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Dr. Susannah Heschel: Human Dignity in Judaism

Thursday, April 26, 2018
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Downtown Hartford
Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford

Dr. Susannah Heschel will present "Human Dignity in Judaism" on April 26, 7:00pm, at the Charter Oak Cultural Center (21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford).

The event is made possible by the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life Gene and Georgia Mittelman Lecture in Judaic Studies, Charter Oak Cultural Center, UConn Hartford, the Humanities Institute, and the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages.

Susannah Heschel is the chair of the Jewish Studies Program and Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. Her numerous publications include Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus (University of Chicago Press), which won a National Jewish Book Award, and The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany (Princeton University Press).

Heschel has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Frankfurt and Cape Town as well as Princeton, and she is the recipient of numerous grants, including from the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Foundation, and a yearlong Rockefeller fellowship at the National Humanities Center. In 2011-12 she held a fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. She has received four honorary doctorates from universities in the United States, Canada, and Germany. Currently she is a Guggenheim Fellow and is writing a book on the history of European Jewish scholarship on Islam. In 2015 she was elected a member of the American Society for the Study of Religion.

If you need an accommodation to participate, please contact Pamela Weathers at or 860-486-2271.


Judaic Studies (primary), CLAS Undergraduate Students, Hartford Campus, Humanities Institute, Literatures, Cultures and Languages, UConn Master Calendar

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