Spring Schedule

Spring Schedule
Kiss of the Earth/ Nicholas Roerich 1912   After a long and cold winter, welcome to our Spring quarter! As is our custom, we begin with a big social and intellectual event, this time co-hosted with Northwestern Jewish studies students, and after Passover we are hosting Yale’s Eliyahu Stern and other exciting workshop speakers from ...

11/3 Daniel Rosenberg: “Short(hand) Stories: Unexplicated Story Cues in the Babylonian Talmud”

11/3 Daniel Rosenberg:
© DSW. 2014. Daniel Rosenberg, PhD candidate at NYU, will present a chapter from his dissertation which examines the performative aspects of the Babylonian Talmud through story cues. Please download the source sheet here and email Ori at owerdiger@uchicago.edu to receive Daniel’s paper. Swift 406. 1:30-3:00pm. Coffee, Tea, and Hamentashen.  

25/2 Adam Yale Stern: “Kant and Judaism”

25/2 Adam Yale Stern:
American Gothic. Grant Wood. 1930 Adam Yale Stern, visiting PhD candidate from Harvard University, will present his paper on Kant and Judaism. Larisa Reznik, PhD candidate at UChicago Divinity School will respond. To receive the paper please email Ori at owerdiger@uchicago.edu. See you in Swift 406. 1:30-3:00 pm.  

11/2 Liran Yadgar: “The Preacher and the Jews: The View from the Maghrib”

11/2 Liran Yadgar:
      Eugène Delacroix, “Seated Arab, a Chalk Drawing with Watercolour” (1832)   Liran Yadgar, Phd candidate at department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, UChicago, will present part of his dissertation, which is focused on Jewish-Muslim relations in the Later Middle Period (1200-1500 C.E.). The paper will discuss the contents and the historical ...

29/1 David Shyovitz “Animals in the Garden of Eden”

29/1 David Shyovitz
Hireonymus Bosch/ The Garden of Earthly Delights David Shyovitz, Northwestern University, will present his paper: “Animals in the Garden of Eden: Carnivorousness and Eschatology in Medieval Jewish Thought”. To download the paper please visit the Animal Studies workshop’s website and use the password: animalstudies. Wednesday. 4:30 pm. Rosenwald 405. Refreshment will be served. This sessions ...

14/1 Orit Bashkin and Na’ama Rokem: “Jews in Context”

14/1 Orit Bashkin and Na'ama Rokem:
                      In our first social meeting of the quarter, Orit Bashkin and Na’ama Rokem, University of Chicago, will discuss the scholarly examination of Jews within majority culture in the context of their recent book projects: New Babylonians (Bashkin) and Prosaic Conditions (Rokem). Please download and ...

Winter 2014 Schedule

Winter 2014 Schedule
                  © Tove Janson.   Welcome back to wintery Chicago. Here is our schedule for this winter. As you will notice, this winter we have more workshops concerned with things medieval, while not forsaking contemporary issues too. Following on the successful meeting last quarter, we are hosting ...

3/12 Erik Dreff: “Contributing to the study of Spinoza and his legacy: a proposal”

3/12 Erik Dreff:
© Charles Schulz. Erik Dreff, PhD student at the Divinity School, will present his dissertation proposal, dealing with the issue of the Love of God in Spinoza’s thought. Please email Ori at owerdiger@uchicago.edu to be sent the text of Erik’s proposal. Scott Ferguson, PhD at the Divinity school will respond. Swift 406. 4:30-6:00 pm. Tea, ...

19/11 Assaf Harel: “The times of Jewish settlers in the West Bank”

19/11 Assaf Harel:
© Assaf Harel 2010 Assaf Harel, Phd candidate at the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers, works on the anthropology of time.  Harel will speak with us about his research, conducted among West Bank Jewish settlers. In preparation for Assaf’s presentation, please read the articles by Eldar and Zertal and by Ravitzky, and also the Miracle Stories ...

5/11 Larisa Resnik: “Rosenzweig’s Luther: Or, Germanness Gone ‘Mad’ “

5/11 Larisa Resnik:
© John Tenniel, 1865.   Larisa Resnik, PhD candidate at the Divinity School will present a chapter from her dissertation on Franz Rosenzweig. Please download the chapter here. Francesca Consolaro, visiting PhD student from the Università degli Studi di Verona will respond. Regenstein 503. 4:30-6:00 pm. Coffee and tea to keep you warm.