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Tulane Receives Transformative Gift for Jewish Studies

Tulane University has received a generous gift from Stuart and Suzanne Grant of Wilmington, Delaware, to establish the Stuart and Suzanne Grant Center for the American Jewish Experience. It is among the largest gifts to the Tulane School of Liberal Arts and the largest ever to the Department of Jewish Studies.  Read more here...

Michael Cohen's Cotton Capitalists Awarded Honorable Mention for Major Book Prize

The Saul Viener Prize is awarded biannually, with the current competition covering books published in 2017 and 2018.  Read more here...

Cohen Named Senior Historical Advisor for Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience

The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience has contracted Dr. Michael Cohen to serve as its Senior Historical Advisor as it researches, designs, and installs its exhibits, ahead of its 2020 opening in downtown New Orleans.  Read more here...

Cohen Awarded Major Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

Cohen was awarded a $143,700 grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities that he shares with Jewish studies experts from the College of Charleston (CofC), where the workshop – Privilege and Prejudice: Jewish History in the American South – will be held May 27 — June 7, 2019.  Read more here...