Simon Schama


The Story of the Jews:
Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD


This event includes a book signing


March 31, 2014
7:30 PM


Harvard Science Center
Hall D, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA


There will not be a standby line for this event.

The New Center is pleased to welcome award-winning historian and television host SIMON SCHAMA for a presentation on his latest book and documentary, The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD.

Renowned historian and television host Simon Schama talks about his monumental new documentary, The Story of the Jews, which will air on WGBH this spring. In this five-part series, Schama spans the globe — from New York to Odessa, Berlin to Jerusalem — to tell the story of the Jewish people from their first emergence as a distinct group 3,000 years ago to the present day. The documentary, which was broadcast by the BBC this fall, has been hailed as a landmark television event. Schama will talk about how both his scholarship and his own family history inspired him to tell this epic story. Schama is a Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. His television work for the BBC and PBS includes the Emmy-nominated "A History of Britain" and the eight-part series "The Power of Art." His new book, The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492), is the first of a two-volume companion book to the documentary.

Please note the updated location is Hall C at Harvard Science Center. The New Center is offering free parking at the garage at 52 Oxford St. for ticket holders. Organized by the New Center. Presented in partnership with Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard Hillel, Harvard Book Store, and WGBH.

Simon Schama
Simon Schama

Simon Schama

Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University in New York City. His award-winning books include Patriots and Liberators: Revolution in the Netherlands 1780–1813; Two Rothschilds and the Land of Israel; Dead Certainties (Unwarranted Speculations); Rembrandt’s Eyes; the History of Britain trilogy and Hang-Ups: Essays on Painting (Mostly). His most recent history book, Rough Crossings, was published to critical acclaim in 2006. Schama has also been a host of many television programs on art and history for BBC2.

Photo Credit: Patrick Acum

Tickets are sold out. Please contact the New Center with any questions at or 617-531-4610.

There is NO PARKING at the Science Center. For those traveling to the Science Center by car, there is paid public parking in Harvard Square. More info here.

Harvard Science Center
Hall D, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

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