Galicia: Literary and Historical Approaches to the Construction of a Jewish Place (Research Group Conference)

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Date: 
Wed, 10/06/2015 to Thu, 11/06/2015

 

ORGANIZERS:

Israel Bartal, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Elchanan Reiner, Tel Aviv University
Ariel Hirschfeld, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Omer Bartov, Brown University
Alan Mintz, Jewish Theological Seminary
Rachel Manekin, University of Maryland

 

The conference will be organized within the format of workshops:

1. "Identity and Nationality" - this workshop will address the identities and national aspirations of Jews, Poles, and Ruthenians within the Austrian province that was created after the partitions of Poland.

2. "Religion and Community" - this workshop will reflect on the unique features of Galicia as the most populous Jewish region in Eastern Europe, and the cradle of both Hasidism and Haskalah (Enlightenment).

3. "Text and Literature" - this workshop will explore the modern literature produced in Polish and Hebrew that emerged in Galicia.

 

SPEAKERS:

Michal Arbell-Tor, Tel Aviv University 
Israel Bartal, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Omer Bartov, Brown University
Ariel Hirschfeld, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Rachel Manekin, University of Maryland
Michael Miller, Central European University
Alan Mintz, Jewish Theological Seminary
Eugenia Prokop-Janiec, Jagiellonian University
Marsha Rozenblit, University of Maryland
Raz Segal, Tel Aviv University
Joshua Shanes, College of Charleston
Andriy Zayarnyuk, University of Winnipeg