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Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:30pm
Rockefeller Hall, 122
Jonathan Skolnik is Associate Professor of German, with adjunct appointments in History and in Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, at UMass Amherst. He is also on the faculty in Film Studies. Professor Skolnik’s research and teaching focuses on German-Jewish Studies, intellectual history, and film studies. He is the author of Jewish Pasts, German Fictions: History, Memory, Minority Culture in Germany, 1824-1955 (Stanford University Press, 2014) and has edited special issues of New German Critique on “Secularization and Disenchantment” and “German-Jewish Religious Thought.” In 2016-2107, Professor Skolnik was Interim Director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies.
Join us on November 16 at 7:30 PM to hear him speak about Zionism: Historical Perspectives & 21st Century Challenges. The lecture will outline the history and ideology of Zionism and discuss some of its major figures and variants (political Zionism, cultural Zionism, religious Zionism, Revisionist Zionism). Comparative perspectives with other modern nationalisms will be considered, as will contemporary discussions about Zionism, "post-Zionism", and anti-Zionism.
This event is co-sponsored by Near Eastern Studies - Cornell University.
Questions? Contact Tamir Kalimian (tk642)