Summer Session 2021

Course description

This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

The Jewish community of Rome is the oldest one in all of Europe, dating back to 200 BCE, but it is only a part of a complex and fascinating mosaic that is Italian Jewry. In this course we will examine the long Jewish presence in the Italian peninsula through the work of some of Italy???s most eminent modern Jewish writers, as well as the writings of historians of Jewish Italy. We will focus on the historical events that have shaped the past hundred and fifty years: the role of Italian Jews in the unification of Italy and state-building, two world wars and different social movements of the pre- and post-WWII eras, and the plurality of Jewish voices today, especially in their relationship to Israel and the diaspora. The course material will include several lectures by Italian scholars active in the field and by at least one writer discussed in the course, and virtual visits to Italian cultural and political institutions relevant o our topic.

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Previously offered classes

Summer 2021: Online course

Section ID:JWST 2720 001-LEC
Number:1079
Session:Summer 3-week 1
Class dates:June 1-17, 2021
Due date:Thursday June 17, 12:20 PM - 1:30 PM / Online (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 12:20 PM - 1:30 PM / Online
M-F 2:05 PM - 3:20 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Credit:3
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Battig von Wittelsbach, K. (keb11)
Max. enroll:10
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

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