We are pleased to announce an online lecture by
Laura Arnold Leibman
The Art of the Jewish Family: Early American Women’s History Through Objects
This lecture is going to be the a part
of the 2020/2021 Spring Edition of the
American Studies Colloquium Series.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
at 6:00 p.m.
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poster by Paulina Derecka (@paulinaderecka)
This lecture will be streamed online. To attend, click the button below or enter https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86883522710 into your browser, and join the meeting.
In The Art of the Jewish Family, Laura Arnold Leibman
Laura Arnold Leibman is a Professor of English and Humanities at Reed College in Portland, Oregon (USA) and the author of The Art of the Jewish Family: A History of Women in Early New York in Five Objects (Bard Graduate Center, 2020).
Her work focuses religion and the daily lives of women and children in early America and uses everyday objects to help bring their stories back to life. She has been a visiting fellow at Oxford University, a Fulbright scholar at the University of Utrecht, the University of Panama, and the Leon Levy Foundation Professor of Jewish Material Culture at Bard Graduate Center. Her second book Messianism, Secrecy and Mysticism: A New Interpretation of Early American Jewish Life (2012) uses material culture to retell the history of early American Jews, and won a Jordan Schnitzer Book Award and a National Jewish Book Award. Her forthcoming book is about an early multiracial Jewish family who began their lives enslaved in the Caribbean and became some of the wealthiest Jews in New York.