EVENTS: Katz Center Online Lecture Series: Fall 2021

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Each year, the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania offers a lineup of public programs to share the fruits of scholarly research with wider audiences. These lectures feature current fellows along with colleagues from across the field talking about new and critical issues in Jewish studies. 

Visit our website for more details about this semester's excellent lineup! These events are free and open to all on Zoom.


The Rise of the Rabbis 

Featuring Simcha Gross, University of Pennsylvania

Thursday, October 21 at 12pm ET | Free on Zoom


The Talmud in the Sea of Babylon

Featuring Shai Secunda, Bard College

Thursday, October 28 at 12pm ET | Free on Zoom


Intersectionality in the Medieval Archive

Featuring Dorothy Kim, Brandeis University

Wednesday, November 3 at 12pm ET | Free on Zoom


Critical Race Theory and the Atlantic Jewish World: Pathways and Roadblocks

Featuring Aviva Ben-Ur, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Wednesday, November 10 at 12pm ET | Free on Zoom


Jews in the U.S. Racial Landscape

Featuring Sarah Imhoff, Indiana University Bloomington

Wednesday, November 17 at 12pm ET | Free on Zoom


Who Counts and How? Reckoning with Continuity and Community

A panel featuring Gilah Kletenik, Boston University; Shaul Magid, Dartmouth College; Samira Mehta, University of Colorado Boulder; Benjamin Schreier, Pennsylvania State University

Wednesday, December 8 at 12pm ET | Free on Zoom