12 2019

Desert in the Promised Land: Nature, Settlement, and the Politics of Space

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Rutgers University, Douglass Student Center 100 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Contact Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life

Yael Zerubavel, Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies and History, Rutgers University will discuss her new book, which explores the multiple meanings of the desert as both a geographic region in Israel and a symbolic landscape in Zionist and Israeli culture. Drawing on a wide range of literary, artistic, and folkloric sources, Zerubavel will examine the changing views of the desert from the early twentieth century to the present, shedding light on romantic and mythical associations, settlement and security issues, and environmental concerns.

Free and open to the public.


FREE PARKING: All guests attending this event must register their vehicle in order to park in a Rutgers parking lot. Once you RSVP, you will be prompted to enter your vehicle information through a specific link.

Sponsor: The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University