U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S

"Other Worlds: An Evening with Poets Michael Ives and Yehoshua November"
Monday, October 23, 2017 , 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Olin, Room 102

Contact:Shai Secunda
E-mail:ssecunda@bard.edu
Phone:845-758-7667
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P A S T   E V E N T S

Middle Eastern Studies 
Open House 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 , 5:00 pm
Kline, Faculty Dining Room
Come celebrate the end of the year with fellow MESers. Meet faculty, hear about exciting new courses, study abroad programs, senior projects, and a number of incredible iniatives MES students are working on. Snacks will be served. All are welcome.

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Hebrew Language Table
Monday, May 8, 2017 , 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Kline Commons

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Hebrew Language Table
Monday, May 1, 2017 , 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Kline Commons

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"Make it New": New Possibilities for Classical Jewish Texts in Scholarship and Culture
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 , 1:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Yellow Room in the campus center and RKC 103

I. New Connections: The Talmud and the Contemporary Humanities - a Workshop
Location: The Yellow Room in the Campus Center (1:15-4:45pm)

Featuring leading scholars of Jewish studies in dialogue with Bard students and faculty.

II. "Make it New": Classical Jewish Texts and Artistic Imagination
Location: RKC 103 (4:45-6:15pm)

Nicole Krass: Novelist, author of The History of Love (2005) and Great House (2010)
Adam Kirsh: Poet and critic
Galit-Hasan-Rokem: Scholar, poet, and translator.

III. Jewish Studies and the Liberal Arts: Institutional Possibilities
Location: RKC 103 (6:30-7:30pm)

Featuring President Leon Botstein, Bruce Chilton, and Alan Avery-Peck.

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Hebrew Language Table
Monday, April 24, 2017 , 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Kline Commons

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Hebrew Language Table
Monday, April 17, 2017 , 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Kline Commons

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Ruth Gilligan, Professor of Creative Writing, University of Birmingham (UK)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 , 5:00 pm
RKC 103

Ruth Gilligan is an Irish-born novelist and professor of creative writing at the University of Birmingham (UK). Her fourth novel, Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan is based around the history of the Jewish community in Ireland, and was recently published by Atlantic Books and Tin House to much acclaim.

At the start of the twentieth century, a young girl and her family emigrate from Europe in search of a better life in America, only to pitch up in Ireland by mistake. In 1958, a mute boy locked away in a mental institution outside Dublin forms an unlikely friendship with a man consumed by the story of the love he lost nearly two decades earlier. And in present-day London, an Irish journalist is forced to confront her conflicting notions of identity and family when her Jewish boyfriend asks her to make a true leap of faith. Spanning generations and braiding together three unforgettable voices, Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan shows us what it means to belong, and how storytelling can redeem us all.

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Hebrew Language Table
Monday, April 10, 2017 , 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Kline Commons

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Hebrew Language Table
Monday, April 3, 2017 , 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Kline Commons

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Hebrew Language Table
Monday, March 27, 2017 , 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Kline Commons

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