Contested Histories: To Whom Does History Belong

Tue, Nov 02, 2021 - 04:00 PM — Tue, Nov 02, 2021 - 07:00 PM
Admission Fee
Event Address
Convent Avenue and W. 138th Street, New York, NY 10031
(In-person and online event)
Phone Number
(212) 650-6675
Event Location
Great Hall of Shepard Hall
Event Details


A celebration for Professor Mikhal Dekel as The 2021-2022 Stuart Katz Professor in Humanities and the Arts

Please join us for a lecture and reception honoring Professor Mikhal Dekel, Interim Chair, English Department and Director, The Rifkind Center for Humanities and the Arts on the occasion of her installation as The 2021-2022 Stuart Z. Katz Professor In Humanities And The Arts
Presenting, “Contested Histories: To Whom Does History Belong?”
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
4:00PM To 7:00 PM
RSVP BY Oct. 29th to 
This is an in-person and online event*

Mikhal Dekel is the 2021-22 Stuart Z. Katz Professor of Humanities and Arts at CCNY, where she teaches in the English Department and directs the Rifkind Center for the Humanities and Arts. She is the author of Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey; The Universal Jew: Modernity, Masculinity and the Zionist Moment; and the Hebrew monograph Oedipus in Kishinev. The New York Times has called Tehran Children “not simply another detail of the Holocaust, but a matter of enduring existential, psychological and moral reflection.” In addition to the Times, the book has been featured in the Guardian, the BBC, C-Span, TLS, and the Jewish Review of Books, among many other venues. It was a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize, the Chautauqua Prize and the National Jewish Book Awards; has been translated into German and Hebrew; and reissued in paperback under the title  In the East: How My Father and a Quarter Million Polish Jews Survived the Holocaust. 

The Stuart Z. Katz Professorship in the Humanities & the Arts at The City College of New York was established in 2017 by a generous gift from Mr. Stuart Z. Katz, a 1964 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of CCNY. The endowment supports one outstanding professorial faculty member in the Division of Humanities & the Arts for an academic year, providing the professor up to two months of summer salary plus $10,000 to support research and creative activity. 
Mr. Katz, a retired attorney, established the gift for the importance of the study of humanities and the arts for a thorough education and life.
PLEASE NOTE: Signed copies of Professor Dekel’s book will be available for guests attending the lecture in-person only.

INFO LINE:  212.650.6675
*This is a hybrid event which will be held in-person at limited capacity and online via a webstreaming service. All guests attending the lecture in person will need to show their vaccination cards or Excelsior Pass upon arrival. Unvaccinated guests will need to get tested at least 7 days prior to the event and show their negative test results before being admitted to the lecture. Masks are required. All attendees will be seated six feet apart from one another, as we follow Covid-19 social distancing guidelines.
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