This coming semester will continue our focus on the multi-disciplinary collaboration. Our upcoming meeting will welcome Jonathan Sheehan (History) and will take place on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at 5 pm. Professor Sheehan will introduce the new Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (http://bcsr.berkeley.edu). Participants are invited to discuss visions for collaboration between Jewish Studies and Religious Studies on campus and learn more about opportunities at the new Center.
Please mark your calendars for the semester’s upcoming meetings:
• Wednesday, March 12, 5 pm - Collecting and Teaching ”Antisemitica” with Andrea Sinn (History) and Francesco Spagnolo (Magnes, Music)
• Wednesday, April 9, 5 pm - Food and the Jews with Yahil Zaban (Jewish Studies)
• Wednesday, April 23rd, 5 pm (special event): Book Launch: Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia and America by Alice Nakhimovsky and Roberta Newman. (Indiana University Press, 2014) Professor Nakhimovsky and participants will examine and discuss the Magnes’ extensive collection of Jewish-themed postcards, which animate themes of mobility and modernity.
• Wednesday, May 7, 5 pm - Planning for the Year Ahead.
We look forward to welcoming new and past participants.