Research

15-19.07.2018

11th Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies

XI Kongres Europejskiego Stowarzyszenia Studiów Żydowskich, kongres EAJS, 2018, Kraków
fot. Europejskie Stowarzyszenie Studiów Żydowskich

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Global Education Outreach Program would like to invite you to participate in the 11th Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies, Searching for the Roots of Jewish Traditions, which will take place in Kraków (Poland) from July 15–19, 2018.


15 - 19 July (Sunday - Thursday)

The Congress program is available online at: http://www.eajs2018.uj.edu.pl/en

We especially encourage you to come to the 22, Jewish Museology Section, organized by the POLIN Museum within the GEOP:

Convener: Dr. Hanna Węgrzynek, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

PROGRAM OF 22. SESSION


1. What’s New with the Jewish Museums
Monday, 16 July, 9 AM - 11 AM
JU Auditorium Maximum, Krupnicza 33, Seminar Hall

Chair: Hanna Węgrzynek, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland

Miki Joelson and Talya Weiss Ben-Ami, the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Wing for Jewish Art and Life and the Ruth Youth Wing for Art Education, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Gateways to Jewish Art and Life”: A Recently Launched Educational Experience at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Eva Altan, Head of Collections and Curator Juedisches Museum Frankfurt, Germany
The new permanent exhibition in the Juedisches Museum Frankfurt , Visualization of Jewishness through ceremonial objects by using new technologies

Renata Piątkowska, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland
The Jewish Things. How did the collection of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews come about?

 

2. Between Traditional and Modern Approaches
Monday, 16 July, 11.30 AM – 1 PM
JU Auditorium Maximum, Krupnicza 33, Seminar Hall

Chair: Anna Gabor, Hungarian Jewish Museum, Budapest, Hungary

Ruth Dorot, Lecturer at the School of Architecture at Ariel University, Israel
Marc Chagall – Jewish Roots and Tradition

Dorina Xheraj-Subashi, Tourism Department Aleksander Moisiu University, Durres, Albania
In the records and traces for museological perspective of Jewish in Albania;

Anna Hirsh, Jewish Holocaust Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Mapping Memories, Charting Journeys;

 

3. Representations of Jewish Culture in Soviet Museums: 1910s – 1930s
Monday, 16 July, 2.30 PM - 4 PM
JU Auditorium Maximum, Krupnicza 33, Seminar Hall

Chair: Deborah Yallen, Associate Professor of History, Colorado State University, USA;

Valery Dymshits, Researcher at the Center “Petersburg Judaica”, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia
First Jewish Museum in Russia. Museum of the Jewish Historical and Ethnographical Society in Petersburg – Petrograd – Leningrad;

Alexander Ivanov, Lecturer at the Center “Petersburg Judaica”, European University at St. Petersburg
Jewish Ethnography at the Height of the Great Purge: Expedition of the Leningrad Museum of Ethnography Jewish Section in Birobidzhan, 1937;

Alla Sokolova, Lecturer at the Center “Petersburg Judaica”, European University at St. Petersburg
Between Ethnography and Anti-religious propaganda: constructing Jewish sections at Soviet museum exhibitions dedicated to the history of religions in Leningrad and Moscow;

 

4. The Role of Artefacts in Jewish Museums
Monday, 16 July, 5 PM - 6.30 PM
Pedagogical University of Cracow, 4 Ingardena str., room 208

Chair: Renata Piątkowska, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland

Ira Rezak, Emeritus, New York
Numismatic Evidence of Jewish Communal Life in Poland;

Lenka Ulicna, Jewish Museum in Prague, Czech Republic
Presenting Materiality of Bohemian and Moravian Genizot;

Maksym Martyn, Museum of the History of Religion, Lvov, Ukraine
The “Hybryd” crown: a Viennese Craftsman for Galician Customers

 

5. Protecting and Promoting Jewish Heritage
Tuesday, 17 July, 11.30 AM – 1 PM
JU Auditorium Maximum, Krupnicza 33, Seminar Hall

Chair: Anna Hirsh, Jewish Holocaust Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Moshe Fuksman Shal, Hadassah Academic College and the Director of the Knesset Museum, Israel
Building the Knesset museum: The challenge of presenting the Jewish element in an exhibition of a Jewish-democratic parliament

