UCSIA/IJS Chair 2010-2011: Prof. dr. Elisheva Carlebach

Elisheva Carlebach, Salo W. Baron Professor of Jewish History, Culture and Society, Columbia University

During the academic year 2008-2009 the University Centre Saint-Ignatius Antwerp and the Institute of Jewish Studies founded a new chair at the University of Antwerp as an expression of their common interest in Jewish-Christian relations. The aim of this chair is to foster the study of Judaism and Hebraism from the perspective of the Jewish-Christian dialogue in contemporary Europe. During the academic year 2010-2011, Professor Elisheva Carlebach of Columbia University (New York) will hold this chair. She will deliver two evening lectures for a general audience, as well as a few guest lectures within the department of History at the University of Antwerp.

Evening Lectures

Thursday 17 February 2011, 20:00 - Divided Souls: Jews, Christians and Converts in Early Modern Europe  

Tuesday 22 February 2011, 20:00 - Jewish-Christian Time: Polemics in the Representation of Time  

Location: Hof van Liere, University of Antwerp - Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen

Elisheva Carlebach is Salo Baron Professor of Jewish History, Culture, and Society in the Department of History at Columbia University. She has served as a Fellow in the New York Public Library Center for Scholars and Writers, and has twice held National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships. She is Chair of the Academic Advisory Council of the Center for Jewish History; Secretary of the American Academy for Jewish Research; Co-Chair of Doctoral Fellowship Awards Program at the National Foundation for Jewish Culture and Co-Editor of AJS Review. She specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of the Jews in Early Modern Western  Europe, and is the author of The Pursuit of Heresy: Rabbi Moses Hagiz and the Sabbatian Controversies (Columbia University Press, 1990 - winner of the Salo Baron Prize and the National Jewish Book Award), Divided Souls: Jewish Converts to Christianity in Early Modern German Lands, 1550-1750 (Yale University Press, 2001), and Palaces of Time: Jewish Calendar and Culture in Early Modern Europe (forthcoming, Harvard University Press).