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  • History and Culture of the Jews 1
    The Classical Period (SOC and W)
    JWST 10/HIST 94.08
    Rachel Greenblatt @ 12 hour

    Can we trace an “authentic” Jewish identity throughout history, as distinct
    from many “cultures” of Jews in the multitude of times and places in which
    they lived? This course provides an overview of the development of the major
    trends in Jewish civilization from biblical times through the early modern era
    (ending c. 1700) by exploring the...

  • Location: Smith College
    Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute

    Northampton, Massachusetts

    Tuesday, February 5, 7 p.m., Campus Center 103-104

    Susannah Heschel, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, will speak in conjunction with the Kahn Institute short-term project "Antisemitism." The rise of antisemitism throughout the world has sparked renewed debates among historians about the...

  • The Jewish Studies Program Steering is delighted to announce that  Professor Shaul Magid will have a distinguished fellow appointment with the Jewish Studies Program.  It is a tremendous achievement for us and for Dartmouth to have Shaul, a scholar of international renown and enormous productivity.

    Shaul comes to Dartmouth from Indiana University’s large and prominent Jewish Studies Program, where he has held the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Professorship in Jewish Studies since 2004...

  • On Jan. 15, 1929, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta. By 1954, he was the leader of one of the greatest movements for freedom in history. A push for equality and justice for African Americans that became the model for other liberation struggles around the world. But King’s assassination in 1968 change the trajectory of the social justice movement he led forever.

    The people who worked with King, a mass of ordinary men and women whose...

  • Winter 2019 Gender and Judaism @ 2A, Reed 101
    JWST 53/WGSS 33.3/REL 19.22
    Rachell Greenblatt
    Examining the intersections between gender, religious practice, cultural identity, and personal belief, this class will draw upon contemporary gender theory, religious and historical texts and contemporary interpretations of Jewish thought and culture to examine the construction of Jewish identity through a feminist lens. How have gender and sex shaped...

  • Breaking Down Babel: The Internationale of the Protest Song in the 20th Century and its Jewish Roots
    A Concert/Lecture/Sing-Along by Psoy Korolenko
    Wednesday, October 24th,2018
    Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center
    4:30PM – 6:00PM
    Free and Open to the Public!

    Freedom songs of the 1960's, often authored by left wing songwriters of Jewish background and partly influenced by  Yiddish workmen song, united protesters and served as a cultural mediator...

  • Dieter Grimm, Professor of Law, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
    Monday, September 17, 2018, 4:00 pm, Carson L02

    Dieter Grimm teaches constitutional law at Humboldt University Berlin and the Yale Law School. From 1987-1999 he served as Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. From 2001-2007 he was the Director of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study) whose Permanent Fellow he continues to be. He was Visiting Professor at Harvard,...

  • 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...