Joyce Z. and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies
1155 East 60th Street, Room 302A
Chicago, IL 60637


All events will take place at the Franke Institute for the Humanities located in Room S-118 of Regenstein Library, 1100 East 57th Street, just to the left as you enter the east doors to the building. Access for handicapped individuals is via the main entrance to Regenstein on 57th Street.

Monday, October 28 - Keynote Lecture

Philippe Mesnard, Paris: The Truth of the Witness According to Primo Levi

Tuesday, October 29 – Seminars

Readings recommended (but not required)

9:00–10:00 – Maria Anna Mariani


10:00-11:00 – Uri S. Cohen

PDF icon“Our Nights”

11:00-12:00 – Zvi Ben-Dor Benite 


12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-2:00 – Maurizio Albahari

PDF icon“The Greek”

2:00-3:00 – Adam Stern

PDF icon“The Survivor”

3:00-4:00 – Orietta Ombrosi –


4:00-5:00 – Philippe Mesnard

PDF icon“On Obscure Writing” PDF icon“The Grey Zone” PDF icon"Fiasco" Imre Kertesz

This event is sponsored by:

The Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies

The Jean and Harold Gossett Fund in Memory of Holocaust Victims Martha and Paul Feivel Korngold

The Franke Institute for the Humanities

The France Chicago Center

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

Parking information and a campus parking map can be found here. Street parking close to Regenstein Library/The Franke Institute may be possible on Monday evening. Street parking during the day on Tuesday is much less likely and you should expect to utilize one of the campus parking garages.

If you need an accommodation to attend this event please contact the Greenberg Center at or 773.702.7108.