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Hanover, New Hampshire 03755
Telephone: (603) 646-0475
E-mail: Jewish.Studies@Dartmouth.edu

 
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Ehud Benor
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Thérèse Perin-Deville
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Past Events and Lectures

Media Reports

Bernard Avaishai

 

2014

 

Lev Grinberg

Klezbart Cabaret with Psoy Korolenko

 

2013

Theater and the Holocaust

Maja Zuckerman Seminar

Jonas Leipziger Seminar

 The Blood Libel

Micha Brumlik Lecture

romuald karmaker

 

Vermont Public Television Documentary

A new Vermont Public Television documentary, "Little Jerusalem," about the immigration of Jews from Lithuania to Burlington, Vermont, in the late 19th century, will be screened Tuesday, February 19 at 7pm in Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center.  Following the film there will be a panel discussion and reception. This event is sponsored by the Religion Department and the Jewish Studies Program.

Hoffman Lecture

2012

 Sarah Daniellson

US Oil Geopolitics in the Middle East: The Enduring Legacy of the Carter Doctrine 

Lecture by Michael Klare, PAWSS Professor, Hampshire College.

Wednesday, August 1 at 4:30 pm

Location: Haldeman 041

Michael Klare, Five College professor of peace and world security studies, and director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies (PAWSS), holds a B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of the Union Institute. He has written widely on U.S. military policy, international peace and security affairs, the global arms trade, and global resource politics.

This lecture is presented by the Jewish Studies Program and sponsored by the Brownstone Family Visiting Professorship Fund in Judaic Studies.

 

 

vienna to hollywood

2011

 

sheppard flyer

"In Defense of Academic Freedom and the Dignity of the Scholar: Ernst Kantorowicz from Frankfort to Berkeley," a lecture by Eugene Sheppard, Brandeis University, with a response by Udi Greenberg, will take place on Tuesday, August 16, at noon in Rockefeller Center 1930s Room. Lunch will be available. This event is sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth. All are welcome.

 

The Annual Brownstone Lecture

 

will take place on Tuesday, May 24 at 4 p.m. in Kemeny 008, followed by a reception.  Harvey Goldberg, cultural anthropologist from Hebrew University in Israel, will speak on "The Jews of Libya: Memory and Identity."

This lecture is presented by the Jewish Studies Program and sponsored by the Brownstone Family Visiting Professorship Fund in Judaic Studies.

Brownstone Lecture

INVITATION FROM HILLEL AND CHABAD FOR SHABBAT 400

Every spring term, Hillel and Chabad choose a date where we try to get the roughly 400 Jewish students at Dartmouth to come together on a Friday night for a free home-cooked Shabbat dinner.

This year, Shabbat 400 will be held in Alumni Hall at 7:30 pm this Friday (May 13). To reserve your place at Shabbat 400, blitz "Shabbat 400."

See you on Shabbat!

 

Shifting Perspectives on the Dead Sea Scrolls

A lecture by John Collins of the Yale Divinity School

Tuesday, May 3 at 5:00 p.m.

Location: Rockefeller Center 3

This lecture is sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth

 

The Uniqueness of Jewish Vilna

Samuel Kassow, Trinity College, will speak on "The Uniqueness of Jewish Vilna" on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 4:30 p.m. in Rockefeller Center II. This lecture is made possible with a gift from Leon Black '73.

 

The Department of Religion Presents the Hardigg Family Fund Lecture

Susan Neiman, Director of the Einstein Forum in Potsdam, Germany

Job, God, and the Problem of Evil

Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 4:15 p.m.

Location: Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall

This year's Hardigg Fellow is Professor Susan Neiman, Director of the Einstein Forum in Potsdam, Germany. A moral philosopher with interests in philosophy of religion, she is the author of several award-winning books, including Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy (2002) and Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-Up Idealists (2008).

Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Religion Department, the Jewish Studies Program, the Philosophy Department, and the Leslie Center for the Humanities.

2010

The Barnet Seminar in Jewish Studies: A Discussion of Works in Progress

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: 1930s Room, Rockefeller Center

  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Jonathan Elukin, Trinity College
    The Devil Incarnate: Shylock and Shakespeare’s Struggle with Christian Theology

    Respondent: Alex Halasz, Dartmouth College

  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Abigail Gillman, Boston University
    Toward a History of German Jewish Bible Translation

    Respondent: Veronika Fuechtner, Dartmouth College

  • 2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Liora Halperin, University of California at Los Angeles
    Know Your Enemy, Know Your Brother, Know Yourself: Discourses about Arabic in the Yishuv

    Respondent: Dirk Vandewalle, Dartmouth College

  • Jonathan Decter, Brandeis University
    Representing Jewish Legitimacy in the Medieval Mediterranean

    Respondent: Edwin Seroussi, Hebrew University

  • Jeffrey Shoulson, University of Miami
    Purity and Admixtion: Jewish Alchemy in Early Modern England

    Respondent: Eric Jacobson, University of London, Roehampton

  • Convened by Susannah Heschel, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies
    Presented by the Jewish Studies Program
    Sponsored by the Mary & William Barnet II 1934 Family Fund

Reciprocal Influences of Jewish and Islamic Law

A lecture by Gideon Libson, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Wednesday, August 18 at 4:00 p.m.

Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: 1930s Room, Rockefeller Center

This lecture is sponsored by the Mary & William II 1934 Family Fund and is presented by the Jewish Studies Program.

Annual Brownstone Lecture: Scattered Through the World: The Web and the Reunion

Lecture with Visiting Brownstone Professor Leo Spitzer.

Monday, April 19

Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Haldeman 041
Reception to follow.

This lecture will focus on sites on the World Wide Web like www.czernowitz.ehpes.com that have enabled large, new, archival resources about places from which Jews were expelled or displaced — and, especially, how these cyber sites have generated desires both among surviving Jews and subsequent generations for so called "roots" or "return" journeys to these originary places.

Presented by the Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth.

Sponsored by the Brownstone Family visiting Professorship Fund in Judaic Studies.

“ ‘A Thousand Darknesses’: Traces of the Romanian Holocaust”

April 12, 2010

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Haldeman 041

Romania map

Deported Jews on the banks of the Dniester, 1941
Welcome

Part I:

  • Moderator — Irene Kacandes (Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College)
  • Marianne Hirsch (Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Co-Director, Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference, Columbia University): “The Cernăuți Ghetto: Deportation and the Decent Mayor”
  • Florence Heymann (Research Director, (CRFJ) French Research Center, Jerusalem) “The Forgotten Letters from Moghilev, Transnistria”
  • Questions
Break

Part II:

  • Moderator — Roxana Verona (associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College)
  • Leo Spitzer (Vernon Professor Emeritus, Brownstone Professor of Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College) “’There Was Never a Camp Here!’: Lager Vapniarka”
  • Irene Silverblatt (Professor of Cultural Anthropology and History, Duke University) “Discovering Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger: Poetry, the Holocaust, and the Afterlife of Meaning”
  • Commentary - Svetlana Frunchak (Jackman Fellow in the Humanities, University of Toronto) "The Holocaust in Present-day Romanian and Ukrainian Memory"
  • Questions

On the basis of family and recently opened public archives as well as letters, memoirs, photographs, essays, poetry, and material remnants, this interdisciplinary symposium explores a virtually unknown chapter of Twentieth Century European history: the Holocaust in Romania.

2009

Klezmerusha

A cabaret concert with Psoy Korolenko.
Russian-Yiddish-Klezmer-Folk-Pop

Thursday, November 19

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Faulkner Auditorium in the HOP

Psoy Korolenko is a songwriter, singer, poet, comedian, one-man Klezmer band, and "wandering scholar" who performs in several languages. His appeal spans generations, from teens to college students to those who remember Yiddish spoken in their homes.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Russian Department, Nadezhda T. Koroton Fund, and the Jewish Studies Program.

Stith & Schnock — The Art and Politics of Remembrance in New Berlin 

Renata Stich Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock Frieder Schnock

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Kreindler Auditorium, Haldeman 041

Approaching the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, conceptual artists Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock speak about their critical interventions addressing urban space, memory, and new media. In collaboration with the Leslie Center for the Humanities, Department of German Studies, the Department of Art History, the Hood Museum of Art and the Jewish Studies Program. In support of the Dartmouth Centers Forum theme Conflict & Reconciliation.

Philip Roth Symposium

To mark the fortieth anniversary of the publication of Portnoy's Complaint, the Jewish Studies Program will hold an informal symposium on the work of Philip Roth and its impact on Jewish identity. Speakers include Janis Bellow, Bernard Avishai (Hebrew University), Richard Gottlieb (NY Psychoanalytic Society), Jonathan Wilson (Tufts University), Sidra Ezrahi (Hebrew University), and Klaus Milich and Ivy Schweitzer from Dartmouth College.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Haldeman 124

The Philip Roth Symposium is made possible by the generous endowment of the Mary & William Barnet II 1934 Family Fund. 

For further information, please e-mail Susannah Heschel or Karen DeRosa.

The Public Professors and the Professions of the Public with Professor Martin E. Marty

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Professor Martin E. Marty

Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor
Emeritus of the History of Modern Christianity
University of Chicago Divinity School

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Haldeman 041
Reception to follow.

Sponsored by Jewish Studies Program, Department of Philosophy, Department of Religion, William Jewett Tucker Foundation, Professor Susannah Heschel, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies, all of Dartmouth College, and by the Eugen Rosenstock Huessy Fund.

"Isaac Rosenfeld, Saul Bellow, Friendship, and Fate — On Fame, Oblivion, and Writing in Mid-20th Century America" — Cancelled

Lecture by Steven Zipperstein.

Steven Zipperstein

Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History at Stanford University. Steve writes modern Jewish history and has published widely in professional and popular publications including the New York Times,the Washington Post, New Republic, Partisan Review and Dissent.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Carpenter Hall 201C

2007

November 22, 2007

Podcast — US Holocaust Memorial Museum Voices on Antisemitism podcast series 

Last Updated: 8/27/14