the Squirrels"

Deborah Dash Moore: "Putting Pittsburgh on the Map of American Jewish History"

Rachel Kranson: "Jewish Anxieties over Suburbanization, 1945-1965"

Thomas J. Sugrue:  "Jews, Race, and the Twentieth-Century American City"

Click here for a Bibliography of Resources on Pittsburgh Jewish History, compiled by Laurie Cohen, Jewish Studies Librarian at Pitt.

SPRING 2013 EVENTS

nesday June 12, 2013, 7 pm       

Past, Present, Future: Squirrel Hill and Pittsburgh’s Jewish Community

Roundtable Discussion with Jeffrey Finkelstein (Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh);  Brian Schreiber (Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh); and  Rachel Kranson (University of Pittsburgh)

Moderated by Adam Shear                         

Location: Jewish Community Center, Squirrel Hill

Squirrel Hill Project Event

Sunday, May 19 2013, 9:30 am-12 noon                           

A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Squirrel Hill                        

Check in anytime after 9 am at the Jewish Community Center for a map, a guide, scavenger hunt list, water, and refreshments. Some synagogues and schools in the area will be open for viewing during the tour with volunteers and members giving tours; other sites will be outside stops only.

Go at your own pace; travel by foot, bike, car.  Stop at all sites or only the ones that interest you.

Full details at the JCC all morning.  Click here for a printable flyer.

Click here for the map/guide with scavenger hunt (bear in mind that times and opening refer only to May 19, 2013!)

Squirrel Hill Project Event

Sunday, May 5 2013, 3- 5 pm

Good Neighbors/Bad Neighbors: Panel Discussion featuring Daniel Simpson (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette); Jan T. Gross (Princeton University); Tony Novosel (Dept. of History); Edward Orehek (Dept. of Psychology): Gregor Thum (Dept. of History); Robert Szymczak (Penn State)

Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

co-sponsored with Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre in conjunction with perfomances of the play "Our Class" based in part of Professor Jan Gross's book Neighbors.

For more details, click here.

 

Sunday April 14, 2012, 10 am

Squirrel Hill and Jewish Pittsburgh By The Numbers

Lecture and Workshop by Christopher Briem (UCSUR) and Joshua Donner (Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh)

Location: 1500 Posvar Hall

Squirrel Hill Project Event

 

April 11- April 21, 2013 

Film Schmooze at JFilm Festival

Saturday April 13, 7 pm, with Deane Root (Pitt Music Department), after “A.K.A. Doc Pomus”

Sunday April 14, 1 pm, with Alex Orbach (Pitt Religious Studies Department emeritus), after “My Australia.”

Monday April 15, 7:30 pm, with Rachel Kranson (Pitt Religious Studies Department),, after “Fill the Void”

Wednesday April 17, 8 pm with Laurie Zitrrain Eisenberg (CMU History Department), after “A Bottle in the Gaza Sea”

For information on the films, bios of the “Chief Schmoozers,” and details about tickets and locations, visit http://jfilmpgh.org/

 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 7 pm

Jews, Race, and Twentieth-Century Urban History

Lecture by Thomas Sugrue (University of Pennsylvania)

Location: August Wilson Center, Downtown

Squirrel Hill Project Event

 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 12:30-2 pm

Planning for Justice: Race, Urban Policy, and the Legacies of the 1960s

Lecture/Seminar by Tom Sugrue (University of Pennsylvania)

Academic Seminar co-sponsored by History, Sociology, and other departments and programs at Pitt.

 

Wednesday February 6 2013, 7 pm

“It’s All Very Pretty, but a Person Cannot Cry There”: Jewish Anxieties over Suburbanization, 1945-65

Lecture by Rachel Kranson (Department of Religious Studies)

Location: Jewish Community Center, Squirrel Hill

Squirrel Hill Project Event

 

Sunday December 2, 2012, 10 am-1 pm.      

