Carolyn L. Drucker ’80 Memorial Lecture

Year

Title of Lecture

2017 Carlo Ginzburg, "Medals and Shells: Morphology and History, Once Again"
2016 Ben Outhwaite, "Beyond the Aleppo Codex: Bible Manuscripts from the Cairo Geniza and the Textus Receptus"

2015

Shimon Shamir, "Should Israel Regard Itself as Middle Eastern? The Internal Debate"

2013

David B. Ruderman, "The Revival of the Jewish-Christian Debate in Nineteenth Century Europe: The Evangelical Missionary Alexander McCaul and His Jewish Interlocutors"

2012

Hasia R. Diner, "Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migration and the Peddlers Who Made It Possible"

2011

Derek Penslar, ″Jews into Israelis: Zionism as a Revolutionary Project″

2010

Natalie Zemon Davis, ″Jerusalem Regained: The Learned Converso Nassy and Davis Jewish Colonization in the Seventeenth Century″

2009

Susannah Heschel, ″The Jewish Fascination with Islam″

2008

Amitav Ghosh ″The Making of In an Antique Land: India, Egypt, and the Cairo Geniza″

2007

Sasson Somekh, ″Baghdad, Yesterday: A Memoir of a Secular Arab-Jew″

2006

Mary Douglas, ″Numbering the People of Israel: Biblical and Secular Agendas″

2005

Walter Laqueur, ″Jerusalem 1938 & After″

2004

Michael Chabon, ″Golems and Charlotte Russes″

2003

Bernard Lewis, ″The Judaeo- Islamic Tradition″

2002

Tom Segev, ″Post-Zionism and the Americanization of Israel″

2001

Deborah Lipstadt, ″Denying the Holocaust: Perspectives from a British Courtroom″

2000

Nathan Glazer, ″The Jewish Urban Experience: An Age That is Past″

1999

Monika Adamczyk, ″Is there a Place for Jewish Culture in Modern Garbowska Contemporary Poland?″

1998

Saul Friedlander, ″Writing the History of the Shoah: Some Major Dilemmas″

1997

Yaron Ezrahi, ″Power and Conscience in Modern Israel″

1996

Itamar Rabinovich, ″The Arab-Israel Conflict: Historical Perspective and Contemporary Experience″

1995

Leon Weiseltier, ″A Passion for Waiting: The Jews, The Messiah, and the Future″

1994

Michael Walzer,  ″Biblical Wisdom: The Value and Limits of Prudence in Politics″

1993

Shulamit Aloni,  ″Israel in the Changing World After 45 Years of Trial and Error″ (cancelled) 

1992

Arthur Hertzberg,  ″American Jews in the Twenty-first Century: A Declining Elite?″

1991

A.B. Yehoshua,  ″Jews and Judaism in the Culture of Renaissance and Baroque Italy″

1990

Ruth Wisse,  ″Little Love in Big Manhattan: Two Yiddish Poets″

1989

Shlomo Avineri,  ″Jews in the Year 2000: Israel and the Diaspora″

1988

Amos Oz,   ″The Eyes of the Lord: Hebrew Literature, Letter and Spirit″

1987

Moshe Greenberg,  ″How Jews have Interpreted the Bible Through the Ages″

1986

Shmuel Eisenstadt,  ″The Jewish Political Tradition and Politics in the State of Israel″

1985

Robert Alter,  ″The Flaubertian Agnon″

1984

Judah Goldin,  ″The Freedom and Restraint of Haggadah″

1983

Dan Miron,  ″Modern Hebrew Literature: Theoretical Anticipations and the Historical Realities″

1982

Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi,  ″Spinoza on the Survival of the Jews″ Yerushalmi

1981

Salo W. Baron,  ″Is America Prepared for Jewish Minority Rights?″

1980

Arnold Band,  ″The Structure of the Classic Hasidic Tale″

1979

Gerson D. Cohen, ″The Biblical Debate on the Meaning of History″