The Ghetto

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, Class of 1978 Pavilion, 6th floor, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
500 Years after the establishment of the Venetian Ghetto, the University of Pennsylvania's Program in Jewish Studies, the Katz Center for Advanced Jewish Studies, the Department of Music, the Department of History, and the Center for Italian Studies invite you to a program on “the Ghetto."

1pm:  Lecture: “Ghetto: Metamorphoses of a Concept”
Daniel Schwartz, Associate Professor of History, George Washington University

2:30 pm:  Concert: “Music for a Merchant” 
The Swiss-Italian ensemble Lucidarium performs Venetian Jewish music of the Baroque era, evoking the sights and sounds of Shylock’s world.

Free and open to the public. Please bring a photo ID to gain entrance to the Library. This is the 20th Annual Silvers Visiting Scholar Program, endowed by David, C’71, and Patricia, CW’72, Silvers.

Jewish Studies Program
711 Williams Hall, 255 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305
215-898-6654 / 215-573-6026 fax / jsp-info@sas.upenn.edu