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The Uhlman Family Seminar

In Collaboration with Carolina Center for Jewish Studies

April 8-9, 2016

This year’s annual Uhlman Seminar will once again feature an “active reading” format. Our four speakers have chosen texts from four eras of European history—medieval, early modern, nineteenth century, and twentieth century—that trace the history of European antisemitism through the ages. This seminar will feature brief contextual lectures followed by guided discussions with all of our scholars acting as discussion leaders. We will delve into the twisted logic of religious hatred and its implications for the Jewish people, their society, and the general trajectory of Jewish/Gentile relations in Europe. Participants should come to the seminar with texts read and a willingness to share in this important dialogue. This seminar has limited capacity, so sign up early to get a seat.

Topics & Speakers

Ritual Murder Texts from the 12th to the 21st Century
Flora Cassen, Assistant Professor of History and JMA and Sonja Van der Horst Fellow in Jewish History and Culture

Luther and the Jews
Ruth von Bernuth, Associate Professor of German and Director, Carolina Center for Jewish Studies

Secularism and Antisemitism
Jonathan M. Hess, Moses M. and Hannah L. Malkin Distinguished Professor of Jewish History and Culture

“Nation and Race:” Key Concepts of National Socialist Antisemitism
Hans-Joachim Hahn, Lecturer in Cultural and Literary Studies, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

Antisemitism in Europe, Past and Present
A panel discussion with our speakers

Time & Cost

4:30 p.m. Friday, April 8 through 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016. The tuition is $125 ($110 by February 2). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($55 by February 2). Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional dinner is $20.00.

For information about lodging click here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register for this seminar.

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