NEXT MEETING: December 22, 2013 at 2 PM
Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street
Topic: "The Myth and Reality of Jewish Life in Eastern Europe"
Speaker: Professor Magda Teter
With the images of Tevye the Milkman ingrained in popular memory of Jewish society in eastern Europe, the real experiences of Jews is often lost. In her talk, Magda Teter will discuss how this popular imagery of Jewish life in eastern Europe came about and what it leaves hidden about Jewish history.
Magda Teter grew up in Cold-War Poland. Having received an M.A. from the School of Oriental Studies at the University of Warsaw, Poland, she moved to New York and earned her M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She currently teaches at Wesleyan University. She specializes in early modern religious and cultural history, with emphasis on Jewish-Christian relations in eastern Europe, the politics of religion, and transmission of culture among Jews and Christians across Europe in the early modern period. Her research takes her to different archives in Europe, among them the Secret Vatican Archives and the Vatican Library. She is the author of Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Sinners on Trial (Harvard University Press, 2011), and a co-editor of and contributor to Social and Cultural Boundaries in Pre-modern Poland (Littman, 2010).
Annual JGS Meeting- Nominating Slate to be mailed to members
Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan.
Admission: JGS members are free, guests pay $5 at the door
In addition: From 12:30 to 1:30: Bring your lunch and meet with fellow JGS members and experts in an informal setting to share research stories and ask questions.