Steven Zipperstein, “Mythology, Historicity, and the 1903 Kishinev Pogrom: How a Riot Changed 20th Century Jewish History;”
3/29/2012, Rosenwald 405, 1101 E. 58th St. at 4:30 p.m. (free)
Steven J. Zipperstein, Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History at Stanford University, has published widely in European Jewish history and literary biography. Among his books are: Elusive Prophet: Ahad Ha’am and the Origins of Zionism (1993); Imagining Russian Jewry: Memory, History, Identity (1999); and Rosenfeld’s Lives: Fame, Oblivion, and the Furies of Writing (2008).
His books have garnered the National Jewish Book Award, the Smilen Prize, and the Leviant Prize of the Modern Language Association. He is an editor of the journal Jewish Social Studies, a series editor of Jewish Lives project at Yale University Press, and Chair of the Academic Advisory Council of the Center for Jewish History, in New York. For sixteen years, he was Director of the Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford.
This event is co-sponsored by The Committee on Social Thought, The History of Judaism Club, and the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies.