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28th Annual Robert Salomon Morton Lecture: David Nirenberg

*Part of the Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week 2021*

28th Annual Robert Salomon Morton Lecture: Does the Past History of Anti-Semitism Tell us Anything about it's Future?


From their earliest origins to the present moment, Christians and Muslims have given shape to their faiths by interacting with and thinking about Jews and Judaism. How has that long history of thought contributed to anti-Semitism in the past and present? And what can the study of that history offer the future?


David Nirenberg has written widely about the ways in which Jewish, Christian, and Islamic cultures interrelate with each other. He is the author of, among other books, Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages; Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition; Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism Medieval and Modern; and Aesthetic Theology and its Enemies: Judaism in Christian Painting, Poetry, and Politics. In addition to his scholarly publications, he has written for the London Review of Books, The Nation, The New Republic, Raritan, and Dissent, and contributed to numerous documentaries and films in Europe and the US. Professor Nirenberg teaches in the Committee on Social Thought and the Department of History at the University of Chicago, where he is also the Dean of the Divinity School.



Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. EST | Zoom


Registration Required Here: http://bit.ly/Morton-Lecture-2021 


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*Event will be recorded

*ASL Interpreters and live captioning have been requested

Wednesday, April 7 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee, Jewish Studies Program, the Northeastern Humanities Center

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