Exile, History, and the Nationalization of Jewish Memory


Exile, History, and the Nationalization of Jewish Memory

Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin, Ben Gurion University, Ian Lustick, University of Pennsylvania, Jonathan Steinberg, University of Pennsylvania

Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin teaches modern Jewish history at Ben-Gurion University. Raz-Krakotzkin completed his master’s degree at the Hebrew University and his doctorate at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University. He has had a number of visiting fellowships, including at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute of Advanced Studies in Berlin), and at the Katz Center during the years on The Jewish Book in 2006 and Secularism in 2010. He has also served as a visiting professor at the Penn. His book, The Censor, the Editor, and the Text: The Catholic Church and the Shaping of the Jewish Canon in the Sixteenth Century won the Zalman Shazar Prize for Jewish History for 2005–2006.

Ian Lustick is interested in comparative politics, international politics, Middle Eastern politics, and agent-based, computer assisted modeling for the social sciences. He teaches courses on Middle Eastern politics, political identities and institutions, techniques of hegemonic analysis, the expansion and contraction of states, and on relationships among complexity, evolution, and politics. Dr. Lustick is a recipient of awards from the Carnegie Corporation, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Sciences Research Council, and the United States Institute of Peace. Before coming to Penn, Professor Lustick taught for fifteen years at Dartmouth College and worked for one year in the Department of State. His present research focuses the politics of Jewish and non-Jewish migration into and out of Palestine/the Land of Israel, on prospects for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, on applications of agent-based modeling in the social sciences, techniques of disciplined counterfactual analysis, and the problem of modeling political violence. He is a past president of the Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association and of the Association for Israel Studies, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Jonathan Steinberg came to Penn in January 2000 after more than thirty years at Cambridge University. He has written on twentieth century Germany, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland and also prepared the official report on the Deutsche Bank's gold transactions in the Second World War which appeared in 1999. In 2003 he completed "European History and European Lives, 1715 to 1914", a 36-part series of biographies produced by The Teaching Company. His teaching covers modern Europe since 1789 with specialization in the German and Austrian Empires, Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and modern Jewish history. He has also taught graduate and undergraduate seminars in historical thought and method.

Event Subtitle: 

Ninth Annual Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Lecture

Event Date and Time: 
February 01, 2006 5:00pm
Open to the public