Rahel Varnhagen: The Woman Who Created German-Jewish Culture

Barbara HahnBarbara Hahn is the leading scholar of the history and culture of German-Jewish women. A professor of German at Princeton University from 1996 until 2004, she is currently a distinguished professor at Vanderbilt University. Her many books include pioneering studies of Rahel Varnhagen (1771-1833), the German-Jewish writer who was at the center of the emergence of modern Jewish culture in early 19th-century Berlin. She has also published extensively on Hannah Arendt, the great German-Jewish philosopher of the 20th century. 

Location: Music Room, Levis Faculty Center

Date: March 1, 2010

Video of lecture here.

Made possible by the generosity of the Rosenthal Family Endowment.