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Heschel Lecture Poster

Susannah Heschel PhD, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College

Thursday, October 26, 2017
5 p.m.
Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library

A reception will follow the event.

About the Speaker

Susannah Heschel is the Eli Black Professor and Chair of the Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus and The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany as well as numerous edited volumes, including Insider/Outsider: American Jews and Multiculturalism and Betrayal: German Churches and the Holocaust, and over 100 articles. She has been a visiting professor at several universities, including the University of Cape Town, Frankfurt, Edinburgh, and Princeton, and has held research grants from the Carnegie Foundation, the Ford Foundation, a Rockefeller fellowship at the National Humanities Center, and a yearlong fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and has been studying the history of European Jewish scholarship on Islam, and her first of two books on that topic will appear next month under the title Jüdischer Islam: Islam und jüdisch-deutsche Selbstbestimmung, and she also has a forthcoming article on that topic, in English, in the Journal of Qur'anic Studies.

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Sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, The Jewish Studies Program, The Department of Religion and Classics, The Frederick Douglass Institute and the Interfaith Chapel.

For more information, please contact Professor Aaron Hughes at aaron.hughes@rochester.edu