Laura Levitt receives Inaugural Fine Fellowship

Scholarly Webinar/conversation The Objects That Remain

The Ties that Bind Us: Forensic Storytelling Across the Ages


Cashmere Dance Party

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Workshop United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

This amazing workshop, “Interrogating the Sacred: Tending to Holocaust Object,” took place summer 2023, delayed a year because of Covid. It was an extraordinary Two Weeks!

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Stay tuned for a special Issue of MAVCOR, the online journal of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion on this topic! https:/

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An Article from the student newspaper at WashU!

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Scholarly Webinar/conversation The Objects That Remain

American Jewish Loss after the Holocaust: An Object Lesson

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2022 AT 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM EDT

The University of Warsaw, American Studies Center

We are pleased to announce the lecture “American Jewish Loss After the Holocaust: An Object Lesson” by Prof. Laura Levitt (Temple University).This lecture is a part of the 2021/2022 Spring Edition of the American Studies Colloquium Series.Join Zoom Meeting:, May 12, 2022
5:15 pm CET

Laura Levitt is Professor of Religion, Jewish Studies, and Gender at Temple University where she has chaired the Religion Department and directed both the Jewish Studies and the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Programs. Levitt is the author The Objects that Remain (2020); American Jewish Loss after the Holocaust (2007); and Jews and Feminism: The Ambivalent Search for Home (1997) and a co-editor of Impossible Images: Contemporary Art After the Holocaust (2003) and Judaism Since Gender (1997). Levitt edits NYU Press’s North American Religions Series with Tracy Fessenden (Arizona State University) and David Harrington Watt (Haverford College).

This talk asks critical questions about the future of Holocaust commemoration in the United States. How will the Holocaust continued to be remembered as memory and history come together, as those survivors who have so powerfully told their stories and lived their lives after the Holocaust are coming to their last days.? This talk describes how the Shoah has been commemorated in the United States and what is at stake at this historical crossroad. It addresses what it means to consider “after” as not just after the war, or after the Shoah, but as memory becomes history. It describes how the Holocaust has been remembered in the United States in the past and how it might be remembered going forward. It reconsiders how the loss that is the Shoah is experienced and understood in relation to other American Jewish losses not as competitive memories but rather in terms of how different losses touch and illuminate each other. And finally, it focuses on what will continue to prompt those memories, the people but also increasingly, the objects that occasion these enactments.2 OZNCheck our our entire roster of events at the ASC website:…/american-studies…/..

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Meet 5 Temple Professors who teach and research Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

Read this lovely story in Temple Now!

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The Afterlives of Trauma

An article about this talk and the opening of a powerful exhibit!

Scholarly Webinar/conversation The Objects That Remain

The Objects that Remain: The Ethics of Tending to Sacred Objects: A Webinar

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2021 • 5 PM, via Zoom
Free and open to the public

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