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December 10, 2012: Mediterranean Exchange Talk by Daniel Schroeter

December 10, 20125:00 PM – 6:30 PM
1210 Heller Hall

Daniel Schroeter holds the Amos S. Deinard Memorial Chair in Modern Jewish History in the Department of History and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Minnesota. A critic of “orientalism” in Jewish studies, Schroeter is engaged in a broad project of recovering and recasting the history of Jews in North Africa, the Mediterranean, Europe, and the Middle East. Schroeter’s two scholarly monographs, Merchants of Essaouira: Urban Society and Imperialism in Southwestern Morocco, 1844-1886 (1988) and The Sultan’s Jew: Morocco and the Sephardi World (2002) are masterful recreations and analyses of the economic, social, cultural, and political experience of Jewish merchants and financiers in Morocco and the Maghreb. He is also co-editor with Emily Benichou Gottreich of Jewish Culture and Society in North Africa (2011), which sheds new light on Jewish life and Muslim-Jewish relations in North Africa through the lenses of history, anthropology, language, and literature.

Organized by the Institute for Advanced Study’s Mediterranean Exchange Collaborative.

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