Fall 2018 Seminar Schedule


In 2018–2019, the Katz Center devotes its fellowship to the study of Jewish life in modern Islamic contexts. Seminars meet on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, and are followed by a reception. RSVP is required. Open to all Penn and regional faculty, graduate students, and other invited guests. Please email kschn@upenn.edu to register and receive precirculated readings.

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Interested in learning more about our fellows? Selected from a large and highly competitive pool of applicants, our visiting scholars come from throughout the world—from Europe, Israel, Turkey, and North America—and represent a range of different disciplines, including history, literary studies, anthropology, and ethnomusicology. Their research encompasses North Africa, the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, Anatolia, and Central and South Asia, and addresses both religious and secular dimensions of Jewish culture as it has developed in these areas. Read more about this year's cohort here.