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                                                                 NEW PERSPECTIVES ON A CULTURAL THEME
                                                                      Jewish Studies at the University of Virginia
                                                                      10th Anniversary Conference: November 13-15, 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo: Markus Hilbich. Courtesy of Universität der Künste
                                                                                                                                                                                                Image: The Festival Dinner. Anton von Werner, 1899
  Sponsored by:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           We gratefully acknowledge

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Berlin, Universitätsarchiv, Bestand 327, Nr. 1.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the support of:
  The Jewish Studies Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The International Programs
  The Center for Russian and Eastern                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Office
  European Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Gunst Trust
  The Department of Middle Eastern
  and South Asian Languages and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Page-Barbour Lecture
  Culture,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Endowment, administered by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the Page-Barbour and Richard
  The Corcoran Department of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lectures Committee of the
  History                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         University of Virginia.

  The Department of Religious

  The McIntire Department of Music

                                                                                                PANEL OFFERINGS

                                SUNDAY, NOVEMBER. 14:                                                                                               MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15:
“Thinking About                                                    “Cultural Renaissances—
Renaissance”                                                                                                        “The Renaissance of Jewish                        “Musical Renaissances Between Sacred and
                                                                 Comparative Perspectives”                          Culture: Eastern Europe”
9:30- 11:00 am, Kaleidoscope Room                                2:00-3:30 pm, Newcomb 389                                                                            Secular”
Gordon Braden (UVA), Giancarlo Maiorino (Indiana University),
                                                                 Caroline Rody (UVA), Shachar Pinsker
                                                                                                                    9:00-10:30 am, Kaleidoscope Room                  1:30-3:00 pm, Kaleidoscope Room
Martina Urban (Vanderbilt University). Moderator: Asher Bieman                                                      Olga Litvak (Clark University), Jeffrey
                                                                 (University of Michigan). Respondents:                                                               Galeet Dardashti (University of Texas at Austin), Joel E. Rubin
(UVA)                                                                                                               Veidlinger (Indiana University), James Loeffler   (UVA), Mark Kligman (Hebrew Union College, New York).
                                                                 Deborah McDowell (UVA), Paul Mendes-
                                                                                                                    (UVA). Chair and Respondent: Robert Geraci
                                                                 Flohr (University of Chicago). Moderator:                                                            Discussant: Ellen Koskoff (University of Rochester, Eastman
“Biblical Renaissances: The Reshaping,                                                                              (UVA)                                             School of Music).
                                                                 Daniel Lefkowitz (UVA).
Retelling, and Reinterpretation of the Hebrew
Bible”                                                                                                              “Reinventing Jewish Ritual”                       Plenary: “Renaissance as Trilogue”
11:15 am- 12:30 pm, Kaleidoscope Room                            Keynote Address: Meir Sternberg                    10:45am-12:15 pm, Kaleidoscope Room               3:15-4:15 pm, Art Gallery
Martien Halvorson-Taylor (UVA), James Nohrnberg (UVA),           5:00-6:00 pm, Kaleidoscope Room                    Vanessa L. Ochs (UVA), Catherine Madsen           World Premiere of Abrahamic Renaissances: Beat
Cynthia Chapman (Oberlin College), Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg                                                       (The Yiddish Book Center), Randi                  Their Swords Into Ploughshares , composed by Oded
(Colgate University). Moderator: Kristen Swenson (Virginia                                                          Rashkover (George Mason University).              Zehavi (Haifa University), followed by a plenary discussion
Commonwealth University)                                         Concert- Yiddish Princess                          Respondent: Caroline Rody (UVA)                   with Oded Zehavi and Peter Ochs, Kevin Hart, Ahmed Al-
                                                                 9:00 pm, The Haven (at First and Market)                                                             Rahim, and Gregory Schmidt Goering, all of UVA.
“‘Converting’ Jews in the Early Modern Iberian
World”                                                                           For more information, contact Deborah Galaski                                        Film Screening: Undzere Kinder (Our Children)
2:00-3:30 pm, Kaleidoscope Room                                                  dag9t@virginia.edu, or Asher Biemann: (434) 924-3643                                 5:00-8:00 pm, Kaleidoscope Room
Michael Gerli (UVA), Alison Weber, (UVA), Barbara Weissberger                                                                                                         Moderator: Gabriel Finder
(University of Minnesota). Discussant: Daniel Wasserman (UVA)                     http://www.virginia.edu/jewishstudies

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