Calendar

Feb
18
Sun
Archaeology and Jewish itineraries in Sicily @ Florence, Tourism & Archaeology Salon (room 4)
Feb 18 @ 10:00 – 13:00

New research on archaeological evidence of Jews in Sicily from Antiquity to the Middle Ages will be presented (in Italian) at the 2018 “tourismA” Salon for archaeology and tourism at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Florence.

Program:

«Ebrei e non ebrei nel territorio di Camarina in età tardoantica»
Corrado Bonfanti sindaco di Noto
Luca Cannata sindaco di Avola
Baruch Triolo presidente Charta delle Judeche di Sicilia
Attilio Funaro presidente Istituto Internazionale di Cultura Ebraica (Palermo)
Giovanni Di Stefano docente Università della Calabria
Angelica Ferrara dottoranda Università di Roma Tor Vergata

«Testimonianze ebraiche di età tardoantica a Noto antica e nel Siracusano»
Lorenzo Guzzardi direttore Polo Regionale di Siracusa per i siti culturali

«Documentazione grafica e fotografica di alcune sepolture giudaiche tra Noto, Rosolini e Modica: un progetto in fieri»
Laura Falesi presidente Archeoclub d’Italia sede di Noto
Giuseppe Libra architetto esperto in rilievo di monumenti antichi

«Applicazioni GIS sul territorio di Avola in periodo romano e tardoantico»
Rosario Pignatello amministratore delegato Consorzio Universitario Mediterraneo Orientale (CUMO)

 

 

Feb
22
Thu
AEPJ General Assembly @ Casa Adret, Barcelona
Feb 22 – Feb 23 all-day

 

General Assembly of the AEPJ  (Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage in Europe) in its new headquarters in the old town of Barcelona.

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: 
Rise & Fall of the Bournemouth Jewish hotels @ Edgware United Synagogue
Mar 6 @ 20:15 – 21:45

Lecture by Geoffrey Feld.

Apr
15
Sun
Advanced Curatorial Education Programme @ Frankfurt Jewish Museum
Apr 15 @ 10:00 – Apr 19 @ 16:00


The next edition of the Advanced Curatorial Education Programme will take place in Frankfurt (DE) in April 2018. The programme will have a special focus on Judaica collections that were created in the second half of the 19th century and up until the 1930s as the result of a growing interest in arts and crafts on the one hand, and on the other hand because of the founding of Jewish museums or departments in municipal museums a new collection area (Judaica) came into being.

NOTE:

The A-CEP Frankfurt 2018 is open for staff members from Association of European Jewish Museum member institutions who work with historical Judaica collections.

Registration is required. Find details here: http://www.aejm.org/curatorial/a-cep/

 

 

 

Apr
25
Wed
2000 Years of Jewish History through Synagogue Architecture @ Philadelphia Gershman Y
Apr 25 @ 12:30 – 14:00

Barbara Cohen, ASID, President of the Schuylkill River Heritage Center, will trace the history of the Jewish people through the architecture of synagogues and discuss the many stylistic adaptations synagogues adopted in relation to the place, time, and world events during construction. 

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.