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Lectures 2011-2012

October 3, 2011. Michael Brenner, “Estranged Home: The Return of Jewish Emigrants to Postwar Germany.” Funded by the Harriet and Ulrich Meyer Fund. Co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Jewish Studies and the Hebrew Bible Workshop. Located in Classics 110, 1010 E. 59th St.

October 18, 2011. Maya Benton, “Picturing Vishniac: A Closer Reading, New Work, and Constructions of Jewish Identity.”  Co-sponsored by Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture. Location TBA.

October 26, 2011. Pierre Bordreuil, “Ugarit and the Bible: Some Literary Parallels.”  Co-sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the Oriental Institute. Located in the Oriental Institute Rm. 208, 1155 East 58th St.

November 1, 2011. The Matter of Religion: Lecture 1 of 4. Jonathan Klawans, “Symbol, Function, Theology and Morality: On Rules and Rituals in the Priestly Literature of the Hebrew Bible.” Co-sponsored by the Divinity School. Located in Swift Hall Common Room, 1025 E. 58th St.

November 29, 2011. The Jewish Book: Lecture 1 of 2. Piet van Boxel, “Hebrew books and 16th-century censorship in Italy.”Co-sponsored by The Nicholson Center for British Studies, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library, the Early Modern Workshop, and the Medieval Studies Workshop. Located in the Regenstein Library’s Special Collections Research Center, 1100 E. 57th St.

January 18, 2012. The Matter of Religion: Lecture 2 of 4. Matthew Suriano, “Death in the Kingdom of Judah: The social process of dying and the ritual context of the dead.” Co-sponsored by the Divinity School. Located in Swift Hall Common Room, 1025 E. 58th St.

February 8, 2012. The Matter of Religion: Lecture 3 of 4. Jeremy Hutton, “Upon the Roof of the Temple: Reconstructing the Phenomenology of Altar Usage from Archaeological and Textual Remains.” Co-sponsored by the Divinity School. Located in Classics 110, 1010 E. 59th St.

February 9, 2012. The Jewish Book: Lecture 1 of 2. David S. Katz, “Matthew Arnold, the Zulus and Biblical Arithmetic in Victorian England.” Co-sponsored by The Nicholson Center for British Studies, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library, the Early Modern Workshop, and the Medieval Studies Workshop. Located in the Regenstein Library’s Special Collections Research Center, 1100 E. 57th St.

February 10, 2012. A workshop with David S. Katz. Co-sponsored by The Nicholson Center for British Studies. Located in Classics 110, 1010 E. 59th St.

March 1, 2012. The Matter of Religion: Lecture 4 of 4. Nili Fox, “Fashion vs. Ideology: Biblical Laws Pertaining to Israelite Dress.” Co-sponsored by the Divinity School. Located in Swift Hall Common Room, 1025 E. 58th St.

April 1, 2012. The Haggadah: Lecture 1 of 4. David Stern, “The Haggadah and the Jewish Imagination.” Co-sponsored by the Special Collections Research Center, and the Divinity School. Located in the Regenstein Library’s Special Collections Research Center, 1100 E. 57th St.

April 22, 2012. The Haggadah: Lecture 2 of 4. Marc Michael Epstein, “Birds’ Head Revisited: Identity, Politics and Polemics in the Birds’ Head Haggadah.” Co-sponsored by the Special Collections Research Center, and the Divinity School. Located in the Regenstein Library’s Special Collections Research Center, 1100 E. 57th St.

May 6, 2012. The Haggadah: Lecture 3 of 4. Vanessa Ochs, “The Coconut on the Seder Plate: A biography of the contemporary Haggadah.” Co-sponsored by the Special Collections Research Center, and the Divinity School. Located in the Regenstein Library’s Special Collections Research Center, 1100 E. 57th St.

May 13, 2012. The Haggadah: Lecture 4 0f 4. Katrin Kogman-Appel, “Popularizing Books in a Manuscript Culture: The Visual Language of the Late Medieval Haggadah.” Co-sponsored by the Special Collections Research Center, and the Divinity School. Located in the Regenstein Library’s Special Collections Research Center, 1100 E. 57th St.

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