The 2020-2021 cohort of graduate fellows in Jewish studies presents their research on Sephardic Jews in modern times, midwives in the Ottoman Empire, Sephardic music, ancient Jewish art, and Kurdish Jews in medieval Iraq.
In the 2021 Stroum Lectures, Julia Watts Belser uses classic rabbinic Jewish texts to grapple with questions about climate change and environmental justice, inviting us to tangle with grief and re-imagine possibilities for survival.
GRAD COLLOQUIUM | Tradition and Continuity: Jewish Cultural History Through Art, Music and Travelogue
Graduate fellows Ke Guo, Abby Massrano and Jeffrey Haines present on modern Sephardic music, ancient art, and medieval writing.
2020-2021 graduate fellows discuss Ladino newspapers, Ottoman Jews in Seattle, and Jewish midwives at the turn of the 20th century.
Dina Danon (Binghamton University) will discuss her new book, "The Jews of Ottoman Izmir: A Modern History."
Daniel Schwartz (George Washington University) will give a talk on the history of the word "ghetto" from 16th-century Venice until today.
VIDEO | American Christians and the Holy Land: Before, During and After Contemporary Pilgrimages to Israel/Palestine
Hillary Kaell discusses the modern phenomenon of American Christian pilgrimage trips to Israel/Palestine and how American Christians make sense of these experiences.
VIDEO | Writing Trauma, from the Holocaust to the Pandemic: Poetry from Immigrant Jewish Writers from the Former Soviet Union
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach and Luisa Muradyan discuss their poetry with faculty member Sasha Senderovich.