Prof. Hasia Diner (NYU): "How to Understand Anti-Semitism in America: A View from History"

Please join us for the 2020 Annenberg Lecture


Mar5
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
2020-03-05 16:30:00 2020-03-05 18:00:00 Prof. Hasia Diner (NYU): "How to Understand Anti-Semitism in America: A View from History"

The history of the United States cannot be disconnected from the history of words, images, and social practices which defined Jews as different than other Americans. Since the seventeenth century, before national independence and into the present day, the presence of Jews has challenged Americans' ideas about race, religion, and the fundamental matter of who counted as an American. Did this constitute anti-Semitism? What factors in American life impacted upon this powerful social force imported from Europe?

About Hasia Diner

Hasia Diner is the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History, Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University; Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University; and the Director of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University. She is the author of the award-winning We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962 (NYU Press, 2009).

This event is also made possible through funding from the Annenberg Fund.

The Choi Auditorium
America/Los_Angeles public
Location:
The Choi Auditorium
Event Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020

The history of the United States cannot be disconnected from the history of words, images, and social practices which defined Jews as different than other Americans. Since the seventeenth century, before national independence and into the present day, the presence of Jews has challenged Americans' ideas about race, religion, and the fundamental matter of who counted as an American. Did this constitute anti-Semitism? What factors in American life impacted upon this powerful social force imported from Europe?

About Hasia Diner

Hasia Diner is the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History, Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University; Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University; and the Director of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University. She is the author of the award-winning We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962 (NYU Press, 2009).

This event is also made possible through funding from the Annenberg Fund.

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