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Jun
10
Mon
Jewish pilgrimage, voyages and tourism conference @ Judaica dept University of Warsaw
Jun 10 – Jun 12 all-day
Jewish pilgrimage, voyages and tourism conference @ Judaica dept University of Warsaw | Warszawa | Województwo mazowieckie | Poland

A conference organized by the Polish Society of Jewish Studies in cooperation with the University of Warsaw  History Department. Talks will be in Polish.

The theme of the convention will revolve around topics related to Jewish travel, from religious and professional aspects to tourism and landscape.
The meetings will be attended by Polish researchers from various fields of Jewish studies, such as history, literature, religious science, art history or sociology.

Topics include the impact of Jewish religious law on travel decisions, living conditions while traveling, interactions with the environment, and changes accompanying different models of travel.

 
 
Sep
8
Sun
From Shtetl to Post-Jewish Town @ POLIN Museum, Warsaw
Sep 8 – Sep 10 all-day
From Shtetl to Post-Jewish Town @ POLIN Museum, Warsaw | Warszawa | Województwo mazowieckie | Poland

While the historical shtetl has been studied extensively, the post-Jewish town, as a historical phenomenon and evolving site of contested memory, has received less attention. After the Holocaust, the many towns where Jewish communities had lived for centuries and where they had created a distinctive way of life became places without Jews. We want to explore this process of transforming shtetls into post-Jewish space.

The conference is organized as part of the events accompanying the new temporary exhibition of POLIN Museum “(post)JEWISH… Shtetl Opatów Through the Eyes of Mayer Kirshenblatt” opening on May 17, 2024. The exhibition will juxtapose postwar memories of prewar Jewish life in Polish Opatów, as recorded in words and paintings by a self-taught artist – Mayer Kirshenblatt, with the postwar post-Jewish town.

 

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