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Dec
3
Tue
Jewish field research 2019: theoretical and empirical framework @ Moscow, Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center, and Institute of Slavic studies
Dec 3 – Dec 4 all-day
Jewish field research 2019: theoretical and empirical framework @ Moscow, Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center, and Institute of Slavic studies

The conference will highlight issues related to the peculiarities of the organization of field research and work in modern Jewish communities of the post-Soviet space.

Organizers: Jewish Museum and tolerance center, Center of Slavic -Jewish Studies Of the Institute of Slavic studies RAS, Center “Sefer”

Venue: Jewish Museum and tolerance center; Institute of Slavic studies, 32 A Leninsky Prospekt, building B, auditorium 901

The specificity of the “Jewish” field will be discussed, and a review of new research in the field of Jewish archaeology, anthropology, folklore, linguistics, sociology and epigraphy will be held.

We will talk about the results of the summer season 2019, prospects and plans for new research.

At the end of the conference, participants will present new collections of articles and monographs based on field materials of recent years.

Entrance to the conference is strictly by registration.

If you have questions, contact sefer@sefer.ru

Dec
10
Tue
Synagogues as Museums and Galleries in East‐Central Europe @ Grande Synagogue of Europe, Brussels
Dec 10 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Synagogues as Museums and Galleries in East‐Central Europe @ Grande Synagogue of Europe, Brussels | Bruxelles | Bruxelles | Belgium

The opening of a photo exhibition by Rudolf Klein that presents a brief survey of synagogues converted into museums and galleries in Hungary, Austria, Bosnia‐Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia. The exhibit runs until January 16, 2020.

The opening includes talks (in English) by Klein, Polish researcher Natalia Romik,  and Professor Thomas Gergely.

Prior registration is required.  Click here

The event is organized in collaboration with the Great Synagogue of Europe, the Balassi Institute, the Polish Institute and the Austrian Cultural Forum.

Jan
23
Thu
Jewish Musicians and Jewish Music-Making in Polish Lands @ Polish Embassy London
Jan 23 @ 09:30 – 17:30
Jewish Musicians and Jewish Music-Making in Polish Lands @ Polish Embassy London | England | United Kingdom

A one-day Conference to Launch POLIN: Studies in Polish-Jewry

Vol. 32: ‘Jewish Musicians and Jewish Music-Making in Polish Lands’

Organized by the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies, and the Institute of Jewish Studies, UCL.

Co-organized and supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, and the Polish Cultural Institute, London, with the support of Ślipaczek Chartered Financial Planners

The astounding variety of music of all genres and styles produced by musicians of Jewish heritage in Europe since 1750 has been examined almost entirely in the context of German-speaking Europe or in studies of a group of composers who strongly self-identified as Jews.

In five thematic sections, this multi-disciplinary volume presents rich coverage of the main genres produced by musicians of Jewish origin in the Polish lands: Cantorial and Religious Music, Jews in Polish Popular Culture, Jews in the Polish classical music scene, The Holocaust reflected in Jewish music, and Klezmer in Poland today. This volume explores the activities and great creativity of musicians of the ‘Mosaic persuasion’, covering the area of the Polish-Lithunanian Commonwealth and its successor states from 1750 to the present. 

The conference will look at Cantorial Music, Jews and Polish popular culture, and Klezmer in Poland today. And there will be music!

‘POLIN Vol. 32’ is published by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilisation/Liverpool University Press.

Volume Editors: François Guesnet, Benjamin Matis, and Antony Polonsky.

 

Jan
27
Mon
International Holocaust Remembrance Day @ Europe
Jan 27 all-day
International Holocaust Remembrance Day @ Europe | Oświęcim | małopolskie | Poland

January 27 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

It is marked as Holocaust Remembrance Day in many countries, with many events scheduled.

Feb
27
Thu
The Siena Ghetto – within and without @ Siena, Italy
Feb 27 @ 09:00 – 18:00
The Siena Ghetto - within and without @ Siena, Italy | Siena | Toscana | Italy

An international conference :”Dentro e fuori ghetto. Vita e cultura ebraica a Siena in età moderna.” 

It takes place in the morning at the State Archives, and in the afternoon at the Siena synagogue.

From a perspective combining social and cultural history, this conference will focus on the study of Jewish societies and cultures within the Siena ghetto (XVIth-XIXth centuries), as much as on the consideration of Sienese Jews’ individual experiences outside the ghetto, in the middle of the Tuscan Catholic world, both in the city of Siena and in the broader context of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

The diversity of Jewish populations in the ghetto, their condition of legal minority, their socio-economic vulnerability as much as their cultural perseverance, will be among the research subjects presented in the course of the conference.

Organized by the State Archives of Siena and the Jewish Community of Florence in collaboration with the EHESS in Paris (Centre des Recherches historiques), this event will bring together around fifteen specialists in Jewish studies as well as in legal, social, cultural and economic history. The proceedings of the conference will be published in 2021.

