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May 9, 2016

The Myth of The Dead Sea Scrolls

Daniel Falk

Gaston Lecture presented by Dr. Daniel Falk, Pennsylvania State University

Thursday, May 12, 2016

4:00 pm

Chiles 128

April 25, 2016

Healing at Dachau: One Physician’s Reflections on Liberation

Presentation by Clarice Wilsey


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

7:00 pm

Browsing Room, Knight Library

1501 Kincaid St.

David B. Wilsey, M.D. was one of 27 physicians that liberated Dachau Concentration Camp on April 29, 1945. He spent the next 5 plus weeks providing medical care to former prisoners who experienced starvation, typhus, typhoid and malnutrition. He documented his medical and personal thoughts in the many letters he sent home to his wife. To his patients he was a light amidst the evil and cruelty caused by the Nazis.

Clarice Wilsey will read from the letters and describe the work and thoughts of her remarkable father.

Refreshments provided

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies and the Singer Family.


April 12, 2016

Semmy Stahlhammer and Isabel Blommé a special collaboration with Chamber Music Amici


Temple Beth Israel Center for Jewish Life 2016

“Codename Barber” book talk, with klezmer interludes

Wednesday, April 13, 7:30pm

Temple Beth Israel

Free, Donations accepted

“Tchaikovsky & Klezmer” concert

Sunday, April 17, 3:00pm

Monday, April 18, 7:30pm

Wildish Community Theater

Tickets $25-$32, Group rate $15 (4 or more), Student rate $5

Call 541-953-9204 for tickets

TBI is proud to host Codename Barber, a book talk by author Semmy Stahlhammer with Klezmer selections from Semmy and Isabel Blommé, joined by accordionist Sergei Teleshev of Trio Voronezh. About the book: The Nazi threat emerges from Germany 1933 and shatters the small town life in eastern Poland. The teenager Mischa Stahlhammer manages to escape from a German work camp. He survives and after the war he ends up in Sweden. His son Semmy tells the story of what a boy, his family and friends had to live through in Poland before, during and after the Second World War, and how love gives him back the will to live – and the strength to create a new life in a foreign land. Semmy Stahlhammer is First Concertmaster of the Stockholm Royal Opera and leader of Stahlhammer Klezmer Classic. The musicians will also present a full concert with Chamber Music Amici on April 17th and 18th at the Wildish Theater.

March 8, 2016

CANCELLED: “Russian Jesus: Dostoevsky and the Nationalization of Christianity” Susan McReynolds


Russian Jesus

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Presents:

Monday, April 18, 2016


Gerlinger Lounge

Professor McReynolds, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern University, is the author of the book Redemption and the Merchant God: Dostoevsky’s Economy of Salvation and Antisemitism (Northwestern UP, 2008) and is the editor of the Second Norton Critical Edition of The Brothers Karamazov (2011). She is currently completing a book on Russian nationalism and antisemitism as seen through the prism of Dostoevsky’s writings.

This program is made possible by the Clark Honor’s College, The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies, the Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Program, the Department of English, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Oregon Humanities Center, and the UNESCO Chair at UO.
March 7, 2016

“Numbers and Nerves: Addressing the Arithmetic of Compassion and the World’s Most Urgent Issues”

Paul SlovicScott-Slovic

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

7:00 pm

Knight Library Browsing Room (Room 106)

University of Oregon

A talk by Paul Slovic and Scott Slovic

This presentation by a father-son team will explore how the social sciences and the environmental humanities can come together to enable us to understand how information is presented and perceived in the contexts of genocide, the refugee crisis, global climate change, and other humanitarian and environmental challenges.

Paul Slovic is Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon and President of Decision Research.

Scott Slovic is Professor of Literature and Environment and Chair of the English Department at the University of Idaho.

Reception to Follow.

Free and Open to the Public.

Sponsored by the University of Oregon Global Justice Program.

Contact Ashleigh Landau at

March 4, 2016

CANCELLED: “The Holocaust in the Soviet Union” workshop led by Daniel Newman

CANCELLED-will reschedule for Fall 2016

US Holocaust museum

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Presents:

A Workshop for Faculty and Students on

The Holocaust in the Soviet Union

Led by Daniel Newman

Friday, April 15, 2016


159 Prince Lucien Campbell Hall

Daniel Newman is the Program Manager of the Initiative for the Study of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He holds a PhD in modern European history from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he completed a dissertation entitled “Criminal Strategies and Institutional Concerns in the Soviet Legal System: An Analysis of Criminal Appeals in Moscow Province, 1921-1928.” His research interests include Russian and Soviet history, comparative legal history, and the history of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.

