Judaken Presents at International Conferences


Prof. Jonathan Judaken, the Spence Wilson Chair in the Humanities, has recently presented at a series of international meetings.

In September, Prof. Judaken travelled to London, where he delivered the opening paper at the UK Sartre Society meeting, “Christian Responses to Sartre and the Origins of Existentialism." Also while in London, he was the only U.S. representative at a workshop convened by the Pears Institute for the Study of anti-Semitism, Birkbeck, University of London and by the Stephen Roth Centre for the Study of anti-Semitism and Racism, University of Tel Aviv. This meeting, which involved a small group of participants, strategized about ways to revitalize the study of Anti-Semitism in the wake of a recent move by Yale University to shutter its Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism. Prof. Judaken gave the opening talk at this meeting as well, "Meta-Reflections on the New Judeophobia.”

More recently, Prof. Judaken participated at an international conference on “Jews in France/France and the Jews: 1945-1955,” at Boston University’s Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies. At this meeting, participants examined the way in which the deportation and annihilation of millions of Jews from across Europe reverberated in France following the end of the Second World War. Prof. Judaken presented a paper, “Re-Reading BreĢviare de la Haine: Leon Poliakov, The Origins of Holocaust Studies, and Theories of Anti-Semitism.”