2015 Solomon-Tenenbaum Lectureship
“Does the History of Anti-Judaism Have Anything To Do with the Present?”
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 7:30 pm
David Nirenberg, Ph.D.
Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor of Medieval History and Social Thought and the Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago
Dean Nirenberg will discuss how Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Christians and Muslims of every period, and the secularist of modernity have used Judaism in constructing their visions of the world. Do these former and modern ways of life have any relationship to each other? Do past forms of life and thought affect later ones? If so, how does past perception about Judaism influence the ways in which we perceive the world today?
In the 2015 Solomon-Tenenbaum Lecture, Dean Nirenberg will examine these important questions and will discuss what, if anything, the history of anti-Judaism has to do with the present.
Panel Discussion following the lecture:
Coffee, dessert, and book signing following the panel discussion
**Parking is available on-site at no charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional parking is available in the Park Street Garage adjacent to the Convention Center for a minimal fee.
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