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Sunday, October 24 and Monday October 25, 2010
Bangor University, Wales
"The Jew in the Gym: Judaism, Sports, and Athletics on Film"
"Who Is That Masked Man? Buster Haywood and Black Baseball's Invisible Jews"
Linda J. Borish
Western Michigan University
"Jewish Women in the American Gym: Basketball, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Early Twentieth Century"
"American Jewry's Contemporary Scoreboard: Home and Away"
"Cutting Their Way to Success: Hungarian Jewish Sportsmen at the Olympic Games, 1928-1936"
Graduate Center, City University of New York
with Erin Sodmaik,
and Philllip Oberlander
"Grappling with Ghosts: Jewish Wrestlers and Antisemitism"
David J. Leonard
Washington State University
"A Global Game: Omri Casspi and the Future of Jewish Ballers"
"Is Life a Game? Athletic Competition as a Metaphor for the Meaning of Life"
Steven A. Riess
Northwestern Illinois University
"Antisemitism and Sport in Central Europe and the United States, c. 1870-1932"
Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada
"The Jewish Athlete of Faith: On the Limits of Sport"
Ori Z. Soltes
"From Benny Leonard to Abi Olajuwon: Jews, Muslims, Evangelicals and the Evolving Challenges of Being an American Athlete"
"Sporting a Nation: The Origins of the Maccabiah Games"
Loren R. Spielman
"Playing Roman in Jerusalem"