Klingenstein Lectures

This annual Judaic Studies Lecture is sponsored by the Klingenstein Chair of Judaic Studies and the Jay Rudolph Endowment.

Klingenstein Lecture Series

This annual Judaic Studies Lecture is sponsored by the Klingenstein Chair of Judaic Studies and the Jay Rudolph Endowment. The lecture is named for Selma Klingenstein who, along with her husband, Paul, helped establish the Klingenstein Chair in Judaic Studies at New College in 2001.

Upcoming Lectures:

Nicola Denzey Lewis

“Rethinking The Jewish Catacombs”
Jan. 16, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. in Sainer Auditorium

Nicola Denzey Lewis, the Margo L. Goldsmith Professor of Women’s Studies in Religion at Claremont Graduate University, and author of The Bone Gatherers, as well as Introduction to Gnosticism: Ancient Voices, Christian Worlds and Cosmology, and Fate in Gnosticism and Graeco-Roman Antiquity: Under Pitiless Skies. Her research centers on the city of Rome during the Roman Empire and late antiquity.

The lecture is sponsored by New College of Florida, The Klingenstein Chair of Judaic Studies and The Jay Rudolph Endowment. The public is welcome.

Previous Speakers

2017: Rachel Neis, “Humans, Animals, and Hybrids in Rabbinic Reproductive Thought”

2016: Talya Fishman, “How did Jews Become the People of the Talmud?: The Metamorphosis of Oral Torah in Medieval Europe.”

2015: Jonathan Klawans, “The Masada Story: Martyrs, Murders and Myths”

2013: Cynthia M. Baker, “The Essentially Ambiguous Jewess: Exploring Images of Jewish Women through the Centuries”

2012: Jordan D. Rosenblum, “Jewish Foodways: Ancient and Modern”

2011: Maxine Grossman, “What’s the Use of ‘Men’ in Jewish Feminist Scholarship?”

2010: David Frankfurter, “Exorcism and Demons in Early Judaism”

2009: Nora Rubel, “Gefilte Fish in the Gilded Age: Jewish Women’s Activism and the Settlement Cookbook.”

2008: Jodi Magness, “The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls.”

2007: David Stern, “Through the Pages of the Past: The Jewish Book in its Historical Context.”

2005: Ross Kraemer, “Searching for (Jewish?) Women in Greco-Roman Narratives: Or When is a Text about a Woman a Text about a Woman.”

2004: John Marshall, “Reading Judaism while Reading Revelation: New Perspectives on the Diaspora.”