The Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture provides the University of Arizona with a research and outreach center that addresses the renewed role of religion in international politics and in societies across the globe and situates that role in historical perspective. It is essential for the land-grant mission of the University of Arizona to engage the fundamental question of religion's impact on all human societies and cultures. As a public university, the University of Arizona recognizes that a non-sectarian understanding of religion and its role in culture is central to its educational mission, and the Institute provides an opportunity to align this aspect of the UA mission with the pressing realities of our day.
Prof. Elijas (Eli) Tauber is a journalist, historian, and member of Sarajevo’s Jewish community. His mother was a Holocaust survivor and he himself is a survivor of the 1990s war. Tauber (Ph.D. in History from The University of Sarajevo) is the author of several books on the history of the Bosnian Jews, Sephardic Jewish language/culture, and the Holocaust. His particular areas of interest are Bosnian Holocaust rescuers (Muslim and Christian “Righteous among the Nations”) and Jewish-Muslim cooperation in Bosnia.
Monday, Oct. 23, 4 pm at Hillel (View Details)
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 4 pm at the Jewish History Museum (View Details)
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Since its inception, the ISRC has been a member of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes. This membership has afforded the ISRC the opportunity to participate in international conferences on a variety of topics, ranging from politics to medical humanities.