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  • Early on in her Dartmouth experience, German studies major Veronica Williamson ’17 did a research internship that turned out to be less fulfilling than she had hoped. “I was sort of just drilling down into this dark hole in the internet, and I felt very isolated in that,” she says.

    But Williamson didn’t lose her interest in research. Fortunately, she found a mentor in Irene Kacandes, the Dartmouth Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature—and was able to contribute to a...

  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016, Location: Rockefeller, room 003, 4:45 pm

    Sylvie Anne Goldberg is a Brownstone Distinguished Visiting Professor in Jewish Studies at Dartmouth is the head of the Center of Jewish Studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. Her research focuses on conceptual and cultural history of the Jews during medieval and early modern period.

    About the lecture: Understood as an objective measure of movement, time is both a...

  • More than seven decades after WWII, Germany’s culture of remembrance of the Holocaust is strong and Jewish life in Germany is flourishing again.


    Dr. Ralf Horlemann has served Germany’s Foreign Service for more than two decades and has a rich experience in international security policy, transatlantic relations and Asian affairs. He took up his position as Consul General of Germany to New England in July 2015.

    During various assignments at headquarters...

  • Lecturer: Matthew Nosanchuk, Senior Advisor, Ofice of Religion and Global Affairs, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of State

    Tuesday, August 9, 2016

    Moore Hall/Filene Auditorium, 4:30 pm

    Matt Nosanchuk has served in multiple capacities in the Obama Administration since 2009. From 2009-2012, he served as Senior Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. From 2012-2013, he served as the Associate...

  • Lecturer: Edwin Seroussi, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016, Moore Hall/Filene Auditorium, 4:30 pm

    Israel’s national anthem, Hatikvah (“The Hope”), is a perfect example of the early Zionist movement’s creative drive and haphazard, experimental character. It also exemplifies the elusiveness of the symbols of modern nation-states. The lecture will trace the history of the poem, its various iterations, and the music that was shaped to fit the poem. The political...

  • All That Are Left Of The House of Israel: The Revival of Judaism In World War II France And Its Postwar Impact

    Lecturer: Sarah Hammerschlag, University of Chicago

    Tuesday,  July 26, 2016, Moore Hall/Filene Auditorium, 4:30 pm

    The talk will consider the role of the Jewish boy scouts in the renewal of Judaism both during and after World War II in France.  It will show the dual influences of biblical archetypes and interwar youth culture on this movement and their impact on...

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016, Moore Hall, Filene Auditorium, 4:30 pm

    "This lecture draws on Undeclared Wars with Israel:  East Germany and the West German Far Left, 1967-1989 recently published by Cambridge University Press. It examines the spectrum of antagonism to Israel coming from the East German government and West German organizations of the far left during these years. It was an antagonism that covered a spectrum from hostile propaganda, political warfare at the United Nations in New...

  • In his ground-breaking book, Year Zero, Professor Hillel Cohen, Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, examines the violent riots that took place in Palestine in 1929, with Arab attacks on Jews and Jewish attacks on Arab. Arguing that the events of that year and – more importantly – the memory of the violence and the political uses of that memory, by Jews and Arabs, constitute a turning point in the history of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, with...

  • The Faculty of Arts and Sciences voted unanimously yesterday to grant the Jewish Studies Program permanent status. This is a wonderful achievement and we should be celebrating and thanking one another for all of our hard work over the years. 

    Special thanks go to those who were involved in founding the program twenty years ago, including Susan Ackerman, Ehud Benor, Shalom Goldman, Marianne Hirsch, Larry Kritzman, Leo Spitzer, and Barry Scherr. And to those who have chaired the program...

  • Cold War(m) Jewish Russian Folk Fusion

    Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:00 pm, Hopkins Center (Top of the HOP),

    Psoy Korolenko and Polina Shepard

    Description: Neo-cabaret bringing together avant-garde & folklore, authentic & postmodern Klezmer, Russian & Soviet Jewish song

    POLINA SHEPHERD: “The Robert...