Esther Dischereit. “Before the High Holy Days, the House was Full of Whisperings and Rustlings.” A lecture and workshop on October 7 and 8, 2010, respectively. Funded by the Harriet and Ulrich Meyer Fund. Co-sponsored by the Germanics Department and the Newberger Hillel Center.
Modern Jewish and Israeli History. Six lectures funded by the Harriet and Ulrich Meyer Fund and the Aronberg Fund. This series was organized by Leora Auslander (History) and Orit Bashkin (NELC). Co-sponsored with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Department of History, and the France Chicago Center.
- Lisa Leff, “The Archive Handler: Zosa Szajkowski and the Salvaging of French Jewish History,” November 4, 2010.
- Daniel Tsadik, “Shi’ite-Jewish Relations in the Late 19th to the Early 20th Century Iran,” November 17, 2010.
- Julia Phillips Cohen, “Sephardi Jews & Imperial Belonging in the Late Ottoman Empire,” January 5, 2011.
- Lisa Silverman, “A Modern Passion Play: Philipp Halsmann on Trial in Interwar Austria,” February 23, 2011.
- Matthias Lehmann, “Philanthropic Networks and the Jews of Palestine in the Eighteenth Century: the Making of a Modern Jewish Diaspora,” April 14, 2011.
- Paul Lerner, “In Search of Cosmopolitan Consumption: Jews, Department Stores and Modern Mass Consumption in Germany,” May 19, 2011.
Jewish Communities of the Second Temple Period. Four lectures by funded by the Harriet and Ulrich Meyer Fund and the Aronberg Fund. This series was organized by Simi Chavel (Divinity) and Jeff Stackert (Divinity). Co-sponsored with the Divinity School.
- Jonathan Ben-Dov, “Jewish Calendars and Sects in the Hellenistic Period,” October 4, 2010.
- Sandra Gambetti, “The Jews in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt: A case apart?” October 25, 2010.
- Alejandro Botta, “Markers of Identity in the Jewish Colony of Elephantine,” February 1, 2011.
- Steven Weitzman, “The Samaritans and other Troublesome Doubles from Jewish Antiquity,” February 28, 2011.
Aron Rodrigue. “The First Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) Memoir: Sa’adi Halevi and Ottoman Jewish Salonica in the 19th Century.” May 16, 2011. Funded by the Harriet and Ulrich Meyer Fund. Co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture.