December 4, 2012

Liliane Weissberg - "Rich Jews: An Exhibition"

Liliane Weissberg is Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor in Arts and Science, and Professor of German and Comparative Literature. She has published widely on German and Austrian-Jewish literature and culture. Currently, she is working on an exhibition entitled: "Reiche Juden: Eine Vorstellung" that will open at the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt in Spring 2013, and move on to the Jewish Museums in Berlin and Vienna afterwards. The exhibition will investigate the relationship between Jews and money in German lands: historically-- from medieval money lenders to court Jews to bankers--and via imaginary constructs that have led to a variety of prejudices. In her presentation, Weissberg will talk about the concept of this exhibition, and introduce some of the material shown.

The luncheon will begin at 12pm on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in the Hourglass Room of the University Club. Cost and University Club details.