The Bible, the Lure of Antiquity, and Israeli Popular Culture

Yael ZerubavelYael Zerubavel is one of the leaders in the field of Israel Studies. A Professor of History and Jewish Studies as well as the Director of the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University, she is the author of the widely acclaimed book Recovered Roots: Collective Memory and the Making of Israeli National Tradition (1995), a key text in the academic study of Israeli nation-building. In addition, Zerubavel has undertaken important work in the fields of Israeli culture, cultural memory, Jewish immigrant experience, Jewish memory, Jewish space, and trauma in Israeli culture. Her Einhorn lecture will probe the role of Biblical archaeology and Bible-related tourism in Israeli culture and society.  

Location: Third Floor, Levis Faculty Center 

Date: 4/16/12 7:30 pm

Video of lecture here.