“Human Dignity In Judaism” Prof. Susannah Heschel

Prof. Susannah Heschel is the Eli Black Professor and chair of the Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth College. She is the author of “Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus” and “The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany” as well as numerous edited volumes, including “Insider/Outsider: American Jews and Multiculturalism” and “Betrayal: German Churches and the Holocaust,” and over 100 articles. She has been a visiting professor at several universities, including the University of Cape Town, Frankfurt, Edinburgh, and Princeton, and has held research grants from the Carnegie Foundation, the Ford Foundation, a Rockefeller fellowship at the National Humanities Center, and a yearlong fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and has been studying the history of European Jewish scholarship on Islam, and her first of two books on that topic will appear next month under the title, “Jüdischer Islam: Islam und jüdisch-deutsche Selbstbestimmung,” and she also has a forthcoming article on that topic, in English, in the Journal of Qur’anic Studies.

The event is in association with the History Institute, University of Vienna and RaT (Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society)