Wayne State Universityhoward-lupovich

Howard Lupovitch is currently Associate Professor of History and Director of the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University.  He received a PhD in History from Columbia University, and has taught at Cornell University, Colby College, the University of Western Ontario, and the University of Michigan, where he was also a fellow at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies.  He specializes in the history of Hungarian and Habsburg Jews.  He is the author of Jews at the Crossroads: Tradition and Accommodation during the Golden Age of the Hungarian Nobility and Jews and Judaism in World History.   He is currently completing a history of the Jews of Budapest and a history of the Neolog Movement, and is researching a biography of the young Theodor Herzl.

Lecture Topics: 

  • The City: a Laboratory of Modern Jewish Identity
  • Neolog: Hungarian Jewry’s Silent Moderate Majority
  • Does Judaism have a Diversity Requirement?
  • Israelis and American Jews: Do We still Speak the same Language?
  • Herzl and Nordau: Zionism’s Hungarian Roots