Sander Gilman speaks at Crerar December 3

Two lectures will be held at the John Crerar Library in the Kathleen A. Zar Room in association with the exhibition Transcending Tradition: Jewish Mathematicians in German-Speaking Academic Culture.

November 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Hanna Holborn Gray
President Emerita and Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emerita, the University of Chicago
Lecture: “European Émigré Scholars and the American Academy After 1933”

December 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Sander Gilman
Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences and  Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University
Lecture: “Smart Jews and Science: The Science of ‘Smartiness’ and Jews”

Both lectures are free and open to the public.

These lectures are sponsored by the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies, The University of Chicago Library, the Department of Germanic Studies, the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, the Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the German Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe Institut, Deutshce Telekom Stiftung, and the Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics.

For more information about the exhibition, visit

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