These events are made possible due to the generosity of Mrs. Florence Edlin.
All events all open to the public and without registration fees.
Spring 2013 events are now all completed. Some of the upcoming events for Fall 2013 semester are the following:
October 13-14, 2013: Professor Jonathan Boyarin, Cornell University, formerly of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Campus talk, April 14, Monday: "Rabbinic Anthropologies: The Case of Kinship and Incest." Community talk, April 13, Sunday: "Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul: A Summer on the Lower East Side." Professor Boyarin's most recent books are: Powers of Disapora (co-authored with Daniel Boyarin); Jewishness and the Human Dimension; and Time and Human Language Now.
November 6, 2013: Symposium on "Spinoza, Judaism and Politics." Two leading internationally recognized Spinoza scholars: Steven Nadler (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Zev Harvey (Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Visiting Professor at Columbia University, NY), are joined by the IJTH's Richard Cohen, and our new faculty member Alex Green (to start at UB, fall 2013). Two papers in the morning; two papers in the afternoon. Faculty, students, and local community members are welcome to join in the questions and discussions.
Fall 2013 Interdisciplinary Conference: "Asking and Giving in Humanitarian and Religious Discourses." Co-sponsored by Marla Segol (IJTH) and Frederick Klaits Anthropology). One day conference to bring together anthropologists and students of religion to consider the ways in which the moral qualities of giving and asking are expressed through words, objects, and texts. Five to seven invited speakers from universities in the U.S. and Canada. Details to be announced.
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July 21-24, 2013, bi-annual conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy, to be held at University at Buffalo, with the general theme of "Chinese Philosophy and the Way of Living," including a session on "The Art of Living: Chinese and Jewish," chaired by Prof. Youde Fu, Shandong University, China. Specific date and time of this session to be announced.