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College of Arts & Sciences
Jewish Studies Program

2015 Solomon-Tenenbaum Lectureship

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 7:30pm

“Does the History of Anti-Judaism have anything to do with the Present?”


Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center**



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:


Panelists:                       Christine Caldwell Ames
                                         Associate Professor of History, University of South Carolina
                                         Adam M. Schor
                                         Associate Professor of History and McCausland Faculty Fellow,
                                         University of South Carolina
                                         Jacqueline French
                                         Senior, History and Religious Studies Major, University of South Carolina
                                         Richard Hahn
                                         Senior, History Major, University of South Carolina
Moderator:                    John Mandsager
                                        Post Doctoral Fellow, Jewish Studies Program, University of South Carolina



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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