KONFERENCJA 2014 Prague

Czech-Jewish and Polish-Jewish Studies: (Dis)Similarities

Prague, 29–30 October 2014

29 October

Keynote Hillel Kieval: Czech-Jewish and Polish-Jewish History: Possibilities for a New Paradigm

PANEL I Early Modern Period Chair: Moshe Rosman

Two introductory lectures:

  • Adam Kaźmierczyk: Poland-Lithuania
  • Rachel Greenblatt: The Bohemian Lands

Two project presentations:

  • Cornelia Aust: Jewish Appearances and their Perceptions in Early Modern Poland
  • Pavel Sládek: The Networking of Ashkenazi Rabbis, c. 1560 – c. 1620: Italy, the Bohemian Lands, and Poland

PANEL II Demography and Migration Chair: Hillel Kieval

Two introductory lectures:

  • Shaul Stampfer: Poland-Lithuania
  • Michael L. Miller: The Bohemian Lands

Two project presentations:

  • Jurgita Verbickiené: Where Did the Jews of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Live in the Second Half of the 18th Century? The Development of a Network of Communities
  • Michal Frankl: Refugees, Loyalty, and a Nation-state under Construction. Jewish Refugees in the Bohemian Lands during and after the First World War

PANEL III Gender and Family Chair: Shaul Stampfer

Two introductory lectures:

  • Moshe Rosman: Poland-Lithuania
  • Martina Niedhammer: The Bohemian Lands

Two project presentations:

  • Tsippi Kauffmann: An Aberration of Nature: Temerel, a Woman Hasid
  • Verena Kasper-Marienberg: Socio-Economic Profiles of Jewish Families in Rural Bohemia: The Kauder Family in Hluboká nad Vltavou (Frauenberg) in the 17th and 18th Century

30 October

PANEL IV Concepts of Modernity and Identity Chair: Anne-Christin Saß

Two introductory lectures:

  • Marcin Wodziński: Poland
  • Ines Koeltzsch: The Bohemian Lands

Two project presentations:

  • Rachel Manekin: Resisting the Bohemian Model. The Galician Jewish Struggle against a Uniform Modernization Path
  • Louise Hecht: Christian Printers as Agents of Jewish Modernization? Jewish/Hebrew Printing Houses in Prague, Brno, and Vienna, 1780-1820

PANEL V Postwar Period Chair: Gertrud Pickhan

Two introductory lectures:

  • Michael Meng: Poland
  • Kateřina Čapková: The Bohemian Lands

Two project presentations:

  • Agnieszka W. Wierzcholska: ‚Our People’s Motherland’: The Jewish Social and Cultural Society (TSKŻ) in Postwar Poland from a Local Perspective
  • Sarah Cramsey: ‚The Most Significant Spot in Europe’: How 130,000 Jews and the Ethnic Revolution came to Náchod, Czechoslovakia, in 1946

Concluding discussion

Tour of the Jewish Museum in Prague (optional)