“Regaining Jerusalem: Eschatology and Slavery in Jewish Colonization in 17-Century Suriname”

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 5:00pm
Van Pelt Library, Class of 1978 Pavilion, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Professor Natalie Zemon Davis, University of Toronto

With an introduction by Roger Chartier, University of Pennsylvania/Collège de France

Professor Natalie Zemon Davis, author of The Return of Martin Guerre, recipient of a 2012 National Humanities Medal, former president of the American Historical Association, and the Katz Center’s inaugural David B.Ruderman Distinguished Scholar, will present a lecture focusing on eschatology and slavery on the New World plantations of Christian and Jewish settlers in 17th-century Suriname.

Sponsored by the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, and co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program and the Department of History.

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