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October 2020

Guest Lecture: Asa S. Mittman (Professor of Art History, California State University at Chico)

October 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

  Far from Jerusalem: The Exclusion of Jews on Christian Maps A public lecture with ASA S. MITTMAN, Professor of Art History at California State University at Chico October 15, 2020 5:00-6:30pm  To be held…

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Public Symposium: “If I Embarrass You, Tell Your Friends: Jews Making Trouble, Jews Making Comedy”

October 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Together with UCLA, CJS will co-sponsor the virtual symposium “If I Embarrass You, Tell Your Friends: Jews Making Trouble, Jews Making Comedy.” Tony Michels will moderate the discussion.  This event will be held virtually, via Zoom.…

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Public Lecture: Dr. Pnina Arad (BEN-GUIRON UNIVERSITY)

October 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Borghesi-Mellon Workshop on “Jerusalem in the Medieval and Modern Imagination” Presents: “Twelfth-century Maps of the Holy Land: Image, Context, Function” A Public Lecture by PNINA ARAD (Ph.D. Hebrew University, Jerusalem) Thursday, October 29 @…

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November 2020

Guest Lecture: Anna Schultz (Univ. of Chicago)

November 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Bene Israel Kirtan as Sonic Translation, 1880-1955 Benjamin Shimshon Ashtamkar, the first Bene Israel kirtankar The first Jewish kirtan organization was founded in Bombay in 1880, and for the next forty years, kirtan arguably became…

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February 2021

Paul J. Schrag Lecture: James Q Whitman (Yale)

February 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The UW-Madison Department of History & the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies Present: The 2021 Paul J. Schrag Lecture "The American Influence on Nazi Race Law: Assessing U.S. Responsibility" James Q. Whitman (Yale) Nazism triumphed…

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Mayrent Sound Salon with Eléonore Biezunski

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a Sound Salon with Eléonore Biezunski! Come hear musician and sound archivist Eléonore Biezunski perform Yiddish songs and klezmer instrumentals from the archival collections of Ruth Rubin, Moshe Beregovski and Zusman Kiselgof.…

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March 2021

Book Launch with Adam Stern

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a virtual book launch for Prof. Adam Stern's new book Survival: A Theological-Political Genealogy. TUESDAY, MARCH 9 12:00 noon (CST) To be held online, via Zoom. Please register in advance by clicking here.…

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Reading “Shpinoza”: A Heretic in Yiddish and Hebrew

March 18

Reading Shpinoza: A Heretic in Yiddish and Hebrew An International Symposium (Online) The Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison March 18, 2021 The George L. Mosse/Laurence A. Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies at…

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April 2021

Guest Lecture: Alexandra Minna Stern (Univ. of Michigan)

April 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Tracing the History of a Toxic Present: Resurgent Antisemitism and White Nationalism in the U.S. Prof. Alexandra Minna Stern April 6, 2021 at 4:oopm CT/5:00pm ET To be held virtually, via Zoom. Please register in…

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Book Talk with Dr. Bernice Lerner

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Weaving Disparate Narratives: Behind the Scenes of Bergen-Belsen's Liberation Thursday, April 29 7:00 pm (CDT) To be held online, via Zoom. Please register in advance through the following link: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pf--vqDksE9PhZbzJUJsdmQgIgc6Lx4qe All the Horrors of War follows…

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