Saturday, February 28, 2015

Prof Boyarin at Barnard, A Genealogy for Judaism, March 23, 25, April 1st, 2015

The 2015 Bampton Lectures in America will be given by Talmudic scholar Daniel Boyarin, speaking on: A Genealogy for JudaismProfessor Boyarin will be presenting four lectures over a two-week period:
Monday, March 23
Was There Judaism in Pre-Modernity?: The Terms of the Debate
Wednesday, March 25
Can a Word Exist if No One Says It or Writes It?
Monday, March 30
What Do Jews Talk About When They Don’t Talk About Judaism? 
Wednesday, April 1
Can a Concept Exist Without a Word?There will be a public reception following the final lecture in the series on Wednesday, April 1, to celebrate the completion of the series.

All lectures will take place at 7:00pm in Held Lecture Hall, room 304 on the third floor of Barnard Hall.  A map of Barnard’s campus is available here.
These lectures are free of charge and open to all.  Please register to attend through this form.

Founded in 1948, the Bampton Lectures in America are a series of biennial lectures given by prominent scholars in the fields of theology, science, art, and medicine. Established through a bequest from Ada Byron BamptonTremaine, the Lectures are delivered to a general audience and subsequently published. Included among those who have delivered the Bampton lectures are: Arnold Toynbee, Paul Tillich, Fred Hoyle, Alasdair C. MacIntyre, Jonathan Riley-Smith, and Irving Weissman.

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