For the first time in its history, the Jewish community in Venezuela has found itself facing a consistent, 10-year barrage of anti-Israel, anti-Jewish statements from President Chavez’s administration and his pro-government media. […]
February 24, 2011 | 12-1 PM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities 1 Building, Room 210, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information What sources are essential to the study of the Jewish past? Where can they be found? In this talk, Sarah Abrevaya Stein discusses her on-going efforts to stretch the […]
Robert Alter is Class of 1937 Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley, where he has taught since 1967. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the Council of Scholars of the Library of Congress, and is past president of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics. He has twice been a Guggenheim Fellow, has been a Senior Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem, and Old Dominion Fellow at Princeton University.
January 11, 2011 / 12:00-1:00 PM
Humanities I, Room 210
In the late nineteenth century, a socialist workers’ movement burst onto the scene in New York City’s immigrant Jewish “ghetto.” Over subsequent decades and in cities around the country […]
December 2, 2010 / 2:00-5:00 PM
Humanities I, Room 620
Ethan Michaeli will explore how The Chicago Defender, the nation’s most important African American newspaper for much of the twentieth century, covered the Holocaust.
In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the Baghdadi Jewish diaspora stretched from Basra to Shanghai, with Calcutta acting as an important trading center on that route. During that time Calcutta was home to a thriving Jewish community that played an important role in the City’s mercantile development. […]
February 7, 2011 / 7:00-8:00 PM / Humanities 1, Room 210
The history of the Israeli- Arab wars has had environmental implications which are often overlooked.
February 1, 2011 / 4:00-5:45 PM / Humanities 1 Room 210
Compared with other Jewish Communities in the diaspora, the Argentine Jewish community presents a remarkable paradox.
January 13, 2011 / 12:00-1:45 PM
Humanities 1, Room 210
Joshua Schreier is an Associate Professor of History at Vassar College. He received is BA from the University of Chicago and his MA and Ph.D. from New York University. […]
Professor Dorian Bell has been awarded the Malcolm Bowie Prize for the best article in French studies published in 2009 by an early- career scholar. This prize is given by the Society for French Studies; the article is “The Jew as Model: Anti-Semitism, Aesthetics, and Epistemology in the Goncourt Brothers’ Manette Salomon,” Modern Language Notes […]