Category Archives: 5776 / 2015-16 Programme

March 27th: David Purdie: Prof David Daiches: A Man of Two (other) Worlds: Literature and Diplomacy

David will discuss the life, work and publications of David Daiches, the second director of Edinburgh University’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH). Daiches’ orthodox upbringing as younger son of Rabbi Dr Salis Daiches led on, via George Watson’s College and Edinburgh and Oxford Universities, to a glittering career in academia, with a diplomatic interval at the British Embassy in Washington DC during World War II.

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David Purdie is a Honorary Fellow of IASH, his central interest being the literary component of the 18th century Scottish Enlightenment. He is an editor of works by Hume and Burns.

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March 6th: Hannah Holtschneider: In Search of Rabbi Salis Daiches: biography, migration, and Jewish geography

Hannah will address the education and career path of Rabbi Salis Daiches, rabbi to the Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation 1919-1945. It will investigate his Jewish philosophy and his leadership in the context of the Anglo-Jewish community in the first half of the twentieth century.

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Hannah Holtschneider is Senior Lecturer in Jewish Studies at the University of Edinburgh, and is currently working on a project on Jewish migration to Scotland, 1880-1950.

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