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Monday, June 10 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
From kippa to cossack in three generations

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The CerfBerr and Ratisbonne families were among the best-known in French Jewish history. They included high-profile members of the Jewish community, controversial converts to Catholicism, and career antisemites. What drove them to make the choices they did? What was the role of family, and how did this work with the pressures of modernity? This is a story of the long nineteenth century and the ways Jews interacted with modernity.

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Julie Kalman

Julie Kalman is a Senior Lecturer in history at Monash University. She is a specialist of nineteenth-century France and her writing to date has dealt with the interplay between French and Jewish history in this period. Her most recent publications include the articles 'The Jew in... Read More →

Monday June 10, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST
Scientia Building Alumni Room

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