Best Local Intellectual: Deborah Lipstadt
DEBORAH LIPSTADT, a professor of modern Jewish and Holocaust studies, is one of the most popular faculty members at Emory. But what really sets her apart is a book written a dozen years ago in which she lambastes one of the world’s most infamous Holocaust deniers, David Irving. Irving turned around and sued Lipstadt for libel in British court, but the judge found in favor of Lipstadt, calling Irving a racist and anti-Semite. Sweet. Lipstadt was back in the news last spring when she refused to allow C-Span to tape a lecture she was giving. Why? The network wanted to air it back-to-back with one by Irving. Seems the battle against Holocaust deniers isn’t over yet.
Friday, September 30, 2005
The critics at Creative Loafing, an Atlanta weekly which featured History on Trial and Prof. Lipstadt on the cover of their April 6/05 issue, have declared Prof. Lipstadt to be Atlanta's "Best Local Intellectual":
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Thursday, September 29, 2005
Prof. Lipstadt was interviewed by Marty Moss-Coane this morning on Philadelphia's WHYY program "Radio Times". In addition to addressing questions from Coane, and callers to the program, about the life and times of the late Simon Wiesenthal, Prof. Lipstadt also discussed Holocaust denial, the Irving trial and her book, History on Trial. The interview can be heard here.
Friday, September 16, 2005
Prof. Lipstadt will present a lecture in Des Moines, on Wednesday, Sept. 21:
Professor to speak about Holocaust
Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of Holocaust studies at Emory University, will present "History on Trial: Holocaust Denial and False History" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Embassy Suites, 101 E. Locust St. in Des Moines. Advance tickets are $10 and available at the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, 910 Polk Blvd. in Des Moines. Tickets are $15 at the door.
Thursday, September 8, 2005
Professor Lipstadt will be speaking at the University of Kansas, (Lawrence, Kansas) on Sept. 14:
Author Lipstadt to Speak at KU About Winning Libel Suit by Holocaust Denier
Humanities Lecture Series is the oldest continuing series at KU
Lawrence, Kan. - infoZine - The University of Kansas' Hall Center for the Humanities will open its 2005-2006 Humanities Lecture Series with professor and author Deborah Lipstadt, who will speak on "History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving," at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 14 in the Woodruff Auditorium of the Kansas Union. The event is free and open to the public.
Lipstadt, professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, will expound on her book "History on Trial," which details her 2000 libel trial in London when Irving sued her for calling him a Holocaust denier and right wing extremist. The judge handed down a stongly worded decision declaring Irving to be a Holocaust denier, a falsifier of history, a racist, an anti-Semite and a liar.
The libel trial was described by London's Daily Telegraph as having "done for the new century what the Nuremberg trial did for earlier generations." Lipstadt's lecture will analyze the major issues involved in her lawsuit in London and link them to the rise of the "new anti-Semitism."
Lipstadt is also the author of Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory and Beyond Belief: The American Press and The Coming of the Holocaust.
Founded in 1947, the Humanities Lecture Series is the oldest continuing series at KU. More than 150 eminent scholars from around the world have participated in the program, including author Vladimir Nabokov, painter Thomas Hart Benton and author Aldous Huxley. Recent scholars have included Edward Said, Dava Sobel, Sherman Alexie and E.O. Wilson. Shortly after the program's inception, a lecture by one outstanding KU faculty member each year was added to the schedule.
Upcoming speakers in the 2005-2006 series include author Salman Rushdie, human rights scholar Samantha Power, and attorney and author Scott Turow.
For more information, please contact the Hall Center at hallcenter@kuedu or call (785) 864-7822