Brian Catlos

"‘Western Culture’ and Where it Really Came From" and Upcoming Talk with Brian A. Catlos

Sept. 20, 2018

Brian A. Catlos , Professor of Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, and Director of the CU Mediterranean Studies Group, recently published an article titled "‘Western Culture’ and Where it Really Came From" on Hurst Publishers' website. In this article, he discusses immigration, how "no one 'owns' culture and it is never...

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Now Hiring: Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies and Jewish Studies

Sept. 19, 2018

The Program in Jewish Studies and the Department of Women and Gender Studies invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level for social science candidates working on women and gender in Jewish culture, religion, or politics. Historical period is open. We are interested in candidates from the...

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What's New in Jewish Studies, 2018-2019

Aug. 23, 2018

As we enter the 2018-2019 academic year, we are pleased to announce a variety of new developments in the Program in Jewish Studies at CU Boulder. We welcome two new faculty members to Jewish Studies, Rebecca Wartell , Instructor in Jewish Studies, and Hilary Kalisman , Assistant Professor of History...

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Professor David Shneer's Review of the Yiddish production of "Fiddler on the Roof"

Aug. 2, 2018

In Professor David Shneer 's latest article, "How Jewish Can One Fiddler Be?: Reflections on the Folksbiene’s Fidler afn dakh, " he and colleague Professor Rebecca Kobrin of Columbia University consider why this Yiddish version of Fiddler on the Roof (with English and Russian subtitles) is the best rendition they've...

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Professor Brian Catlos' Latest Book Featured in The New Yorker

July 20, 2018

Professor Brian Catlos’s latest book, Kingdoms of Faith. A New History of Islamic Spain was featured in The New Yorker’s “Brief Notices” (23 May issue). From The New Yorker Kingdoms of Faith , by Brian A. Catlos (Basic) . Rejecting histories of Islamic Spain that cast it as either a...

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Professor Brian Catlos Publishes Article on History News Network

June 12, 2018

Islamic Spain: was it a paradise of tolerance and religious harmony, or an oppressive and violent authoritarian regime? Was it a beacon of enlightened sophistication snuffed out by barbaric Dark Age Europeans, or the arena of a clash of eastern and western civilizations? Brian Catlos , Professor of Jewish Studies...

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Update from the Archives: Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collection

June 1, 2018

The Program in Jewish Studies and the University Libraries' Special Collections, Archives, and Preservation at the University of Colorado Boulder are pleased to share the progress we have made this academic year processing the Post-Holocaust American Judaism (PHAJ) Collections! In addition to digitizing many of collection materials and creating finding...

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Student Research in the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archives

April 11, 2018

The Program in Jewish Studies and the University Libraries Special Collections, Archives, & Preservation offers a number of fellowship and student work opportunities in the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections . The PHAJ Collections focus on Judaism and the Jewish-American experience from roughly the late 1940s to the present. The material...

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Professor Nan Goodman Publishes a New Book, "The Puritan Cosmopolis"

Feb. 16, 2018

We are pleased to announce Professor Nan Goodman , Director of the Program in Jewish Studies and Professor of English and Jewish Studies, recently published her newest book, The Puritan Cosmopolis: The Law of Nations and the Early American Imagination . The book is now avaliable for purchase online from...

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Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections Seeks Undergraduate Student Employee

Feb. 2, 2018

Program in Jewish Studies – University Libraries – The Yesod Foundation Post-Holocaust American Judaism Undergraduate Student Employee The Program in Jewish Studies and the University Libraries Special Collections and Archives, in conjunction with The Yesod Foundation, are pleased to announce a new undergraduate student employment opportunity in the Post-Holocaust American...