On January 9, 2020, The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz hosted ASEFA, led by ethnomusicologist and multi-instrumentalist Samuel Torjman Thomas, Ph.D. Blending vocals, oud, violin, nay, and plenty of percussion, with songs in Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish, and Ladino, this trio ensemble traversed several North African song traditions.
The Helen Diller Family Endowment Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies presents “The Future of Jewish Food”: A Conversation with Rachel Gross, Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft, and Nathaniel DeutschThursday, March 19, 6:30-8pm
Free Men (French: Les hommes libres) is a 2011 French film written and directed by Ismaël Ferroukhi, which recounts the largely untold story about the role that Algerian and other North African Muslims in Paris played in the French resistance and as rescuers of Jews during the German occupation (1940–1944).
Instrumentalist Samuel Torjman Thomas, Ph.D. will blend vocals, oud, violin, nay, and plenty of percussion, with songs in Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish, and Ladino,
On Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2, 2019, UC Santa Cruz will hold a conference to honor the late Hayden White.
October 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in Humanities 1, Room 210
Please join us for Eli Yassif’s lecture “Before Seinfeld – The Early Modern Roots of Jewish Humor”!
Nathaniel Deutsch and Rachel Deblinger, co-directors of the Digital Jewish Studies Initiative at UC Santa Cruz, traced how older forms of antisemitism have been reimagined in the internet age.
Please join us in Mountain View for a conversation with co-Directors of the Digital Jewish Studies Initiative, to confront the hardest questions about the relationship between antisemitism and the Internet.
In this talk, James Loeffler draws on his new book, Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century, to revisit the 1948 moment in which modern human rights was born. This talk will also address the challenges and opportunities for minorities and stateless peoples by focusing on Jewish human rights pioneers who saw the Jewish state as an expression of global democracy. Join THI to ask where Human Rights come from, how Jews are part of the story, and if Zionism is in conflict with the modern Human Rights movement?
Sunday, January 27 | 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM in the Museo Italo Americano Primo Levi and the Holocaust, A Date to Remember Lecture followed by Wine reception with the Professors Co-presented with the Venice Center for International Jewish Studies and the Jewish Community Library of San Francisco The Museo Italo Americano will commemorate International Holocaust […]