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Recent Content

CFP: AAR Religion in Premodern Europe and the Mediterranean

The AAR's Religion in Premodern Europe and the Mediterranean unit aims to bring together scholars working on premodern Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in order to create a venue in which religious phenomena can be considered comparatively. Individual papers may be embedded in a single tradition, but presenters should be interested in engaging this material comparatively during the discussion period. The steering committee takes an expansive definition of both "premodern" and "Mediterranean," so if you think your work qualifies, it probably does. We especially welcome:

Reminder of NEH Summer Institute: Jewish History in the American South

We write to announce a forthcoming National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Professors, “Privilege and Prejudice: Jewish History in the American South” – to be held from May 27-June 7, 2019, at the College of Charleston.  We are particularly seeking faculty and graduate students of southern history and literature, Jewish studies, ethnic studies, religious studies, public history, and museum studies.

Obituary: Prof. Leonard Dinnerstein

H-Judaic is greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Prof. Leonard Dinnerstein, longtime Professor of History at the University of Arizona and its director of Judaic Studies from 1993-2000.  Born in the Bronx and educated at City College and Columbia University, Dinnerstein wrote his important dissertation under William E.

Revue de la WIZO/Cooperation feminine

I have two random copies of "Revue de la WIZO" and three of "Cooperation Feminine du Fonds Social Juif Unifie," all from the period 1979-82 (sorry about the missing accents). Is there someone who would like to have them and would pay the postage?

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Paula Eisenstein Baker

Adjunct Instructor of Violoncello and Chamber Music, Emerita
University of St. Thomas, Houston
<eisenbak@stthom.edu> or <paula.eisensteinbaker@gmail.com>