Our final meeting this semester will take place on Wednesday, December 11th, from 3-5 pm at The Magnes (2121 Allston Way).
The meeting will follow this year’s multidisciplinary focus on the relationship between Jewish material culture and teaching-in-progress, and allow Working Group participants to join the concluding meeting of Jewish Studies 39H: Modern Jewish Thought. Each student will make a brief research-based presentation about an object in the Magnes Collection and respond to questions from their peers.
Ranging from a Zionist-themed poster by Salvador Dali to a ritual belt from 18th century Poland, students in this Freshman/Sophomore seminar spent a semester researching the physical, cultural and social aspects of individual objects held in the Magnes Collection. These objects provided points of productive tension with assigned texts and served as the anchor of their own writing throughout the semester. We invite participants in the Working Group to meet these students.
Please mark your calendars for the next meeting, and circulate this message with colleagues across Campus.