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Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies Archive

Hankins’ first book garners Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Davis Hankins of Appalachian State University is one of 10 winners of the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise this year. It is an international award given annually by the Forschungszentrum für Internationale und Interdisziplinäre Theologie (Research Center for International and Inter¬disciplinary Theology) to outstanding first books in theology and is a most prestigious award in the field of religious studies. He received this award for his work “The Book of Job and the Immanent Genesis of Transcendence” (Northwestern University Press, 2015).

Summer Symposium Aug. 5-10 will focus on global history and complex connections in remembering the Holocaust and crises today

By Ellen Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—The 16th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on “Remembering the Holocaust” will be held Aug. 5-10 at the Marriott Hotel in Boone, near the Appalachian State University campus. This year’s symposium puts a particular emphasis on the Holocaust as an event in global history and explores the complex connections between the Jewish refugee crisis of the 1930s and early 1940s with the present refugee crises around the world.

Spring break study abroad opportunity makes global connections

By Ryan Louis Hansen

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences program in Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies collaborated with four organizations to create a study abroad research trip in Holocaust studies for Appalachian students during their 2017 spring break.

Visiting scholar to lecture March 1 on ‘Failures of Ethics: Comprehending Genocide and Atrocity’ at Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies will host an evening lecture titled “Failures of Ethics: Comprehending Genocide and Atrocity” by John K. Roth, Edward Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy from Claremont McKenna College. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts located at 423 W. King St. on the Appalachian campus.

Dr. Edward Westermann, author of ‘Hitler’s Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars,’ to lecture Feb. 2 at Appalachian

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Edward B. Westermann, a professor of history at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, will lecture on his recent book “Hitler’s Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide and Conquest” at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 in Room 114 of Belk Library and Information Commons on the campus of Appalachian State University.

German diplomat to speak at Kristallnacht commemoration Nov. 10

By University Communications

BOONE—Appalachian State University will host a gathering and commemoration of Kristallnacht, the November 1938 anti-Jewish pogroms in Nazi Germany, Nov. 10 from 4-5 p.m. at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. The event will feature Klaus Becker, the Federal Republic of Germany’s Honorary Consul to North Carolina. The public is invited.

Guy Miron, prominent Holocaust scholar, to speak at Appalachian State University Nov. 1

By University Communications

BOONE—Guy Miron, one of Israel’s most prominent Holocaust scholars, will lecture at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in Room 114 of Belk Library and Information Commons on the campus of Appalachian State University. The lecture is free and open to the public. It is organized by Appalachian’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies.

World-renowned Holocaust scholar C.R. Browning to lecture at Appalachian Sept. 25

BOONE—The keynote lecture of the 2016 annual meeting of the North Carolina Jewish Studies Consortium at Appalachian State University will be delivered by Dr. Christopher R. Browning.

Yom HaShoah at Appalachian begins April 30 with play by second-generation Holocaust survivor

BOONE—For this year’s Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies has worked with partners throughout North Carolina to organize two events. The public is invited.