Jewish Studies Colloquia


Fall 2010 and Spring 2011

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Jonathan Sarna, Brandeis University (Brandeis Thursday)
"The Beginnings of Jewish Politics in America: Jews, Ulysses S. Grant, and the 1868 Presidential Election"

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Naomi Seidman, Graduate Theological Union
"Sexuality, Secularization, and the Rise of Modern Jewish Literature"

Thursday, October 28, 2010
Na’ama Rokem, University of Chicago
"The Prisoner Redeemed: Hebrew Receptions of Heinrich Heine"

Thursday, November 18, 2010
Adam Teller, Brown University
"Discovering the Jewish World: The Polish-Jewish Refugee Crisis, 1648-1683"

Thursday, January 20, 2011             
Emily Levine, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
"If only he weren't named Cassirer": Non-Jewish Jews, Exceptional Jews, and Hamburg Jews"

Thursday, February, 10 2011
Avinoam Patt, University of Hartford
“The People Must Be Forced to Go to Palestine”: A new Assessment of Zionism among the Survivors of the Holocaust" (organized in conjunction with the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies)

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Alice Nakhimovsky, Colgate University, and Roberta Newman, YIVO Institute
“Write a Modern Letter, Live a Modern Life: Yiddish Letter Manuals as a Key to Jewish Aspirations"