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The Aronov Lecture

The framed flyer advertising 2002's inaugural Aronov Lecture was presented to Mr. Aaron Aronov's two sons, Jake and Owen Aronov, of Montgomery, AL. A complete set of flyers for this lecture series hangs in the Department's seminar room.

 

Named after the late Aaron Aronov--the founder of Aronov Realty for whom the Department's endowed chair in Judaic studies is also named--this annual lecture series was established in 2002. Its aim is to introduce to the University of Alabama community a nationally recognized scholar of religion who is capable of reflecting on issues of wide relevance to scholars from across the humanities and social sciences.

In the Spring of 2004, the faculty's responses to the inaugural Aronov Lecture were published, along with Prof. Jaffee's essay. Learn more...

The annual Aronov Lecture is one of two lecture series hosted by the Department, the other being the Religion in Culture Lecture Series. The Department also hosts a Religion in Culture Lunch Series.


For information on these and other public events sponsored by the Department--all of which are free of charge and open to the general public--please check here.


In 2013, the Department began filming its public lectures. To see videos of the Aronov Lecctures since 2013, take a look at our vimeo page.

 
 

The Aronov Lecturers

2002-03

Prof. Martin Jaffee
University of Washington

For a copy of Prof. Jaffee's lecture, along with faculty members published responses to it, see here.


2003-04

Prof. Jonathan Z. Smith
University of Chicago

Read an article on this lecture.


2004-05

Prof. Judith Plaskow
Manhattan College

Read an article on this lecture.

Read about the lunchtime discussion.


2005-06

Prof. Amy-Jill Levine
Vanderbilt University

Read an article on this lecture

Read about the lunchtime discussion.


2006-7

Prof. Tomoko Masuzawa
University of Michigan

Read an article on this lecture.


2007-8

Prof. Arjun Appadurai
The New School, New York City

Read an article on this lecture.


2008-9

Prof. B ruce Lincoln
University of Chicago

Read an article about this lecture.


2009-10

Dr. Nathan Katz
Florida International University

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 7:00PM
205 Gorgas Library

Read an article about this lecture.


2010-11

Prof. Aaron Hughes
University at Buffalo, SUNY

Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at 7:00PM
205 Gorgas Library


2011-12

Prof. Ann Pellegrini
New York University

February 16, 2012, 7:00 PM
Location: Gorgas Library 205


2012-13

Prof. Cary Nelson
University of Illinois

March 26, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Gorgas Library 205
Watch the Lecture


2013-14

Prof. Richard King
University of Kent, UK

March 4, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Gorgas Library 205
Watch the Lecture


2014-15

Prof. Shaul Magid
Indiana University, Bloomington

April 2, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Gorgas Library 205
#Aronov2015

Watch the Lecture


2015-2016

Prof. Eddie Glaude, Jr.
Princeton University

March 24, 2016
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Lloyd Hall 38
#Aronov2016

Watch the Lecture.


2016-17

Prof. Laura Levitt
Temple University

March 21, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Ferguson Center 3104
#Aronov2017

Learn more about her work here.