Past Events

SPRING 2016 

April 25, 2016

“The Abandoned Muslim Consistory: Religion, Rule, and Legal Identity in French Algeria”

Speaker: Rachel Schley (History, Harvard University)

Respondent: Elizabeth Foster (History, Tufts University)

FALL 2016

September, 16, 2016

“Converting Spain: Muslim Converts and the Contemporary Renewal of the Moorish Mediterranean”

Speaker: Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar (Anthropology, University of Nevada)

Respondent: Janet McIntosh (Anthropology, Brandeis University)
Moderator: Adam Seligman (Religion, Boston University)

October 6, 2016

Parité, Politics, and Judaism: The Politics of Equality in Non-Consistorial French Synagogues”

Speaker: Béatrice de Gasquet (Sociology, Université de Paris – Diderot)

Respondent: Susannah Heschel (Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College)
Moderator: Abigail Gillman (World Languages & Literatures, Boston University)

November 14, 2016

“Conversion, Citizenship, and the Pragmatics of Jewish Inclusion in Contemporary Spain”
Speaker: Charles McDonald (Anthropology, New School for Social Research)

Respondent: Marcy Brink-Danan (Anthropology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

FALL 2017

October 2, 2017

“Jewish Futures in the Mediterranean World”

Speakers: Naomi Davidson (History, University of Ottawa): “Our Beautiful Algerian Communities: Imagining Jewish Futures in the Mediterranean, 1962-1972″ and Abigail Jacobson (History, MIT): “Living together, Living apart: Imagining Jewish and Arab Lives in Mandatory Palestine”

Respondents: Mary Lewis (French History, Harvard) and Michelle Campos (Modern Middle Eastern History, University of Florida)

November 17, 2017

“Catholic Pasts and Futures in France”

Speaker: Elayne Oliphant (Anthropology, NYU): “The Infrastructure of Catholic Privilege in Paris”

Respondent: Camille Robcis (History, Cornell University)