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1,700 Years of Jewish Life in German-Speaking Lands: Shared History and the 1713 Prague Epidemic

Uptown Campus
Stone Auditorium
Woldenburg Art Center Room 210 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA, Woldenburg Art Center Room 210, New Orleans, LA

David Brown (Leo Baeck Institute – New York/Berlin) and Joshua Teplitsky (Stony Brook University) will join us via Zoom from New York to present an overview of the Leo Baeck Institute's Shared History Project and Dr. Teplitsky's work on plagues to illustrate the complex relationships between Jews and their neighbors in German-speaking lands over the centuries. The Shared History Project tells the story of Jews in central Europe through 58 objects that illustrate how Jewish history is deeply interwoven with the peoples, regions, and countries in this region. Prof. Teplitsky will discuss his current research on the reconstruction of a six-month-long epidemic in the city of Prague in the year 1713 and how it relates to the themes established in the Shared History Project.

Marline Otte (Tulane University) will provide introductory remarks and serve as moderator.

Q & A and Reception to follow. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to event required. Masks are recommended but not required.

Sponsored by the Dept. of Germanic & Slavic Studies, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany (Washington, D.C.) “Campus Weeks: Time to Act”

Support provided by the Tulane School of Liberal Arts (Departments of Jewish Studies, French & Italian, Spanish & Portuguese, History, and Medieval & Early Modern Studies)

Germanic & Slavic Studies


For more information on this event, please visit https://tulane.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7582415