Jacob Perlow Series

Spring 2018 Events

Admission is Free and open to the public


Inhabiting/Excavating/Sustaining: Understanding This Place

Paul Mendes-Flohr, Jodi Magness, and Michael Ben-Eli in conversation, presented by the Tang Museum and the Office of the Dean of Special Programs


Mount Sodom - Stephen Shore

Photo by Stephen Shore, Mount Sodom, 2009, 41 3/4 x 50 3/4 inches, chromogenic print

Wednesday, March 7
7-9 PM, Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room

This conversation brings together scholar Paul Mendes-Flohr, the Dorothy Grant Maclear Professor of Modern Jewish History and Thought at the University of Chicago Divinity School; archaeologist Jodi Magness, the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism at UNC-Chapel Hill; and international consultant Michael Ben-Eli, founder of the Sustainability Laboratory. Together they will lead a public conversation about “this place” through three interrelated lenses: the identities and communities that inhabit the land, understanding the land through its archaeology, and the complex environmental issues around sustaining the land.

Co-presented by the Tang Museum and the Office of the Dean of Special Programs. 

This event, which is part of the exhibition This Place, is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.

About the Jacob Perlow Series: A generous grant from the estate of Jacob Perlow - an immigrant to the United States in the 1920s, a successful business man deeply interested in religion and philosophy, and a man who was committed to furthering Jewish education - supports annual lectures and presentations to the College and Capital District community on issues broadly related to Jews and Judaism.