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The Parkes Institute

New Evening Course Launched

Published: 16 April 2023
James Parkes

The Parkes Institute is pleased to announce that registration is open for our brand new Lifelong Learning evening course.

The course, Jewish History and Culture through the Ages: Jewish/non-Jewish Relations from the Ancient World to the Silver Screen, offers an overview of Jewish/non-Jewish relations across time – from Antiquity to the late-20th Century – by drawing upon art, literature, and film. Sessions include insights into religious and cultural history in the Ancient and Medieval world, as well as modern examples of Jewish/non-Jewish relations across the last century. Attendees will be able to discuss and analyse both textual and visual examples in a seminar-style setting. No prior knowledge is expected.

Course Dates: 11 October to 15 November 2023
Time: 7 to 9pm (UK time)
Venue: This course is being run online and in-person on Avenue Campus, Southampton.

Spaces are limited, so be sure to reserve your place now.

Course Content

Topic Covered Short description of weekly session
Week 1 Ancient Judaism and Christianity: The ‘Parting of the Ways’
Week 2 Jewish and Christian Writings during the Crusades
Week 3 The ‘Wandering Jew’ in Medieval, Romantic, Gothic, and Russian literature
Week 4 Pogroms, Blood Libel, and The Protocols of the Elders of Zion: Jewish/Russian encounters before the Revolution
Week 5 Jewish-Christian Relations during and after the Shoah: from Missionaries to Rescuers
Week 6 Jewish/non-Jewish Relations in 20th Century Cinema
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