Conferences and Panels

2021-22 Conferences and Panels

 Center Partners with Southeast German Studies Consortium and Bar Ilan University to Bring Its Next International Workshop to ASU (March 24-25)


In late March, the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies will co-host the Fourteenth Southeast Studies Consortium Workshop on the ASU campus. After the pandemic forced us to first postpone and then move the previous workshop online, we will now convene the next meeting with German and Jewish studies scholars from across the region and abroad on our campus in March 2022 (pandemic conditions permitting). The 2022 workshop will focus on "The Haskalah and European Enlightenment Revisited" as well as on "Teaching German and German-Jewish Studies in the Twenty-First Century" and "Democracy: Past, Present, Future." The event also includes a cooperation with the Samuel Braun Chair for the History of the Jews in Prussia at Bar Ilan University in Israel. The programs are open to the public and free of charge. For more information, see here and contact the Center at or 828.262.2311.

 Renowned Israeli Historian Prof. Shmuel Feiner to Shed New Light on the Haskalah in In-Person Center Lecture (March 24)

feiner_1.pngThe Center welcomes the public to an in-person presentation by Prof. Shmuel Feiner (Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan) on "The Haskalah Project of Secularization: Challenging ‘The Religious Turn.’" The event will take place at the Reich College of Education, Lecture Hall 124 ABC, on Thursday, March 24, at 4:30 p.m. Prof. Feiner is one of the foremost authorities on the Jewish Enlightenment and among Israel's most distinguished historians. At Bar Ilan, he holds a professorship in Modern Jewish History as well as the prestigious Samuel Braun Chair for the History of the Jews in Prussia. 

Prof. Feiner's talk will also function as the keynote address of the 2022 Southeast Studies Consortium Workshop that explores, among others, "The Haskalah and European Enlightenment Revisited." The lecture is open to the public and free of charge. ASU's pandemic policies and mask requirements are in effect. For this in-person event, we also offer virtual access via ZOOM. Please register at before the start of his lecture. For more information, see here and contact the Center at or 828.262.2311.