Pittsburgh Jewish History Interactive Workshop at the Archives

Moderated by:  Susan Melnick (Rauh Jewish Archives)          

Location: Heinz History Center, Strip District
Squirrel Hill Project Event

MORE INFORMATION HERE

 

Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6 pm

Entangled Histories: Race, Sports, and Inhumanity in Nazi Europe

Lecture by Seymour Drescher (Department of History)

Location: August Wilson Center, Downtown

Sponsored by Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh

Sunday November 11, 2012, 6 pm

Putting Pittsburgh on the Map of American Jewish Urban History

Lecture by Deborah Dash Moore (University of Michigan)

Location: Jewish Community Center, Squirrel Hill

Dessert Reception and Opportunities to Record Your Own Memories of Squirrel Hill to follow the lecture.

Squirrel Hill Project Event

 

Monday November 12, 2012, 12-1:30 pm

GI Jews: How World War 2 Changed a Generation

Lecture by Deborah Dash Moore (University of Michigan)

Location: Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning

 

Thursday November 8, 2012, 4:30 pm

Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration

Co-sponsored by Jewish Studies and German

 

Thursday October 25, 2012, 4 pm                        

Israel's Changing Identity

Lecture by Fred Lazin (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)                           

Location: 332 Cathedral of Learning

Cosponsors:  Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology

Supported by the Cardin Fund

Friday October 26, 2012, 12 noon                   

Project Renewal in Israel and Model Cities in the US

Lecture/Seminar by Fred Lazin (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)          

Location:1501 Posvar Hall

Cosponsors: Political Science, Sociology, Urban Studies

Supported by the Cardin Fund

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BOTH LECTURES

 

Sunday October 14, 2012, 6 pm                                    

When the Jews Met the Squirrels:  Origins and Overview

Lecture by Barbara Burstin (Department of History)  

Location: Jewish Community Center, Squirrel Hill

Dessert Reception and Opportunities to Record Your Own Memories of Squirrel Hill to follow the lecture.

Squirrel Hill Project Event

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

JEWISH STUDIES AT THE MOVIES, Spring 2013

Turn off the technology? Celebrate a secular (?) Sabbath? See a documentary by an advocate for the “National Day of Unplugging” about her love/hate relationship with technology and participate in a post-film discussion with a scholar of American Judaism and a computer programmer.

JFilm Showing: “Connected” Saturday March 17, 8:10 pm, Southside Works

Film Schmooze with Rachel Kranson (Religious Studies at Pitt) and Jamie Forrest

 

See a moving film about a complicated Israeli family whose lives are further complicated by the arrival home of their autistic son and participate in a post-film discussion with an autism researcher who is setting up autism research programs in Israel.

JFilm Showing: “Mabul (The Flood)” Sunday March 18, 4 pm, Southside Works

Film Schmooze with Marlene Behrman-Cohen (Psychology at CMU)

 

Especially for students: See a hit Israeli TV show about 30-something Modern Orthodox singles (an Israeli “Friends”?) and meet the director for lunch.

JFilm Showing: “Srugim” Monday, March 19, 7:30 pm, Southside Works

Meet the Director: Eliezer Shapiro Tuesday, March 20, 12-1:15 pm, Hillel-JUC

For more information, contact Carly Adelmann at Hillel-JUC

 

See a film about complex relationships across generations and participate in a post-film discussion with a Pittsburgh gerontologist.

JFilm Showing: “Restoration” Sunday March 25, 4 pm, Southside Works

Film Schmooze with Steven Albert (Public Health at Pitt)

 

Jewish Horror? See the first Israeli horror film, attend a post-film discussion with two scholars, hear a lecture by one of those scholars on the long history of Jewish “horror” literature.

JFilm Showing: “Rabies” Tuesday March 27, 7:30 pm, Southside Works

Discussion, following the film, with Adam Lowenstein (Film Studies at Pitt) and Jeremy Dauber (Columbia)

Lecture by Jeremy Dauber: “Frightening Jews” Wednesday March 28, 12-1:30 pm

Pitt Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning (free)

Co-sponsored by Jewish Studies, German, Cultural Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Film Studies, and Religious Studies at Pitt.

