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Events

Fall 2019

September 148:00 PMTurner Hall, Blair School of MusicCosponsored event with Vanderbilt Department of English: "A Short History of Anger" by Joy Manesiotis "A Short History of Anger" by Joy Manesiotis
October 177:00 PMThe BelcourtThe Nashville Jewish Film Festival"Sefarad"
October 2912:00 PMJoe C. Davis Memorial HallJS Lecture Series: Jeffrey Shandler"Seeing As Believing: Watching Videotaped Interviews with Holocaust Survivors"
November 712:00 PMCentral Library Community RoomJS Lecture Series: Jonathan Sarna"That Obnoxious Order: Ulysses S. Grant and the Jews"

Spring 2020

February 1012:00 PMButtrick Hall 123JS Lecture Series: "Performing the Sephardic in Modern Spain, 1914-1968," a lecture by Allyson GonzalezCosponsored by the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies & the Department of Spanish and Portuguese
February 1712:00 PMButtrick Hall 162CLAS Distinguished Lecture Series: “Judeo-Spanish: A Torch Lit 500 Years Ago That is Extinguishing in My Hands"Myriam Moscona is a Mexican writer, and the author of numerous books of poetry including Las visitantes, De par en par, Negro marfil/Ivory black, and, most recently, Ansina. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize for her first narrative work, Tela de Sevoya.
March 114:10 PMStevenson 1, Room 206 "The Diaphragm Debates: Protestants, Jews, Catholics and a Changing Culture of Contraception," a lecture by Dr. Samira MehtaAssistant Professor, Departments of Women and Gender Studies and Jewish Studies, University of Colorado Boulder. Her talk will address the religious history of the birth control pill’s development and distribution.
March 317:30 PM-8:15 PMStudent Life Center BallroomHolocaust Lecture Series: "Antisemitism: Here and Now," Deborah LipstadtA talk by Deborah Lipstadt, based on her recently released book, Antisemitism: Here and Now (New York: Schocken, 2019), which just won a National Jewish Book Award (her second). She has a distinguished career in scholarship and the movie “Denial” (2016) is based on her “day in court” with the Holocaust denier, David Irving.
April 204:00 PMAlumni Memorial 201JS Lecture Series: "Reading Noah's Ark in the Age of Climate Change: Jewish Stories on Gender, Disability, and the Politics of Survival," a lecture by Julia Watts Belser This talk grapples with disability, and climate change, reading Jewish traditions about Noah and the biblical flood into conversation with queer feminist ethics, disability studies, and environmental justice work.

Fall 2020

September 15Evening, TBASarratt Cinema2020-2021 Holocaust Lecture SeriesProfessor Deborah Dwork from Clark University, MA (more information to come!)