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Tenenbaum Family Lecture Series

Past Events: Fall 2013 and Spring 2014

Sunday, September 22 and Monday, September 23

Migration, Memory, and Diversity in Germany: Symposium

Since its founding as a nation state, Germany has underscored the cultural differences of its immigrants and minorities in an attempt to construct unity among the majority. Coining “immigrants” as “alien” and a threat to its cultural—and, at times, racial—identity, became a pattern in modern Germany history. In this two day research conference, 11 highly esteemed international scholars will explore how the nation’s identity and historic memory have failed to posit migration and diversity as beneficial elements of a modern society, especially after 1945 when West Germany was strongly “Westernized.” Speakers will examine how the Cold War, separation into two nation states, and coping with its Holocaust past affected Germany’s path to cultural diversity, as well as how the 1990 reunification opened new venues for cultural identity.

Symposium sponsored by Halle Institute for Global Learning, Hightower Fund, German Foreign Office through the DAAD, Department of German Studies, Department of History, Laney Graduate School, Department of Political Science, Tam Institute for Jewish Studies.

For more information about schedules, conference registration, and parking, call 404.727.9732 or visit http://halleinstitute.emory.edu/research/events_conferences/migration_memory_and_diversity
in_germany.html

Sunday, September 22

Migration, Memory, and Diversity in Germany: Keynote Event
Thinking Difference in Post-War Germany: Some Epistemological Obstacles around Race

Rita Chin

University of Michigan

7:30pm
Oxford Road Building Auditorium
Followed by a reception

Keynote event sponsored by German Foreign Office through the DAAD, Halle Institute for Global Learning, Laney Graduate School, Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, Department of German Studies, Department of History, Department of Political Science.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/migration-germany


Thursday, October 3 and Friday, October 4

Rethinking Sport in the Americas: Workshop

This workshop will provide graduate students and early career scholars from Emory and elsewhere with a chance to present their work, receive feedback, and then revise for publication. Among the topics are race and ethnicity, fan culture, gender, media representations, globalization, and violence.

Workshop sponsored by The Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry; Halle Institute for Global Learning; The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies;The Laney Graduate School New Leaders/New Thinkers Fund;the Department of Spanish & Portuguese;the Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies;the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL); and the Department of History.

For more information, visit http://history.emory.edu/home/conferences/sports-latin-america/index.html

Thursday, October 3

Rethinking Sport in the Americas: Keynote Event
Jewish Boxing and Soccer in the Americas

Raanan Rein, Tel Aviv University
"'My Bobeh Was Praying and Suffering for Atlanta': Family, Food and Language Among the Jewish-Argentine Fans of the Club Atlético Atlanta"

David Sheinin, Trent University
"What Ray Arcell Saw in the Shower: Víctor Galíndez, Mike Rossman, and the Two Fights that Put and End to Jewish Boxing"

4:00pm
Jones Room, Woodruff Library
Followed by a reception

Keynote event sponsored by German Foreign Office through the DAAD, Halle Institute for Global Learning, Laney Graduate School, Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, Department of German Studies, Department of History, Department of Political Science.

For more information, visit http://history.emory.edu/home/conferences/sports-latin-america/index.html


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Revolt! Why the Jews took on Rome

Dr. Andrea M. Berlin
James R. Wiseman Chair in Classical Archaeology
Boston University

What is the real story behind the Jewish Revolt against Rome? Why would a small population without military capabilities or political allies dare to challenge a ruling power of such might? New archaeological evidence illuminates this epochal event. The seeds of the Revolt go back two generations earlier, to the lifetime of Herod the Great and the lavish lifestyle that he maintained to impress his patrons. Some Jews adopted the new culture of wealth; others reacted strongly against it. We'll see the evidence of the king’s architectural bravado – and then discuss its role in the eventual catastrophe.

3:00pm
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Reception Hall

This lecture is sponsored by the Program in Mediterranean Archaeology, the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, and the Michael C. Carlos Museum.

For more information, call 404.727.2697 or visit http://www.mesas.emory.edu


Saturday, October 12 through Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Role of Middle/Mixed Arabic in the Standardization of Modern Arabic
in Its Actual Written/Spoken Use

Fourth International Symposium of the International Association for the Study of Middle and Mixed Arabic (AIMA)

Oak Amphitheater, Emory Conference Center

For more information, visit http://linguistics.emory.edu/home/conferences/aima4/index.html


Monday, November 11, 2013

Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar Program
Visual Exegesis: Images as Instruments of Scriptural Interpretation and Hermeneutics

Iconic and Aniconic Streams of Interpretation in Judaism
Steven Fine, Yeshiva University
Vivian Mann, Jewish Theology Seminar
Respondent: Brennan Breed, Columbia Theological Seminary

All Sawyer Seminar events will be held in the Candler School of Theology, Room 102, 4:00 – 6:00pm.

