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“Why Learn about Archaeology and Jews?” Seminar Dr. Lynne Goldstein
March 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Anthropology and Jewish Studies faculty member Lynne Goldstein, who retires this summer, will reﬂect on her work and her decision to oﬀer an ISS course entitled “The Jewish Experience.”
The idea, she says, was for a class that would focus on the history of Jews and Jewish communities around the world, beginning with archaeological evidence. “The two points that I wanted to get across was the fact that archaeology can provide much more than a simple check on items in the Bible, and also that Jews can be found around the world in many diﬀerent communities for many diﬀerent reasons, and this is not a modern phenomenon. This talk will highlight some of the many things I learned from designing the course, and some of the lessons I have learned from archaeology and Jewish history.”
Following the talk, Jewish Studies will hold a lunch from 11:30am until 1:00pm in Professor Goldstein’s honor. Her former student, Sissel Schroeder, Professor and Chair of Anthropology at U of Wisconsin, Madison, will help honor her at the lunch.
This event is Co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program.