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AJS Annual Conference

Posted by on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Past Events.

Shaul Kelner, Julia Cohen, Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman, and other faculty and graduate students from Vanderbilt’s Jewish Studies program will speak at this year’s Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland at the Hilton Baltimore.


Prof. Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman

  • The Use of the Self in the Class Room – December 14, 2:30 to 4:00pm
  • Jewish Law and Practice in the Medieval Islamic World – December 16, 10:15 to 11:45am

Prof. Julia Cohen

  • Rethinking the Canon: New Sources and Approaches to Teaching Jewish History December 15, 3:00 to 4:30pm
  • Works-in-Progress Group in Jewish Studies – December 16, 12:00 to 1:30pm

Prof. Jay Geller

  • “It’s Clear as the Light of Day”: The Shoah in the Light of the Human-Animal Great Divide – December 16, 8:30 to 10:00am

Anne Grant

  • The Hebraization of American Jewish Identity through Hillel T-Shirts – December 16, 10:15 to 11:45am

Prof. Ari Joskowicz

  • Critical Crossroads: Jewish Responses and Experiences during the Refugee Crises of the Twentieth Century – December 14, 9:30 to 11:00am

Prof. Shaul Kelner

  • Respondent, Marshall Sklare Memorial Lecture (Sponsored by the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry – December 14, 4:30 to 6:00pm
  • Empathetic Listening in Jewish Tourist Encounters with Palestinians – December 16, 10:15 to 11:45am

Prof. Amy-Jill Levine

  • “Holy Envy”? : The Judeo-Christian Borderland and its Implications for Jewish Studies – December 15, 5:00 to 6:30pm

Prof. Allison Schachter

  • Archiving Modern Hebrew Literature, Part 1 – December 14, 2:30 to 4:00pm
  • Weakness as Resistance in Hebrew Literature and Beyond – December 15, 10:30am to 12:00pm

Nicholas James Schaser

  • The Masculinization of Israel in Song of Songs Rabbah – December 15, 8:30 to 10:00am

Caryn Tamber-Rosenau

  • Jewish Motherhood: Cultural Images and Practices from Antiquity to Modernity – December 15, 8:30 to 10:00am
  • The Biblical Bathing Beauty Who Asked for It: Bathsheba, Susanna, Judith, and the Manipulation of the Male Gaze – December 16, 12:00 to 1:30pm