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Tue, 01/20/2015 - 08:29
Reconstructing Women's Lives in Iron Age Israel

Follow the link to watch a lecture by Beth Alpert Nakhai, Associate Professor. Dr. Nakhai delivered this talk at the University of Helsinki in October 2014.

http://webcast.helsinki.fi/engage/ui/watch.html?id=ef2e1373-7ea6-4990-8ffe-9956895be70b

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Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:04

Judaic Studies Senior Shines at ASOR

This month, the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) held its annual meeting in San Diego, CA. Widely regarded as the most important meeting for scholars of biblical and Near Eastern archaeology, the ASOR meeting is a great place to meet academics from around the world and hear the latest developments in the field. Mostly attended by professors and Ph.D. students, it’s uncommon to see an undergraduate roaming the exhibition halls. However, thanks to support from the Arizona Center... Read more
Wed, 12/10/2014 - 13:24

Judaic Studies, Common History Enthrall UA Chinese Students

A group of Chinese students have enrolled in Dr. Deborah Kaye's History of the Jews class. Learn about their motivations and interests in Judaic Studies. 


Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:23
Dr. Jonathan Petropoulos Dr. Petropoulos Reveals Secrets of Nazi Looters, Movie Shooters

On Wednesday, October 15, Professor Jonathan Petropoulos of Claremont McKenna College delivered a fascinating lecture on Nazi Looted Art. Entitled “The ‘Real’ (and Reel) Monuments Men, the Gurlitt Cache, and the Continuing Challenges of Nazi Looted Art,” Dr. Petropoulos delivered a lecture that few other scholars could have, as one attendee noted.

Petropoulos has spent the bulk of his career researching what became of many priceless works of art that were looted from Europe, namely... Read more
Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:09

Judaic Studies Open House

Join us on October 13!


Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:03
Judaic Studies at Tucson Meet Yourself!

This year, for the first time, Judaic Studies had a booth at Tucson Meet Yourself, an annual festival celebrating folk life and culture in downtown Tucson. Our booth featured Hebrew calligraphy displays and an archarological dig for kids to enjoy. In addition, several professors gave mini-lectures to the public, in conjunction with the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:46

UA Student Thrives at Tel Abel Beth Maacah

Michael Kolestos, who is working on his MA in Classics at the University of Arizona, has spent three summers at Tel Jezreel, as part of the Jezreel Expedition.  This field season, he was awarded a P.E. MacAllister Fellowship.

To read Michael's ASOR blog post on his experience at Jezreel, click here. For more... Read more
Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:41

Upcoming Khalil Shikaki Lectures

On October 27th, Khalil Shikaki, of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Social Research, will be giving two lectures to the Tucson community. Below, you'll find the descriptions of each lecture, as well as time, location, and parking information.

The Gaza War and the Future of Palestinian-Israeli Relations

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Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:22

Dr. Asher Susser Delivers Popular Lecture on Rational Conflict Management in Israel and Palestine

On Wednesday, September 10, Dr. Asher Susser lectured to a packed room at the UA Hillel Foundation. Together with the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies, UA Hillel hosted Dr. Susser’s lecture entitled “Israel, Hamas, and the Palestinians: Conflict Resolution or Conflict Management?” In his lecture, Dr. Susser urged for a rational management of conflict, and said that the best way to achieve non-belligerency is for Israel to end occupation in Palestine. The event was attended by students,... Read more
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 16:05

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