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Jewish Studies Program

Holocaust survivor Eva Kor to speak at Indiana Memorial Union March 31

Eva Kor

Holocaust survivor Eva Kor will speak at Indiana University Bloomington, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. at the Indiana Memorial Union's Alumni Hall. The event is presented by the Indiana Memorial Union Board, Hillel, the Office for Women's Affairs, the IU Departments of Jewish Studies, Religious Studies, Russian and East European Studies, and the Medical Sciences Program. Full Story >>

Lecture to launch Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism at IU

Robert Wistrich

Indiana University will inaugurate its Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, Thursday (Jan. 14), with a lecture by Robert Wistrich, a leading scholar of the history of antisemitism. Alvin Rosenfeld, the Irving M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies at IU Bloomington and professor of Jewish Studies and English in the College of Arts and Sciences, founded and directs the new Indiana University institute, established under the auspices of the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program. Full Story >>

Conference takes scholarship on Nazi Germany 'Beyond the Racial State'

Mark Roseman

Over the past 20 years or so, scholars have delved deeply into the racial ideologies that became influential in the early 1900s and helped facilitate the rise of Nazi Germany. But has the pendulum swung too far? A conference this weekend at Indiana University Bloomington will examine the limits of the "racial state" model in explaining Germany's Third Reich and explore the role of other factors, such as nationalism and ethnic and class issues. Full Story >>

Israeli writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret to speak at Indiana University

Etgar Keret

Acclaimed Israeli writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret will visit Indiana University Bloomington for a reading and discussion on Monday, Oct. 26. The evening with Keret, presented by IU's Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program, starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room of the Indiana Memorial Union. It is free and open to the public. Full Story >>

Preserving Yiddish memory from before World War II

Kerler and Veidlinger image

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Indiana University faculty members Dov-Ber Kerler and Jeffrey Veidlinger $267,000 to preserve and annotate oral histories they collected from Yiddish-speaking residents of Eastern Europe and make the material available to scholars, educators and the public. Full Story >>

Two IU students win $20,000 humanities prize

Clara Mitchell

Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences has selected two students as winners of its 2009 Palmer-Brandon Prize: Aren Wilson-Wright, a junior majoring in Jewish studies, religious studies and mathematics, and Clara Mitchell, a junior majoring in English and art history, will each receive $20,000. The Palmer-Brandon Prize is given annually to outstanding full-time students who are majoring in the humanities. Full Story >>