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Dec
7
Mon
Emmendingen Jubilee program @ Emmendingen, Germany
Dec 7 @ 19:00 – 20:00

A series of lectures, mostly dealing with synagogue architecture, is being held to mark the 25th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Jewish community in Emmendingen, Germany.

Except for the first lecture (October 12) they are being held at the Simon-Veit-Haus, Kirchstraße 11.

See program below:

 

Jan
31
Sun
27th International Conference on Jewish Studies @ Sefer Center Moscow
Jan 31 – Feb 2 all-day
27th International Conference on Jewish Studies @ Sefer Center Moscow

Center “Sefer” in cooperation with the Center for Slavic-Jewish studies the Institute of Slavic studies organizes the Twenty-seventh international conference on Jewish studies to be held in Moscow, 31 January – 2 February 2021

The conference program is expected to include sections reflecting traditional areas of Judaism (biblical and Talmudic studies, Jewish thought, Jewish history of different periods, Judeo-Christian relations, the Holocaust, Israeli studies, languages and literature, art, Ethnology, demography, genealogy, museums and archives, etc.). Topics that allow for an interdisciplinary approach to research are welcome. Reports of graduate students and young researchers, as shown by the positive experience of the past few years, are included in the youth panels of the conference with the participation of specially invited debaters.

If you wish to propose a panel, please send its description in English and Russian to sefer@sefer.ru.

Graduate students and young researchers are invited to take part in the youth panels of the conference, moderated by the leading specialists in their fields of study.

Presentation of last year publications on Jewish studies will also take place.

Please complete the online application form not later than October 1, 2020

 

Feb
1
Mon
Dehumanizing the Dead: The destruction of the Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki
Feb 1 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Dehumanizing the Dead: The destruction of the Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki @ Cary | North Carolina | United States

Online lecture by Leon Saltiel on his research on the destruction of the Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki (Salonika), Greece.

The lecture is sponsored by the @UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center.

 

Feb
2
Tue
Jews of Siberia and their material culture @ Online Zoom event
Feb 2 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Jews of Siberia and their material culture @ Online Zoom event

A series of three online talks by Dr. Anna Berezin and Dr. Vladimir Levin on Jews in Siberia and their material culture. 

The lectures will take place on Tuesdays, 2, 9, and 16 February 2021, at 20:00 Israel time (1 pm EST).

In order to register, please click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1916108823866/WN_lc1OUD4eSmScUFtx8aTt6g

 

 

Feb
9
Tue
Jews of Siberia and their material culture @ Online Zoom event
Feb 9 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Jews of Siberia and their material culture @ Online Zoom event

A series of three online talks by Dr. Anna Berezin and Dr. Vladimir Levin on Jews in Siberia and their material culture. 

The lectures will take place on Tuesdays, 2, 9, and 16 February 2021, at 20:00 Israel time (1 pm EST).

In order to register, please click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1916108823866/WN_lc1OUD4eSmScUFtx8aTt6g

 

 

Feb
16
Tue
Jews of Siberia and their material culture @ Online Zoom event
Feb 16 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Jews of Siberia and their material culture @ Online Zoom event

A series of three online talks by Dr. Anna Berezin and Dr. Vladimir Levin on Jews in Siberia and their material culture. 

The lectures will take place on Tuesdays, 2, 9, and 16 February 2021, at 20:00 Israel time (1 pm EST).

In order to register, please click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1916108823866/WN_lc1OUD4eSmScUFtx8aTt6g

 

 

Apr
20
Tue
“Judapest”: Austria-Hungary and its Jews at the Fin-de-Siècle @ Online Zoom event
Apr 20 @ 18:00 – 19:30
"Judapest": Austria-Hungary and its Jews at the Fin-de-Siècle @ Online Zoom event

Lecture by Michael Miller, of CEU

Budapest is sometimes called the “Paris of the East,” but in the 1890s, it acquired a new, less flattering nickname: “Judapest.” Karl Lueger, the antisemitic mayor of Vienna – who hated Hungarians more than he hated Jews – is often credited with coining this derogatory nickname for a city that he thought had become more “Jewish” than “Hungarian.”  Budapest was Europe’s fastest-growing city at the time, with a flurry of cultural and commercial activity that fascinated — and sometimes appalled — contemporary residents and visitors. This talk will examine the image of Budapest in the decades before and after the First World War, exploring the ways in which Hungary’s capital city was imagined by Jews and non-Jews alike as a quintessentially Jewish metropolis.

