Calendar

Nov
21
Tue
Jewish cemetery, Salgotarjani utca, conference @ Fiume utca National cemetery, Budapest
Nov 21 all-day

 

Conference on the Kerepesi/Salgotarjani utca Jewish cemetery in Budapest.

A walking tour of the cemetery is included.

 

 

 

Nov
26
Sun
Rededication @ Alba Iulia synagogue
Nov 26 all-day

The synagogue in Alba Iulia will be reopened and rededicated after restoration.

 

 

 

 

Dec
10
Sun
Walking tour, medieval Jewish quarter @ Budapest
Dec 10 @ 15:00 – 16:30

A walking tour of the medieval Jewish quarter of Budapest, on Castle Hill, including a mikvah

 

Dec
14
Thu
MEIS Museum of Italian Judaism reopens w/ new exhibit @ Ferrara
Dec 14 all-day

 

The National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah (MEIS) reopens to the public with a new exhibit: “Ebrei, una storia italiana. I primi mille anni” (Jews, an Italian story – the first thousand years)

 

 

Feb
4
Sun
Jewish Studies Conference, Moscow @ Sefer Center, Moscow
Feb 4 – Feb 6 all-day

 

25th International Annual Conference on Jewish Studies

 

Program will be available January 10, 2018

 

 

Mar
5
Mon
Jewish country house conference @ TORCH, Oxford University
Mar 5 @ 09:00 – 18:00

This workshop aims to establish the Jewish country house both as a focus for scholarly research and as a site of European memory. By focusing on a hitherto unidentified group of country houses – those that were owned, renewed and sometimes built by Jews – we aim to establish the importance of Jewish country houses like Port Lympne Mansion, Schloss Freienwalde, Villa Kerylos and Castello Sonnino as variations of a pan-European phenomenon deserving serious consideration from an academic and a heritage viewpoint.

Jewish country houses have so far escaped systematic study because they do not fit existing paradigms either in modern Jewish history or country house studies. The historiography of European Jewish elites has tended to focus on the grande bourgeoisie in its urban setting and does not consider the role families like the Bischoffsheims, the Bleichröders, the Péreires and the Sonninos assumed through their rural estates, nor the role of Jewish country houses in the self-fashioning of many leading Jewish figures such as Benjamin Disraeli, Ferdinand de Rothschild and Philip Sassoon in the UK, Leopoldo Franchetti in Italy, Walter Rathenau in Germany, and Théodor Reinach in France. Conversely, the literature on country houses, which typically focuses on the landed aristocracy, has paid little or no attention to the existence of country houses and rural estates in Jewish hands, or to the particular challenges this posed in a rural landscape and social context so powerfully shaped by Christianity.

Click here to view the call for papers.
 

Contact name: 
Oliver Cox
Contact email: 
Mar
6
Tue
Jewish country house conference @ TORCH, Oxford University
Mar 6 @ 09:00 – 18:00

This workshop aims to establish the Jewish country house both as a focus for scholarly research and as a site of European memory. By focusing on a hitherto unidentified group of country houses – those that were owned, renewed and sometimes built by Jews – we aim to establish the importance of Jewish country houses like Port Lympne Mansion, Schloss Freienwalde, Villa Kerylos and Castello Sonnino as variations of a pan-European phenomenon deserving serious consideration from an academic and a heritage viewpoint.

Jewish country houses have so far escaped systematic study because they do not fit existing paradigms either in modern Jewish history or country house studies. The historiography of European Jewish elites has tended to focus on the grande bourgeoisie in its urban setting and does not consider the role families like the Bischoffsheims, the Bleichröders, the Péreires and the Sonninos assumed through their rural estates, nor the role of Jewish country houses in the self-fashioning of many leading Jewish figures such as Benjamin Disraeli, Ferdinand de Rothschild and Philip Sassoon in the UK, Leopoldo Franchetti in Italy, Walter Rathenau in Germany, and Théodor Reinach in France. Conversely, the literature on country houses, which typically focuses on the landed aristocracy, has paid little or no attention to the existence of country houses and rural estates in Jewish hands, or to the particular challenges this posed in a rural landscape and social context so powerfully shaped by Christianity.

Click here to view the call for papers.
 

Contact name: 
Oliver Cox
Contact email: 
Jul
15
Sun
European Association for Jewish Studies conference @ Krakow
Jul 15 – Jul 19 all-day

The XIth conference of the European Association for Jewish Studies will take place in Krakow. The theme of this year’s conference is Searching for Roots of Jewish Traditions.

The Congress is organized by the Institute of Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University in cooperation with the Alef Foundation and with the support of the the EAJS and other institutions and foundations.