December Symposium

 

SYMPOSIUM
 
JEWS IN MUSLIM CONTEXTS: SPATIAL APPROACHES 

Jewish history is riddled with discussions of diaspora and homeland, exile and belonging. This day-long conference will explore Jewish life in Muslim contexts within the critical analytical framework of the spatial turn. Encompassing a variety of geographies, the symposium’s four panels will search for the place of the Jew in concentric circles, including cities, homelands, states and empires; from the clatter of a coffeehouse to the policies of empire, and ultimately, to the imagined sense of self and community.

Space is limited and registration is required. Please RSVP to Carrie Love at carrielo@upenn.edu by December 5, 2018.

EVENT PROGRAM 
 
9:30–10:00 am | COFFEE
 
10:00–10:15 am | INTRODUCTION
Steven Weitzman, Katz Center 
Nancy E. Berg, Washington University in St. Louis | Katz Center
 
10:15–11:30 am | PANEL I: VISUALIZING THE CITY
Moderator: Nancy E. Berg
Laurence Salzmann, Professional Photographer
Deborah A. Starr, Cornell University
 
11:30–11:45 am | BREAK
 
11:45 am–1:15 pm  | PANEL II: HOMELANDS
Moderator: Aviad Moreno, Ben Gurion University of the Negev | Katz Center
Habiba Boumlik, City University of New York
Chen Bram, Hebrew University of Jerusalem | Katz Center
Jack Kugelmass, University of Florida
 
1:15–2:15 pm | LUNCH
 
2:15–3:45 pm | PANEL III: STATES AND EMPIRES
Moderators:
Yuval Evri, SOAS University of London | Katz Center
Alma Heckman, University of California, Santa Cruz | Katz Center
Michelle Campos, University of Florida
Arie Dubnov, George Washington University
 
3:45–4:00 pm | BREAK
 
4:00–5:30 pm  | PANEL IV: ENCOUNTERS IN THE CITY
Moderator: Alon Tam, University of Pennsylvania | Katz Center
Dina Danon, Binghamton University | Katz Center
Renata Holod, University of Pennsylvania
Yoram Meital, Ben Gurion University of the Negev | Katz Center
 
5:30 pm | RECEPTION

6:30 pm | DINNER BY INVITATION
 
Event Location: 
Katz Center
420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Event Date and Time: 
December 12, 2018 9:30am
For fellows, Penn faculty, and invited guests only