Prof. Stephen Burnett has published a new book, titled Christian Hebraism in the Reformation Era (1500-1660): Authors, Books, and the Transmission of Jewish Learning (Library of the Written Word, The Handpress World, Vol. 19. Leiden: Brill, 2012), as well as two articles: “The Strange Career of the Biblia Rabbinica among Christian Hebraists, 1517-1620,” 63-83. In: Shaping the Bible in the Reformation: Books, Scholars and Readers in the Sixteenth Century. Ed. Matthew McLean and Bruce Gordon. Leiden: Brill, 2012; and “Christian Hebraism at the University of Tübingen from Reuchlin to Schickard,” 161-172. In: Tübingen: Eine Universität zwischen Scholastik und Humanismus. Ostfilden: Jan Thorbecke Verlag, 2012.
Prof. Burnett also recently gave conference papers in Mainz, Wittenberg, and Greifswald (all in Germany) and in Helsinki, Finland, and spent ten weeks in Germany during the summer collecting archival sources for his next book project on the German Jewish Printed Book, 1500-1800. He also presented a paper on “Jewish Teachers, Christian Students and the Transmission of Jewish Learning in Sixteenth Century Europe” at Ohio State University on February 10-11, 2013, as part of a conference titled “The Transmission of Jewish Culture Outside the Classroom.” The conference was sponsored by the Melton Coalition for Creative Interaction.
Harris Center Director Jean Cahan has the following publications forthcoming in 2013:
"Reconciliation or Reconstruction? Further Thoughts on Political Forgiveness." Polity (forthcoming)
"The Jewish Settler Movement and the Concept of Fundamentalism." In: Simon Wood and David Harrington Watt (eds.), Fundamentalism: Perspectives on a Contested History (University of South Carolina Press).
Last winter, Prof. Sidnie Crawford was a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University's Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies during the Michaelmas Term (October-December 2012).
On July 1, 2012, she began a three year term as a Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaelogical Research in Jerusalem.
In October and November, 2012, Prof. Naomi Leite presented her research in three conferences/symposia:
“Ancestral Souls and Jewish Genes: Alternative Models of Jewishness from Portugal’s Urban Marranos.” Twenty-Fifth Annual Klutznick-Harris Symposium, “Who Is a Jew? Reflections on History, Religion, and Culture.” Creighton University. October 2012.
“Conversion or ‘Return'? Discourses of Being and Becoming Among Portugal's Urban Marranos.” “Jews at the Margins,” symposium held at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. October 2012.
“Essentially Jewish: Family History, Ancestral Souls, and Portuguese Logics of Genealogical Causality.” Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco. November 2012.
Prof. Leite also has a book chapter scheduled for publication in 2013: “Locating Imaginaries in the Anthropology of Tourism,” in Tourism Imaginaries: Through an Anthropological Lens, ed. Noel Salazar and Nelson Graburn. Oxford: Berghahn.
In October, Prof. Philip Schwadel presented his research on American adolescent Jewish identity at the Harris Center for Judaic Studies symposium, “Jews on the Margins.”
He has also had several publications related to that research in 2012:
Cheadle, Jacob E. and Philip Schwadel. 2012. “The ‘Friendship Dynamics of Religion,’ or the ‘Religious Dynamics of Friendship’? A Social Network Analysis of Adolescents Who Attend Small Schools.” Social Science Research 41(5):1198-1212.
Schwadel, Philip and Christina D. Falci. 2012. “Interactive Effects of Church Attendance and Religious Tradition on Depressive Symptoms and Positive Affect.” Society and Mental Health 2(1):21-34.
Schwadel, Philip. 2012. “Race, Class, Congregational Embeddedness, and Civic and Political Participation.” Research in the Sociology of Work 23:253-279.
Prof. Gerald Steinacher presented his research on the Red Cross and the Holocaust at the International Institute for Holocaust Research Conference, “The End of 1942 – A Turning Point in World War II and in the Comprehension of the Final Solution?” The conference was held at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, December 17-20, 2012.