 

See a film about the incredible story of Sofia Cosima, pianist and survivor, and hear the director talk about the documentary and play piano.

JFilm Showing: “A Suitcase Full of Chocolate” Thursday March 28, 7:00 pm

Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Post-Film Lecture and Concert with Lincoln Mayorga, director and pianist

 

*film showings and discussions require paid admission: see www.JFilmPgh.org for information and pricing*

 

Fall 2012 Events

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11, 1:30-3:00 pm

Holiday Inn Ballroom

Lawrence Kritzman (Dartmouth College)

“The Jews Who are Not One: French Intellectuals, Philosophy, and the Politics of Nationhood”

[Jewish Studies is pleased to co-sponsor this Keynote Lecture at the “Idea of France” Conference, http://www.ideaoffrance.pitt.edu]

MONDAY NOVEMBER 14, 4:30-5:30 pm

208B Cathedral of Learning

Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration

Survivor’s Account by Ruth Drescher

Music by Susanne Ortner-Roberts, clarinet

Readings by Pitt students.

[Organized by the Jewish Studies Program and the German Department]

THURSDAY DECEMBER 1, 2011, 4:00-6:00 pm

History Department Lounge, Posvar Hall

Christian Gerlach (University of Bern):

"Resistance, Partisans, Civil Wars: What Did This Have to Do with the Murder of Jews, 1939-1945?"

[Jewish Studies is pleased to co-sponsor this session of the History Department’s European Colloquium, with our former colleague Christian Gerlach.]

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4, 6:00 pm

Israel Heritage Room, Cathedral of Learning

Israel Heritage Room Annual Meeting and Halpern Award Information Session

Dan Chyutin (PhD student, Film Studies)

“Orthodox Cinecorporeality: Fleshing Out the Haredi Male Body in Contemporary Israeli Cinema”

Students and faculty will speak about the Israel Heritage Room Scholarship and the new Ethel M. Halpern Award for Jewish Studies.

[Organized by the Jewish Studies Program and the Israel Heritage room Committee]

 

Program Awarded Legacy Heritage Jewish Studies Gran

We are pleased to announce that we have just been awarded a major grant from the Association for Jewish Studies for public programming in 2012-2013 on the topic of "Squirrel Hill, The Jewish Community of Pittsburgh,and American Urban History." We will present a series of lectures, workshops, and panel discussions between September 2012 and May 2013 in a variety of venues and co-sponsored with a number of community partners. Watch this space for more details!

New Faculty Member

The Department of Religious Studies welcomes Rachel Kranson who takes up new tenure-track position in modern Judaism and American Jewish history. See here for details.

Halpern Award Competition

Undergraduate students in Jewish Studies are invited to apply for the Ethel M. Halpern Award in Jewish Studies. The Halpern Award will pay up to $1000 toward expenses associated with a study abroad experience, a language program, an unpaid internship, or research related to Jewish Studies.  Undergraduates who are enrolled in or have completed a Jewish Studies course are eligible.  The deadline will be February 2012 for projects in the summer of 2012 or in academic year 2012-2013.  For more information contact Adam Shear at ashear@pitt.edu.

See here for details about the 2011-2012 competition.

Best Book in 20th-century Italian studies

Lina Insana’s work was named Best Book in 20th-century Italian studies. The American Association for Italian Studies awarded the prize to Arduous Tasks: Primo Levi, Translation, and the Transmission of Holocaust Testimony (University of Toronto Press, 2009) by Lina Insana, associate professor of Italian.

New Faculty Member

Jason von Ehrenkrook joins the faculty as Perlow Lecturer in Classical Judaism We welcome our new colleague who comes to use from a postdoctoral position at the University of Michigan. Read more on the religious studies Department News Web site.

