MORRIS BART SR., LECTURE SERIES AT THE J

Created in 2013, the Morris Bart, Sr. Lecture Series features local experts in the fields of history, architecture, religion, politics, food, music, theater, and so much more. This monthly lecture series is generously funded by Morris Bart.

Typically held on the second Monday of the month at the Uptown JCC from 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM, each one-hour lecture is preceded by a catered, kosher lunch. Due to COVID-19, all lectures are now held virtually. 

Attendees do not need to have Zoom installed to participate. All sessions can be accessed through a computer, smartphone, or tablet.

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Coming Up

Looking Back on Sicilian New Orleans:  Belonging Through Memories and Their Meaning

Monday, October 12
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
No charge members and non-members

In this talk, historian and author Justin Nystrom discusses the process of conducting research for his 2018 book Creole Italian: Sicilian Immigrants and the Shaping of New Orleans Food Culture, and how interviewing members of the community helped him to explore the idea of what it not only meant to grow up as someone of Sicilian descent in New Orleans, but what these memories collectively revealed about the wider contributions made by Italian-American culture in shaping the city's identity.

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Medieval Manuscripts of the Marciana Library in Venice, Italy: The Song of Roland

Tuesday, October 20
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
No charge members and non-members

The Italian Renaissance poet, Petrarch, believed that the Republic of Venice deserved a public library worthy of La Serenissima’s grandeur. Two hundred years later in St. Mark’s Square, construction began on Jacopo Sansovino’s architectural masterpiece–the Marciana Library. Since its completion in the late sixteenth century, the Marciana has become one of Italy’s greatest public repositories of richly illuminated medieval manuscripts.

In this lecture, Dr. Tomás Martín of Loyola University will offer a peek at the medieval treasures of the Marciana. Through a historical and visual presentation of a unique collection of manuscripts that once belonged to the Dukes of Mantua, Dr. Martín will share his research into the manuscripts of the collection and his passion for the epic poetry composed on the illuminated folios of their parchment.

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