Shir Gal Kochavi, Assistant Curator, the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in Berkeley California, USA
East and West: the Salvage project in Jewish Museums in America

Kinga Migalska, Institute for Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University / National Museum in Kraków, Poland
The best solution or the only solution? Museums in synagogues established in communist Poland: cases of Kraków, Łańcut and Włodawa

 

6. Representations of Jewish Culture in Soviet and Post-Soviet Museums: 1930s – 2010s
Tuesday, 17 July, 2 PM – 3.30 PM
JU Auditorium Maximum, Krupnicza 33, Seminar Hall

Chair: Valery Dymshits, Researcher at the Center “Petersburg Judaica”, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia

Marina Shcherbakova, PhD student, Department of Eastern European History, Heidelberg University, Germany/Russia
Museum of Jews of Georgia as a Case Study on Soviet Knowledge Networks (1933-1952)

Deborah Yalen, Associate Professor of History Colorado State University, USA
The Shtetl in the Museum: Representing Jews in the Eras of Stalin and Putin

Anastasia Felcher, Independent Scholar, St. Petersburg, Russia
Continuity as an Argument:  Memory of Interwar Jewish Museums and post-1991 Consumption of Jewish Heritage

 

7. Retelling the History
Wednesday, 18 July, 9.30 AM – 11.00 AM
Pedagogical University of Cracow, 4 Ingardena str., room 208

Chair: Michał Trębacz, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland

Nitza Davidovich, Head of Quality Assessment and Academic Instruction. Ariel University, Israel
Judaism and experience – Jerusalem: The Heart of the Jewish People in Poetry and Song - through the Ages

Izabela Terela, Museum of the Independence Traditions in Łódź, Poland
Model of the Ghetto

Bartosz Heksel, Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa, Poland
The exhibition ‘Code name Zegota – a hidden aid
Retelling the Holocaust History

 

8. New Challenges for Jewish Museums in Poland
Wednesday, 18 July, 11.30 AM – 1 PM
Pedagogical University of Cracow, 4 Ingardena str., room 405 N

Chair: Moshe Fuksman Shal, Hadassah Academic College / the Director of the Knesset Museum, Israel

Jonathan Webber, Emeritus Professor, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
Making sense of the Polish Jewish experience: The challenges for a Jewish museum;

Tamara Sztyma, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw, Art in a narrative Jewish museum – why and how do we use it? The case of POLIN Museum;

Zofia Wóycicka, Centre for Historical Research Berlin of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Germany/Poland
“Being Józef Ulma”? New museums of Poles saving Jews and their narratives;

 

9. Different Ways of Talking about Jewish History
Thursday, 19 July, 9.30 AM – 11.00 AM
Pedagogical University of Cracow, 4 Ingardena str., room 208

Chair: Dorina Xheraj-Subashi, Tourism Department Aleksander Moisiu University, Durres, Albania

Anna Gabor, Hungarian Jewish Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Fine Art Exhibitions in the Hungarian Jewish Museum in the Last 16 Years

Katarzyna Anna Martinovic, Hochschule für Jüdische Studien, Heidelberg, Germany
Bridges across the rupture'. Educational purposes of POLIN Museum in Warsaw and Museum Judengasse in Frankfurt

Kathrin Pieren, Collections Manager and Curator, Jewish Museum London, Great Britain
Diversifying the collections by collecting the contemporary
Different Ways of Talking about Jewish History

 

10. Jewish Heritage Throughout Centuries: Reconstructing Roots, Memory and Identity
Thursday, 19 July, 11.30 AM – 1 PM
Pedagogical University of Cracow, 4 Ingardena str., room 208

Chair: Hanna Węgrzynek,  POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland

Susanne Urban, Managing Director of ShUM Cities Association; Worms, Germany
A space of past and present. The Worms’ Synagogue or how Jewish heritage changes through centuries

Rachel Heuberger, Head of Hebraica and Judaica Division Frankfurt University Library, Germany
Visualizing memory and cultural heritage. Introducing the open access portal to Jewish life in Frankfurt am Main;

Silvana Schammah - Gesser, Department of Romance and Latin American Studies; Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel
“Returning to Sephard” in Contemporary Iberia, between musaelization and “entrepreneurial” memory

 

 

The event is organised within the Global Education Outreach Program.

The event was made possible thanks to the support of the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland. 

 

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