The evening will be chaired by Professor Mark E. Smith, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton. It will be hosted by Professor Mark Cornwall (University of Southampton, Parkes Institute)

The event will be held on Zoom. Please register by Monday 19th April 16:00 here:

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/parkes/news/events/2021/04/20-parkes-lecture-2021.page

Speaker biography: Michael L. Miller is Associate Professor in the Nationalism Studies Program at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and co-founder of the university’s Jewish Studies program. He received his PhD in History from Columbia University, where he specialized in Jewish and Central European History. Michael’s research focuses on the impact of nationality conflicts on the religious, cultural, and political development of Central European Jewry in the long nineteenth century. His articles have appeared in Slavic Review, Austrian History Yearbook, Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook, Múlt és Jövő , The Jewish Quarterly Review and AJS Review. Miller’s book, Rabbis and Revolution: The Jews of Moravia in the Age of Emancipation, was published by Stanford University Press in 2011. It appeared in Czech translation as Moravští Židé v době emancipace (Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2015). He is currently working on a history of Hungarian Jewry, titled Manovill: A Tale of Two Hungarys.

Jun
2
Wed
The Architecture of Greek Synagogues @ Online Zoom event
Jun 2 @ 19:00 – 20:15
Oct
18
Mon
A World Beyond: Jewish Cemeteries in Turkey 1583-1990 @ online
Oct 18 @ 16:00 – 19:30
A World Beyond: Jewish Cemeteries in Turkey 1583-1990 @ online

An international conference to officially launch the massive website and digital database of Jewish cemeteries in Turkey, A World Beyond: Jewish Cemeteries in Turkey 1583-1990.  

The database and web site are a project of the The Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center of Tel Aviv University. We wrote about it when it first went online last year as a beta version — though the site still says it’s in beta, the kinks that some users experienced appear to have been worked out, and we find it easy to search and use. 

Dedicated to the memory of  the oriental studies scholar Bernard Lewis, who died in 2018, the database is the culmination of decades of research by Prof. Minna Rozen (and others) and comprises digital images and detailed textual content of more than 61,000 Jewish gravestones from a variety of communities in Turkey from 1583 until 1990. Rozen’s onsite documentation of the cemeteries was carried out in 1988-1990. The material was digitized in the 1990s but until the web site was uploaded, it had not been publicly accessible.

Nov
4
Thu
Orphaned legacy. Jewish cemeteries on both sides of the Oder River @ Berlin City Library - Berlin Room
Nov 4 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Orphaned legacy. Jewish cemeteries on both sides of the Oder River @ Berlin City Library - Berlin Room | Berlin | Berlin | Germany

A conference looking at  the handling of Jewish cemeteries on both sides of the border between Germany and Poland — both in communist East Germany and Poland after WW2 and since 1989 in post-reunification Germany and post-communist Poland. Register by November 2.

Program

Welcome: Dr. Peter Bahl, State Historical Association for the Mark Brandenburg eV, and Dr. Magdalena Gebala, German Cultural Forum for Eastern Europe eV

Introductory presentation On the situation of the Jewish cemeteries in the Soviet Zone and the GDR, Dr. Monika Schmidt, Berlin

Presentation of the project Jewish cemeteries in Poland in the areas of the former province of Brandenburg, Dr. Magdalena Abraham-Diefenbach and Dr. des. Anke Geißler-Grünberg, both Frankfurt (Oder)

Documentary film Jewish cemeteries in Poland , director: Dietmar Barsig, 2009, 4:05 min., Broadcast in Kulturzeit on November 18, 2009; with the kind permission of ZDF

Followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Magdalena Abraham-Diefenbach, Dr. des. Anke Geißler-Grünberg, Dr. Monika Schmidt and Andrzej Kirmiel, director of the Museum of the Meseritzer Land, Międzyrzecz / Meseritz

Moderation: Dr. Peter Bahl

The event will be held in German and Polish and will be interpreted.

Important NOTE

Limited places. To participate in the event, a confirmed registration up to and including Tuesday, November 2, 2021 by email to ger.wei@web.de (preferred) or on the telephone number (030) 413 82 19 (with AB) is necessary. Proof of COVID vaccination is required to enter. A minimum distance of 1.5 m must be maintained. Wearing an OP or FFP2 mask is mandatory for all participants.

A cooperative event between the Chair for Monument Studies at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), the Chair for Modern History (German-Jewish History) at the University of Potsdam , the State Historical Association for the Mark Brandenburg eV and the German Cultural Forum Eastern Europe eV

The picture shows: Broken tombstone in the Jewish cemetery in Drossen / Ośno Lubuskie, 2021, © Peggy Lohse

 

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