Work Published

Kirsten Fudeman’s work on linguistic identity of medieval French Jews published. Assistant professor of French, Kirsten Fudeman, has published Vernacular Voices: Language and Identity in Medieval French Jewish Communities (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010).

Title VI National Resource Center

Global Studies Program designated a Title VI National Resource Center. The University Center for International Studies’ Global Studies Program will now be able to offer foreign language and area studies fellowships in a number of languages, including Hebrew and other languages relevant to Jewish studies such as Arabic, Persian, and Turkish. The Title VI grant offers support for a number of programs in research and teaching.

Two Book Prizes Awarded

Two book prizes awarded to Adam Shear’s book on Kuzari reception. Adam Shear’s The Kuzari and the Shaping of Jewish Identity, 1167-1900 (Cambridge University Press, 2008) won the 2008 National Jewish Book Award, Nahum M. Sarna Memorial Award in Scholarship. The award was presented at the 58th Annual National Jewish Book Awards ceremony on March 5, 2009 at the Center for Jewish History in New York City. The book was also awarded the 2008 Morris D. Forkosch Award for Best First Book in Intellectual History by the Journal of the History of Ideas.

JFilm Showing: “Connected” Saturday March 17, 8:10 pm, Southside Works

Film Schmooze with Rachel Kranson (Religious Studies at Pitt) and Jamie Forrest

 

See a moving film about a complicated Israeli family whose lives are further complicated by the arrival home of their autistic son and participate in a post-film discussion with an autism researcher who is setting up autism research programs in Israel.

JFilm Showing: “Mabul (The Flood)” Sunday March 18, 4 pm, Southside Works

Film Schmooze with Marlene Behrman-Cohen (Psychology at CMU)

 

Especially for students: See a hit Israeli TV show about 30-something Modern Orthodox singles (an Israeli “Friends”?) and meet the director for lunch.

JFilm Showing: “Srugim” Monday, March 19, 7:30 pm, Southside Works

Meet the Director: Eliezer Shapiro Tuesday, March 20, 12-1:15 pm, Hillel-JUC

For more information, contact Carly Adelmann at Hillel-JUC

 

See a film about complex relationships across generations and participate in a post-film discussion with a Pittsburgh gerontologist.

JFilm Showing: “Restoration” Sunday March 25, 4 pm, Southside Works

Film Schmooze with Steven Albert (Public Health at Pitt)

 

Jewish Horror? See the first Israeli horror film, attend a post-film discussion with two scholars, hear a lecture by one of those scholars on the long history of Jewish “horror” literature.

JFilm Showing: “Rabies” Tuesday March 27, 7:30 pm, Southside Works

Discussion, following the film, with Adam Lowenstein (Film Studies at Pitt) and Jeremy Dauber (Columbia)

Lecture by Jeremy Dauber: “Frightening Jews” Wednesday March 28, 12-1:30 pm

Pitt Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning (free)

Co-sponsored by Jewish Studies, German, Cultural Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Film Studies, and Religious Studies at Pitt.

 

See a film about the incredible story of Sofia Cosima, pianist and survivor, and hear the director talk about the documentary and play piano.

JFilm Showing: “A Suitcase Full of Chocolate” Thursday March 28, 7:00 pm

Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Post-Film Lecture and Concert with Lincoln Mayorga, director and pianist

 

December 4, 2011

Israel Heritage Room Annual Meeting and Halpern Award Information Session

Dan Chyutin (PhD student, Film Studies)

“Orthodox Cinecorporeality: Fleshing Out the Haredi Male Body in Contemporary Israeli Cinema”

Students and faculty will speak about the Israel Heritage Room Scholarship and the new Ethel M. Halpern Award for Jewish Studies.

[Organized by the Jewish Studies Program and the Israel Heritage room Committee]

 

December 1, 2011

Christian Gerlach (University of Bern):

"Resistance, Partisans, Civil Wars: What Did This Have to Do with the Murder of Jews, 1939-1945?"

[Jewish Studies is pleased to co-sponsor this session of the History Department’s European Colloquium, with our former colleague Christian Gerlach.]

