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 […]

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2011 Jewish Studies Undergraduate Research Awards

It is with great enthusiasm that the Center for Jewish Studies announces that the following undergraduates have received Jewish Studies Undergraduate Research Awards for the 2010-2011 year: Zachary Ragent, “Providence and Personality: How and Why the Lubavitchers of the Chabad Student Center Experience Santa Cruz” Nathan Brown, “By the Rivers of Babylon: The Near Eastern […]

Searching for Yiddish Land

Searching for Yiddish Land

Teachers, students, and scholars weigh the value of Yiddish in the Modern Age   In a small classroom hidden at the end of the hall on the first floor of UC Santa Cruz’s social sciences building, six students and their instructor struggle to say,“I like the weather today”in Yiddish. It sounds simple, but several students […]

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.

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Jewish Studies Conference Set for UC Santa Cruz

A conference designed to highlight the role women have played in the forging of Italian Jewish identity will take place May 22-24, on the UC Santa Cruz campus. Titled “Women, Jews, Venetians,” the event is sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies of the University of California, Santa Cruz, the UCSC Literature Department, the Museo Italo-Americano […]

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 bashaprojects.com. 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.