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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Jewish contribution to the idea of Europe

New lecture series by the Nahmanides Institute for Jewish Studies and Chair Ferrater Mora of Contemporary Thought of the University of Girona


According to the Israeli writer Amos Oz, there is no more authentic European than the Jew. Undoubtedly, the Jewish people have contributed as few to the conformation of the idea of Europe. We have found them on the European continent since ancient times. Not only that, in some key moments of European history the figure -or the myth- of the Jew has been the center of all the glances and reflections on our continental identity. The answer to the question "what is Europe?" or "what are we Europeans", historically, has been largely by contrast or in relation to the presence in our societies of the Jewish minority. A minority, often, ignored, but, often, also terribly visible. In this cycle we are interested in seeing in what sense we can say that the Jewish people, through philosophy, music, art, literature, politics or history has contributed to forge the idea of Europe.

January 18
L’╔cole des Annales: Marc Bloch i Lucien Febvre, una nova mirada a la hist˛ria d’Europa
By Joaquim Nadal Farreras

February 15
L'opressiˇ per la funciˇ i la necessitat d'arrelament: Simone Weil
By Teresa Forcades Vila

March 22
L'Europa d'abans de Hitler. QuŔ n'ha quedat? N'ha quedat la llengua
By Fina BirulÚs Bertran

April 19
L’Europa perduda de Stefan Zweig
By Antoni MartÝ Monterde

May 24
Europa, entre Asquenaz i Sefarad
By Manuel Forcano Aparicio

Free activity. Prior registration.

The attendance and participation in the whole cycle of conferences can be recognized with 0.5 academic credits for the students of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Girona.

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