JS Lecture Series: Lars Dencik: The Dialectics of Diaspora: The Art of being Jewish in Contemporary Modernity.

Open to the Public
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Gellner Room
Academic Area: 
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 6:00pm
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Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Central European University

Jewish Studies Program


cordially invites you to a lecture by


Lars Dencik

Roskilde University


The Dialectics of Diaspora: The Art of being Jewish in Contemporary Modernity.


‘In this lecture I will provide a perspective on what “a Jewish way of relating to life” in contemporary modernity builds upon, implies and signifies. I will elucidate how historic experiences and cultural traditions become transformed to fit contemporary conditions. I will elucidate how modern Jewishness comprising kaleidoscopic Jewish identities is shaped, and how the predicament of living as a minority in Diaspora have rendered European Jews a position of being at the same time well integrated in modern society and a distinct ethno-cultural minority in their respective nation states.’

Thursday, October 03 at 6 p.m.

In Gellner Room


Lars Dencik resides in Stockholm, Sweden and is Professor of Social Psychology at Roskilde University, Denmark. He is member of the Academic Board of Paideia - The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden, and also board member of the research network The history of the Jews in Scandinavia. He is part of the international research team of the project ‘Perceptions and Experiences of Antisemitism among Jews in selected EU Member States’, and is Research Fellow at Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) in London.


A reception will follow