March 15-19, 2017 CEU/ELTE Jewish Studies Field Trip Eastern Galicia
MARCH 15-19, 2017
CEU/ELTE JEWISH STUDIES FIELD TRIP
For the sixth consecutive year, the Jewish Studies programs of Central European University, Eötvös Loránd University and Palacký University (Olomouc, Czech Republic) will organize a joint field trip to Jewish sights of a Central European region. This year, we will tour Eastern Galicia (Ukraine) and visit more than a dozen localities with traces of Jewish life, including synagogues, cemeteries, museums, and Jewish communities. After a stop in Khust (Huszt), we will visit the Jewish cemetery in Kosiv, the synagogues in Chortkiv, the Easter Egg Museum in Kolomyia, and stay overnight in Buchach, the birthplace of Israeli writer Shmuel Yosef Agnon. Further highlights of the tour will be Halych, Rohatyn, Zhovkva with its fortress synagogue, Drohobych, where the Polish Jewish writer and artist Bruno Schulz lived, and the ruined synagogue of Stryi. We will pass the Shabbat in the marvelous city of Ľviv (Ľvov, Lemberg, Lwów). The tour will be guided by faculty members, who will also pre-circulate a reader including literary works, memoirs, and scholarly studies on the sites we visit.