January 27, 2016

“A Heretical City: Jewish Pollution, Lutheran Infection, and Prohibited Books in Early Modern Modena” Federica Francesconi

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Thursday, January 28th, 2016

4:00 pm

111 Susan Campbell Hall

Federica Francesconi is Howard Berger-Ray Neilsen Chair in Judaic Studies, Assistant Professor at the College of Idaho

This talk is sponsored by the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies.

Free and open to the public.

Lecture series by Edy Kaufman


Lecture 1:

January 26, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Knight Library Browsing Room

Latin America and the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?


Lecture 2:

February 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Knight Library Browsing Room

The Jewish Dimension in the Repression Under Military Rule in Argentina [1976-1983]: The Bigger Picture and a Case Study


Lecture 3:

February 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Knight Library Browsing Room

TACE – Academic Diplomacy Cuba/USA: Lessons Learnt and Best Practices

September 30, 2015

“Towards a Shared Israeli/Palestinian Academic Freedom” Edy Kaufman

Singer Lecture Poster 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Knight Library Browsing Room


Towards a Shared Israeli/Palestinian Academic Freedom:

A Constructive Appeal Facing the Pro/Anti Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Campus Cleavages

Professor Edward “Edy” Kaufman has served both as the Director of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland and the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He concurrently teaches at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Haifa University, and the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. He is the Singer Scholar in Residence at the University of Oregon Fall 2015.

After decades of violent conflict, academics and intellectuals globally and in our respective societies renew our hope that Palestinian and Israeli institutions of higher learning can fulfill our social responsibility and contribute to a just peace and academic freedom. It is understood that instances of internecine fighting and prolonged occupation have instilled a sense of disillusionment on both sides, and this frustration has often manifested itself in calls for boycotting all forms of cooperation with the other, including academic collaboration.

August 20, 2015

“Landlines: A Public Performance” Ana-Maurine Lara


Saturday, August 22nd at 10:00am

Sunday, August 23rd at 10:00am

Join Ana-Maurine Lara, winner of the Oregon Arts Commission Joan Shipley Award, as she performs Landlines: a public performance exploring the ideas of home and homeland in Eugene. The Sephardic Jewish notion of kasa (home) inspires TWO public processions that reflect on what home means for multiple communities-Black, Native, Asian American, Jewish, Latino-that constitute Eugene.


Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

10:00am from Skinner Butte

7.5 mile tour

Ana-Maurine will conduct a solo performance walk of 7.5 miles, walking in a loop through Skinner Butte, Whiteaker, North Eugene, and Alton Baker Park. As part of this solo performance walk, Ana-Maurine will erect temporary “historical markers,” using stones, poetry and ritualized performance that draw from Jewish poetic and cultural forms. These “historical markers” will reference the histories of Native, African American, Jewish, Chinese and Latino communities in Eugene.


Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

10:00am from WOW Hall to the Park Blocks

You are invited to join the landlines public procession through downtown Eugene. We will meet at the parking lot on West 8th Ave & Charnelton (site of Eugene’s first synagogue) to process in a spiral to Park Blocks. The Klezmonauts will play live music for the procession. Please bring an object that symbolizes home for you. Together we will celebrate the multi-ethnic and interfaith communities that have shaped Eugene’s Jewish communities in our city.

For more information:

Ana-Maurine Lara (Artist):

Alai Reyes-Santos:

Artist Bio: Ana-Maurine Lara is a national award-winning fiction author and Cave Canem poet. She was awarded the PEN/Northwest, the Barbara Deming Award and the National Latino/Chicano Literary Contest Third Prize. Her novel, Erzulie’s Skirt was a Lambda Literary Finalist. In addition, she has participated in prestigious writing residencies, studying with world-renowned poets and fiction writers. She draws from her experiences as a Dominican-American writer of Native, African, and Jewish ancestry to produce literary works and performances that blur the boundaries of artistic genres and cultural traditions.

Ana-Maurine has published extensively in a variety of genres. Her novels include Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press 2006), When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People (KRK Ediciones, 2011), Watermarks and Tree Rings (Tanama Press, 2011) and her short fiction has appeared in Sable LitMag, Callaloo and other literary journals. Her multi-genre piece Cantos will be released on September 18th at Cave Canem’s headquarters in New York City.

Ana-Maurine’s essays are widely anthologized and she has published articles in peer reviewed journals, including Phoebe Journal of Arts and Culture and GLQ. She is a graduate of Harvard (BA 1997) and Yale (PhD 2014). She joins the faculty of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon this academic year.

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