Jewish Heritage Europe

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Jul
11
Mon
British and Irish Association of Jewish Studies conference @ King's Building, Strand Campus, King's College, London
Jul 11 @ 09:00 – Jul 13 @ 17:00
British and Irish Association of Jewish Studies conference @ King's Building, Strand Campus, King's College, London | England | United Kingdom

BIAJS Conference 2022: “Unfolding Time: Texts – Practices – Politics”

There’s quite a bit of material on Jewish (built) heritage at this year’s conference of the British and Irish Association of Jewish Studies.

 
Mon 11 July 9.15-10.45: Jewish Heritage in the UK Context I
Alan Benstock, Connecting Jewish Collections with Jewish Communities: A Case Study of Leeds City Museum
Eva Frojmovic, Paradoxes of Jewish Heritage in Solomon A. Hart’s Album
of Sketches (Leeds University Library)
David Newman, The Preservation of Closed Synagogues and Their
Artefacts (Including Windows)
 
Mon 11 July 11.30-13.00: Jewish Heritage in the UK Context II
Anna Douglas, Shirley Baker’s ‘Jewish Heritage’
Rebecca Tritschler, Langside (Glasgow) as Heritage
Shannon Kirschner, Clifford’s Tower Heritage Reshaped
 
Monday 11 July 14.00-15.30
Miranda Crowdus, Frozen in Time? Contemporary European Jewish Cultural Heritage Displays and Construction of Jewish Temporal Stasis
 
Tuesday 12 July 9.00-10.30: Jewish Country Houses in Pan-European Perspective
Chair: Abigail Green
Colette Bellingham, Reading The Red Book: Ferdinand de Rothschild and the Country House Album
Silvia Davoli, A little known salonnière Juive: Ernesta Stern (1854
1926)
Sietske Van der Veen, A Rothschild Legacy in Utrecht: Hélène van Zuylen van Nyeveltde Rothschild and the Rebuilding of De Haar Castle
Cyril Grange, The expropriation of the castle and winery of Moncontour and the integration of its Jewish seigneur in the locality
Discussant: Laura Leibman
 

12 July 2022, 15.15-16.45  The state of Jewish tangible heritage in Ukraine: Buildings, monuments, museums and libraries 

organised by: Eva Frojmovic (Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Leeds, clsef@leeds.ac.uk) 

EUGENY KOTLYAR (Associate Professor at Department of Art History of Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts, eugeny.kotlyar@gmail.com):  

Jewish Heritage in Independent Ukraine: Discovery, Study, Preservation and Presentation. Thirty Years of Experience and Challenges 

 SOFIA DYAK (Director of the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv, website:www.lvivcenter.org, E-mail: s.dyak@lvivcenter.org):  

Jewish Urban Heritage and Diversity in Lviv 

 TETYANA BATANOVA (Research Fellow, Acting Head of the Judaica Department of Institute of Manuscripts, V. I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine, taniabatanova@gmail.com ) 

The Judaica Department at V. I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine: Revival, Study, and Preservation 

VITALY CHERNOIVANENKO (Senior research fellow, Judaica Department; Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine; President, Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies; Chief editor, Judaica Ukrainica; E-mail: chernoivanenko@gmail.com and president@uajs.org.ua; Website: uajs.org.ua):  

Ukraine’s Hebraica collections in international perspective 

NADIA UFIMTSEVA (Department of History at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy,nadia.ufimtseva@gmail.com) 

Title: the Jewish printed books collection in the Kamianets-Podilskyi state museum and Judaica objects in Ukrainian museums.  

MIA SPIRO (Glasgow) and EVA FROJMOVIC (Leeds) 

 

Click here to see full conference program

 

To register securely, please visit: https://estore.kcl.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/academic-faculties/faculty-of-arts-humanities/department-of-theology-and-religious-studies/biajs-conference-unfolding-time-texts-practices-politics

Nov
30
Wed
“Unsettled Heritage” event @ online
Nov 30 @ 20:00 – 21:30
"Unsettled Heritage" event @ online

A conversation with Yechiel Weizman on his book
Unsettled Heritage: Living Next to Poland’s Material Jewish Traces after the Holocaust (Ithaca, 2022)

In Unsettled Heritage, Yechiel Weizman explores what happened to the thousands of abandoned Jewish cemeteries and places of worship that remained in Poland after the Holocaust. He asks how postwar Polish society in small, provincial towns perceived, experienced, and interacted with the physical traces of former Jewish neighbors. Combining archival research into hitherto unexamined sources and anthropological field work, the book uncovers the concrete and symbolic fate of Poland’s material Jewish remnants and shows how their presence became the main vehicle through which Polish society was confronted with the memory of the Jews and their annihilation. Leading the conversation with Weizman will be Monika Rice, and joining them will be Alon Confino and Amos Goldberg.

This event will be held via ZOOM Webinar.

Registration is required, register in advance here.

Dec
6
Tue
20th anniversary Pitigliano Jewish Museum @ Synagogue Pitigliano
Dec 6 @ 11:00 – 13:00
20th anniversary Pitigliano Jewish Museum @ Synagogue Pitigliano | Pitigliano | Toscana | Italy

A celebratory event marks the 20th anniversary of the little Jewish Museum, located in the synagogue complex in the hill town of Pitigliano in southern Tuscany.

