- Announcing From Miracles to Mindfulness: New Perspectives on Religious Experience, copresented with with the Department of Religious Studies and the Center for Neuroscience and Society. Free and open to the public, January 26 to April 5 on Penn Campus
- SUMMER SCHOOL: now accepting applications from graduate students in all areas of Jewish studies to participate in our 2016 Summer School, Shaking Foundations, offered in partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
- The spring public programs calendar is now available. Check out our lineup of lectures, discussions, and a film presented by Katz Center fellows and colleagues in partnership with local host institutions.
- Weekly Ruth Meltzer Seminars are ongoing, with our fellows presenting research around the topic "Jews Beyond Reason: Exploring Emotion, the Unconscious, and Other Dimensions of Jews' Inner Lives."
- We are excited to announce our 2016-2017 fellowship program Political Ramifications: Expanding Jewish Political Thought.
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We are pleased to announce Moving In: Jewish Interiors and Interiorities, a day long workshop at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Judaic Studies on December 9th, 2015.
- A Sense of Taste
- Jews Inside/Out
- The Politics of Pain
"Psychoanalysis and the I-Thou Relation"
Jonathan Lear, John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor, Committee on Social Thought, Philosophy, University of Chicago. University of Chicago philosopher Jonathan Lear argues that to understand what psychoanalysis is – as well as its ethical significance – one needs to understand the psychoanalytic situation. And that situation needs to be understood in terms of an I-Thou relationship. As does a person’s relationship to his or her own unconscious.
Thursday, November 12th, 2015. 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Ben Franklin Meeting Room, 218 Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.
Event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Click here to register.
For past Meyerhoff lectures, click here.
We are proud to announce that three of nine Jordan Schnitzer Book Award recipients for 2014 are Katz Center fellowship alumni: Elisheva Carlebach, Pawel Maciejko, and Glenn Dynner.
Taking Note: 20 Years of Scholars and Scholarship at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, 1993–2014, a collection of essays, images, and a history of the center since it became part of Penn in 1993, is now available as an e-book and a pdf.
The center would like to congratulate our own Arthur Kiron, Schottenstein-Jesselson Curator of Judaica Collections at the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania. Constellations of Atlantic Jewish History, 1150–1890—a catalog edited and curated by Arthur as a companion volume to a 2014 exhibition of the Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica at the University of Pennsylvania Library—has just been awarded the Arline Custer Memorial Award for 2014 in the book category. The gorgeous work, designed by Andrea Gottschalk, contains a series of essays by top scholars of American and Atlantic Jewish history, and beautiful reproductions of what is only a small sample of the extraordinary richness of the Kaplan Collection. The award committee noted the innovative ways that the book balanced the serious historical essays with pragmatic guides to use of the collection by researchers. The award is sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, to support exceptional work in archiving and public outreach.