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Fear of others: Some comments on the fear of witchcraft in traditional China

202 Jones Hall

This talk will introduce a book manuscript that deals with the fear of witchcraft and its presumed perpetrators in traditional China. In line with existing scholarship into similar fears elsewhere (most extensively studied for Western Europa), accusations of witchcraft are understood as the product of bad social relationships. At least two types of fear were […]

What Moses Forgot: Memory Failures in Late Ancient Rabbinic Judaism

A17 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building Washington Road, Princeton

The Program in Judaic Studies and Ronald O. Perelman Institute for Judaic Studies invite you to join us for the 2023 Biderman Lecture. This year's public lecture will be given by Mira Balberg (University of California, San Diego) titled “What Moses Forgot: Memory Failures in Late Ancient Rabbinic Judaism." Registration is required. Please use this […]

Reading, Scribbling, Copying: Cy Twombly and the Modern Greek Poets

103 Scheide Caldwell

worktables are covered with oil crayons; pencils; tubes of pigment … art books … and a book of modern Greek poems in translation, turned to George Seferis’s “Three Secret Poems.” Several lines of one stanza have been altered by Twombly. ... A section of the edited and spliced poem (with a few new words added […]

War and Machine

010 East Pyne Princeton

In 1914, when Henri Bergson addressed the outbreak of the First World War, he claimed that Germany’s turn towards industrialism and mechanism was accountable for the war, because instead of […]

Hitch: An Iranian Story

006 Friend Center 006 Friend Center, Princeton

The Mossavar-Rahmani Center invites you to: A Film Screening Hitch: An Iranian Story A film by Chowra Makaremi. A film screening & conversation on mourning and melancholia after the 1979 […]

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