"Southern Jewish History on One Foot" The Dallas Jewish Historical Society welcomes Dr. Josh Parshall of the Institute of Southern Jewish Life for the first event in our DJHS Annual Lecture Series. Dr. Josh Parshall has served as the Director of the ISJL History Department since July 2017. This is his second stint at the ISJL, having previously worked as oral historian from 2009 to 2013. His academic interests include American Jewish culture and politics, Yiddish language and culture, and southern studies. He holds a Ph.D. from the Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where his dissertation research focused on southern branches of the Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle).