Tag Archives: History
Rhodes Martyrs Square

Holocaust Memory, Reconstructed

Aron Rodrigue's lecture proposed a theory of Sephardic Holocaust commemoration. It also raised questions about the nature of memory.

Spring Research Symposium on April 19th

First-ever research symposium featuring Jewish Studies Graduate Fellows at the UW.

Arkady Raikin & the Politics of Jewish Comedy

What can the career of a Russian theater legend teach us about Soviet Jewish identity in the period of Israel's establishment?

Cole Fellow Lecture on April 10th

Dr. Daniel K. Heller is an expert in Jewish youth movements in interwar Poland.
Michael Rosenthal

Why is Circumcision a Human Rights Issue?

An ancient practice is now the focus of intense debates. Prof. Michael Rosenthal explains why he decided to organize a panel discussion.

Why read news about Jews?

Are local Jewish newspapers still relevant? Joel Magalnick, editor of Seattle's JTNews, reflects.
Jewish Woman

European Jewish History

JSIS A 368 / HSTEU 368
TTH 11:30am-1:20pm
Dan Heller
Ravensbruck Holocaust museum image

Holocaust, History & Memory

JSIS B 269 / HIST 269
TTH 1:30-3:20pm
Devin Naar

St. Petersburg: New Pride, Old Prejudice?

Grad student Veronica Muskheli muses on museums and their role in Jewish cultural continuity.

Learning about the Other

Seeing and understanding the experience of others just might be the most Jewish ethical obligation--and the most universal.

A Guidebook for Sephardic Immigrants

Devin Naar's new blog series sheds light on rare Ladino artifacts found here in Seattle.

Focusing Her Lens on Folklore

How grad student Veronica Muskheli found her way to the White Sea and Russian-Jewish ethnography.

Digging for the Past, Looking to the Future

Roll up your sleeves and dig into our profile of Prof. Sarah Stroup and the Tel Dor Field School.

Service-Learning with a Smile

Incorporating community service made an undergrad Jewish history course more meaningful.

A Mosaic of Classes

Winter quarter is heating up with the latest courses from Jewish Studies. Book your spot today!

The people in your neighborhood

The Golden Rule, reconsidered: insights from this year's Stroum Learn-in.

Something to Talk About

Experience Jewish Studies in a dynamic new format on November 8th.
Ashkenazi family

Jewish Cultural History

TTh 11:30-1:20pm, Devin Naar Analyzing different expressions of Jewish culture across time and space.
Ancient mosaic

Jerusalem & the Messianic Dream
in Art & Culture

MW 2:30-4:20pm, Visiting Professor Shalom Sabar How have Jerusalem and other holy sites been depicted in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic art over the centuries?
Medieval Jewish merchants

Economic History of the Jews

MW 12:30-2:20pm, Levis Kochin
The economic dimension of Jewish society from ancient to modern times.

Jewish Historiography

T 2:30-4:20pm, Devin Naar Seminar covering comparative methodologies for Jewish historical research.
Dome of the Rock

Jerusalem and the Holy Land

M 1:30-4:20pm, Joel Walker
Graduate seminar on Jerusalem's central role in the Holy Land and in Western religious traditions.

Spinoza’s Legacy, Truth, and Ice Cream

Prompted by his daughter's question, Professor Noam Pianko ponders issues of historical accuracy and the legacy of Spinoza.

Cave Men: Finding the Roots of Religion

Monks, mosaics, mosques: the landscape of Turkey is the backdrop for one student's meaningful encounters with different faith traditions.