Please join the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at UNC Charlotte for a salon-style series exploring some of the major themes of Jewish history in Europe (and its empires) from the early Middle Ages through the Dreyfus affair.
Five lectures by noted scholars in the UNC Charlotte Department of History will focus on the Mediterranean, England, the Spanish and Dutch empires, and France, respectively.
All lectures are from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Location details provided at time of registration. Please RSVP to email@example.com or by calling 704.944.6757.
February 6: Dr. Oscar Lansen, “Between Fort, Port, and Snoa: The Sephardim of Amsterdam and Curaçao”. Dr. Oscar Lansen is Teaching Professor of History and Director of Undergraduate Studies. Dr. Lansen’s field is the contemporary social history of war and conflict with a specialization in Dutch Jewish history. He is currently finishing a manuscript on the fate of Jewish refugees and Jewish communities in the Netherlands and its Overseas Territories during the World Wars; as well as directing a NEH seminar on Children in War and Conflict. Dr. Lansen is on the honors faculty at UNC Charlotte where he teaches courses on the Holocaust, Nazism, and contemporary conflict; and directs the departments History Fellows program.