New York University’s Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies will host “Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition,” a lecture by Marni Davis, a Georgia State University historian, on Wed., Feb. 29 at 3 p.m. at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South (between Thompson and Sullivan Streets).
The lecture is free and open to the public and an RSVP is required. Call 212.998.8980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or email@example.com. Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).
Davis, an assistant professor of history at Georgia State University, is the author of the recently released Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition (NYU Press), which explores American Jews’ relation to alcohol production and their attitudes toward alcohol consumption during the years of the national prohibition movement’s rise and fall.