David N. Myers (Director, UCLA Center for Jewish Studies) will be the first speaker in a series of talks this year devoted to the theme, "Sovereigns and Subjects: Jewish Political Thought in the 20th Century." Myers has written extensively in the fields of modern Jewish intellectual and cultural history, with a particular interest in the history of Jewish historiography. He has authored Re-Inventing the Jewish Past: European Jewish Intellectuals and the Zionist Return to History (Oxford, 1995) and Resisting History: Historicism and its Discontents in German-Jewish Thought (Princeton, 2003). At present, Myers is working on books on the Diaspora Hebraist thinker Simon Rawidowicz and the Satmar Hasidic community of Kiryas Yoel, New York. He is also actively involved in a major project on the history of Jews in Los Angeles.
Official Website: http://faculty.washington.edu/rosentha/sovereignsandsubjects/Home.html
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