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Jewish Studies Program and Gender and Sexuality Studies Program present

"From the Shtetl to the Lecture Hall: Jewish Women in 19th Century Europe"

A Lecture by Luise Hirsch

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

["From the Shtetl to the Lecture Hall: Jewish Women in 19th Century Europe"]
When Europe’s graduate schools began to open their doors to female students in the second half of the 19th century, they were primarily responding to the requests of Jewish women from Russia. Often family breadwinners encouraged to be independent and assertive, they more than other women fought their way into the hitherto exclusively male world of academia. Banned from universities at home, they made Swiss graduate schools the first institutions in the world to train female professionals.

Luise Hirsch was educated at the University of Heidelberg and at Freie Universität Berlin and earned a doctorate in Jewish History from the University of Duisburg in 2005. She lives in Heidelberg and Berlin and works as an author and translator.

For more information, call 845-758-7543, or e-mail kuznitz@bard.edu.

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema