Writing Israeli History: Betweeen Myth and Counter-Myth

A public lecture by Derek Penslar, University of Toronto

Writing Israeli History:  Betweeen Myth and Counter-Myth

Thursday, January 18, 2007
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Royce Hall 306
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Derek Penslar is the Samuel J. Zacks Chair in European Jewish History and the Director of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Toronto.  His research interests include Jewish political, economic, and cultural life in modern Europe, particularly Germany, the history of the Zionist movement and the state of Israel. Penslar's publications include Zionism and Technocracy: The Engineering of Jewish Settlement in Palestine, 1870-1918 (1991), Shylock's Children: Economics and Jewish Identity in Modern Europe (2001) and Israel in History: The Jewish State In Comparative Perspective (2006), among many others.

This lecture is part of the series on Israel Studies.

Cost: Free

For more information please contact

Peter Szanton, Center for Near Eastern Studies
Tel: (310) 825-1455

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA International Institute, Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies