ACTIVITIES

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    Ornaments of Emotion in Dandin’s Mirror

    Mon, 23/04/2018 (All day)

    Location: 

    Mandel Building, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus
    Indologists have become so habituated to understanding the poetic expression of emotions solely through the lens of Anandavardhana and Abhinavagupta’s doctrine of rasa, that they find alternative emotive templates, primarily through ornaments, totally incomprehensible. In this short presentation I will look at Dandin’s unique treatment of one such ornament, ākṣepa (“dismissal”).
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    “Lessons in Humanity”: International Law’s Narrative of Progress and the Return of Revenge in the Post 9/11 Era

    Mon, 09/04/2018 (All day)

    Location: 

    Mandel Building, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus

    The international justice system is dominated by a narrative of progress whose roots can be traced to the Nuremberg tribunal in 1945. This narrative is premised on the rejection of revenge as a legitimate response to mass atrocity.
    Post 9/11 Global War on Terror brings back the question of revenge as a political practice, leading to a growing divide between the narrative of the law and the contemporary zeitgeist, which undermines international justice's relevance to today’s reality.

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    Parenting Unruly Teenagers: Two Seventeenth-century Case Studies

    Mon, 19/03/2018 (All day)

    Location: 

    Mandel Building, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus
    The seventeenth century was a period of significant social and cultural upheaval in England. Within this turmoil, parents struggled to bring up their children to fit specific models according to their religious beliefs, ideologies, and gendered identity. The paper explored two cases in which parents had to deal with young adults who would not fit the expected model. One case was a Puritan mother attempting to raise her son to be a Godly man in a period in which extreme piety was on the wane.
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    Black Swans in Public Administration: Rare Organizational Failure with Drastic Consequences

    Tue, 13/02/2018 (All day)

    Location: 

    Mandel Building, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus
    The project title “Black swans in public administration” refers to a famous metaphor used by the philosopher Karl R. Popper. The idea that all swans are white is instantly neutralized (or "falsified", as Popper puts it) by the occurrence of a black swan. It is precisely the extreme rareness of the black swan that triggers research into its specific genetics. According to Wolfgang Seibel, the same logic applies to rare and extreme cases of organizational failure in public administration that violate the physical integrity of human beings.
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    Colloquium: Plato’s Phaedrus

    Thu, 09/09/2010 (All day)

    The First Colloquium of the Buber Society: Prof. Margalit Finkelberg presented her translation to Plato’s Phaedrus.
    The Rector of the Hebrew University, Prof. Sarah Stroumsa, and the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. Reuven Amitai, greeted the new fellows and participated in the discussion.
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    Announcment of the Inauguration of The Martin Buber Society of Fellows

    Thu, 04/02/2010 - 11:30

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson, President
    Prof. Sarah Stroumsa, Rector

    announced the Inauguration of The Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities

    In the presence of
    The Minister of Education and Research The Federal Republic of Germany, Prof. Annette Schavan, who gave a formal address

    Keynote lecture by
    Prof. Dan Diner, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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