Lectures and Seminars

Listed below are the lectures within Hebrew and Jewish Studies that are taking place this term. To view older lecture details please click on the link to 'Previous Events'. Lecture lists for the entire Faculty can be viewed at http://intranet.orient.ox.ac.uk/lectures/.


OXFORD SEMINAR IN ADVANCED JEWISH STUDIES

OXFORD SEMINAR IN ADVANCED JEWISH STUDIES

“Jews, Liberalism, Anti-Semitism: The Dialectics of Inclusion (1780-1950)”

Convenors: Professor Abigail Green and Professor Simon Levis Sullam

The seminars will be held on Mondays at 11.15am in Lecture Room VII,
Brasenose College unless stated otherwise

Week 1: Mon 16 Jan        
Pierre Birnbaum
(Université Paris I)
French State Jews: between integration and Anti-Semitism, from the Dreyfus Affair to the Second World War

Week 2: Thurs 26 Jan  History Faculty, 11.15am
Lisa Leff (American University)   
The Panama Affair: Financial scandal, political corruption, and the rise of modern Anti-Semitism               
(joint session with the Modern History Seminar)

Week 3: Mon 30 Jan        
Malachi Hacohen
(Duke University)         
The Jewishness of Cold War Liberalism: Nation state, Jewish cosmopolitanism
 and the conundrum of modernity

Week 4: Mon 6 Feb          
Jaclyn Granick
(University of Oxford)
The Great War and the origins of Twentieth Century American Jewish Liberal Humanitarianism                   

Week 5: Mon 13 Feb       
Jonathan Kwan
(University of Nottingham)
Heinrich Jacques 1831-1894: Liberalism, Anti-Semitism and everyday life in Vienna

Week 6: Tues 21 Feb   Rothermere American Institute, 4pm
Laura Leibman (Reed College)
The material of race: how emancipation transformed early American Jews
(joint session with the American History Research Seminar) 

Week 7: Mon 27 Feb         
Lindsay King
(UCLA)
‘Our Fair Readers’: Jewish journalists and new inclusivity, Vienna 1837-1848

Week 8: Mon 6 March   
David Feldman
(Birkbeck College, University of London)
Towards an intellectual and political history of the term ‘Anti-Semitism’

ALL ARE WELCOME


SEMINAR ON JEWISH HISTORY AND LITERATURE IN THE GRAECO-ROMAN PERIOD

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays, 2.30 to 4 pm,at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute, Walton Street

 Convenor: Professor Martin Goodman

 January 17                            
 Dr Yuval Shahar
(Tel Aviv)
 
Talmudic literature as an historical source: the test case of R. Akiva

 January 24                            
 Professor Hindy Najman (Oriel) 
 
Rewriting redemption: interpretative poetics in The Apostrophe to Zion (11Q5, column 20)

 January 31                            
 Professor Mark Geller (UCL and Freie Universität Berlin)
 
Commentary and hermeneutics from Assur to Pumbeditha
 
[joint session with Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology seminar]

 February 7                            
 Professor Tessa Rajak (Somerville)
 
Torah and Paideia in 4 Maccabees

 February 14                         
 Professor David Jacobson (UCL)
 
Symbolic portraits on Judaean coins

 February 21                         
 Professor Tal Ilan (Freie Universität Berlin)
 
A feminist commentary on Tractate Hullin in the Babylonian Talmud

 February 28                         
 Professor Gilles Dorival (Aix-Marseille)
 
Was there a Christianisation of the text of the Septuagint?
 
[Grinfield Lecture on the Septuagint]

 March 7                                  
 Professor Fergus Millar (Brasenose)
 Jews, Greek and the Bible in Greek: so what?
 (i) Jewish literature in Greek, 300 BCE - 130 CE

ALL WELCOME

 



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