In honor of the 10th anniversary of Yosef H. Yerushalmi’s passing, the Institute will be hosting an academic conference to reflect on the legacy of Columbia’s own influential scholar. His major works introduced students and scholars to groundbreaking ideas about Jewish history and memory, Freud’s relationship to his Judaism, and the history of conversos, among others. This conference will provide an opportunity for the public, alumni, and Prof. Yerushalmi’s students to reexamine his lasting influence on the field of Jewish Studies. Join us for a day of reflection and scholarship.
1:00 pm - Opening Remarks by Pierre Birnbaum (University of Paris)
1:30 - 3:00 pm - "Yerushalmi The Historian" Panel featuring Edward Fram (Ben Gurion University), Benjamin Gampel (Jewish Theological Seminary), and Marina Rustow (Princeton University)
3:00 - 3:30 pm - Coffee Break
3:30 - 5:00 pm - "Narrative, History, and Yerushalmi" Panel featuring Olga Litvak (Cornell University), Nancy Sinkoff (Rutgers University), Magda Teter (Fordham University)
6:30 - 8:00 pm - Keynote address by Sir Simon Schama (Columbia University)
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO REGISTER FOR ALL PARTS OF THE CONFERENCE THAT YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING.