2015 - 2016

Public Lectures 2015-2016


November 17, 2015
Nation, Denomination, Volk, Race? Hungarian Jewish Self-Definitions in the Emancipation Era
Miklós Konrád, Institute of History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

December 1, 2015
Radicalisation of Antisemitism in Europe During and After the First World War
Ulrich Wyrwa, University of Potsdam / Technical University, Berlin

February 9, 2016
Female Bodies – Male Souls: Asceticism, Mysticism and Gender in Jewish Tradition
Ada Rapoport-Albert, University College London

February 16, 2016 
Ethnic Cleansing and its Legacies: Germans, Jews, and Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War
Thomas Weber, University of Aberdeen
Co-organized with the Nationalism Studies Program and Department of History

February 23, 2016 
Yiddish Books in the Early Modern Period
Marion Aptroot, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

March 1, 2016
Jewish "Renaissance" in Byzantine Italy
Tamas Visi, Palacký University, Olomouc (Czech Republic)
Co-organized with the Department of Medieval Studies

March 22, 2016
Curating Between Hope and Despair: Creating POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, New York University / POLIN Museum Warsaw