IIn 2010 and 2013, the first and second conferences of emerging Jewish studies' researchers was sponsored by JDC International Centre for Community Development (JDC-ICCD). In both editions, a circle of emerging European researchers analysed a broad spectrum of issues pertaining to contemporary Jewish Europe, covering topics such as: future perspectives for Jewish Europe, new Jewish identities, political divisiveness in relationship with Israel, the role of Jews and the need of Jewish voices in European civil society, the development of Jewish “spaces” – encounters between Jews and non-Jews in contemporary Europe, as well as anti- and philo-semitism.
Drawing on the positive outcome of these two conferences, JDC-ICCD, in partnership with POLIN Museum of History of Polish Jews, and the Institute of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University, is organising the third edition of the “Analysing Jewish Europe Today Conference”.
The central idea of the conference is to analyse contemporary Jewish life in Europe from the point of view of the younger generation. In doing so, the conference seeks to be a platform for engaging researchers about the value of research, how to share their research and create a meaningful network.
Since the collapse of communism and the re-emergence of Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe, a renewed view of European Jewry has arisen. In the last 28 years, numerous specialised conferences, publications and debates have flourished, creating a better understanding of today´s European Jewry. This conference is specifically geared to offer a space for young and emerging researchers to expose their research and to debate. Are there “new” topics and perspectives that could be brought into the field? What are the existing links between scholarly research and community life?
We are happy to announce that the Third Analysing Jewish Europe Today Conference is done, for the first time, in partnership with POLIN, Museum of the History of Polish Jews. The conference program will include two keynote addresses by Prof. Leonard Saxe (Brandeis University) and Prof. Stanisław Krajewski (University of Warsaw and curator of the permanent exhibition's postwar gallery at POLIN).
Interested in attending?
Those who are interested in attending the conference should register using this online form, specifying their contact details, and academic and/or other affiliations (if apply). The number of spaces is limited.
Ewa Tartakowsky (Centre Max Weber, France)
Marcelo Dimentstein (JDC Europe)