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January Events

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Thurs, Jan. 15
4:00 PM
Thursdays - An Experiment in Transdisciplinarity
The Center for Judaic Studies and the DU/Iliff Joint PhD Program in the Study of Religion[JDP] will co-sponsor a year long experiment in thirdspacing called Third Thursdays. Faculty and graduate students from the JDP will gather at 4 PM every third Thursday of the month at the Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site to practice the transdisciplinary encounter imagined by Soja's thirdspace. Each month, light refreshments will be provided and we will suggest a simple theme or idea to stimulate open conversation and engagement.

If you have questions, please contact Michael Hemenway at mhemenway@iliff.edu.

February Events

Dr. Marni Davis
Sun, Feb. 22
Time: TBD
16th Annual John C. Livingston Lecture in American Jewish History
Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition

Dr. Marni Davis examines American Jews' complicated relationship to alcohol during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the years of the national prohibition movement’s rise and fall. Davis offers a novel perspective on a previously unstudied area of American Jewish economic activity — the making and selling of liquor, wine, and beer — and reveals that alcohol commerce played a crucial role in Jewish immigrant acculturation and the growth of Jewish communities in the United States. But prohibition’s triumph cast a pall on American Jews' history in the alcohol trade, forcing them to revise, clarify, and defend their communal and civic identities, both to their fellow Americans and to themselves <

Sun, Feb. 22
Time: TBD
Ticket Price:TBD
Location:TBD

Dr. Marni Davis is associate professor at Georgia State University, where she studies and teaches American history, Jewish history, and the history of ethnicity and immigration in the United States. She is the author of Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition (New York University Press, 2012). She has been the recipient of scholarly awards from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, the American Jewish Archives, and the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History. Jews and Booze received Honorable Mention for the Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in Modern Jewish History, and was a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize in Jewish Literature. She lives in Atlanta, GA.

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Thurs, Feb. 19
4:00 PM
Thursdays - An Experiment in Transdisciplinarity
The Center for Judaic Studies and the DU/Iliff Joint PhD Program in the Study of Religion[JDP] will co-sponsor a year long experiment in thirdspacing called Third Thursdays. Faculty and graduate students from the JDP will gather at 4 PM every third Thursday of the month at the Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site to practice the transdisciplinary encounter imagined by Soja's thirdspace. Each month, light refreshments will be provided and we will suggest a simple theme or idea to stimulate open conversation and engagement.

If you have questions, please contact Michael Hemenway at mhemenway@iliff.edu.



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