Ph.D. candidate Katja Schatte explains how ideas of Jewishness gradually expanded in the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) starting in the mid-1980s.
Student-created websites explore Jewish history in Sweden, Catalonia, Amsterdam, Morocco, Iran & other regions around the world
Students of Liora Halperin's winter 2021 Jewish Cultural History course share their research into global Jewish history through informative, visually rich websites.
The Jews of medieval Iraq and Kurdistan: Surprising insights from Rabbi Benjamin of Tudela’s 12th-century geography
Rabbi Benjamin of Tudela's travel writing shows that Jews in medieval Iraq and Kurdistan lived in (relative) peace and freedom, countering narratives of universal misery and oppression, grad fellow Jeffrey Haines writes.
"Jewish Questions" explores anti-Semitism: what it is, its long history, and how we can push back against it today.
Video and audio recordings of all of the lectures from our 2020 series are now available online!
VIDEO | The History of a Page: Reflecting on the Talmud as a Physical Book (and What I’ve Learned Since My Stroum Lecture 23 Years Ago)
David Stern (Harvard University) explains how the Talmud evolved over the ages in this update to his 1997 Stroum Lecture in Jewish Studies.
The recent controversy around Jews' forced migration from Egypt in the 1950s raises questions about how history is used and by whom, writes Grad Fellow Pablo Jairo Tutillo Maldonado.
Works of literature speak to the forces behind anti-Semitic violence.