The Harris Center for Judaic Studies promotes and supports scholarship in Jewish Studies at UNL. Founded in 1991 with an emphasis on educating the people of the Great Plains region about Jewish civilization and the nature and history of anti-Semitism, today the Harris Center serves as a hub of academic activity and public programming.

The Center administers an interdisciplinary minor in Jewish Studies, support for undergraduate and graduate research, and a scholarly community for faculty working on topics related to Jewish Studies, broadly conceived. We also offer a wide range of public lectures and conferences.

Visit or Call  •  Spring 2014 Hours

  • MWF- 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

402-472-9561   //   hcjs@unl.edu

Spring 2014 Courses

HIST 339 - The Holocaust

HIST 367 - Middle East History

JUDS 340 - Women in the Biblical World

JUDS 492 - Globalization, Religion and Identity

HIST/JUDS 217 - Israel the Holy Land

UNL Jewish Studies Colloquium Series

Monthly lunchtime talks (occasionally evenings) featuring Nebraska colleagues and international scholars. All events in 316 Seaton Hall, unless otherwise indicated. Lunch will be provided. More information

Feb. 20, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Jean Cahan, Director of Harris Center for Judaic Studies
“Theorizing Nationalism and Zionism”

Mar. 13, time TBA
Benjamin Frommer, Director of the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University and Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence
“Unmixing Marriage: Czecho-German and Jewish-Gentile Intermarried Families in Bohemia and Moravia, 1938-1948”

Friday, April 18, 12:30-1:30
Professor Waitman Beorn, Louis and Frances Blumkin Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha. Professor Beorn will speak on his recently -published book, Marching Into Darkness: The Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus (Harvard University Press 2014).

Water Security & Peace Symposium

Water Security & Peace Symposium