West European Studies | Select Topics in West European Studies: Globalization and Jewish History
W605 | 26341 | Lehmann, M


4:ooP-6:00P   R   4 cr.
ABOVE CLASS OPEN TO GRADUATES ONLY
ABOVE CLASS MEETS WITH HIST-H 720 AND HIST-H720

This course will explore approaches to Jewish history beyond the
confines of the nation-state, which has long dominated writing on
modern Jewish history, and will focus on the “transnational”
dimensions of Jewish historiography. Issues will include trading
networks in the early modern period; notions and experiences of
diaspora; Jewish history in the age of Empire; migrations and global
networks in the twentieth century; Orientalism and the Jews; Jewish
identities between religion, ethnicity, and nationalism; and the
impact of postcolonial studies on Jewish historiography. There will
be several short papers, oral presentations, and a final essay.