Donderdag 6 mei 2021 om 20.00 uur CEST
Prof. Dr. em. David B. Ruderman ❘ University of Pennsylvania
Online lezing in het Engels

The lecture offers a preview of the new biography that David Ruderman is currently writing on Solomon Bennett, an engraver, biblical critic, and translator who traveled across the European continent to settle in London at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Bennett was a kind of maskil but was unusual in his evolution as a Jewish thinker, being alienated from the Anglo-Jewish communal establishment yet also embedded within a literary elite of Christian intellectuals.

David B. Ruderman is the Joseph Meyerhoff Professor of Modern Jewish History Emeritus and the Ella Darivoff Director Emeritus of the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published twenty-three books, three of which won national book awards in Jewish history, as well as nine monographs and many articles. He is a past president of the American Academy for Jewish Research. The Great Courses/Teaching Company has produced two of his Jewish history courses, each in a series of 24 lectures. He has been a visiting professor at many institutions in the United States, Israel, and Europe. In 2001, the National Foundation for Jewish Culture honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in Jewish history. In 2014, his colleagues presented him with a festschrift entitled “Jewish Culture in Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honor of David B. Ruderman,” eds. Richard Cohen, Natalie Dohrmann, Adam Shear, and Elhanan Reiner (Pittsburgh, 2014). David Ruderman is member of the International Advisory Board of the Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Antwerp, and has been a frequent speaker at the UCSIA/IJS Chair for Jewish-Christian Relations.

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