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17 October 2019

Keynote Lecture:
Jews as Books and Books as Jews: On History, Memory, People and Objects

Dr Zvi Septimus
Associate Professor of Hebrew Literature Shanghai International Studies University

Thursday, 17th October 2019 at 5pm The Jockey Club Tower, 2/F, CPD 2.37


Focusing on Jewish Studies and specialising in the Talmud, Dr Septimus's research has explored a variety of aspects regarding the reading and interpretation of sacred books. His talk will centre on the mechanisms Jews have used to preserve historical memory.

This lecture is a collaboration between Connecting Memories and the American Studies Programme in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Hong Kong.

Connecting Memories is a collaborative interdisciplinary research initiative opening up a space for
previously unconnected scholars to interact and share their perspectives on what memory means in the
context of their research.

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