 

November 14, 2011

Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration

Survivor’s Account by Ruth Drescher

Music by Susanne Ortner-Roberts, clarinet

Readings by Pitt students.

[Organized by the Jewish Studies Program and the German Department]

 

November 11, 2011

Lawrence Kritzman (Dartmouth College)

“The Jews Who are Not One: French Intellectuals, Philosophy, and the Politics of Nationhood”

[Jewish Studies is pleased to co-sponsor this Keynote Lecture at the “Idea of France” Conference, http://www.ideaoffrance.pitt.edu]

 

March 22, 2011

Warren Hoffman, Director of Cultural Programming at the Gershman Y in Philadelphia, will present two lectures on our campus on March 22.

1-2:30 PM, 2628 Cathedral of Learning

Faculty-Graduate Student Seminar: 

"Before Stonewall: Early Queer Jewish Texts and Narrative Desire."

(co-sponsored with the Programs in Cultural Studies and Womens Studies and the Humanities Center.)

Click here for full details.

7-9 PM, Benedum Hall, Room G30

Public Lecture: "Blacks and Jews on Stage and Screen"

(presented through the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and in partnership with JFilm.)

Click here for full details on this lecture and a related event.

March 18, 2011

Symposium "WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES: JEWS AND OTHERS IN MEDIEVAL FRANCE"

Kirsten Fudeman (University of Pittsburgh), Sharon Kinoshita (University of California, Santa Cruz), and Deeana Klepper (Boston University).

(co-sponsored with Medieval and Renaissance Studies, French and Italian, and the Humanities Center.) See here for full details.

February 16, 2011

Gershom Gorenberg, journalist and historian

"The Accidental Empire:  Israel's Settlement Dilemma, Past and Future"

(co-sponsored with Carnegie-Mellon University Department of History and Pitt's Global Studies Center). See here for details.

November 3, 2010
Anthony Grafton, Princeton University
“How Jesus Celebrated Passover: Renaissance Scholarship and the Jewish Origins of Christianity”
(co-sponsored with Humanities Center and Medieval and Renaissance Studies)

October 28. 2010
Michael Miller, Central European University
“Beauty Queens, Irredentism, and the Jewish Question in Interwar Hungary”
(co-sponsored with History)

April 30, 2010
Margalit Bejarano, Hebrew University
“Revolution, Diplomacy, and Ethnicity: Cuba, Israel, and the Jewish Community from 1959 to 1973”
(co-sponsored with History)

April 21, 2010
Paul Hanebrink, Rutgers University
“From Judeo-Bolshevism to the Judeo-Christian Tradition: Christianity and Anti-Communist Politics in Postwar Europe”
(co-sponsored with History)

April 19, 2010
Herbert Hochauser, Kent State University
“Since The Holocaust”
(sponsored by the Honors College)

April 7, 2010
Kirsten Fudeman, University of Pittsburgh
“Medieval Hebrew-French Wedding songs: Expressions of Identity”
(co-sponsored with Religious Studies)

March 19, 2010
Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin, Ben-Gurion University
“Censorship and the Secularization of Jewish Discourse”
(co-sponsored with the Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Humanities Center)

March 3, 2010
Alysa Stanton, Rabbi
“Layers of Healing, Layers of Hope)
(co-sponsored with Hillel JUC, Cross Cultural and Leadership Development Program, History, Religious Studies, and Cultural Studies)

November 10, 2009
Lucy Fischer, University of Pittsburgh
“Cinema’s Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood”
(co-sponsored with German)

October 22, 2009
Ilene Winn-Lederer, Illustrator and Author
“Between Heaven and Earth: An Illuminated Torah Commentary”
(co-sponsored with Israel Heritage Room Committee)

October 15, 2009
Robin Judd, The Ohio State University
“’The Disgrace of our Century!’: Antisemitisim, Modern Politics, and the Debates over Circumcision and Kosher Butchering, 1871-1933.”

