Jewish Heritage Europe


Expanding Boundaries: Jewish Artistic Heritage of Ukraine @ Chernivtsi, Ukraine and online
Jul 2 – Jul 3 all-day
Expanding Boundaries: Jewish Artistic Heritage of Ukraine @ Chernivtsi, Ukraine and online

A hybrid form international conference organised by the Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies.

Scholars from ten countries (Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA, and Israel) will participate in the two-day event.

Keynote speakers: Prof. Eugeny Kotlyar (Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts, Ukraine) and Dr. Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek (independent researcher, Austria).

The working language is English.

The organizers kindly request media and those who wish to join the event to register here (by June 30).

The conference is sponsored by the European Association for Jewish Studies and World Union of Jewish Studies.


Click here for the program

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.


Future for Religious Heritage Conference 2024
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all-day
Future for Religious Heritage  Conference 2024 @ Kraków | Lesser Poland Voivodeship | Poland

FRH Conference 2024 – Religious Heritage in Transition: Challenges and Solutions

Religious heritage must respond to the changes brought about by the emergence of new digital technologies, the effects of climate change and the way we understand, relate to and value our historic buildings and intangible heritage in 21st-century Europe. Our conference will explore existing initiatives and possible future solutions so that the various actors involved in religious heritage, including heritage professionals, academics, policy makers at all levels, religious bodies and European citizens, do not fall behind in this triple transition (green, digital and social).

The conference will address this overarching topic through four thematic sessions:
-Resilient Heritage
-Sustainable Solutions
-Digital Futures
-Quality of Life


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