Gershom Gorenberg

Gershom Gorenberg: Distinguished Alumni Lecture

  November 14, 2011 | 7-9 PM | Free & Open to the Public Stevenson Event Center, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information UCSC alumnus Gershom Gorenberg is the author of the forthcoming book, The Unmaking of Israel, on the crisis of Israeli democracy and how to solve it. The book will be published […]

Jean Baumgarten

A Public Dialogue with Jean Baumgarten and Nathaniel Deutsch

  November 16, 2011 | 1-3 PM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities 1 Building, Room 202, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information One of the most important—and least appreciated—categories that Jews have employed to experience the world Jewishly is minhag, a Hebrew word typically translated into English as “custom.” Historically, minhag […]

Women, Jews, Venetians Conference Recap

The “Women, Jews, Venetians” conference was an exciting opportunity for those interested in the experiences of Jewish women in Venice, and the wider effects of those experiences on society, to come together to discuss research findings and suggest future possibilities for action. Organized by Prof. Baumgarten of UCSC, the conference made productive use of our […]

Erik Butler: “The Ruse of Faith: Spiritual Politics in Der Nister’s Soviet Symbolism”

Professor Butler has published Metamorphoses of the Vampire in Literature and Film (Camden House, 2010) and The Bellum Grammaticale and the Rise of European Literature (Ashgate, 2010). His translation of Der Nister’s Regrowth (Vidervuks) is forthcoming (Northwestern, 2011). The current book, Cruelty and Mystification, explores violence and ruse in modernist fiction.

Clive Sinclair: “The Belmont Quota”

  April 28, 2011 | 12:00-1:30 PM | Free & Open to the Public Kresge College, Room 325, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information Clive Sinclair has published 14 books of fiction – The Lady and the Laptop received major critical acclaim in England and he is noted for his criticism, including a study […]

Regine Basha: "Tuning Baghdad"

  May 5, 2011 | 4-5:30 PM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities 1 Building, Room 210, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information Regine Basha has been an curator of contemporary art and art writer since the early 1990s. Her exhibition and writing history can be found on Amongst her most […]

Women, Jews and Venetians Conference

Our gathering is directed to bringing women into the Venetian historical account. We will focus on the ways in which Jewish women, in part through their connections to other Venetian and Italian women, helped to articulate what it was to be modern, and thus participated in the forging of modern Venetian, Italian, and Jewish identities. […]

Noel King Memorial Lecture: Jonathan Brown and Nathaniel Deutsch

The Noel Q. King Memorial Lectures celebrate the work of the late Noel Q. King, Professor Emeritus of History and Comparative Religion at UC Santa Cruz. This conversation between two scholars of religious studies reflects Professor King’s lifelong commitment to, and joy in, interfaith dialogue.