October 6, 2009
Majid Al-Haj, University of Haifa
“The 1990s Immigrants from the FSU to Israel: Twenty Years Later”
(co-sponsored with Sociology and the Center for Russian and East European Studies)

April 2009
Alicia Ostriker, Rutgers University
“Midrash in Contemporary American Poetry”

March 2009
Roberta Grossman, Filmmaker
“Making Films about Things that Make You Mad”
(co-sponsored with Film Studies)

February 10, 2009
Edward Breuer, Hebrew University
“Mendelssohn and Lessing: A German-Jewish Friendship Reconsidered”

October 28, 2008
Elke Gryglweski, Action Reconiciliation Service for Peace
“The Third Generation and the Past: Teaching the Hgolocaust and National Socialims in Germany Today” and Christian Staffa, “Christanity in Germany since 1945”
(co-sponsored with the Holocaust Center, School of Educaiton, and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary)

October 27, 2008
Mauro Perani, University of Bologna “What is the European Geniza?”
(co-sponsored with Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies)

October 23, 2008
Ben Schacher, St. Vincent College “Jewish Art; Yes, but is it Kosher?”
(co-sponsored with Israel Heritage Room Committee)

September 17, 2008
Alon Segev, Independent Scholar “Hannah Arendt on the Miracle of Losing and Retriieving Conscience”
(co-sponsored with Religiou Studies)

March 30, 2008
Dara Horn, Novelist “Do You Consider Yourself a Jewish Writer”
(in conjunction with the “Discourses of Jewishness” Symposium)

March 30-31, 2008
DISCOURSES OF JEWISHNESS

With the participation of Dara Horn (novelist); Jill Aizenstein (NYU), Jonathan Freedman (Michigan), Jeffrey Lesser (Emory), Scott Lerner (Franklin and Marshall), Michal Friedman (Columbia), Oren Kosansky (Lewis and Clark), Erica Lehrer (Concordia), Kathryn Spitz Cohen (JFilm), Jane Bernstein (CMU), Leslie Golomb-Hartman (American Jewish Museum), David Stock (Duquesne), and Dennis Looney, Giuseppina Mecchia, Erin Graff Zivin, Lina Insana, Adam Shear of Pitt.

 

April 16, 2007
Philip Bohlman, University of Chicago “Jewish Music in the age of Revival”

April 15, 2007
Philip Bohlman and Christine Bohlman, University of Chicago “Viktor Ullman and Rainer Maria Rilk’s ‘The Chronicle of Life and Death of the Flag-Bearer, Christoph Rilke’: Resounding the Finalist of the Holocaust”

March 26, 2007
Daniel Anker, Filmmaker “Documentary Filmmaking”
(co-sponsored with Film Studies)

March 22, 2007
Moshe Levinson, Television and Radio Authority in Jerusalem “True to Life”
(co-sponsored with Film Studies)

March 19, 2007
Keren Friedman, Independent Scholar “The Jews of Djerba”

February 26, 2007
Elliott Horowitz, Bar-Ilan University “Mild Men or Wild Men? The Invention of the Non-Violent Jew”

February 21, 2007
Susanne Ortner, Artist-in-Residence “Sing Your Soul: Klezmorim”

February 13, 2007
Ernst Piper, Independent Scholar “Alfred Rosenbeg, Chief Ideologist of the Nazi Party”

February 5, 2007
Cheryl L. Greenberg, Trinity College “The Politics of Black-Jewish Relations and Why It Matters”

December 7, 2006
Susan Bachrach, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum “Death by Medicine: Creating the Master Race”

December 4, 2006
Moshe Ma’oz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem “Islam in the West: Conflict of Dialogue”

November 15, 2006
Matt Goldish, The Ohio State University “Heretical Clergy in the Early Enlightenment: The Jewis Case and Some Christian Parallels”

October 31, 2006
Duki Dror, Israeli Filmmaker “The Journey of Vaan Nguyen”

