What do we talk about when we talk about … Never Again

Reading Session with Omer Bartov
May 22, 2024, 4 pm

Omer Bartov, Holocaust Scholar and Professor for European History and German Studies, Brown University (English; Omer Bartov will join us via Zoom)

What do we talk about when we talk about …  is an irregular series of close reading sessions, responding to the acceleration and polarization of public discourse around the escalations of violence in Israel and Palestine. The format seeks to return to a core competency of critical study, reading, listening and discussing texts, sharpening terms and developing concepts. The sessions will be facilitated by guests, who already have published texts about one of the aspects of this vast field and long conflict. The sessions are open to all university members who share the goal of deepening their knowledge in the middle of a heated debate. Condition of participation is to read the text or book chapter which we will provide in advance. Please register for each session at kunstraum@leuphana.de. Texts will be sent out after registration. All sessions take place at Kunstraum.

Disclaimer: We ask that everyone follows these guidelines for nonviolent communication. The guidelines can be viewed here.

Following sessions

June 5, 3 pm What do we talk about when we talk about … IHRA und Jerusalem Declaration with Peter Ullrich, Center for Research on Antisemitism, TU Berlin (German)

June 26, 5:30 pm What do we talk about when we talk about … Moishe Postone with Frank Engster, Helle Panke e.V., Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Berlin (German)