*Wednesday, March 30, 5-6:30 pm: Katerina Capkova, “Kehile or Club? Being Jewish in Communist Poland and Czechoslovakia” (224 SSD [John Hope Franklin room], co-sponsored with Modern Europe workshop)
Monday, June 6: Closing Dinner
Buber’s I-Thou Philosophy in Buddhism and Taoism
A talk by Toshihiro Horikawa (Kyoto University / University of Heidelberg)
Schedule, Autumn Quarter, 2015
*Please allow for minor changes resulting from unforeseen circumstances
- Tuesday, October 6, 7-8:30: Opening Dinner
Please RSVP with either Anna Band (email@example.com) or Yiftach Ofek (firstname.lastname@example.org) for address.
- Sunday-Monday, October 18-19: Conference – Martin Buber: Philosopher of Dialogue (The Spertus Institute with the University of Chicago Divinity School)
In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Buber’s death, this two-day conference brings together leading scholars from around the country to generate new questions and reflections at the heart of Buber’s thought. See more at http://divinity.uchicago.edu/martin-buber-philosopher-dialogue
- Tuesday, October 20, 4:30-6: Toshihiro Horikawa (Kyoto University / Uni. Heidelberg), “Buber’s I-Thou philosophy in Buddhism and Taoism”, Stuart Hall 104 (Co-Sponsored with the Philosophy of Religion Workshop)
- Monday, October 26: Mid-Western Inter-University Workshop in Jewish Studies (MIUWJS). More details to follow.
- Tuesday, November 3, 4:30-6: Chelsie May (PhD Student, NELC), “Levantinism, Youth Aliyah and The Image of Jacqueline Kahanoff: The Authorship of RAMAT-HADASSAH-SZOLD: YOUTH ALIYAH AND CLASSICATION CENTRE” (Location TBD)
- Tuesday, November 17, 4:30-6: David Cohen (MA Student, Divinity School), Subject TBD (Location TBD)
- Monday, November 30, 4:30-6: Erik Dreff (PhD Candidate, Divinity School), “Medieval Jewish Sources for Spinoza’s Concept of the Intellectual Love of God: A Reconsideration” (Location TBD)
- Tuesday, December 1, 7-8:30: David Frankel (PhD Student, Divinity School), “Saadia Gaon 101” (with UChicago 101’s), (at the Disciples Divinity House)
The Jewish Studies Workshop invites graduate students and faculty to present their work during the upcoming academic year of 2015-16. The Workshop provides an intimate, interdisciplinary forum for faculty and graduate students to engage in vibrant discourse and critical reflection on work and topics that range across all things related to Jews or Judaism. The Workshop is not methodologically or periodically bound and welcomes theoretical, empirical and comparative work from all fields and disciplines. From Jewish language, history, literature and music to religion and philosophy, we aim to engage students and faculty interested in Jewish Studies while encouraging them to think beyond the strictures of institutional disciplines.
Workshop sessions feature discussion of student and faculty work in progress, conference papers, journal articles, dissertation chapters, and special presentations by invited speakers. Through both detailed and general commentary, the presenters are then able to receive a wide array of comments to take into consideration while preparing final versions of their work. Graduate students and faculty from any field, division, or discipline are welcome and encouraged to attend. In addition, the Workshop also invites graduate students to serve as respondents, thus gaining experience in critical assessment of academic work.
The workshop generally meets every other Tuesday at 4:30 pm. If interested in participating – or for more information in general – please contact the workshop coordinators: Yiftach Ofek (email@example.com) and Anna Band (firstname.lastname@example.org).