aleksium.pngDr. Natalia Aleksium, noted Historian of Modern Polish Jewry, to Speak at ASU (Oct. 19)

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies invites the public to an online lecture by Dr. Natalia Aleksium, the Harry Rich Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Florida-Gainesville. Dr. Aleksium's public talk is entitled "Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians Before the Holocaust" -- also the title of her most recent monograph -- and will take place on Tues., October 19, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm EST. In addition, we will be discussing other aspects of her illuminating work in the Third F'21 Center Research colloquium from 12:30 until 2:00 on the same day. The registration links are forthcoming.

Dr. Natalia Aleksium is a specialist in the social, political, and cultural history of modern East European and Polish Jewry and has written extensively on the history of the Jewish intelligentsia in East Central Europe, Polish-Jewish relations, modern Jewish historiography, the history of medicine and the Holocaust. She holds doctoral degrees from Warsaw University, Poland, and NYU, U.S.  She has published widely in English, Polish, and Hebrew. In addition to her 2021 study Conscious History, she is the author of Dokad dalej? Ruch syjonistyczny w Polsce 1944–1950 (Where To? The Zionist Movement in Poland, 1944–1950) (Warsaw, 2002) and co-editor of several volumes, including Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, vol. 29: Writing Jewish History (2016) (with Antony Polonsky).

Organized by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, the program is co-sponsored by ASU's Department of History.  

Like all Center events, these online programs are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Center at 828.262.2311 or

Exhibition and Reception with German and American Artists on “Heimat”/“Home/Homeland” (Nov. 17)

The Center invites the public to a reception at the TEASE IV exhibition with German and American artists, including Paetrick Schmidt and Irisol Gonzalez. The reception will take place from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 17, on the ASU campus (precise location TBA). The Center is partnering with the Transatlantic Exhibition of Art in the Southeast (TEASE) and the North Carolina Zeitgeist Foundation in bringing the event to ASU and Boone. 


This year's theme, "Heimat"/"Home, Homeland," tackles highly-charged notions in both German and US history and culture and directly reflects the Center's commitment and work in Peace, Holocaust and Jewish Studies. For more, see here or contact the Center at 828.262.2311 or The Center is monitoring the COVID infections and risks on campus and -- if needed -- might need to postpone this event.