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News and Information News and Information Conferences 189 Jewish-Christian Co-Emergence The University of Chicago Divinity School will host a conference, "New Narratives of Jewish-Christian Co-Emergence," on April 10-11, 2000. Keynote speakers will be Daniel Boyarin of the University of California at Berkeley, Miri Rubin of Pembroke College, Oxford, Steve Wasserstrom of Reed College, and Israel Yuval of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. It is a commonplace of religious history that without Judaism there could be no Christianity, indeed that Christianity emerged from Judaism. Recently some historians oflate antiquity have questioned this premise, arguing instead for a "twin birth" model in which Judaism and Christianity emerged in dialogic relation to each other from a late-antique cultural matrix that included pre-rabbinic Judaisms, apocalypticism, and middle-platonism. Two days of papers and panel discussions will consider these questions: To what extent is it the case that there could be no Judaism without Christianity? Was there ever a final split? Have the two religious systems continued to develop in dialogic relation with one another? Is it possible to map the general shape of Jewish-Christian coemergence ? What detailed contours of such a map can be supplied at this time? Papers covering any historical period will be considered. Please send abstracts of two to three pages by September 15, 1999 to Willis Johnson, Swift Hall, 1025 E. 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637; e-mail: . Remnants of Memory A conference entitled "The Remnants ofMemory: Holocaust Remembrance in the New Millennium" will be held at St. Catherine's College, Oxford, January 4-8, 2000. At the start of the new millennium we are confronted with increasing urgency by the challenge to remember and the demand to bear witness to the events and experiences of the Holocaust. But what forms will Holocaust remembrance take? What is the role and function ofmemorials and museums? How, ifat all, can memories of the Holocaust be encapsulated in literature, poetry, and film? What place is there for the visual arts to act as a vehicle for memory? What can courses on the Holocaust in universities and colleges contribute to the future of Holocaust remembrance? And what is the future of Holocaust memories within the Christian tradition? 190 SHOFAR Summer 1999 Vol. 17, No.4 For more information about the conference, please e-mail Jerry Hepperle, Director of the Indiana Holocaust Awareness Center, at . Announcements Institute for Judaism and Civilization The Institute for Judaism and Civilization, based in Melbourne, Australia, is committed to exploring the interface between traditional Judaism and the secular arts and sciences. It is associated through its Director with the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilization, Monash University. The Institute publishes an annual journal, The Journal ofJudaism and Civilization, ofwhich the fIrst volume has appeared. The contents ofthis volume, which was devoted to the exploration of the relationships of Judaism with psychotherapy and law, may be inspected on the Institute's website, . The next volume will contain articles on Judaism and literature and on the Noahide laws, the code contained in the Torah for humanity at large. Also included in this issue will be the proceedings of a seminar on the encounter ofFreud and the fIfth Lubavitcher Rebbe, of which documentation recently came to light. Another publication of the Institute is a monograph by its Director, entitled Jewish Thought in Context. This monograph deals with the relationship of Maimonides, the Maharal of Prague, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, and Rabbi 1. B. Soloveitchik to the general pilosophical currents of their times. Ifyou are interested in receiving copies ofthese works or subscribing to the Journal and any future monographs, please e-mail to. quoting Ref: emacOI in the subject line. Please do not use the mail reply button/function. Jewish Heartland Jewish Heartland is a new journal that takes a regional approach to covering the nearly 700,000 Jews in 12 heartland states (Illinois, Indiana; Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin). It emphasizes contemporary Jewish culture and art and chronicles how Jewish communities and inviduals overcome challenges. For more information, contact Andrew Muchin or Marge Eiseman at Jewish Heartland, P.O. Box 11423, Shorewood, WI...


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