May 9th talk by Dr. David Nirenberg on "Anti-Judaism Past and Present"

The Department of Sociology is sponsoring a lecture, Anti-Judaism Past and Present, by Prof. David Nirenberg, Professor of History and Dean of the Social Sciences Division at the University of Chicago, and author of Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition, and Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today.

Monday, May 9th at 7:00 pm

KANE HALL, ROOM 220

Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans; Christians and Muslims of every period; even the secularists of modernity have used Judaism in constructing their visions of the world, and often in negative ways. What does this history of Anti-Judaism have to do with how we think about Judaism today? Do past ideas about Israel and Israelites affect how we think in the present? Nowadays we are often called upon to evaluate political claims about Israel, Zionism, and Judaism. How can we know, as we make our ethical decisions in the present, whether we are being truly critical citizens of the world, or merely acting out of historical habit?

EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Reception with light refreshments to follow immediately after the lecture

SPONSORED BY THE UW DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

CO-SPONSORS: Jackson School of International Studies, Simpson Center for the Humanities, UW Departments of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Comparative History of Ideas, History, Philosophy; UW Hillel

Organized by the University of Washington Chapter of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East.

For contact, more information and to RSVP: socws@uw.edu

SPONSORSHIP OF THIS LECTURE DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.

 

 

 

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