Events

May 11

"Landscapes of the Song of Songs" - Elaine James

12:00PM

In Landscapes of the Song of Songs (2017) Elaine James (Princeton Theological Seminary) “considers the way that the poetry of the biblical Song of Songs draws on human experience in landscapes, and how it creates human experiences of landscapes.” But she also poses a “larger,” and indeed “perennial,” question” — “What is the human place in the natural world?” It is a question, she writes, whose “significance is cross-cultural, and its domain … interdisciplinary.”

Respondents: Aslan Cohen Mizrahi (PhD student, Divinity School) and Alexis Wolf (MA student, Divinity School).

Moderator: Simeon Chavel, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible in the Divinity School.

This event is part of the series "Greenberg Book Conversations" sponsored by the Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies and the Seminary Co-op Bookstore. It is open to the public, but registration is required (see the link below).

Date: May 11, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

May 11

Elaine James - “Landscapes of the Song of Songs”

12:00PM

In Landscapes of the Song of Songs (2017) Elaine James (Princeton Theological Seminary) “considers the way that the poetry of the biblical Song of Songs draws on human experience in landscapes, and how it creates human experiences of landscapes.” But she also poses a “larger,” and indeed “perennial,” question” — “What is the human place in the natural world?” It is a question, she writes, whose “significance is cross-cultural, and its domain … interdisciplinary.” Prof. James will be joined by respondents Aslan Cohen Mizrahi (PhD student, Divinity School) and Alexis Wolf (MA student, Divinity School) and the discussion will be moderated by Simeon Chavel, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible in the Divinity School. To register for this virtual event, go to https://uchicago.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkduCoqjwpG9zr98beGmWv_fuo9qVhi1Tl. This event is part of the series Greenberg Book Conversations, sponsored by the Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies and the Seminary Co-op Bookstore. For more information, contact the administrator of the Greenberg Center, Nancy Pardee, at npardee@uchicago.edu.

Date: May 11, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

May 12

A Conversation with Prof. Michael Fishbane

7:00PM

The Institute for Jewish Spirituality invites you to join Rabbi Nancy Flam in conversation with Michael Fishbane, the Nathan Cummings Distinguished Service Professor of Jewish Studies, on his recently published book "Fragile Finitude: A Jewish Hermeneutical Theology"

Make Your Reservation: http://bit.ly/fishbane

Date: May 12, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

See: http://bit.ly/fishbane

May 17

Lecture by Alexander Chow on Chinese Public Theology

11:20AM

The Rustandy Global Christianity Distinguished Speaker Series

Alexander Chow, Senior Lecturer in Theology and World Christianity and co-director of the Centre for the Study of World Christianity at New College, University of Edinburgh will deliver a lecture entitled "Chinese Public Theology: Significance and Limitations for World Christianity."

Abstract: Drawing on my recent monograph, this lecture will examine the development of public theology in mainland China since the end of the Cultural Revolution (1966–76). It will discuss three major generations of Chinese intellectuals who have navigated the Chinese state and society, from the state-sanctioned Protestant church, the secular academy, and the growing urban renaissance of Calvinism. The lecture will argue that these expressions of public theology have developed through a subconscious intermingling of Christian and Confucian understandings of public intellectualism. The lecture will further explore how Chinese public theology offers useful contributions to the broader global discourse on public theology. Finally, given growing restrictions on religion in China, the lecture will suggest ways in which Chinese Christianity can learn from public theological discourse from other aspects of world Christianity.

Alexander Chow is a Chinese American born and raised in Southern California. He completed his PhD in theology at the University of Birmingham (UK), followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Renmin University of China (Beijing). Alex joined the University of Edinburgh in September 2013 and is Senior Lecturer in Theology and World Christianity and co-director of the Centre for the Study of World Christianity. He is co-editor of the journal Studies in World Christianity (Edinburgh University Press) and editor of the Chinese Christianities book series (Notre Dame Press).

Date: May 17, 2021
Time: 11:20 AM - 1:00 PM

See: https://divinity.uchicago.edu/martin-marty-center/conferences-and-events/rustandy-global-christianity-distinguished-speaker

May 17

Stephanie Kraver - “From Prophetic to Postcolonial Witnessing: Poetry of the ...

