Buber’s I-Thou Philosophy in Buddhism and Taoism

Buber's I-Thou Philosophy in Buddhism and Taoism
The Jewish Studies Workshop and the Philosophy of Religion Workshop proudly present: Buber’s I-Thou Philosophy in Buddhism and Taoism A talk by Toshihiro Horikawa (Kyoto University / University of Heidelberg) Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 4:30-6:00 at Stuart Hall 104. A short reception will follow.

Autumn Quarter Schedule

Schedule, Autumn Quarter, 2015 *Please allow for minor changes resulting from unforeseen circumstances Tuesday, October 6, 7-8:30: Opening Dinner Please RSVP with either Anna Band (aband@uchicago.edu) or Yiftach Ofek (yiftach@uchicago.edu) for address. Sunday-Monday, October 18-19:  Conference – Martin Buber: Philosopher of Dialogue (The Spertus Institute with the University of Chicago Divinity School) In commemoration of the fiftieth ...

Call for Papers 2015-16

The Jewish Studies Workshop invites graduate students and faculty to present their work during the upcoming academic year of 2015-16. The Workshop provides an intimate, interdisciplinary forum for faculty and graduate students to engage in vibrant discourse and critical reflection on work and topics that range across all things related to Jews or Judaism. The Workshop ...

Autumn 2015 Schedule (Preview)

Hello everyone! We are very excited for this coming year, and are looking forward to what is already shaping up to be a very interesting quarter. Soon Anna and I will be sending out an official Call for Papers, but in the meantime, below is sneak peak at some of the events coming up for us ...

Winter Quarter Schedule

Visit our Facebook page for schedule updates and announcements! https://www.facebook.com/groups/925242680838753/ Location information will be updated on the Facebook link above. Snacks will be provided at all events! Wednesday, January 14 – 4:30-6:00pm – Swift 106 Jeff Fowler, “Retelling Old Stories: Christian Supersessionism and/in Post-Emancipation Judaism” Jeff is a PhD candidate in Theology at the Divinity ...

Wednesday, Nov. 12: Eugene Sheppard: German and German Jewish Understandings of Persecution, Providence, and Messianic Vengeance: 1933-1938.

Join the Jewish Studies Workshop on Wednesday, November 12th 4:30-6:00 PM in Swift 106 as we welcome Eugene Sheppard, Brandeis University Professor of Modern Jewish History and Thought to discuss his paper entitled “German and German Jewish Understandings of Persecution, Providence, and Messianic Vengeance: 1933-1938.” Eugene Sheppard is the author of Leo Strauss and the Politics of ...

10/13: Welcome Back Dinner and Discussion

10/13: Welcome Back Dinner and Discussion
    Welcome and welcome back to for a 2014-2015 academic year and a full slate of Jewish Studies Workshop events!   Our first event will be a dinner, meet-and-greet, and a discussion led by this year’s JSW faculty coordinator Sarah Hammerschlag on professionalisation in the field of Jewish Studies scholarship.   Please join us ...

27/5 Julie Cooper: “Democracy and Theocracy in Jewish Political Thought: From Baruch Spinoza to Michael Walzer.”

27/5 Julie Cooper:
Israel Theocracy Flag/Oren Neu Dag 2008 Julie Cooper, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, will present her paper titled: “Democracy and Theocracy in Jewish Political Thought: From Baruch Spinoza to Michael Walzer.” Please download the paper here. The workshop will be hosted at the house of Professor Paul Mendes-Flohr and will ...

13/5 Alexandra Zirkle: “Formative Exegesis: Herxheimer’s Hermeneutics and the Project of Bildung.”

13/5 Alexandra Zirkle: “Formative Exegesis: Herxheimer’s Hermeneutics and the Project of Bildung.”
  Shabbat Afternoon/ Moritz Daniel Oppenheim 1866 Alexandra Zirkle, PhD Candidate at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School, will present a chapter from her dissertation which examines 19th century German-Jewish exegetical approaches to the temple and sacrifice as reflecting how German Jews negotiated their understanding of the tenets of Jewish thought and practice in light ...

29/4 Eliyahu Stern: “The Secularization of the Kabbalah and the Origins of Jewish Socialism.”

29/4 Eliyahu Stern:
© Moria Meir 2014/GPO Eliyahu Stern, Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Intellectual and Cultural History at Yale, will discuss a chapter from his book project considering the historical links between Kabbalah and Jewish socialism. Please download the paper here. Tuesday, April 29th, 4:30-6:00pm. Wieboldt Hall 408. Light refreshments will be served.