News & Events

  • Brief (but significant) encounters? Marcus Garvey and Zionism
    Michael Berkowitz, University College London

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    5:00 pm, Rockefeller 001

    The Universal Negro Improvement Association, the campaign for African American empowerment under Marcus Garvey (1887-1940), featured the promise to 'return' masses of slaves' descendants to Africa.  Countless observers were struck by similarities between "Garveyism" and Zionism, seeing Garvey as an imitator of...

  • Jonathan Sarna, Brandeis University
    Monday, August 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
    Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall

    Jewish leaders used to insist that there was no such thing as “Jewish politics” in the United States: it does not exist and should not exist.  The historical record going all the way back to Abraham Lincoln paints a different picture.  Focusing on presidential elections, this lecture will survey Jewish politics in the United States from the Civil War to the present.


  • Karen Painter, Minnesota University
    Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 4:45  pm
    Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall

    When the National Socialists came to power, musicologists and critics revised the history of music in Germany, erasing or maligning any Jewish-German contribution. The most important composer of the twentieth century, Arnold Schoenberg, was absent from histories of music, while Gustav Mahler, whose important symphony and song output extended back two decades into the nineteenth...

  • Seth Anziska, University College London, Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth

    Monday, August 13, 2018, @ 4:30 pm
    Filene Auditorium, Moore Building

    For seventy years Israel has existed as a state, and for forty years it has honored a peace treaty with Egypt that is widely viewed as a triumph of U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East. Yet the Palestinians—the would-be beneficiaries of a vision for a comprehensive regional settlement that led to the Camp...


    Public Talk: Merchant Today
    Mon, June 25, 5 pm, Top of the Hop, Free
    Professors Susannah Heschel and Patricia McKee offer a primer on the Bard’s great dramedy and its relevance today.

    Shakespeare Under the Stars
    Internationally acclaimed new production, performed...

  • The Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth is delighted to announce that Professor Edwin Seroussi of the Hebrew University and an annual visiting faculty member at Dartmouth College, has been awarded the Israel Prize for his extraordinary scholarship in the field of Musicology. As a frequent Visiting Professor and lecturer at Dartmouth in the Jewish Studies Program and the Department of Music, we are thrilled for this award, the highest honor for a scholar that is given by the State of Israel....

  • In the Land of Nunca Más (Never Again): Genocide, Human Rights, and the Jewish Imaginary in Argentina
    Natasha Zaretsky, PhD, New York University Thursday, May 17, 2018
    4:30 pm
    Rockefeller 003

    Natasha Zaretsky is a Senior Lecturer at NYU and a Visiting Professor at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, Rutgers University. She is the editor of Landscapes of Memory and Impunity: The Aftermath of the AMIA Bombing in Jewish Argentina and has...

  • Brigitte Caland, American University of Beirut in conversation with Chad Elias, (Art History) and Tarek El Ariss (Middle Eastern Studies)

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)

    S.Y. Agnon is the 1968 Nobel Literature laureate. Despite his constant denial, Agnon used psychoanalytical material as an integral part of his stories. In order to better understand the process, the lecture will compare the three versions of a story he...

  • Europes Jews Between Shoa, Re-Formation and New Perils
    A lecture discussing the new dynamics in “Jewish” Germany within the past 25 years, an aspect which, as is seems, is often ignored in science and public.
    Professor Julius H. Schoeps, Potsdam University Germany

    He is a German historian and political scientist, Director of the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European Jewish Studies at Potsdam University and chairman of the Moses Mendelssohn Foundation.

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  • Please join me in congratulating several members of the Jewish Studies faculty on the publication of new books.

    Barbara Kreiger, The Dead Sea and the Jordan River (Indiana University Press)

    Ehud Benor, Ethical Monotheism (Routledge)

    Veronika Fuechtner and Douglas Haynes, eds., A Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960 (University of California Press)

    Irene Kacandes and Yuliya Komska, eds., Eastern Europe Unmapped: Beyond Borders and Peripheries  (Berghahn...