BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University's Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies (CJHPS) is pleased to host Dr. Leonard Rogoff for a lecture and colloquium on Thursday, September 28, 2023.
Dr. Rogoff has taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University and North Carolina Central University. Former president of the Southern Jewish Historical Society, Rogoff currently serves as historian and president of Jewish Heritage North Carolina. He is a frequent lecturer and contributor to journals, anthologies and encyclopedias. Rogoff's books include "Homelands: Southern Jewish Identity in Durham and Chapel Hill," "North Carolina (2000)," "Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina (2010)" and "Gertrude Weil: Jewish Progressive in the New South (2017)."
"Our Past 400 Years: North Carolina's Jewish History" with Dr. Leonard Rogoff
Date & Time: Thursday, September 28, 2023, from 7-9 p.m.
Format & Location: Hybrid - Plemmons Student Union, Room 415 (Rough Ridge) and via Zoom (Passcode: 092823)
Rogoff's lecture, titled "Our Past 400 Years: North Carolina's Jewish History," will take place on Thursday, September 28, 2023, from 7-9 p.m. in Room 415 (Rough Ridge) in the Plemmons Student Union and via Zoom.
In this lecture, Rogoff, a world-renowned research historian and expert on the history of Judaism in North Carolina, discusses the 400 years of Jewish history in the state. Little understood, Rogoff sheds light on how Jews contributed to the industrial growth of the 18th and 19th centuries and to the rise of the Progressive Era in North Carolina. This little-understood part of North Carolina history informs us of the many contributions made by Jewish communities that dotted the state, highlighting the important impact of Jewish history here. Rogoff and the Jewish Heritage North Carolina provide a documentary with an accompanying book by Rogoff called "Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina." His fascinating lecture will highlight portions of these works.
The event is free and open to the public. For a disability accommodation, visit odr.appstate.edu.
"Gertrude Weil: A Jewish Progressive in the New South" with Dr. Leonard Rogoff
Date & Time: Thursday, September 28, 2023, from 12-1:30 p.m.
Format & Location: In Person - Anne Belk Hall, Room 250
In addition to his evening lecture, Rogoff will give a colloquium titled "Gertrude Weil: A Jewish Progressive in the New South" on Thursday, September 28, from 12-1:30 p.m. at CJHPS in Room 250 of Anne Belk Hall.
This presentation will focus on Rogoff’s important research on female Jewish activist Gertrude Weil from Goldsboro. The world’s leading scholar on Weil, Rogoff, brought her extraordinary life to public attention showcasing her struggle for world peace, women’s rights, social and labor reform and much more. Rogoff's presentation will be followed by a discussion period when attendees can ask questions.
This is a lunch and learn program. CJHPS will provide drinks and dessert, but attendees should bring their own lunches. This event requires pre-registration, which is available here. Upon completion of registration, registrants will receive emails with PDF attachments of Rogoff’s work related to Weil to be read in advance of the colloquium.
The colloquium is free and open to students, academics and community members. For a disability accomodation, visit odr.appstate.edu.
Organized by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, the program is co-sponsored by Appalachian State University's Department of History; Department of Philosophy and Religion; Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies Program and Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.
For more information about the lecture and colloquium, visit holocaust.appstate.edu/events/rogoff.
About the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies
Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies was founded in 2002 to develop new educational opportunities for students, teachers and the community. Located administratively within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Center seeks to strengthen tolerance, understanding and remembrance by increasing the knowledge of Jewish culture and history, teaching the history and meaning of the Holocaust, and utilizing these experiences to explore peaceful avenues for human improvement and the prevention of further genocides. The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies is an associate institutional member of the Association of Jewish Studies, a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations and a member of the North Carolina Consortium of Jewish Studies. Learn more at holocaust.appstate.edu.
By Lauren Andersen
September 11, 2023