JEWISH STUDIES FACULTY/STUDENT RESEARCH SEMINAR :
YIDDISH MEMORY BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE HOLOCAUST
In this seminar, three historians who utilize Yiddish language in their teaching and research will discuss the intersection of language and memory. Dr. Jeffrey Veidlinger (University of Michigan, Director of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies) will present a multimedia exploration of how Ukrainian Yiddish-speaking Jews remember Jewish life in the prewar Soviet Union. Dr. Amy Simon (MSU, History and JMC) will examine how Yiddish diary writers during the Holocaust made sense of their experiences through the collective memory of the history of Jewish suffering. Dr. Anya Quillitsch (University of Michigan) will explore how Yiddish language helps us understand Ashkenazi culture after the Holocaust. Dr. Margot Valles (MSU, English) will moderate the panel. Lunch will be provided afterwards from 12-1. Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters and James Madison College and the Center for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies.
JEWISH STUDIES FACULTY/STUDENT RESEARCH SEMINAR: ISRAEL’S WARS WITH HAMAS: THE DILEMMAS OF ASYMMETRIC CONFLICTS
Yael Aronoff analyzes democracies fighting asymmetric wars, as they attempt to balance traditional military strategies of deterrence with pressures for restraint. Restraining factors include: mitigation of further resentment by affected populations; maintaining a political culture’s self-identity as a democracy upholding democratic norms and international laws; and the importance of winning media battles. Dr. Aronoff will examine how international lawyers, military commanders, and non-governmental organizations have come together to reach consensus on what the restraints binding states in these wars should be. Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters, James Madison College, and the Asian Studies Center.
DR ORKAN TELHAN / APRIL 10 / 326 NATURAL SCIENCE / 6PM
Dr. Orkan Telhan is an interdisciplinary artist, designer and researcher whose investigations focus on the design of interrogative objects, interfaces, and media, engaging with critical issues in social, cultural, and environmental responsibility. Telhan teaches at the UPENN and is a co-founder of Biorealize.
jackie sumell | Wednesday, October 2 | Broad Art Museum | 7pm
jackie sumell is an AAHD Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. sumell is a multidisciplinary artist and prison abolitionist inspired most by the lives of everyday people. Her work is anchored at the intersection of activism and education. sumell’s collaboration with Herman Wallace (a prisoner-of-consciousness and member of the “Angola 3”) has positioned her at the forefront of the public campaign to end solitary confinement in the United States.
Support for this lecture is provided by the MSU Federal Credit Union, Broad Art Museum, The College of Arts and Letters, and the Department of Art, Art History, and Design.