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Class Visit/Community Seminar: Holding the Past

March 31, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Holding the Past
A visit with Professor Berlinger’s class: Traditions in Transition: Jewish Folklore and Ethnography

Graham Memorial, Kresge Common Room


Professor Levitt will deliver the McLester Colloquium on March 30, while this classroom visit will take a deeper look at Jewish material culture. Focusing on a chapter in her new book, the class will discuss objects of memory and displacement, holding space for connection and story. This class session is open to the general public. In person event only.


Laura Levitt is Professor of Religion, Jewish Studies and Gender at Temple University where she has chaired the Religion Department and directed both the Jewish Studies and the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Programs.

Levitt is the author of The Objects that Remain (Penn State University Press, November 2020); American Jewish Loss after the Holocaust (2007); and Jews and Feminism: The Ambivalent Search for Home (1997). With Laurence Silberstein and Shelley Hornstein, she edited Impossible Images: Contemporary Art After the Holocaust (2003), and with Miriam Peskowitz she edited Judaism Since Gender (1997). Laura Levitt edits NYU Press’s North American Religions Series with Tracy Fessenden (Arizona State University) and David Harrington Watt (Haverford College) .

She currently chairs the Committee on Sexual Misconduct for the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) and lead the task force that created and implemented the Society’s sexual misconduct policies and procedures. Levitt is working on a series of projects that consider the reliquary desires that inform contemporary acts of commemoration and is putting together a collection of essays whose working title is I and You: Jewish Feminist Writing.



Graham Memorial is adjacent to the Morehead Planetarium, 210 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
Parking options include the Planetarium lot or on/near Franklin Street.

Room: GM 039, Kresge Common Room


March 31, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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carolina center for jewish studies
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