Dan Ben-Amos: Fifty Years of Jewish Folklore at Penn

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA

Join us for a symposium in honor of Professor Dan Ben Amos’ fifty years at the University of Pennsylvania on Sunday, April 23, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by a lunch reception.

There will be an opening keynote from Prof. Eli Yassif (Tel Aviv University). In the middle will be a roundtable composed of five of Dan’s doctoral students: Prof. Simon Bronner (Penn State University, Harrisburg), Prof. Itzik Gottesman (University of Texas, Austin), Prof. Amy Horowitz (Indiana University, Bloomington), Prof. Chava Weissler (Lehigh University), and Prof. Yael Zerubavel (Rutgers University). The closing keynote will be from Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (New York University, and the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews).

The lunch reception requires an RSVP. Send us an email to RSVP

Sponsored by Penn’s Jewish Studies Program, in partnership with the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

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