2016 Helen Diller Family Endowment Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 4:00-6:00 PM | Free & Open to the Public 210 Humanities Building 1, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information With more than 52,000 testimonies, 100,000+ hours of video footage, and a database of some 6 million records, the […]
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | 12:00-1:30 PM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities Building 2, Room 259, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information Literature graduate students, Katie Trostel and Erica Smeltzer will present their digital works-in-progress as part of their ongoing work related to the Venice Ghetto and Liminal Spaces and […]
Friday, January 29, 2016 | 4:00-6:00 PM | Free & Open to the Public Cowell Provost House, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information The Ghetto of Venice, founded 500 years ago, has been long haunted by the ghostly presence of Shylock, the most famous imaginary Jew. The lecture will consider Shakespeare alongside the […]
Thursday, January 21, 2016 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Free & Open to the Public Music Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information Following her father’s arrest by the Nazis, Hedy Rose, her mother, and sister spent nearly four years hidden in an Amsterdam cellar by a Christian Samaritan. Please join us for […]
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 10:00-11:45 AM | Free & Open to the Public Porter College, Room 144, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information Professor Kaminsky will explore various motifs surrounding the theme of special divine favor toward certain individuals and groups that pervades Genesis in hopes of illuminating these often troubling narratives. […]
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 9:30-10:40 AM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities 1 Building, Room 210, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information On Wednesday, November 4, Professor Berel Lang of Wesleyan University, author of Primo Levi: The Matter of a Life, will visit our campus and offer a lecture entitled “Primo […]
Film Screening and Discussion with Ron Feldman. Moderated by Bruce Thompson (History, UC Santa Cruz). Sunday, May 31, 2015 | 7-9 PM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities 1 Building, Room 210, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information FREE pizza will be served Ron H. Feldman, Ph.D., has edited two important […]
In conflicts over the veil or the return of antisemitism in France today, minority difference is often seen as a threat not only to public order but to the Republic itself. Long on the defensive, universalism has now staged a comeback in current discourse that seeks to guard against excessive communitarianism or the fantasized demon of American-style multi-culturalism.
An Interactive Panel Discussion and Presentation of Work for Faculty and Graduate Students in Jewish Studies Sunday, April 19, 2014 | 11 AM – 2 PM | Free & Open to the Public The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley More Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 512-6228 Kindly register by […]
The Venice Ghetto serves as the starting point from which we address questions of modern Jewish spaces –a site that has played a central role in Jewish and European culture since the Jews were sequestered in the Ghetto at its founding in 1516. Contemporary globalization brings into focus the relationship between identity and spatial location, and highlights new and cross-cutting transnational allegiances.