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Presented by Muhlenberg College

Semester I

Drawing on a wide range of topics and scholarly expertise, the series will explore how Jews have understood themselves, and been understood by others, in diverse historical settings.


Thursday, January 30, 2014

THE IMAGE OF THE JEW AS ANTI-IMPERIAL REBEL IN THE ANCIENT ROMAN WORLD

with Muhlenberg Professor William Gruen

7:00 p.m., Muhlenberg College Hillel

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

IMAGINING THE VANISHING WORLD OF THE ROMAN GHETTO

with Muhlenberg College Professor Daniel Leisawitz

7:00 p.m., JCC of Allentown

 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

LIVING BETWEEN QUESTION MARKS

with Ruth Knafo Setton, writer-in-residence, Berman Center for Jewish Studies, Lehigh University

7:00 p.m., Lafayette College Hillel

 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

JEW MEDIA: PERFORMANCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR THE 58TH CENTURY

with Professor Henry Bial, American Studies and Theatre Departments, University of Kansas

7:00 p.m., Seegers Union, Muhlenberg College

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

TCHOTCHKES: COLLECTING YIDDISH POPULAR CULTURE

with Dr. Jeffrey Shandler, scholar of modern Jewish culture specializing in Yiddish culture, Rutgers University

7:00 p.m., Seegers Union, Muhlenberg College

 

All programs are free and open to the public.

Muhlenberg College's series is sponsored by a grant from the Legacy Heritage Jewish Studies Project and the Association for Jewish Studies. All of the programs in the series are co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, the Berman Center for Jewish Studies at Lehigh University and Muhlenberg's Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding.