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Jan
29
Wed
2020
Departmental Colloquium: Tibeto-Mongolian Symbiosis in Early Modern Buddhism @ HSSB 3041
Jan 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Sangseraima Ujeed

“Tibetan/Himalayan Buddhism in the Early Modern Period: a case of Tibeto-Mongolian Symbiosis”

Followed by a reception and happy hour

Feb
19
Wed
2020
Departmental Colloquium: @ HSSB 3041
Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

David White

“History Is Not Bunk, Part 2: The Place of History in the History of Religions”

Richard Hecht, respondent

Followed by a reception and happy hour

Mar
5
Thu
2020
Taubman Program 4: Barry Wimpfheimer
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Barry Wimpfheimer is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Law at Northwestern University and his author of The Talmud: A Biography (2018) and Narrating the Law: A Poetics of Talmudic Legal Stories (2011)

Apr
6
Mon
2020
Ninian Smart Lecture by Prof. Jay Garfield @ HSSB 4080
Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm
Apr
26
Sun
2020
Taubman Program 5: Rachel Barenbaum
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Rachel Barenbaum (3:00)  She is a graduate of the MBA program at Harvard University and the undergraduate Literature and Philosophy program of Harvard College.  Her first novel, A Bend in the Stars, has drawn extensive critical acclaim for is reconstruction of young Russian Jewish women and men struggling to preserve the future of scientific discovery during the First World War.

May
18
Mon
2020
Taubman Program 6: Julie Orringer
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Julie Orringer  (4:00) Her recent historical novel, The Flight Portfolio (2019), is based on the true story of Varian Frye’s extraordinary efforts to save the lives and works of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust in France.  She has published a collection of short stories under the title How to Breathe Underwater (2003) and The Invisible Bridge (2010), another historical novel, that follows a Hungarian Jewish artist who travels to Paris on the eve of World War II.