Carleton University Holds Conference in Jewish Studies and Launches Dachau Exhibition

Carleton University is holding a conference entitled Jewish Spaces, Jewish Places on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 and launching an international travelling exhibition about prisoners of the Dachau concentration camp – Names Instead of Numbers.

The interdisciplinary graduate student conference, hosted by the Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies, includes a public lecture by keynote speaker Michael Meng from Clemson University, who will talk at 4 p.m. in Room 2017, Dunton Tower. Meng is the author of Shattered Spaces, which explores the postwar history of Jewish ruins in the urban landscapes of Germany and Poland.

Carleton’s Jennifer Evans will also be launching her book during the conference. It’s called Life Among the Ruins: Cityscape and Sexuality in Cold War Berlin.

The launch of the Dachau exhibition will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the fourth floor of Paterson Hall.

On Friday, Feb. 10, media are invited to a presentation at 10:30 a.m. from exhibition curator Sabina Gerhardus in Room 303, Paterson Hall. She will be available for questions. Names Instead of Numbers will remain at Carleton through March 9.

Information about the exhibition and a full program of the conference is available here: http://ccph.carleton.ca/news/test-post-for-names-instead-of-numbers/.

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For more information:
Dominique Marshall
Acting Chair, Department of History
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 2846
Dominique_marshall@carleton.ca

Christopher Cline
Media Relations Co-ordinator
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 1391
Christopher_Cline@Carleton.ca