Episode 97: Pursuing History, from Israel to Eastern Connecticut

Stuart Miller, professor of hebrew, history and Judaic studies points to the spot at which water would enter a former mikvah in Old Chesterfield on May 17, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Stuart Miller, a professor of Hebrew, History, and Judaic Studies and Academic Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, has been a force at UConn since 1982. Professor Miller is an expert in the history and literature of the Jews of Roman and Late Antique Palestine and throughout his career has worked closely with archaeologists, having served for many years on the staff of the Sepphoris Regional Project in Israel. Now, as he prepares to retire, we get a chance to talk with him about his remarkable career, touching on everything from the evolution of Judaic studies to the essence of the professorship to the peculiar thrill of being associated with an ancient toilet.


Read the article about the excavation in Chesterfield here.