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Online Program

Online Lecture: The Impact of Central Europe’s Jewish Artists & Intellectuals

Program No. 24516RJ
Join us on Tues., Oct. 4, 2022, at 1 p.m. (ET)/ 10 a.m. (PT) for a free one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about Jewish heritage in Central and Eastern Europe.
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At a Glance

How did those of European Jewish heritage, who just generations earlier had been outcasts, emerge to play such a prominent role as influencers? And how did mass Jewish immigration to Central Europe from the Russian Empire ignite this process? Delve into the magnificent intellectual and artistic era of Central and Eastern Europe with Dr. Zoltán Pogátsa as he takes you on a learning adventure exploring the sociology behind the success of Jewish intellectuals and artists. He’ll spotlight the psychology of Sigmund Freud, the literature of Franz Kafka, the music of Gustav Mahler, the philosophy of Karl Popper and the politics of Viktor Adler, to name a few. Take a walk through an era of intellectual salons and journals, of long and heated debates and traditions centered around Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Berlin and Frankfurt. Zoltán will also discuss the emigration of Central and Eastern European Jews, and how that shaped intellectual life in America, especially in New York City.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.

Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.