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News and Information NEWS AND INFORMATION Conferences 215 Teaching the Holocaust-Call for Papers Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, in cooperation with Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, will present a conference entitled Teaching the Holocaust: Issues and Dilemmas, which is designed for high school and college teachers. The conference will be held October 24-26, 1993. Keynote speakers will be Dr. Christopher R. Browning of Pacific Lutheran University and Dr. Richard Bre'itman of American University. The conference sponsors have issued a call for papers on the following themes: "The Role of Memory," "The Holocaust and Literature: Narrating the Unspeakable," "Unique vs. Universal Aspects of the Holocaust," "The History of Teaching the Holocaust," "Post-Holocaust Theology," "The Place of the Holocaust in German Culture Courses," and "Teaching About Victims and Perpetrators: Accounting for Difference and Avoiding Stereotypes ." Participants are'also encouraged to propose workshops or sessions. Submissions should be one to two pages in length and should be sent by March 31. The final format should be 10 typewritten pages (20 minutes when read). For more information or to register for the conference, contact Dr. Rochelle 1. Millen, Department of Religion, Wittenberg University, P.O. Bo~ 720, Springfield, OH 45501-0720; fax 513-327-6340. Latin American Jewish Studies-Call for Papers The Seventh International Research Conference of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association will be held at the Jerusalem Center for Public Mfairs on the Center City campus of Temple University, November 6-8, 1993. The Keynote Session is entitled: "1492-1992: An Evaluation of the Quincentenary Commemoration." , The Program Committee is especially interested in proposals for entire panels. These will consist of 3 to 6 scholars who will present new research or commentary in any area of Latin American Jewish Studies. Proposals must be received by April 1, 1993 and should include the panel title, participant'S name, address, and affiliation and a one-paragraph paper abstract from each participant. Conference participants must be members of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association. 216 SHOFAR Winter 1993 Vol. 11, No.2 Three copies of each proposal should be sent to: Jeff Lessner, Department of History, Box 5491, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320. Telephone: 203-439-2229; fax: 203-4392700 . Educational Opportunities Law and Philosophy in Judaism The Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University announces the third Jerusalem Summer School in Jewish Studies. The topic of study will be "Law and Philosophy in Judaism," and the session will be held from June 29 through July 8, 1993. Jewish philosophy-the systematic reflection, usually rooted in general philosophic categories, on Judaism and Jewish existence-exercised profound influence on Jewish history and the self-understanding ofJews. The 1993Summer School ofJewish Studies will highlight the crystallization of a philosophic tradition in Judaism, its significance and impact,' particularly in relation to halakhah. An attempt will be made to develop a conceptual-historical assessment of philosophic influences on the understanding of the Talmudic tradition, on systems of interpreting Jewish law, and on patterns of piety. Forms ofTalmudism resistant to philosophic (and sometimes, even to Kabbalistic) influence will be analyzed. The School is intended for qualified students at the graduate or postdoctoral level from all countries. Applications should include a short curriculum vitae, an abstract of research, and a letter of recommendation. Registration fee, lodging, and half board for the duration of the School is $500 ($150 for tuition fee only). The number of participants is limited; preference will be given to applications arriving before April 1, 1993. Please contact: Jerusalem Summer School in Jewish Studies, Institute for Advanced Studies, The Hebrew University ofJerusalem, ISRAEL. Bitnet: ADVANC@HUJIVMS. Fax: 972-2-523429. Telephone: 972-2-584884. Yiddish in the Summer The National Yiddish Book center is looking for eight highly qualified, hard working undergraduate students with a strong interest in Jewish Studies to spend eight weeks working and studying at the National Yiddish Book Center in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Interns will sort and process recently collected, out-of┬Ěprint Yiddish books at the warehouse in Holyoke, MA, besides serving as apprentice for one of the. Center's ongoing News and Information 217 bibliographic or educational projects. Interns will also attend an...


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