Events in the Humanities

Antisemitism(s): A Historical and Personal Story

Wednesday, April 7, 2021  5-6pm PST

Presented by Flora Cassen, Washington University

Abstract: "From Paris to Pittsburgh, the past few years have seen a dramatic resurgence of antisemitism around the world. But the reasons for this, and the ways in which what we’re seeing today is different or similar from the antisemitism of the past, are not well understood. In this talk, I will draw on personal experiences, family history, and historical scholarship to explain the many manifestations of antisemitism in our world today."

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Jacobsen Series: Tribute to Tanya Stambuk

Friday, April 9, 2021  7:30-8:30pm PST

This tribute concert will celebrate the 20-year career of Dr. Tanya Stambuk upon her retirement from Puget Sound. Joining Dr. Stambuk in performance will be the Puget Sound Piano Trio—Maria Sampen, violin; Alistair MacRae, cello; Tanya Stambuk, piano—joined by Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano. All are invited to enjoy this performance in a watch party hosted by the SAI music fraternity via Zoom.

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The Genesis of Byzantine Herbals - Andrew Griebler '09, Ph.D.

Thursday, April 15, 2021  5-6:30pm PST

Andrew Griebeler ’09, Ph.D. will present a talk exploring the genesis of Byzantine herbals, lavishly decorated scientific manuscripts used by physicians and pharmacists in the medieval period.

Click here for Zoom link; university credentials required.