Jewish Studies offering pop-up mini-course on antisemitism in wake of Tree of Life tragedy

In a continuing effort to move the dialogue against hate forward, Pitt’s Jewish Studies department is offering a one credit mini-course and public lecture series called “Antisemitism Then and Now: Perspectives after Tree of Life.”

The classes will be from noon to 12:50 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Jan. 23 through April 24, at 1502 Posvar Hall.

Students who want the credit, should register by Jan. 18. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend the lectures without registering, but space is limited and priority will be given to registered students.

The classes will be taught by a wide variety of Pitt professors and others from different disciplines. Just some of the topics to be covered include:

  • “Who Killed Jesus? The Roots of Christian Anti-Semitism,” Rebecca Denova (Religious Studies) on Jan. 30
  • “Racial Antisemitism and Inquisition in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain,” Michal Friedman (CMU, History) on Feb. 13
  • “Fascism, Racial Policy, and Antisemitism in Italy (1922-1945),” Lina Insana (French and Italian) on March 6
  • “Nazi Antisemitism: Racial Theory, Bystandership, and Genocide,” Lauren Bairnsfather (Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh) on March 20
  • “From Leo Frank to Tree of Life: A History of Antisemitic Violence in America,” Rachel Kranson (Religious Studies) on March 27

Find more details here.