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French Graduate Conference – “Witches at Stake: Legacies of a Cultural Icon”

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Please join us for the biannual French Graduate conference organized by the French section of the GRLL department. Halloween and the day of the Dead is a great occasion for us to explore a spooky topic: witches!
“Witches at Stake: Legacies of a Cultural Icon” will take place on Friday, November 1st from 12:45 to 6 pm in Macksey room (MSEL Library) and on Saturday, November 2nd from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm in Gilman 50. You will find the program attached to this email.
Don’t miss our Keynote Speech “The Mysterious Jailbreak of Clément Barbot:  Black Dogs as Trauma Revenants on Hispaniola” delivered by Professor Robin Derby (UCLA) on Saturday, November 2nd at 4:00 pm in Gilman 50. The speech will be followed by a reception in Gilman Atrium.
More information on our website: https://french-graduate-conference-jhu.org/
We hope to see you there!

Film Screening: Barbara (Director Christian Petzold)

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Director Christian Petzold (Berlin School) and his frequent screenplay collaborator, Harun Farocki, create a beautifully filmed, yet tense story of love and resistance in 1980’s East Germany. Nina Hoss stars as Barbara, a successful East-Berlin physician, who is banished to a small town on the Baltic after attempting to legally emigrate. Under her cool exterior, Barbara grapples with the consequences of her past decisions, while at the same time being confronted with new fateful choices. In Barbara we have a masterful example of the sensibilities of Christian Petzold, Farocki’s former student, and by extension the filmmaker collective known as the Berlin School. Film introduction by Tegan White-Nesbitt, German Program.
Join us for the screening on October 28 and the in-depth discussion on Friday, November 1 with faculty and students. Light refreshments / Embassy Give-Aways.
This event is part of the Hopkins Campus Weeks Program, commemorating 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Sponsored by the German Program, The German Embassy Wunderbar Together Project

Baltimore Book Festival: William Egginton, Anand Pandian, and Danielle Evans

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The Alexander Grass Humanities Institute at Johns Hopkins University Presents “Humanities in the Village,” featuring William Egginton, Anand Pandian, and Danielle Evans
Humanities in the Village is a monthly series at Bird in Hand in Charles Village presented by the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute. The endeavor seeks to bring fresh scholarly work from our city’s thriving universities and colleges into conversation with a broader public audience. How does humanities research intersect with contemporary social and political concerns? Can we include
these intersections in our developing work, bringing our scholarship into closer resonance with the pressing public matters of this time? Decker Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute
William Egginton, professor of anthropology Anand Pandian, and acclaimed writer Danielle Evans will consider these questions and the value of the public humanities as a whole.

Rethinking Kabbalah: Kabbalistin literature, Jewish myth and the myths about…

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Rethinking Kabbalah: Kabbalistin literature, Jewish myth and the myths about the emergence of Kabbalah.
Professor Tzahi Weiss, dean of Research, Open University of Israel

The 2019 Samuel Iwry Lecture:

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Esther J. Hamori
Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible
Union Theological Seminary
“The Biblical God and His Entourage of Monsters”
Please join Professor Hamori for coffee before the lecture at 5:00 PM.
Sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies

The Promised Land in China: Jewish Refugee Settlement Plan in China During…

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The Promised Land in China: Jewish Refugee Settlement Plan in China During the Holocaust.
Lecture by Sheng Zhang, undergraduate recipient of the John Koren Award for 2019.
Sponsored by The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Program in Jewish Studies.

Italian Lecture Series – Robert Rushing

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Robert Rushing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Italian Ecologies Series)
Calvino and the Catacoustic: An “Echo-logical” Reading

Marvin Ott – EAS Fall 2019 Speaker Series

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As a part of the East Asian Studies Fall 2019 Speaker Series, Marvin Ott from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) will be speaking about “Careers in Foreign Policy.”
Sponsored by the Department of East Asian Studies.

Remembering the Jews of Greece: A Musical Journey

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The Greek Chamber Music Project presents a powerful program in memory of the Holocaust, honoring the Sephardic Jews of Greece and the broader Mediterranean. The Sephardim have a deep history in Greece, with musical traditions that have had lasting influences on the region. GCMP is pleased to feature Sarah Aroeste who sings in Ladino, the Judeo-Spanish language of the Sephardim. She keeps the language alive with unique interpretations of traditional Sephardic songs and her original compositions sung in Ladino.
She is joined by her longtime pianist and producer Shai Bachar, as well as special guest Ellie Falaris Ganelin on flute. Together, they will present a concert of songs old and new in a multimedia performance using sound clips, videos, and live music. Remembering the Jews of Greece is the ensemble’s East Coast Tour, remembering this dark moment in history in an effort to speak out against hate and to promote healing and acceptance in our communities.
The Baltimore performance will be on Tuesday November 5 at 7:30 pm, at the Peabody Institute, Cohen-Davison Family Theatre (directions).
This concert is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute and co-sponsored by the Stulman Program in Jewish Studies, the Anthropology Department, International Studies Program, and Peabody Conservatory.
To find out more information about the program, as well as the other concert dates, please visit: http://www.greekchambermusic.com/remembering-the-jews-of-greece/ 
Download the flier here.