PROGRAM

Archivio di Stato di Siena, 9:00-13:00
Saluti istituzionali, 9:00-9:15

Introduzione: Davide Mano, Centre de recherches historiques, EHESS, Paris, Dentro e fuori ghetto: per una storia degli ebrei a Siena, 9:15-9:45

Il patrimonio ebraico senese: un panorama su fonti e beni culturali, 9:45-11:15 
Anna Di Castro, Comunità ebraica di Firenze, Sezione di Siena, Il patrimonio ebraico senese: dal ghetto alla dispersione (XVI-XX sec.)
Ilaria Marcelli, Archivio di Stato di Siena, I documenti senesi: da un raffronto fra i fondi ebraici di Toscana
Ariel Viterbo, The National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Kol sasson me‘ir tehilà – Una voce di gioia dalla città gloriosa. Fonti senesi alla Biblioteca Nazionale d’Israele

Pausa caffè, 11:15-11:30 

Il ghetto senese: complessità socio-economica e minorità giuridica, 11:30-13:00 
Michele Cassandro, Università degli studi di Siena, Gli ebrei a Siena prima e dopo il ghetto. Aspetti economici e sociali
Michaël Gasperoni, Centre Roland Mousnier, CNRS/Sorbonne Université, Paris, La popolazione e le famiglie del ghetto di Siena in età moderna 
Mario Ascheri, Università degli studi Roma 3, Problemi giuridici degli ebrei in Toscana a fine Seicento: da un libro fortunato

Pausa pranzo

Sinagoga di Siena, 14:30-17:30

Tradizioni e culture nel ghetto senese: musiche e apparati rituali, 14:30-16:00
Enrico Fink, Polonsky visiting fellow, Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford, Shochant Bassade (Tu che abiti nel campo): musiche della tradizione senese nelle registrazioni di Leo Levi 
Gabriele Mancuso, Medici Archives Project, Firenze / Polonsky visiting fellow, Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford, L’introduzione del repertorio musicale colto nel ghetto di Siena: modalità, stilemi e forme paradigmatiche di esecuzione musicale
Dora Liscia Bemporad, Università degli studi di Firenze, Onorare il Signore. Il rinnovamento della sinagoga e il suo apparato rituale

Pausa caffè, 16:00-16:15

“Commerci” dentro e fuori ghetto: interazioni e legami, conflitti e divieti, 16:15-17:30 
Patrizia Turrini, Archivio di Stato di Siena, Tra conflitti e interazioni: le attività economiche ebraiche dentro e fuori il ghetto di Siena (fine XVII- XVIII sec.)
Floriana Colao, Università degli studi di Siena, “Commercio d’Ebrei con Cristiani”. Aspetti della giustizia criminale toscana dall’età tardo medicea-lorenese ad una Causa celebre di Giovanni Carmignani

Conclusioni e saluti 

 

For further information see: 
http://crh.ehess.fr/index.php?6991
http://www.archiviodistato.siena.it
www.firenzebraica.it 

Mar
23
Mon
Reusing Churches. New Perspectives in a European Comparison @ Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover
Mar 23 – Mar 25 all-day

Experts from Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Great Britain will meet for a Herrenhausen Symposium at Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover to discuss the issue of reusing church buildings for the first time from a European comparative view. The intention is to develop new perspectives.

The target audience are persons responsible in church, monument preservation and politics, academics, members of educational institutions and all those interested in the topic. The symposium addresses an expanded public, convinced that churches are public buildings that ultimately belong to the public. An important aspect of the symposium is the involvement of young scientists and young professionals as well as society stakeholders or volunteers that are active in this field.

The discussions have relevance also for the adaptive reuse of synagogue buildings.

Click here to see details and program

 

Reusing Churches. New Perspectives in a European Comparison @ Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover
Mar 23 – Mar 25 all-day

Experts from Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Great Britain will meet for a Herrenhausen Symposium at Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover to discuss the issue of reusing church buildings from a European comparative view. The intention is to develop new perspectives.

See details and program at web site

 

Aug
10
Mon
IAJGS annual (virtual) conference
Aug 10 – Aug 13 all-day
IAJGS annual (virtual) conference

The 40th annual conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies will take place online because of the coronavirus pandemic. (It had been scheduled for San Diego.)

Go to the web site for full details, program, registration, etc.

 

Sep
10
Thu
Translocation Jewish settlement maps exhibit @ National Archive Prague
Sep 10 @ 09:00 – Oct 18 @ 17:00
Translocation Jewish settlement maps exhibit @ National Archive Prague | Hlavní město Praha | Czechia

An exhibition of maps of Jewish settlement in Bohemia and Moravia in the18th century.

Translocation Plans of Jewish residences in the Lands of the Bohemian Crown from 1727–1728 represent a set of extraordinary value, providing a reliable picture of the internal development of settlements and their topography, and documenting, among other things, the economic and social condition of the Jewish population in the Czech lands. On the basis of comparison with other sources and, above all, sketch maps from the Stable Cadastre, it was possible to trace the development of Jewish settlement in the range of more than one century to some extent (until the mid-19th century).

There is also a web site associated with the exhibition

Oct
26
Mon
Jewish Cultural Heritage in Slovakia online conference @ webinar
Oct 26 @ 09:00 – 11:30

 

The sixth Jewish cultural heritage conference in Slovakia was supposed to take place in the former Neolog synagogue in Trnava, now used as an art gallery. Instead, it will be an online webinar, with presentations and the announcement of the annual Eugen Bárkány prize for 2020.

It can be viewed on the Zidia na Slovensku Facebook page 

See program:

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