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Wednesday February 4th

What Exactly was the Goal of the Nazi anti-Jewish Enterprise?

Dan Michman

Wednesday February 11th

From Elephantine to Jerusalem and Back


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Public Lectures Spring 2015

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Published: Jan 31, 2015 2:54:28 PM

Autumn 2014 Public Lectures

Wednesday October 22nd 
Philipp Nothaft, UCL
Medieval Latin Christian Texts on the Jewish Calendar
Reception from 6.15 pm, Gustave Tuck lobby 
Lecture 6.45 pm, Gustave Tuck lecture theatre, 2nd floor, Wilkins Building More...

Published: Sep 30, 2014 3:49:00 PM

Spring 2014 Public Lectures

Tuesday January 21st
Joanna Michlic, Bristol University
Bringing the Dark to Light - Memory of the Holocaust in
Postcommunist Europe

Lecture 6pm, Institute of Archaeology lecture theatre, 31-34 Gordon Square

Published: Mar 25, 2014 4:03:00 PM

Chanukah candle-lighting

The IJS is pleased to announce a last night of Chanukah candle-lighting on Wednesday December 4th.

Published: Dec 4, 2013 11:15:14 AM

Change of Venue November 11th

Please note the change of venue for our lecture 'David to Nehemiah: new fragments from Kenyon's Jerusalem'.

Please note this event will take place at 6pm in Lecture Theatre G6, Ground Floor, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H OPY, 

Refreshments will be available after the lecture.


Published: Nov 7, 2013 7:23:07 PM

IJS Events

Dan Michman

What Exactly was the Goal of the Nazi anti-Jewish Enterprise?

"The Holocaust" has become a central topic of present-day awareness and the published output on it is enormous. In recent decades the Holocaust has also increasingly been coupled with "genocide". The high profile of the Holocaust as a historical event has raised heated debate about its "uniqueness".   In this talk the question will be raised: what exactly is "The Holocaust"? Professor Michman’s claim is that in spite of the immense volume of research and teaching on the topic, the event has not been fully grasped by most of those who are active in the field and by outsiders. He will show some of the problems in the dominant research patterns, as well as the importance of integrating the perspective of Jewish history as an important tool to understand the "core" of this event. The focus will be on historiographical analysis: definitions, conceptualisations, key characteristics and the history of historiography. More...

Starts: Feb 4, 2015 6:30:00 PM


From Elephantine to Jerusalem and Back

The lecture examines five papyri from the Jedaniah archive: the correspondence back and forth with Jerusalem and then with the Satrap of Egypt over the rebuilding of the Jewish temple at Elephantine; the instruction on the celebration of Passover at Elephantine; two ostraca on Passover and a dream. More...

Starts: Feb 11, 2015 6:30:00 PM

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