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Centre for Jewish Studies Graduate Student Conference

Centre for Jewish Studies Graduate Student Conference
Campbell Conference Room, 1 Devonshire Place
Time: Apr 12th, 9:00 am End: Apr 12th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Political Science, Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Jewish Studies, Information, Faculty of, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), German (FAS), Geography & Planning (FAS)
Featuring keynote speaker Derek Penslar

Centre for Jewish Studies Graduate Student Conference
Campbell Conference Room, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place
Tuesday, April 12

8:30am-9:00am, Coffee and Tea
Opening Session

9:00am-9:30am, Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Paul Franks, Senator Jerahmiel S. and Carole S. Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy, Graduate Director of the Centre for Jewish Studies, Professor of Philosophy
  • Brian Corman, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Vice Provost of Graduate Education, Professor of English

9:30am-10:45, Keynote Address

  • Derek Penslar, Samuel J. Zacks Chair in Jewish History, Professor of History:  “‘New Maccabees’? Jewish Soldiers in Modern Europe”

10:45am-11:00am, Break
11:00am-12:00pm, A Discussion of Eastern European Jewry

  • Chair: Piotr Wróbel, Konstanty Reynert Chair in Polish Studies, Professor of History
  • Svetlana Frunchak, Department of History, “The Fate of Jewish Czernowitz in Postwar Ukraine: Heritage Preservation and Construction of Ukrainian Urban Identity”
  • Daniel Rosenthal, Department of History, “‘You Only Die One Death:’ Jewish Women, Suicide, and Jewish Public Discourse in Interwar Poland”

12:00pm-1:30pm, Lunch
1:30pm-3:15pm, The Sounds of Silence, Discussion and Revelation: Religion and Jewish Studies

  • Chair: John Marshall, Associate Professor of Religion
  • Yael Machtinger, Socio-Legal Studies, York University, “Sounds of Silence: A Socio-Legal Exploration of Siruv Get and Iggun in Toronto”
  • Norman Tobias, Department for the Study of Religion, “Jules Isaac and the Discussion of Catholic Attitudes towards Jews and Judaism”
  • Chad Stauber, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, “Hallmarks of the Divine: Reveletory Topoi in 1QM”

3:15pm-3:30pm, Break
3:30pm-5:15pm, The Absurd, the Theological and the Profane After Kant

  • Chair: David Novak, J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies, Professor of Religion
  • Anthony Bruno, Department of Philosophy, “Maimon to Schelling: Quid Indicii?”
  • Karin Nisenbaum, Department of Philosophy, “Rosenzweig and Schelling on the Ethical Significance of Theological Categories”
  • Jason McKinney, Department for the Study of Religion, “On the Profane Detour of Theology in the Weimar Republic”

Closing Session
5:15pm-5:45pm, Response to Papers

  • Jeffrey Kopstein, Director of the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Professor of Political Science

5:45pm-6:00pm, Closing Remarks

  • Hindy Najman, Director of the Centre for Jewish Studies, Associate Professor of Religion

6:00pm, Dinner and Reception

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