Schwartz-Reisman Graduate Student Conference in Jewish Studies

Featuring presentations by advanced PhD students in the Granovsky-Gluskin Collaborative Graduate Program in Jewish Studies and keynote lecture by Naomi Sheindel Seidman, "Toward a Linguistic Archaeology of the Modern Jewish Self"

Naomi Sheindel Seidman is the Koret Professor of Jewish Culture at the Graduate Theological Union.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. Limited seating.


Conference Schedule

8:45am        Breakfast

9:15am        Welcoming Remarks and Yom HashoahCommemoration
        Prof. Doris Bergen, Graduate Director

        Natalie Mathieson and Hannah Mayne,
        Student Conference Organizers

9:30am        Neighbouring Religions, Neighbouring Ideas

        Chair: Catherine R. Power, Department of Political Science

        Bogdan Smarandache, Centre for Medieval Studies, “Mapping the Jewish Communities of the Ayyūbid- Frankish Frontier, 1174–1250 CE”

        Abdullah Farooqi, Department of History, “From Viziers to Victims: The Impact of Eschatology and Jihād on Jewish-Muslim Relations in 15th Century Morocco”

        Daniel Sarlo, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, “Deciphering a Difficult Biblical Hebrew Passage (Deut 33:2–3) Using an Akkadian Incantation to
        Šamaš (Bīt Rimki III:1–6)”

        Respondent: Dr. Gabriel Citron, Department of Philosophy

11:00am    Break

11:15am     Entangled Sounds and Identities

        Chair: Jackie Rothstein, Department of English

        Noam Lemish, Faculty of Music, “The Sand and the Sea: Navigating the Repertoire of Israeli Jazz Musicians”

        Joanna Krongold, Department of English, “‘Though I Go, I Won’t Go Far’: The Boundaries of Holocaust Representation in Brundibar

        Nisrine Rahal, Department of History, “The Hamburg Kindergarten Movement as a Site of Entangled Histories of Emancipation”

        Respondent: Prof. Zohar Weiman-Kelman, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

        Ido Katri, Faculty of Law, “Spectrums, a New (Israeli) Gender Movement”

1:00pm    Lunch

2:15pm    Images, Events, and Interpretations of Violence

        Chairs: Hannah Mayne, Department of Anthropology
        Natalie Mathieson, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies

        Ryan Masters, Department of History, “Viewing Violence: Images of Atrocity in German History”

        Marilyn Campeau, Department of History, “Drawing the War: Soviet Jewish Frontline Artists during the Great Patriotic War, 1941–1945”

        Maris Rowe-McCulloch, Department of History, “Rostov Prison and the Murder of Jews in an Occupied Soviet City: The Fourth Stage of the Holocaust within Rostov-on-Don”

        Respondents: Prof. Leo Livak, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
        Dr. Eric Beck Rubin, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture

4:00pm    Break

4:15pm    Keynote Lecture

        Introductory Remarks
        Prof. Anna Shternshis, Director, Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies

        Prof. Naomi Seidman, Graduate Theological Union
        “Toward a Linguistic Archaeology of the Modern Jewish Self”

6:00pm    Concluding Remarks
        Prof. Karen Weisman, Acting Director, Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies

Date & Time
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 8:45am - 6:00pm

Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100, 170 St. George Street