News & Announcements Archive

The 13th Lavy Colloquium: April 9-13

Next week, join us for the annual Lavy Colloquium at the Smokler Center for Jewish Life. The theme of this year’s colloquium is, Herem: The Sources, Practice, and Representation of Ex-Communications and Bans in Rabbinic Culture. Through a team of leading scholars, the conference will provide a panoramic overview of the theory and practices of herem from Mishnaic times through late modernity.

Amos Morris-Reich Presents “Photography and Ideologies of Vision”

On Feb. 16, joins us as Amos Morris-Reich, director of the Bucerius Institute for Research of German History and Society at the University of Haifa, presents, “Photography and Ideologies of Vision.” The event will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. Location TBD.

12th Lavy Colloquium Agenda Announced

Join us Nov. 6-7 for the 12th Lavy Colloquium titled, “New Frontiers in the Study of Modern Hebrew Literature.” The Lavy Colloquium was founded in 2005 through the generosity of Norman Lavy, MD, FACP, and Marion H. Lavy. The colloquium examines and considers ideas related to Jewish civilization.

Giuseppe Veltri to Give Lecture on Oct. 24

Giuseppe Veltri, Maimonides Center at University of Hamburg, will give a lecture, “Negotiating the Principle of (Non)-Contradiction: Johann Frischmuth (1619-1687) on the Rabbinic Sceptic Dialectic” from noon-1:30 p.m. Location to be determined.

Lecture by David Stern on March 13

Join us from noon-1:30 p.m., March 13 for a lecture by David Stern, Harry Starr Professor of Classical and Modern Jewish and Hebrew Literature, Harvard University, titled, “The Topography of the Talmudic Page.” The event will be held in the Smokler Center for Jewish Life, 3109 N. Charles Street.

Statement on the Recent U.S. Executive Order

The faculty of the Stulman Program in Jewish Studies at Johns Hopkins University condemn President Trump’s recent executive order banning refugees from the United States indefinitely and pausing immigration from several Muslim-majority countries.

Lecture by Dr. Mikhail Krutikov on Feb. 16

At 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, Dr. Mikhail Krutikov, University of Michigan, will give the lecture, “Der Nister and Walter Benjamin on Urban Memory an Communist Utopia” in Gilman 479.

Jewish Studies Minor Arielle Kaden Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

The Stulman Program in Jewish Studies is delighted to announce that Arielle Kaden, a Jewish Studies minor, was awarded a Fulbright Young American Journalism Award to Germany. From September 2016 through July 2017, she will live in Berlin. Her project focuses on the resurgence of Jewish life in Berlin post World War II. She aims […]