Lecture on Pope Pius XII tonight
Dr. Robert Ventresca will present a lecture on Pius XII and the Jews: Between History and Myth tonight at 7:30 pm in CIBC Hall.
Ventresca is Associate Professor of History at King’s UniversityCollege at Western University. His most recent publication is a biography of Pius XII: Soldier of Christ: the Life of Pope Pius XII (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013). Previous publications include From Fascism to Democracy: Culture and Politics in the Italian Election of 1948 (University of Toronto Press, 2004), as well as numerous book chapters and articles.
Ventresca’s lecture is the first in a series of lectures in the Meyer-Schreiber Lecture Series, funded through a generous gift from the Herb & CeCe Schreiber Foundation. The series will focus on modern Jewish Studies, especially relations between Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and commemorates the friendship between the late Ben Meyer, a professor from the Dept. of Religious Studies, and philanthropist and businessman Herb Schreiber.
The next lecture will be held in March 2014 and will feature Dr. Mark R. Cohen, Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East and Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University