This year also marks the 400th anniversary of the imposition of a ghetto in Pitigliano.

 

May
21
Sun
Beginnings: The Story of the Willesden Jewish Cemetery @ Willesdan Jewish Cemetery
May 21 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Beginnings: The Story of the Willesden Jewish Cemetery @ Willesdan Jewish Cemetery | England | United Kingdom

Willesden Jewish Cemetery: 150 years of Heritage 1873 – 2023 Guided Walk

As part of the year long celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Willesden Jewish Cemetery, this guided walk will tell the story of the establishment of the cemetery, highlighting the early years of the United Synagogue, the people who made it happen and their role in the community.

Jun
4
Sun
Willesden Jewish cemetery 150th anniversary @ Willesden Jewish Cemetery
Jun 4 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Willesden Jewish cemetery 150th anniversary @ Willesden Jewish Cemetery | England | United Kingdom

The Willesden Jewish cemetery celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. 

This will be one of the main events.  The cemetery says:

View our new exhibition of archives in the Heritage Centre

• Have a look at the display in the historic grade II listed portico, highlighting some key stories of those buried here

• Enjoy the permanent exhibition and introductory film in the Heritage Centre

• Take a stroll in our transformed historic gardens with a new emphasis on biodiversity!

• Join us on a new free guided walk at 2.30 pm when we will reveal the early history of this unique Cemetery and the people behind its creation

This is a special occasion for our community to celebrate this important milestone. Throughout the afternoon our volunteers will be on hand to share their knowledge of Willesden Jewish Cemetery, Jewish traditions and culture.

 

Jun
22
Thu
Webinar: Italian Synagogues and Jewish Cemeteries @ Online
Jun 22 @ 17:00 – 18:00
Webinar: Italian Synagogues and Jewish Cemeteries @ Online

A Zoom webinar in English introducing the current temporary exhibition at MEIS — the National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah in Ferrara— Houses of Life; Synagogues and Jewish Cemeteries in Italy.

The exhibition mainly features plans and architectural drawings of synagogues, as well as gravestones, tombs, and other architecture features, through the ages.

A historic ark and other Judaica are also featured.

Speakers in the webinar include the two curators of the exhibition, Andrea Morpurgo and MEIS director Amadeo Spagnoletto, as well as Dr. Jessica Del Russo.

Click here to receive the Zoom link

 

Dec
4
Mon
History and Residents of Willesden Jewish cemetery, London @ online
Dec 4 @ 19:00 – 20:00
History and Residents of Willesden Jewish cemetery, London @ online

Barnet Libraries presents: The History and Residents of Willesden Jewish Cemetery.

The cemetery is a designated Heritage Site and celebrated its 150th anniversary in June this year.

Many of the people who are buried there were prominent in the fields of industry, commerce, science and the arts.

It is hoped that this talk will be a catalyst to people visiting the grounds and seeing the work delivered by the cemetery’s small team and dedicated volunteers.

 

Jan
12
Fri
Tracce e Memorie del Ghetto – Traces and Memories of the Ghetto @ Biblioteca Civica di Verona
Jan 12 – Feb 3 all-day
Tracce e Memorie del Ghetto - Traces and Memories of the Ghetto @ Biblioteca Civica di Verona

An exhibit that documents the urban and architectural experience of the  historic ghetto in Verona. It is mounted in connection with Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27.

Opening hours are:

Mondays 14:00 – 19:00
Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 – 19:00

Special opening

Sunday January 28 9:00 – 19:00

Jan
14
Sun
Restoring Legacy: reclaiming the Brest-Litovsk Jewish cemetery @ online
Jan 14 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Restoring Legacy: reclaiming the Brest-Litovsk Jewish cemetery @ online

More than 80 years ago, the headstones that once stood in the Brest-Litovsk Jewish cemetery, in the south of Belarus, were desecrated and used for other purposes. More than 1200 headstones have been discovered over the last 20 years.  They will be used to create a stunning memorial.

The  Together Plan’s January 14th event will focus on this project.

How did the cemetery disappear?
What happened to the matzevot?
How did The Together Plan become involved?
What has been done so far and what are the plans for the future?
Where are the 1249 salvaged headstones at the moment?
How does this memorial play a pivotal role in Jewish history?
How will this support the functioning Jewish community in Brest today?

Click here to find the link to register

USA 11:00 PT / 14:00 ET / UK 19:00 / Israel 21:00

Feb
19
Mon
Book launch of “Zohar: A Photographic Journey through the Places of Italian Jewish Culture” @ Teatro Franco Parenti
Feb 19 @ 18:30
Book launch of "Zohar: A Photographic Journey through the Places of Italian Jewish Culture" @ Teatro Franco Parenti | Milano | Lombardia | Italy

Book launch of “Zohar: A Photographic Journey through the Places of Italian Jewish Culture,” with the author Francesco Maria Colombo, Ferruccio de Bortoli, President of the Shoah Memorial Foundation, and Sandro Parmiggiani, editor of the book.

The book is under the patronage of the Foundation for Jewish Cultural Heritage in Italy and is enriched by contributions from Sandro Parmiggiani, Adachiara Zevi, Alberto Manguel, and Dario Disegni.

Free admission with reservation.

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