April 10, 2006
Guang Pan, Shanghai University “The Jewish Experience in Shanghai”

March 22, 2006
Daniel Chalfen, Filmmaker “Making Gilms that Matter”
(co-sponsored with Film Studies and the Disability Studies Program)

January 30, 2006
Henrietta Yurchenco, Musicologist “Songs of the Sepahrdic Jews”--Lecture and Concert
(co-sponsored with Music, Hispanic Languages and Literatures, UCIS, Women’s Studies)

January 12, 2006
Dirk Rupnow, University of Vienna “Annihiliting-Preserving-Exhibiting: The Nazi Conservation of Jewish Remains”

November 11, 2005
Dan Katzir, Israeli Filmmaker “Out for Love” (co-sponsored with Film Studies)

November 3, 2005
Jan T. Gross, Princeton University “Jewish-Polish Relations in the Post-Communist Era”

October 28, 2005
Gad Freudenthal, CNRS-Paris “Maimonides and Gersonides on the Virtues and Limits of Science”

October 27, 2005
“Honoring Professor Jerome L. Rosenberg”
(co-sponored with Israel Heritage Room Committee)

April 8, 2005
Amy-Jill Levine, Vanderbilt. “The Unintended Anti-Semite: Christian Biblical Interpretation and Formative Judaism.”

April 6, 2005
Thomas Lesch Schmidt, Medical researcher and Musician “An Allegedly Jewish Genetic Disease.”

January 20, 2005
Daniel Schiff, Agency for Jewish Learning "Jewish Approaches to Abortion"

November 1, 2004
Peter Riegert, Actor/Director Introducing, Screening and Discussing his new Film, King of the Corner

November 2, 2004
Elliott R. Wolfson, New York University "Othering the Other: Polemic Images of Christianity and Islam in Medieval Kabbalah."

October 27, 2004
Aaron L. Mackler, Duquesne University "Jewish and Catholic Bioethics: Comparing Traditions and Trajectories."

April 26, 2004
Peter Pettit and Mary Boys “Panel Discussion: Sharing God’s Blessing: The Role of Scholarship in Contemporary Theology”
(co-sponsored with Religious Studies and the Honors College)

March 22, 2004
Dan Wolman, Israeli Film Director “The Education of Film Director”

March 18, 2004
Naftaly Gliksberg, Israeli Filmmaker (Israeli Filmmaker) “There Are No Jewish Heroes”
(co-sponsored with Film Studies, Cultural Studies, and the Jewish-Israeli Film Festival)

March 2004
Joel Brainerman, journalist “Rabbinical Views of Economic Morality and Personal Business Ethics”

February 19, 2004
Meron Medzini, Tel Aviv University “Israel and Japan--Some Points of Comparisons”
(co-sponsored with the Asian Studies Center)

February 2004
Guy Ben Porat, “Comparing Peace Processes in Northern Ireland and Israel”
(co-sponsored with Political Science and the Center for West European Studies)

November 3, 2003
Zeev Mankovitz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem “She’erith Haplitah-the Organization of Jewish DPs in Europe after World War 2”
(co-sponsored with History and the Center for West European Studies)

October 30, 2003
Lucy Fisher, University of Pittsburgh “Jews, The City and the Media”
(co-sponsored with the Israel Heritage Room Committee)

October 2, 2003
Jeffrey J. Cohen, George Washington University “The Blood of Race” (co-sponsored with the Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies”

March 20, 2003
David Nirenberg, Johns Hopkins University “Kings as Lovers of Jews in the Middle Ages”

March 17, 2003
Gili Mendel, Jerusalem Film Archives “Towards Dialogue and Coexistence: I am/You Are, Film and Identity”

February 9, 2003
Gabriella Safran, Stanford University “Reading Sholom Aleikhem Reading Gorky: On Jews and Russian literature”

November 24, 2002
Hillel Kieval, Washington University “Trials Against Jews Accused of Ritual Murder in Modern East Central Europe.”

