Mar 07 2011

Friday, March 18th, 12:30 p.m., McCardell Bicentennial Hall 219, Lecture by Professor Michael Brenner, Universität München

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Lecture by Professor Michael Brenner, Universität München
“The Politics of Jewish Historiography: How to Construct a Usable Past.”
RSVP is essential (a sandwich lunch will be served), by NOON on Monday, March 14th to Charlene Barrett, Tel. 443-5289 or email
Michael Brenner is Professor of Jewish History and Culture at the University of Munich (Germany).  He taught previously at Indiana University and Brandeis University and was visiting professor at the universities of Stanford, Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, Budapest, Haifa, Paris, and Lucerne.  He is the International Vice-President of the Leo Baeck Institute and a member of the Bavarian Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Among his book publications are A Short History of The Jews (Princeton UP 2010, German 2008, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish translations), Prophets of the Past: Interpreters of Jewish History (Princeton UP 2010, German 2006), Zionism: A Brief History (2003, German 2002, Italian and Korean translations), The Renaissance of Jewish Culture in Weimar Germany (1996, German and Hebrew translations), and After the Holocaust: Rebuilding Jewish Lives in Postwar Germany (1997, German 1995). He is co-author of the four-volume German-Jewish History in Modern Times (1996-98).
Sponsored by the Program in Jewish Studies, the Religion Department and the History Department, with support from the Aquinnah Fund for Jewish Studies

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