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
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?
The Helen Diller Family Endowment Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies Presents: Marina Rustow: “The Cairo Geniza and the Middle East’s Archive Problem” The Cairo Geniza, a cache of 400,000 manuscript pages preserved in a medieval Egyptian synagogue, has yielded many unexpected finds, but perhaps none so unexpected as thousands of documents in Arabic script from […]
April 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Humanities 1, Room 210 | Free The Helen Diller Family Endowment Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies presents: Mitchell Duneier, the Maurice P. During, Professor of Sociology at Princeton University on “Ghetto: Invention of a Place, History of an Idea” Lecture at 4:00pm – Humanities 1, RM […]
November 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm | Humanities 1, Room 210 “In my time I have seen many Shylocks ….. But never before have I seen seven […]
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | 12:15-6:30 PM | Free & Open to the Public 210 Humanities Building 1, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information This conference addresses the complexity of the Ghetto of Venice at 500, both as a concrete space and as a global metaphor – tracing its refraction across space and time. […]
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 […]
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.
The Venice Ghetto will serve as the starting point for the conference to address questions of modern Jewish spaces and identity. The site has played a central role in Jewish and European culture since the Jews were first sequestered in the Ghetto in 1516.
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.