Perilman Symposium Lineup

Perilman Symposium Lineup

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September 12, 11:30AM.  Lunch to be served.

All sessions will be followed by Q&A.


Session 1: Word Play: Shifting Applications of Language

Netta van Vliet, Department of Cultural Anthropology

"Explaining 'A Politics of the Unspeakable: The Differend of Israel:' Responses from the Field." 

Annegret Oehme, German Department

“A Hebrew Summer at Middlebury”

Ben Gordon, Religion Department

"Herem Property in Early Judaism"

Session 2: New Ideas about Modernity

Giuseppe Prigiotti, Department of Romance Languages

“Dealing with Modernity: A Common Challenge for Italian Jews and Catholics in the Beginning of the XX Century”

Daniel Bessner, History Department

"Expanding Jewish History: Hans Speier and Intellectual Transfer."

Eric Brandom, History Department

“Georges Sorel and the Jews: French Antisemitism and the Liberal Historians”

Session 3: Ritual and Practice: Visual Arts, Eating, and the Creation of Identity

Sean Burrus, Religion Department

“Image and Empire: Jewish Identities and Visual Arts under Rome”

Alan Todd, Religion Department

"The Early Rabbinic Table: Dining to be Jewish"

Emma Woelk, German Department

“Yiddish Theater in Berlin”