Symposium with The Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life
The October 15 Performance includes a post-show discussion on The Pianist with Professor Nancy Sinkoff, Academic Director of the Bildner Center for the study of Jewish life at Rutger's University.
This event is Cosponsored by The Bildner Center
BIO Nancy Sinkoff is the Academic Director of the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and Professor of Jewish Studies and History at Rutgers—New Brunswick. She is author of Out of the Shtetl: Making Jews Modern in the Polish Borderlands (2004), recently reissued digitally with a new preface and of From Left to Right: Lucy S. Dawidowicz, the New York Intellectuals, and the Politics of Jewish History (2020; pb 2022), the winner of the fall 2020 Natan Notable Book award and the 2020 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Biography. With Rebecca Cypess, she co-edited Sara Levy’s World: Gender, Judaism, and the Bach Tradition in Enlightenment Berlin
(2018), winner of the outstanding book prize from the Jewish Studies and Music Study Group of the American Musicological Society. Polish Jewish Culture Beyond the Capital: Centering the Periphery, co-edited with Halina Goldberg, has just been published by Rutgers University Press. The volume is accompanied by a website, “Soundscapes of Modernity: Jews and Music in Polish Cities,” devoted to little-heard instrumental and choral Polish Jewish music: https://polishjewishmusic.iu.<wbr/>edu/ Professor Sinkoff is a recipient of fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the IIE Fulbright Association, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University’s Beinecke Library, the Frankel Center at the University of Michigan, the American Jewish Archives, the USC Shoah Foundation, and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ. She consulted on the eighteenth- century gallery (“Encounters with Modernity”) of Polin: Museum of the History of the Jews of Poland, Warsaw.