October 17, 2002
Carl Kurlander, University of Pittsburgh (co-sponsored with the Israel Heritage Room Committee)

October 11, 2002
Lina Insana, University of Pittsburgh “Primo Levi and Translation”

April 9, 2002
Forsan Hussein, The Abraham Fund “Palestinian and Israel”

February 28, 2002
Paul Lawrence Rose, Penn State University “Extermination: German Antisemitism, 1800-1945”

February 22, 2002
Guido Fink, Insituto di Cultura Italiana “Visible and Invisible Jews in Italian Cinema.”

October 18, 2001
Ken Meltzer, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra “The Career of Maestro Leonard Bernstein”

October 17, 2001
Iddo Katz, Israeli archaeologist “Ancient Synagogues of the Roman Period in the Galilee”

October 11, 2001
Giora Hon, Haifa University “The History of the Philosophy of Science in Israeli Universities.”

March 15, 2001
Alan Dowty, Notre Dame University “Democracy in the State of Israel”

March 22, 1999
LEARNING TO BE JEWISH: A PANORAMA SCANNING EIGHT CENTURIES AND FOUR CONTINENTS

With the participation of Judith Baskin (Oregon), David Berger (CUNY), Jane Gerber (CUNY), Jack Wertheimer (Jewish Theological Seminary); and Chuck Perlow and Roslyn Rosenblatt of Pittsburgh.

February 3, 1994 and March 29, 1994
PROSPECTS FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

With the participation of Rashid Khalidi (University of Chicago and advisor to the PLO), and Michael Shiloh (Deputy Ambassador of Israel to the United States). Also, L. Eisenberg and S. Halperin (U.Pgh.).

April 25-26, 1993
SHOLOM ALEIKHEM TO CHAGALL; JEWISH CREATIVITY IN THE MODERN WORLD

With the participation of Robert Alter (Berkeley), Richard Cohen (Jerusalem), Patricia B. Erens (Rosary College), Ken Frieden (Syracuse), Chana Kronfeld (Berkeley), Stephen Whitfield (Brandeis); and L.Fischer and C. Muenzer (U. Pgh.).

October 28-29, 1990
FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES IN JEWISH STUDIES

With the participation of Nelly Furman (Cornell), Paula Hyman (Yale), Judith Plaskow (Manhattan College), Chava Weissler (Lehigh University); and A. Colin, L. Davidman, A. N. Galpern, B. R. Goldstein, and G. Schmidt (U.Pgh.).

February 21, 1990

Menachem Kellner, University of Haifa "Maimonides, Messiah, and the Chosen People"

December 3, 1989

Michael Morgan, Indiana University  "Politics and Evil: Hannah Arendt on Jewish Destiny."

March 13, 1989

R.I. Moore, University of Sheffield, "The Making of Anti-Semitism: Power and Culture in the Twelfth Century."

December 11, 1988

Tzvi Langermann, Hebrew University, "Science and Pseudo-Science: Jewish Perspectives on Astrology."

November 1, 1987

Ezra Mendelsohn, Hebrew University, "The Jews in Eastern Europe in the 20th Century: Assimilation, Acculturation, and Nationalism."

March 13, 1987

Amos Funkenstein, Tel Aviv and Stanford Universities, "Changing Conceptions of Historical Facts: Late Medieval and Early Modern Historians."

March 12, 1987

Amos Funkenstein, Tel Aviv and Stanford Universities, "The Passivity of Diaspora Jewry: Myth and Reality"

March 22-23, 1981
AUTHORITY AND INNOVATION IN MEDIEVAL FRENCH JEWRY

With the participation of Bernhard Blumenkranz (Paris), Alfred Ivry (NYU), Roger Kohn (Harvard), Frances Malino (Wellesley), Joseph Shatzmiller (Toronto), Haym Soloveitchik (Yeshiva); and A. N. Galpern, B. R. Goldstein, and D. Russell (U.Pgh).