Are you a PhD student thinking about life outside of academia? Do you want to explore alternative career ideas? On Saturday, May 7th, The University of Pennsylvania's Department of Religious Studies presents, "Alternative Careers for PhDs in the Humanities & Social Sciences" from 3:00-5:30PM in the Cohen Hall Terrace room. This 3 paneled presentation will include two PhDs who have chosen a non-teaching career path in areas of curatorship, foundations, and consulting & writing: Curatorship: Dr. Catharine Allgor (The Huntington) & Dr. Beth Citron (The Rubin Museum) Foundations: Dr. Nadina Gardner (The National Endowment for the Humanities) & Dr. John Paul Christy (The American Council of Learned Societies) Consulting & Writing: Dr. Jason Wilson (The Guardian) & Dr. David Engel (Wells Fargo Advisors) RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org Questions: 215-898-7453
RELS228 - STDS MEDIEVAL JEWISH LIT: PASSOVER HAGGADAH
This course will introduce students to the modern academic study of the different genres of medieval Jewish literature-- poetry, narrative, interpretation of the Bible, liturgy, historiography, philosophy, sermonic, mystical and pietistic writings. In addition to studying the primary texts, the course will also explore the historical, religious, and cultural contexts in which these texts were first produced and then studied, and the aspects of Jewish historical experience that these texts reflect. The specific topic of the course (eg. Medieval Biblical Interpretation, Kabbalah) will vary from semester to semester. In some cases, the specific topic may also be the work of a specific author, like Maimonides. Primary sources will be read in their original Hebrew. While no previous experience in studying these texts is required, students should be able to read unpointed Hebrew texts. If there is a question as to whether the course is appropriate for you, please contact the professor.
Section 401 - SEM
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 3C2