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GEOP: Conferences

GEOP supports the organization of international, multi-disciplinary conferences on Jewish history and culture, museum studies and memory studies.

 

  • International academic conference "November Hopes. Jews and the Independence of Poland in 1918", 29-30 November 2018
    The conference’s topic will be the attitude of Jewish communities towards Poland regaining its independence in 1918. Scholars from Poland, Germany, the United States, Canada and Israel will participate in the conference
     
  • "March '68. Fifty Years Later", 13-15 March 2018
    The aim of the conference was to ponder together on the causes, the course and the aftermath of March ’68 in a comparative perspective
     
  • Chone Shmeruk, in memoriam, in May 2017
    The conference was aimed at recalling the life and work of Chone Shmeruk, one of the leading scholars of Yiddish language and literature, who passed away 20 years ago. Professor Shmeruk was a lecturer at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, but he spent his youth and final years in Warsaw.
     
  • Museums and Their Publics at Sites of Conflicted History, in March 2017
    The conference explored the role of museums in negotiating new public histories in societies in transition, as old narratives and historical policies are questioned and stories once silenced are given voice. Of special interest was how the historical narratives constructed in museums help to shape new social relations in a dynamically changing present.
     
  • I. L. Peretz and His Circle, in September 2015
    The conference, attended by scholars from Poland, Israel, France, Germany, Sweden, Great Britain, Australia, Canada and the United States, aimed at presenting Peretz not merely as a writer, but also as an ‘institution’, owing to whom Warsaw at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries became the centre of Yiddish culture.
     
  • From Ibrahim ibn Yakub to 6 Anielewicz Street, in May 2015
    The conference introduced the POLIN Museum's Core Exhibition to the scholarly public and reviewed the present state of knowledge on the history of Jews in the Polish lands.

Additionally, GEOP supports and co-organizes conferences:

 

This program was made possible thanks to Taube Philanthropies, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.