This program is organized and sponsored by the Department of Art History. For further information: 404.727.6701 or arthistory.emory.edu/home/news/events.


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Seminar Series in Jewish Studies

War Commemoration: An “Enhanced” E-Book
Jacob Wright, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

Professor Wright will discuss his new book on war commemoration as well its innovative electronic publishing format.

Candler Library 212, 4:00pm


TIJS Evening Lecture Series

King David and His Reign Revisited
Jacob Wright, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

An exclusive glimpse of an exciting new book on King David.

White Hall, Room 102


Monday, December 2, 2013

Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar Program
Visual Exegesis: Images as Instruments of Scriptural Interpretation and Hermeneutics

Midrashic, Medieval, and Modern Renditions of the Binding of Isaac
Gideon Ofrat, University of Toronto

Walking to the Mountain: Avraham Ofek’s Akeda Life-Project
Marc Epstein, Vassar
Respondent: Stephen Kraftchick, Emory University

All Sawyer Seminar events will be held in the Candler School of Theology, Room 102, 4:00 – 6:00pm.

This program is organized and sponsored by the Department of Art History. For further information: 404.727.6701 or arthistory.emory.edu/home/news/events.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Eighteenth Annual Tenenbaum Family Lecture in Judaic Studies

Did God Have a Wife? Archaeology and Folk Religion in Ancient Israel
William G. Dever, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Lycoming College;
Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies, Arizona State University

This illustrated lecture will showcase recent archaeological evidence that reveals the differences in beliefs and practices of ordinary people in ancient Israel compared to the elitist, idealist portrait in the Bible.

Reception Hall, Michael C. Carlos Museum, 7:30pm


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Eighth Century Judah and Its Cultural Context: A Symposium in Honor of Oded Borowski

Jones Room, Woodruff Library, 8:30am


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Provenance Research: The Groundwork for Nazi Era Art Restitution
Sonja Niederacher
Leopold Museum, Wien

Modern Languages Building, Room 201, 4:15pm


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Petra, Capital of the Nabateans: Rediscovering its Hellenistic Roots
David F. Graf, Professor of History, University of Miami

Reception Hall, Michael C. Carlos Museum, 3:00pm


Tuesday, March  4, 2014

The Fourth Annual Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild Memorial Seminar

American Jewish Politics IS Urban Politics
Lila Corwin Berman , Associate Professor of History; Murray Friedman Chair of American Jewish History; Director of the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, Temple University

The city, as a place and an idea, grounded the formation of American Jewish politics more than ideological or partisan labels.

Location TBA, 4:00pm

Friends of Jewish Studies Evening Lecture Series

American Jewish Spiritual Politics in the Postwar Urban Crisis
Lila Corwin Berman , Associate Professor of History; Murray Friedman Chair of American Jewish History; Director of the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, Temple University

This lecture explores the ways in which urban tensions demanded new and varied expressions of religious authority, rhetoric, and space that came to constitute Jewish and American Life.

Oxford Presentation Room, 7:30pm


Monday, March 24, 2014

“A Common Goal.” Hans Asperger, Autism, and Child Euthanasia in the Third Reich
Dr. Edith Sheffer
Stanford University

The talk is held as part of a Emory College course on “Nazi Biology and Medicine”, team-taught by Dr. Sander Gilman (ILA) and Astrid M. Eckert (History).

Oxford Presentation Auditorium, 4:00pm


Monday, March 31, 2014

Conflicting Memories, Conflicting Identities: Russian Jewish Immigration and the Vision of a New German Jewry
Karen Körber
Sociologist and Fellow, Jüdisches Museum Berlin

Modern Languages Building, Room 201, 4:00pm


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lunch and Learn: Pathbreaking Decisions of the Israeli Supreme Court under Justice Moshe Landau
Dr. Michal Shaked
Biographer of former Israeli Chief Justice Moshe Landau

Room 1F Gambrell Hall, Courtroom Classroom, Emory Law School, 12:00pm (lunch served)


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Seminar Series in Jewish Studies

A Career in Jewish Reading and Writing
Adam Kirsch, Contributing Editor for Tablet Magazine

Discussion of the state of contemporary Jewish literature.

Candler Library, Room 125, 4:00pm


Jewish Studies Evening Lecture

Was Proust a Jewish Writer?
Adam Kirsch, Contributing Editor for Tablet Magazine

An examination of Marcel Proust's Jewish background and Jewish elements in his fiction.

Oxford Presentation Room, 7:30pm

 

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