Colloquia Announcement Flyer

3/23/16 – Colloquium – “Excavation at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth”

Maha Darawsha ColloquiumOn March 23, Professor Maha Darawsha will present a faculty colloquium on “Excavation at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth.”

The event will take place in Oak 236 at 12:30 PM.

Reservations are requested, as lunch will be served.

To view a recording of some of the excavation process, click here.

Please contact the Center at to register for this colloquium or for more information.

Professor Darawsha’s work is in collaboration with the University of Hartford’s Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, and this event will be followed by a lecture at UHart on Thursday, March 24, also by Maha.

For more information on both events, click here.

11/12/15 – Making Meditation Jewish by Emily Sigalow

Emily SigalowOn November 12th, Emily Sigalow will be presenting a faculty colloquium entitled “Making Meditation Jewish: The Construction of a New Contemplative Jewish Practice.”

Emily Sigalow is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Brandeis University. Her research and teaching interests focus on the sociological study of contemporary Jewish life, particularly as related to questions about culture, gender, and health. She is working on a book project about the historical and contemporary encounter between Judaism and Buddhism in America. This book project, American JUBU, explains how Judaism and Buddhism met, combined, and changed in relation to each other in America since 1893. She holds a Ph.D in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Sociology (joint degree) from Brandeis University, a M.A. from Ben Gurion.

Date: November 12, 2015

Location: BUS302 at 1:00 PM

Open to faculty, staff, students – Please join us!