This conference brings together the latest scholarship on the broad themes of transnationalism, intersectionality, and cross-border exchanges in Jewish history from the early modern period to the present.
- 18-20 June, 2023 (Sunday-Tuesday)
- POLIN Museum, Warsaw, Poland
- The call for papers is now closed
- POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw
- In partnership with:
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York
- Columbia University, New York
- University of Buenos Aires
- The Institute for the History of Polish Jewry and Poland-Israel Relations, Tel Aviv University
- Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow
- Institute for Jewish Studies & Slavic Institute, University of Potsdam
- Taube Center for Jewish Studies, University of Wrocław
- History Department, University of Warsaw
We are mostly interested in submissions related to the following topics, but not exclusively:
- Jewish transnational networks in the early modern period (for example, commercial and intellectual ones).
- Jewish spiritual life from a transnational perspective.
- Jewish mass migration and the changes in awareness and self-perception of Jews who remained in East Central Europe.
- East Central European Jewish culture (literature, press, theater) from a transnational perspective.
- The heritage of East Central European Jews on diasporas in the areas of self-organizing, communal politics, involvement in various social and political movements, economic behavior (for example consumerism, concentration in specific segments of the labor market), culture, and self-definition.
- Transnational character of relief networks during World War One and the Holocaust.
- East Central European Jews during the Cold War from a transnational perspective.
We invite scholars working on transnational Jewish subjects broadly conceived, including Ph.D. candidates, to apply with a paper proposal (in English only). Applications with a paper proposal (abstract of no more than 500 words) and a short biographical note, should be sent via online application form. The deadline for the application is November 7.
The applicants will be notified by email by December 1, 2022, about the result of their applications.
Questions can be sent to: [email protected]
Organisational details >>
The organizers intend to hold the conference on site in Warsaw at the POLIN Museum. However, should it not be possible to physically convene for any reason, then the conference will be held either entirely online or in a hybrid format. Details on the conference’s format will be sent out well in advance of the beginning of the program.
The organizers will reimburse invited speakers’ travel costs to and from the conference (economy class tickets) and will provide lodgings during the event.
The conference will be conducted entirely in English. The organizers reserve the right to publish the conference materials.
Steering comitee >>
- Paula Ansaldo (Buenos Aires University)
- Elisabeth Gallas (Dubnow Institute)
- Aleksandra Jakubczak (POLIN Museum / Columbia University)
- Kamil Kijek (University of Wrocław)
- Rebecca Kobrin (Columbia University)
- Artur Markowski (University of Warsaw)
- Zachary Mazur (POLIN Museum)
- Eddy Portnoy (YIVO Institute)