2019-2020 Events in Judaic Studies

Spring 2020

Lecture Series: Antisemitism: A History
Title: “Anti-Judaism as a System of Thought: The Example of Shakespeare”
Speaker: David Nirenberg (University of Chicago)
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020, 2:30-3:20 pm
Location: 111 Thayer Street, Joukowsky Forum
Sponsors: Program in Judaic Studies, Arthur B. and David B. Jacobson Fund

Title: “Does the Deep History of Anti-Judaism Tell us Anything about its Future?”
Speaker: David Nirenberg (University of Chicago)
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020, 5:30-6:30 pm
Location: 167 Thayer Street, MacMillan 115
Sponsors: Program in Judaic Studies, Arthur B. and David B. Jacobson Fund

Title: "Gender in Israeli and Palestinian Film", a conference
Date: Sunday-Monday, February 9-10, 2020
Location: 111 Thayer Street, Watson Institute
Sponsors: The Scheuer Fund, Ruth and Joseph Moskow Endowment in Judaic Studies, Herbert H Goldberger Lectureship Fund, Center for Middle East Studies, and Modern Culture & Media

Lecture Series: Antisemitism: A History
Title: “The Origins of Shylock: Jews and Money”
Speaker: Elli Stern (Yale University)
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020, 2:30-3:20 pm
Location: 111 Thayer Street, Joukowsky Forum
Sponsors: Program in Judaic Studies, Arthur B. and David B. Jacobson Fund

Title:  “Did Women Marry Other Women in the Roman World? Jewish and Christian Sources”
Presenter: Professor Bernadette J. Brooten (Brandeis University)
Date:  Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Location: 85 Waterman Street, 
Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge
Sponsor: The Elga K. Stulman Fund for Judaic Studies and the Program in Judaic Studies

Title: "Jews, Muslims and Religious Challenges to the European Institutions: The Headscarf and Ritual Male Circumcision Debates"
Speaker: Gökce Yurdakul (Humboldt University)
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at noon

Location: Hirschfeld House, 163 George Street
Sponsors: Program in Judaic Studies and Center for Middle East Studies

Lecture Series: Antisemitism: A History
Title: “The Agency of Images: Anti-Jewish Iconography, Prejudice, and Violence”
Speaker: Sara Lipton (Stoney Brook University)
Date: March 5, 2020, 2:30-3:20 pm
Location: to be determined
Sponsors: Program in Judaic Studies, Arthur B. and David B. Jacobson Fund

Title: “Production and Reproduction in Israelite Family Religion”
Speaker: Kerry Sonia (Harvard Divinity School)
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 12:00 pm
Location: Hirschfeld House, 163 George Street, seminar room #101
Sponsors: Program in Judaic Studies

Lecture Series: Antisemitism: A History
Title: “Anti-Democratic Politics and Antisemitism: The Mainstreaming of Left and Right Wing Populism”
Speaker: David Hirsh (Goldsmith College)
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 2:30-3:20 pm
Location: to be determined
Sponsors: Program in Judaic Studies, Arthur B. and David B. Jacobson Fund

Lecture Series: Antisemitism: A History
Title: “Hate Speech, Groups, and Crimes: Modern Antisemitism and its Many Forms”
Speaker: Ashley Reichelmann (Virginia Tech)
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020, 2:30-3:20 pm
Location: to be determined
Sponsors: Program in Judaic Studies, Arthur B. and David B. Jacobson Fund

Gökce Yurdakul