Jewish Heritage Europe

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Apr
23
Tue
3rd International Conference on Monumental & Multicultural Cemeteries @ Turin and Florence
Apr 23 – Apr 28 all-day
3rd International Conference on Monumental & Multicultural Cemeteries @ Turin and Florence | Piedmont | Italy

Conference main theme: Knowledge, Conservation & Reuse, Restyling & Innovation

Turin (Italy), 23-24 April, 2019 – Castello del Valentino, Salone d’Onore del Politecnico

Florence (Italy), 26-28 April, 2019 – Biblioteca delle Oblate

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May
14
Tue
Edmund de Waal lecture on Venice Ghetto @ London Royal Geographical Society
May 14 @ 19:00 – 21:00
In the Venice ghetto

In the 2019 Kirker lecture, given in aid of Venice in Peril, Edmund de Waal considers the Venice Ghetto as a place which is simultaneously at the margins of the city whilst also being at the centre of world culture.

Edmund de Waal is an internationally acclaimed artist and writer,  renowned for his family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010) which won many literary prices. He was made an OBE for his services to art in 2011. He lives and works in London.

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Jun
19
Wed
Religious Heritage in a Diverse Europe @ University of Groningen, Netherlands
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day

Secularization and immigration are changing the religious makeup of European societies. While more people identify as non-religious, new arrivals and conversion mean that the religious landscape is becoming increasingly more complex. This presents challenges and opportunities to organizations, government agencies and scholars engaged with maintaining and promoting cultural heritage. How should Europe’s plural religious pasts be represented? How can heritage be translated for audiences that do not identify with local religious traditions? What challenges and chances lie in the process of secularization? Can or should heritage organizations foster dialogue between groups in multi-religious societies? These pressing questions are at the heart of the conference “Religious Heritage in a Diverse Europe.”

In order to explore answers to these questions, the conference will bring into conversation scholars, museum curators, heritage professionals, visual artists, as well as leaders of religious and secular organizations.

The Centre for Religion and Heritage at the University of Groningen has long provided expertise and training in heritage studies. They have teamed up with two of the most important national heritage organizations: the Museum Catharijneconvent, which is the national Dutch museum for Christian heritage and history, and the Jewish Cultural Quarter, which runs the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam. Our partner on the European level is Future of Religious Heritage, the Brussels-based network for historic places of worship.

Jul
2
Tue
Art and the Holocaust: Reflections for the Common Future @ Jews in Latvia Museum, Riga
Jul 2 – Jul 3 all-day
Riga Jewish Community, Museum “Jews in Latvia” and Museum of Romans Suta and Aleksandra Belcova (Riga, Latvia), in collaboration with the International Center of Litvak Photography (Kaunas, Lithuania) and Jewish Historical Institute (Warsaw, Poland) are sponsoring the International Conference “Art and the Holocaust: Reflections for the Common Future”. 
 
The aim of the conference is to present new researches about the relationships between the Holocaust and art (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, contemporary art, the art of commemoration), as well as the ways that individuals reacted towards atrocities, how they tried to preserve their human dignity, and how the traumatic experience of the Holocaust has influenced European society. 
Jul
14
Sun
Sefer Jewish Studies Conference @ Sefer Center, Moscow
Jul 14 – Jul 16 all-day

The 26th annual Sefer conference.

The conference program is expected to include sections that reflect the traditional areas of Jewish Studies (Biblical and Talmudic studies, Jewish thought, Jewish history of different periods, the Judeo-Christian relations, the Holocaust, languages ​​and literature, art, ethnology, demography, genealogy, museums and archives, et al.). 
 
Some of the themed sections will include:

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