1 2019

Workshop: Thinking about the Politics of Jewish Purpose

12:00PM - 1:30PM  

English Building, Room 109 608 South Wright Street

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Free and open to the public. Pack your lunch and come join us for lively discussion about Jewish purpose!

Attendees are encouraged to call the Program in Jewish Culture & Society to request and read this chapter in advance of the event.

At the workshop, Professor Sutcliffe will discuss a 35-page chapter from his current manuscript.

Adam Sutcliffe is Professor of European History and King's College, London. His research has focused on in the intellectual history of western Europe between approximately 1650 and 1850, and on the history of Jews, Judaism and Jewish/non-Jewish relations in Europe from 1600 to the present. He is particularly interested in the place of Judaism and Jewish themes in Western thought, on which he has published widely. He has a special interest in the Enlightenment thinkers Spinoza, Bayle, Voltaire and Lessing, and in the study of the European Enlightenment more generally. He is also interested in wider questions of religious diversity, toleration and cross-community relations in Europe since the seventeenth century. He has a broad interest in the field of History and Memory, focusing on the uses and significance of the Jewish past, and on the shifting understanding of ideas of empathy, cultural ownership, and collective purpose in historical thought and debate.

Sponsor: Oscar and Rose A. Einhorn Fund, Program in Jewish Culture & Society