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‘A Short History of Anger’ explores legacy of genocide, displacement

Sep. 5, 2019—"A Short History of Anger," centering on the devastating and lasting impact of state-sponsored ethnic cleansing and forced migration, will be performed Sept. 14 at the Blair School of Music.

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VanDiver and Lieberman selected for NEH Summer Stipend awards

May. 13, 2019—Faculty members Rebecca K. VanDiver and Phillip I. Lieberman are the only professors in Tennessee to receive 2019 Summer Stipends from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Jewish Studies performance lecture: ‘Art is my Weapon’

Mar. 5, 2019—The Program in Jewish Studies presents Art is My Weapon, a performance/lecture from David Shneer of the University of Colorado and singer Jewlia Eisenberg.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: Covenant Foundation Signature and Ignition Grants

Jan. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt University may submit one application for the Covenant Foundation Grants. The Covenant Foundation invites applications for innovative programs in Jewish schools, community organizations, and other institutional settings.

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Jewish Studies hosts ‘Antisemitism in Contemporary American Politics’ roundtable Nov. 8

Oct. 10, 2018—Vanderbilt Jewish Studies will bring three scholars to Vanderbilt for a roundtable discussion on “Antisemitism in Contemporary American Politics” on Thursday, Nov. 8.

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VU faculty member to host ‘Remembering the Refusniks’ with local activists

Dec. 11, 2017—Shaul Kelner, associate professor of sociology and Jewish studies, will moderate "Remembering the Refuseniks," a Dec. 14 discussion with Nashville activists who helped Soviet Jews escape the Iron Curtain.

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New research on the ancient Mediterranean among workshop topics

Oct. 16, 2017—Researchers from a variety of institutions who study the Late Antiquity will be on campus Oct. 19-20 for a consortium in which Vanderbilt faculty across many academic disciplines will participate.

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Experts to explore the ways of being Muslim across diverse environments

Sep. 3, 2017—Specialists on Islam will come together Sept. 7-9 at Sarratt Student Center to discuss the historical and contemporary facets of being Muslim in a wide variety of locales and language communities.

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Islam expert: We must understand ISIS to defeat it

Aug. 28, 2017—Understanding ISIS is the first step toward defeating it, says Vanderbilt professor David Wasserstein.

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Levine’s scholarship on Jesus’ parables featured in new children’s book

Jul. 28, 2017—Amy-Jill Levine's scholarship on Jesus' parables is the basis for a new children's book that she co-authored with Sandy Eisenberg Sasso.

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Jewish-Christian relations topic of Jesuit priest’s talk

Mar. 3, 2017—James Bernauer, a priest and expert on the Holocaust who will speak to a Vanderbilt Divinity class, also will give a public talk on Jewish-Christian relations March 13 at Christ the King Church.

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Judaeo-Arabic culture focus of cross-disciplinary conference

Aug. 9, 2016—Renowned experts across disciplines will speak on Judaeo-Arabic history and culture at an international conference at Vanderbilt University Aug. 15-18.

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