2020 Courses

  • Summer Session 2020 courses will be added throughout the winter.

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 visits to Italian cultural and political institutions relevant to our topic.

Course is offered in Turin, Italy.


Summer 2020: Off campus

Section ID:JWST 2720 001-LEC
Program:Summer Program in Turin
Class dates:June 1-19, 2020
Due date:Friday June 19, 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM / TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM / Other, Off-Campus
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Battig von Wittelsbach, K. (keb11)
Max. enroll:18
Notes:Course is offered in Turin, Italy. To request permission to enroll, you must consult with and be approved by Kora von Wittelsbach, wittelsbach@cornell.edu.
To enroll:See Summer Program in Turin for enrollment information.

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