Special events honoring the career and scholarship of Yael Zerubavel upon her retirement from Rutgers University.

PUBLIC LECTURE: Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 4:30 pm
Out of the Shtetl: Anarchists, Zionists, and Other Dreamers Encounter the World

HISTORY AND MEMORY SYMPOSIUM (Faculty and graduate students only)
Monday, April 30, 2018


YAEL ZERUBAVEL is a professor of Jewish studies and history, the founding director of the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life (est. 1996), and the founding chair of the Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers (2000—2004). She has published extensively in the areas of collective memory, Israeli culture, war and trauma, and symbolic landscapes. Her books include the award-winning Recovered Roots: Collective Memory and the Making of Israeli National Tradition (University of Chicago Press,1995), and Desert in the Promised Land (in press, Stanford University Press, 2018). She is currently working on a book, Biblical Reenactments and the Performance of Antiquity in Israeli Culture.

HISTORY AND MEMORY SYMPOSIUM
Faculty and graduate students only

Monday, April 30, 2018
Tanzman Hall of Jewish Learning, Miller Hall, 14 College Avenue, New Brunswick

9:30 a.m. Greetings: Paola Tartakoff, Rutgers University
ISRAELI COLLECTIVE MEMORY

Moderator: Ziva Galili, Rutgers University
Avner Ben-Amos, Tel Aviv University, The Zionist Ceremonial System and the Formation of a National Memory
Vered Vinitzy-Seroussi, Hebrew University, A Holiday for All? Collective Memory and Israeli Collectivity

11:20 a.m. MEMORIES AND SILENCES
Moderator: Natasha Zaretsky, New York University/Rutgers-Newark
Alon Confino, UMass Amherst, Paradise and Dreams in Palestine and the Land of Israel: The Coming of the 1948 War
Edna Lomsky-Feder, Hebrew University and Orna Sasson-Levy, Bar-Ilan University, Silencing Memories of Violence: The Israeli Case

12:45 p.m. Lunch break

2:30 p.m. JEWISH HISTORY AND MEMORY
Moderator: Nancy Sinkoff, Rutgers University
Derek Penslar, Harvard University, Theodor Herzl’s Afterlives
Galit Hasan-Rokem, Hebrew University, Diasporic Transformations in Israeli Culture: The Wandering Jew

3:50 p.m. Closing Remarks