To: Participants in the JS Faculty Seminar From: Maud Mandel Re: JS Faculty Seminar Schedule, fall 2013 After a one year hiatus, I am pleased to announce the return of the JS faculty seminar. Below please find the schedule of meeting times and presenters for the fall. I will send paper titles and further details in the weeks to come.
Judaic Studies Concentrator Lex Rofes '13 was published in the Winter 2013 issue of Contact, a quarterly journal run by the Steinhardt Foundation. His article, "Jewish Learning on Campus: Why I Care About Rabbis Who Died 2,000 Years Ago," discusses his vastly different but equally strong connections to Jewish learning and to Judaic Studies.
The award will go to the best academic essay written by a current Brown University undergraduate (regardless of concentration) on any topic relating to Jews and Judaism. Papers that use interdisciplinary approaches are especially encouraged.
Submissions can include (but are not limited to) a paper used in a course (revised or not), original research, or a thesis chapter that can stand on its own.