RELST 1710

RELST 1710

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

Who were the Jews that first settled in the Americas and around the Atlantic? How did their experiences intersect with processes of colonization, empire-building, racialization, and the formation of an interconnected Atlantic World? Why do half the world's Jews live currently in countries on the Atlantic littoral? How do they maintain trans-national bonds with other Jews around the world? This course will reconstruct the rise of the Sephardi Diaspora following the 1492 expulsion of Jews from Spain, their settlement patterns across Europe, Africa, and the Americas, their global economic activities, and the uneasy ways they mapped onto religious, political, and racial schema of the period. We will also explore the mass-migrations of European, Middle Eastern, and North African Jews in the 19-20th centuries that rejuvenated the Jewish Atlantic and will investigate how the formation of the State of Israel has impacted the bonds of solidarity within this multi-ethnic Jewish Diaspora.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (GLC-AS, HA-AS, HST-AS)

View Enrollment Information

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 1710JWST 1710

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17525 RELST 1710   LEC 001

    • TR White Hall 106
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Juni, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person