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Annual Jewish Studies lecture looks at European Jewry and Israel

What/Who: Anthropologist Matti Bunzl, professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, presents this year’s University of Chicago Division of the Humanities June & Harold Patinkin Lecture on the subject “Theodor Herzl’s Stepchildren: The Jews of Europe and the Israeli Question.”

When: Tuesday, April 25 at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Rosenwald Hall 405, 1101 E. 58th St., University of Chicago.

Background: Matti Bunzl studies the anthropology and history of modern Europe with particular interests in Jewish culture, gender and sexuality, modernity and memory, nationalism, ethnicity, the history of anthropology and the anthropology of mass media. Bunzl’s latest book is Symptoms of Modernity: Jews and Queers in Late-Twentieth-Century Vienna. He is currently working on a reinterpretation of the work of anthropologist Franz Baos in the context of German and German-Jewish thought.
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