5:30PM

Stephanie Kraver, PhD candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, will present a paper for the Jewish Studies Workshop. The link for the zoom session and an advance copy of the paper will be available at the workshop website https://voices.uchicago.edu/jst_hb/. Papers and zoom links will also be pre-circulated via the Jewish Studies Workshop listserv. If you need further information or would like to be added to the workshop listserv, you can do so at https://voices.uchicago.edu/jst_hb/subscribe/, or email the workshop coordinators, Ido Telem telem@uchicago.edu or Benjamin Arenstein barenstein@uchicago.edu.

Date: May 17, 2021
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

May 18

Innovating for Social Equity: The Intersection of Religion and Business

5:00PM

In the broader conversation about diversity in business, where does religion fit in? Join Chicago Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and the University of Chicago Divinity School for the next session of the Innovating for Social Equity series. David Nirenberg, dean of the Divinity School and Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Distinguished Service Professor, will be joined by prominent business leaders whose strategies take religious diversity into account. They’ll examine the progress that business has made toward a more spiritually accommodating landscape, and the measures that should be taken to ensure that people from all faith backgrounds are reflected in our economy.

Date: May 18, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

See: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovating-for-social-equity-the-intersection-of-religion-and-business-tickets-148357773093?aff=DS

May 19

Charles Wilson - “Revisiting the ‘Ashurites’ of Eshbaal’s State (2 Sam ...

4:30PM

Charles Wilson, PhD student in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, will present a paper for the Hebrew Bible and Early Jewish Reception Workshop. For information and the zoom link, please contact the workshop coordinator, Doren Snoek, dsnoek@uchicago.edu.

Date: May 19, 2021
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

May 24

Elena Hoffenberg - “A Bundist and a Zionist? Liebmann Hersch on Cultural ...

5:30PM

Elena Hoffenberg, PhD student in the Department of History, will present a paper for the Jewish Studies Workshop. The link for the zoom session and an advance copy of the paper will be available at the workshop website https://voices.uchicago.edu/jst_hb/. Papers and zoom links will also be pre-circulated via the Jewish Studies Workshop listserv. If you need further information or would like to be added to the workshop listserv, you can do so at https://voices.uchicago.edu/jst_hb/subscribe/, or email the workshop coordinators, Ido Telem telem@uchicago.edu or Benjamin Arenstein barenstein@uchicago.edu.

Date: May 24, 2021
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

May 25

"A City in Fragments" - Yair Wallach

12:00PM

In A City in Fragments (2020), Yair Wallach (University of London) explores “Jerusalem’s forgotten textual artifacts” dating from the mid-nineteenth century to the war of 1948. “Especially attracted to the little-noticed, half-erased texts: worn-out stone inscriptions, lettering on sewage covers, mysterious acronyms on gates and facades, faded ceramic street nameplates,” Wallach writes that “the texts of the city during this turbulent century registered the dramatic changes and violent ruptures in the modern history of the city: they were chronicles of construction and destruction, heritage preservation and modern development, occupation and displacement.”

Respondents: Basil Salem (Collegiate Assistant Professor, Dept. of History) and Andrew Katzenstein Atwell (PhD student, Dept. of Anthropology).

Moderator: Orit Bashkin, Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

This event is open to the public, but registration is required (see the link below). It is the last event in the series "Greenberg Book Conversations" sponsored by the Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies and the Seminary Co-op Bookstore.

Date: May 25, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

May 25

Yair Wallach - “A City in Fragments”

12:00PM

In A City in Fragments (2020), Yair Wallach (University of London) explores “Jerusalem’s forgotten textual artifacts” dating from the mid-nineteenth century to the war of 1948. “Especially attracted to the little-noticed, half-erased texts: worn-out stone inscriptions, lettering on sewage covers, mysterious acronyms on gates and facades, faded ceramic street nameplates,” Wallach writes that “the texts of the city during this turbulent century registered the dramatic changes and violent ruptures in the modern history of the city: they were chronicles of construction and destruction, heritage preservation and modern development, occupation and displacement.” Dr. Wallach will be joined by respondents Basil Salem (Collegiate Assistant Professor, Dept. of History) and Andrew Katzenstein Atwell (PhD student, Dept. of Anthropology). and the discussion will be moderated by Orit Bashkin, Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. To register for this virtual event, go to https://uchicago.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sdO6tqT0rEtFAb2e9nOU6oFIWVA0Cdelu. This event is part of the series Greenberg Book Conversations, sponsored by the Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies and the Seminary Co-op Bookstore. For more information, contact the administrator of the Greenberg Center, Nancy Pardee, at npardee@uchicago.edu.

Date: May 25, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM