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Tuesdays from 12pm to 2pm

Lieberman-Miller Lecture Hall
Hadassah-Brandeis Institute

Epstein Building, Brandeis University
515 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454

Spring Seminar Talks 2013


Join members of the HBI Spring Seminar on Gender, Culture, Religion, and the Law for a series of informal lunchtime talks exploring the intersection of religious law and women’s rights. Given by HBI Scholars-in-Residence and visiting researchers, these presentations of work in progress will cover topics both historical and contemporary, focusing on Jewish and Islamic religious laws and practices. A kosher lunch will be provided.

RSVP required: hbi@brandeis.edu

The HBI Project on Gender, Culture, Religion, and the Law is generously funded by a gift from the Dan Fischel and Sylvia Neil Philanthropic Fund.

Lecture Schedule

January 15: Competing Conceptions of Personal Autonomy in Jewish and Civil Divorce, Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, HBI Project on Gender, Culture, Religion, and the Law, Brandeis

January 29: Ethiopian Women and Ritual in Israel, Lisa Anteby-Yemini, Aix-En Province

February 12: Sharia as Social Text in Contemporary Northern Nigeria, Sarah Eltantawi, Freie Universität Berlin

February 26: Sexual Coercion of Women in Medieval Ashkenaz, Merav Schnitzer, Tel Aviv University

March 12:  Stranger Among Them: Research Among An Extreme Hassidic Group in Jerusalem, Sima Zalcberg , Ben Gurion University

March 19: Women's Education In Satmar And The Image Of Women, Ilan Fuchs, HBI Project on Gender, Culture, Religion, and the Law, Brandeis