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Event Series

Jews in Modern Europe Seminar


This seminar welcomes presentations on work in progress in the history, politics, society, and culture of modern European Jewry. Its purview reaches from early modernity to the present, and it welcomes presentations with a comparative, transnational, and international orientation as well as a specific national focus.

Note: This seminar was formerly known as the Jews in Modern Europe Study Group. For details and past events see here.

Seminar Events Calendar

Diasporic Home-making:  Jews in Paris and Berlin in the 20th Century Jews in Modern Europe Seminar — Diasporic Home-making: Jews in Paris and Berlin in the 20th Century
October 24, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Leora Auslander – Professor of European Social History and the Arthur and Joann Rasmussen Professor in Western Civilization, The University of Chicago
  • Chair Derek Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History & Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University
A Premonition of the Shoah? R. A. Reiss’s Photographs of Monástir, 1917 Jews in Modern Europe Seminar — A Premonition of the Shoah? R. A. Reiss’s Photographs of Monástir, 1917
November 7, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Nicole Jordan – Associate Professor of History, University of Illinois at Chicago; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • Chair Derek Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History & Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University
Emigration from Paradise: Home, Fate, and Nation in Post-World War I Jewish Hungary Jews in Modern Europe Seminar — Emigration from Paradise: Home, Fate, and Nation in Post-World War I Jewish Hungary
November 21, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • llse Josepha Lazaroms – German Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University
  • Derek Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History & CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
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