24 2017

"The Ten Commandments in the Limelight" - 2017 Cogan Memorial Lecture

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union 1825 SW Broadway
Room 333
Portland, OR 97201

Contact Stacey Johnston

"The Ten Commandments in the Limelight" - 2017 Cogan Memorial Lecture

The Ten Commandments are just about everywhere in modern America: in houses of worship and private homes, on the street, the subway and even the interstate. How and why is the subject of this illustrated talk by the distinguished historian, Jenna Weissman Joselit, author of Oxford University Press's new book, "Set in Stone: America’s Embrace of the Ten Commandments". Join us as she takes the measure of these ancient dos and don’ts and their hold on the American body politic. Enjoy desserts and tea after the lecture while Dr. Joselit informally discusses the MA in Jewish Cultural Arts program that she directs at The George Washington University.

When: Wednesday, May 24 at 7pm
Dessert Reception to follow around 8:45pm
Where: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union 333
Contact: Events Coordinator Stacey M. Johnston | | 503-725-8449

Sponsor: The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies, Portland State University, Nathan Cogan & Family