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Oct
3
Thu
Commemoration of architect of synagogue @ former synagogue, St. Polten, Austria
Oct 3 @ 17:30 – 20:30
Commemoration of architect of synagogue @ former synagogue, St. Polten, Austria | Sankt Pölten | Niederösterreich | Austria

A commemoration of Theodor Schreier, the architect of the synagogue in St. Pölten, will include the unveiling of a commemorative plaque to the architect and his wife — both Holocaust victims who died in the Terezin ghetto/camp north of Prague — and a memorial symphonic concert featuring the music of Brahms, Bloch, Dvorak, Janacek, and Schulhoff.

The synagogue is now the home of the Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs — Institute for Austrian Jewish History.

 

 

Oct
24
Thu
Firenze Ebraica book presentation @ Florence Todo Modo
Oct 24 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Firenze Ebraica book presentation @ Florence Todo Modo | Firenze | Toscana | Italy

Book launch for a Jewish guide book to Florence — Firenze Ebraica

 

Dec
10
Tue
Jewish Florence guide book @ Florence synagogue
Dec 10 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Presentation of a new, 80-page illustrated guidebook to Jewish Florence, published in Italian and English language editions.

Feb
2
Tue
On Ghettoes: Medieval, Modern, and Metaphorical @ Online Zoom discussion
Feb 2 @ 18:00 – 19:00
On Ghettoes: Medieval, Modern, and Metaphorical @ Online Zoom discussion

A discussion sponsored by the American Academy in Rome: (AAR)

The first Conversations/Conversazioni of the calendar year will feature David Nirenberg (2021 Resident), the Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Distinguished Service Professor of Medieval History and Social Thought at the University of Chicago, where he is also dean of the Divinity School, and AAR Director Avinoam Shalem (2016 Resident).

“Ghetto” emerged as a word to describe a specific late-medieval phenomenon: the creation in Christian cities of segregated and walled neighborhoods in which Jews were required to live. Today its meanings are vaster, and it serves as a metaphor for many different types of containment and segregation. How did these urban spaces emerge? Why did they prove so useful as marginal spaces and a metaphor? And what work do the phenomenon and the metaphor do today?

This conversation, to be presented on Zoom, is free and open to the public. Please register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The start time of this lecture is 6:00pm Central European Time (12:00 noon Eastern Time). It is being recorded and will be edited and posted on the AAR website at a later date.

 

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