Jewish Studies Program Past Events

Below is as listing by academic year of the Jewish Studies Programs past events.

2016-2017 Events

Winter Quarter

Date

Lecture

Location

Wednesday

JAN 18

5:00 pm

Out of Oswiecim: A Family’s Odyssey – with William Rosenbaum

Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Monday

FEB 13

5:00 pm

The Voice of Your Brother's Blood: The Murder of a Town in Eastern Galicia – with Omer Bartov

Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Monday

MAR 6

5:00 pm

Drawn from Water: an American Poet, an Ethiopian Family, an Israeli Story with Dina Elenbogen

Faculty Club

Wednesday

MAR 8

5:00 pm

A Mother’s Last Wish: Stories from the Bloodlands – with Pam Zimbalist

Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Spring Quarter

Date

Lecture

Location

Thursday

APR 6

5:00 pm

 

Diving into the Biblical Seas: Recent Contributions of Maritime Archaeology to the Study of Canaanite and Phoenician Cultures with Assaf Yasur-Landau

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Faculty Club

Friday

APR 7

12:00 pm

A Zionist Yiddish land on the Shores of the Mediterranean: Sholem Aleichem’s Hard to Be a Jew in Mandatory Tel-Aviv – with Shelly Zer-Zion

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Galbraith Room, HSS 4025

Wednesday

APR 12

5:00 pm

Archiving Atrocity: The International Tracing Service and Holocaust Research – with Suzanne Brown-Fleming

Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Monday

APR 17

5:00 pm

Bursting Out of Bounds: Jews, Gog and Magog, and the Apocalypse – with Dr. Asa Mittman

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Faculty Club

Wednesday

APR 19

6:30 pm

Israeli Artists in Conversation: A Film Symposium

Hojel Auditorium, Institute of the Americas

Wednesday

MAY 3

6:00 pm

The Burden of History – a Round Table Discussion with Tal Golan, Judi Gottschalk, and Gershon Shafir

Geisel Library, Seus

 

2015-2016 Events

Fall Quarter

Date Lecture Location
Wednesday
OCT 14
5:00 pm
The Mitzvah Project
Roger Grunwald
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Thursday
OCT 29
6:00 pm
Babel in Zion: Negotiating Language Diversity in Pre-1948 Palestine 
Liora Halperin, University of Colorado, in honor of Dean Padden
Faculty Club
Wednesday
NOV 4
5:00 pm
The Holocaust in Comparative Perspective
Norman Naimark, Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor in East European Studies, Stanford University
Biomedical Library Building
Thursday
NOV 5
12:00 pm
Lunch Seminar: Writing a World History of Genocide
Norman Naimark, Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor in East European Studies, Stanford University
Email Suzanne Hillman at hlhw@ucsd.edu to register.
Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Galbraith Room
Sunday
NOV 15

DINNER
5:00 pm 
TALK
6:00 pm
How Rabbinic Law Adapts Itself to Changing Times, from the Middle Ages till Today
Joel Roth, Louis Finkelstein Professor of Talmud and Jewish Law, Jewish Theological Seminary
Faculty Club
Thursday
NOV 19
5:00 pm

CANCELED-How Did Arab Hummus Become an Israeli Passion?
Dafna Hirsch, Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication, Open University of Israel

Faculty Club

Winter Quarter

Date Lecture Location
Wednesday
JAN 13
5:00 pm
Think Only of Today: a Documentary About the Life of the Holocaust Survivor Max Garcia
Alberto Lau and Robert Schneider
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Monday
JAN 25
5:00 pm
Muslim and Christian Influence on Jewish Law in the Middle Ages
David Golinkin, President and Professor of Jewish Law at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem
Faculty Club
Wednesday
FEB 10
5:00 pm
Exile in Ecuador
Moselio Schaechter, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Microbiology, Tufts University
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Wednesday
FEB 17
3:00 pm
Fleeing Hitler & Stalin to America: Illuminating history with family stories
Peter Gourevitch, Ph.D., founding dean of the School of Global Policy & Strategy
Humanities & Social Sciences Building,
Galbraith Room 4025
Wednesday
FEB 24
5:00 pm
The Wild West Bank: Author Reads From and Discusses His Novel,The Hilltop
Assaf Gavron, Award-winning Israeli novelist; Visiting Professor, San Diego State University
Faculty Club
Wednesday
MAR 2
5:00 pm
Charlotte Salomon’s Interventions
Darcy Buerkle, Associate Professor of History, Smith College
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Thursday
MAR 3
12:00 pm
Lunch Seminar: Fred Zinnemann’s Holocaust
Darcy Buerkle, Associate Professor of History, Smith College
Humanities & Social Sciences Building,
Galbraith Room 4025
Tuesday
MAR 15
12:00 pm
Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning
Timothy Snyder, Housum Professor of History, Yale University
Dolores Huerta Room (Student Center Level 1)

Spring Quarter

Date Lecture Location
Wednesday
APR 1
5:00 pm
CANCELED - Serenade: A Memoir of Music and Love from Vienna and Prague to Los Angeles
Carol Jean Delmar
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Thursday
MAY 5
5:00 pm
Antisemitism and Other Racisms
Jack Jacobs, Professor, John Jay College City University of New York
Faculty Club
Monday
MAY 9
3:00 pm
Geographies of Tolerance: State, Space and Jewish-Muslim Ligatures in Morocco
Aomar Boum, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Social Sciences Building
Wednesday
MAY 11
5:00 pm
Chava Rosenfarb’s The Tree of Life: An Epic about Life in the Lodz Ghetto
Goldie Morgentaler, Professor in Literature, University of Lethbridge
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
 Thursday
MAY 12
5:30 pm

Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, Judaism
David Nirenberg, Professor and Dean of Social Sciences, University of Chicago
 Faculty Club
Wednesday
JUN 1
Reception: 4:30 pm
Program:
5:30 pm
Living with the Holocaust
Tom Segev
Atkinson Hall Auditorium

2014-15 Events

Fall Quarter

Date Lecture Location
Tuesday
OCT 14
5:00 pm
Laughing All the Way to Freedom: Social Functions of Jewish Humor in Soviet Emigration
Emil Draitser, Hunter College, City University of New York
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Faculty Club
Wednesday
OCT 22
5:00 pm
Getting Here: An Odyssey Through WWII
Ruth Hohberg, Holocaust Survivor
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Thursday
NOV 13
5:00 pm
Hitler's Furies: Ordinary Women?
Professor Wendy Lower, Claremont McKenna College
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Thursday
NOV 13
12:00 pm
Lunch Seminar
Professor Wendy Lower, Claremont McKenna College
Email Suzanne Hillman at hlhw@ucsd.edu to register.
Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Galbraith Room
Thursday
DEC 4
5:00 pm
Film Screening "The Night of Fools"
Visiting Professor Rami Kimchi, Ariel University
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Price Center Theater

Winter Quarter

Date Lecture Location
Thursday
JAN 15
5:00 pm
The Book of Job After the Shoah
Professor Choon-Leong Seow, Princeton Theological Seminary
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Faculty Club
Wednesday
JAN 21
5:00 pm
After Auschwitz
Dr. Edith Eva Eger, Holocaust Survivor
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Wednesday
FEB 18
6:00 pm
The Twenty-seventh Man
Nathan Englander, Author/Playwright in conversation with Barry Edelstein, Old Globe Artistic Director
Old Globe Theater
Wednesday
FEB 25
5:00 pm
Bearing Witness: The Diaries of Victor Klemperer
Professor Judith Hughes, University of California, San Diego
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Wednesday
MAR 11
5:00 pm
Archival Footprints: In Search of the Grishavers
Herman Grishaver, Holocaust Refugee
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Spring Quarter

Date Lecture Location
Wednesday
APR 15
5:30 pm
Growing Up in the Shadow of the Holocaust
Roundtable with UC San Diego Faculty and Graduate Students
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Thursday
APR 23
5:00 pm
Finding the Woman of Valor:  Gender, Americanization and the 1917 Jewish Bible Translation
Professor Naomi Seidman, Graduate Theological Union
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Faculty Club
Wednesday
APR 29
7:00 pm
A Conversation with Israeli Author and Journalist
Ari Shavit, Author of "My Promised Land:  The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel"
Co-sponsored by UCSD Hillel
Price Center Theater
Wednesday
MAY 6
5:00 pm
Whatever Happened to Klimt's Golden Lady?
Randol Schoenburg, Lawyer, Specialty in Recovering Nazi Loot
CalIT2 Auditorium
Thursday
MAY 7
8:00 pm
The Herman Wouk Chair of Modern Jewish Studies Lecture:  The Presence of the Past in Modern Jewish Literature
Professor Dara Horn, Novelist, Harvard University
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Faculty Club
Thursday
MAY 21
5:00 pm
Jewish and Christian Origins as Revealed by the Dead Sea Scrolls
Professor Risa Levitt Kohn, San Diego State University
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Faculty Club
Thursday
JUN 4
5:00 pm
Coincidences of Biblical Proportions: A Lecture in Memory of Miriam and Jerome Katzin
Professor Richard Elliott Friedman, UC San Diego Emeritus
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Faculty Club

2013-14 Events

Jewish Studies Program Lecture Series

Sonia Ancoli-Israel

Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD.

Professor Emerita of Psychiatry and Medicine, UCSD

Sleep in the Bible: Nothing New Under the Sun
comments by William H.C. Propp, PhD.
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at 12pm

Steven Zipperstein

Steven Zipperstein, PhD.

Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History, Stanford

How the 1903 Kishinev Pogrom Changed Jewish History
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 8pm

Matthew J. Adams

Matthew J. Adams, PhD.

Dorot Director, W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem (begin June 2014)

Armageddon and the Roman VIth Legion Ferrata: New Excavations at Legio, Israel, and Early Jewish-Christian-Roman Relations
Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 8pm

Amelia Glaser

Amelia Glaser, PhD.

Associate Professor of Literature, UCSD

Sholem Aleichem, Russian Literary Critic
Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 4:30pm

Jewish Studies Program Events

Yiddish Day

Yiddish Day

with Miriam Trinh and Eliezer Niborski

Sunday, June 1st, 2014
Yiddish Workshops: 10:00am-4:30pm
The Great Trajectory of a Great Yiddish Poet : Avrum Sutskever: 5:00pm


Jewish Studies Program Related Events

Jonathan Sperber

Jonathan Sperber

Curators’ Professor of History, University of Missouri

The Unfamiliar Karl Marx
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 3:30

Sponsored by IICAS European Lecture Series

Events