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Hannah Arendt Seminars

Partnering with the Pembroke Center and the Watson Institute for International Studies, the Cogut Center co-hosts The Hannah Arendt Seminars. This multi-semester series of events celebrates the work of renowned German philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt and honors the centennial of her birth. The series brings noted scholars from within and outside Brown together for lectures, workshops, film screenings, and other events to explore issues pertaining to the humanities, the study of women and gender, and international studies. All Hannah Arendt Seminars are free and open to the public, although registration may be required for those events with limited seating.

Spring 2008

Distinguished historian and essayist Idith Zertal is our guest for the February 2008 Hannah Arendt Seminars. To view the poster, click here.

February 11
"Hannah Arendt and Love"

Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 106
Pembroke Campus
Brown University

February 12
"From Hannah Arendt's 'Zionism Reconsidered' (1945) to Idith Zertal's 'Lords of the Land' (2007)"
Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 201
Pembroke Campus
Brown University
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Seminar seating is limited to 48; please arrive early.

Idith Zertal is currently professor of contemporary history at the Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Basel (Switzerland). She is an Israeli historian and essayist, the author of many books and articles on Jewish, Zionist and Israeli history.

Zertal has taught history and cultural studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and a senior research fellow at research institutes in the United States, Europe and Israel.

Among Zertal's many publications are From Catastrophe to Power, Holocaust Survivors and the Emergence of Israel (1996, 1998, 2000), Israel’s Holocaust and the Politics of Nationhood (2005), and co-authored with Akviva Eldar, The Lords of the Land: Jewish Settlements in the Occupied Territories 1967-2006.

Distinguished scholar and writer Lyndsey Stonebridge is the guest of the Pembroke Center for the April 2008 Hannah Arendt Seminars.

April 30
"Judging in a Lawless World: Hannah Arendt and the Eichmann Trial"

Alumnae Hall, Crystal Room
Brown University
5:00 pm

Lyndsey Stonebridge, Professor of Literature and Critical Theory
at University of East Anglia will speak as part of the multi-year Hannah Arendt Seminars series. Prof. Stonebridge’s research is on the inter-relations between literature, psychoanalysis and history.

Her most recent publications, The Writing of Anxiety and Fiction after Modernism (edited with Marina MacKay), are concerned with the legacies of wartime in mid twentieth-century culture. She is currently working on a new book on writing about war crime trials, Law Writing: Fiction after Nuremberg

A reception will follow .