About the opportunity:
Summer scholars will become familiar with the substance of southern Jewish history and will ponder larger questions of belonging and identity, acceptance and exclusion, acculturation and preservation. Jews have often served as a litmus test for the level of tolerance of the societies in which they have lived. Using a range of materials and methods, “Privilege and Prejudice: Jewish History in the American South” will show how the story of southern Jews can enable a richer, more textured, and inclusive account of the American South, past and present… “Privilege and Prejudice: Jewish History in the American South” is a project of the College of Charleston’s Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture. The Center seeks to broaden public knowledge and inspire conversations about southern Jewish history by providing research fellowships, engaging the digital humanities, and presenting thinkers and writers to diverse audiences.