Events 2018

What Is A Witness? A Lecture by Annette Wieviorka

What Is A Witness? A Lecture by Annette Wieviorka

A joint event of CEFRES, Institute of Contemporary History CAS and the Prague Center for Jewish Studies at Charles University

17:30 at Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Jana Palacha 2, the room will be announced later Annette Wieviorka is probably one of the famous French historians on the Holocaust and a specialist of the history of Jews...

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Friend, Writer, