Did German Jews Assimilate? Revisiting German Jewish History


Did German Jews Assimilate? Revisiting German Jewish History

Speaker: David Sorkin, University of California, Los Angeles

David Sorkin is Distinguished Professor at The Graduate Center, CUNY. He has received grants from the British Academy, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He has twice been a Visiting Professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris) and recently taught at the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa). He has also been a Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institut für Geschichte (Göttingen); All Souls College, Oxford; the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania; and the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala. He is currently writing a history of Jewish emancipation in Europe (1550-1950). Some preliminary studies are: “Beyond the East-West Divide: Rethinking the Narrative of the Jews’ Political Status in Europe, 1600-1750,” Jewish History 24 (2010) 247-56; “Is American Jewry Exceptional: Comparing Jewish Emancipation in Europe and America,” American Jewish History 96 (September, 2010) 175-200; and “The Count Stanislas de Clermont Tonnerre’s ‘To the Jews as a Nation ….’; The Career of a Quotation,” Jacob Katz Memorial Lecture, Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem (2012).

David Sorkin, City University of New York
Event Subtitle: 

Second Annual Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Lecture

Event Date and Time: 
October 26, 1998 5:00pm
Open to the public
Department of History
Jewish Studies Program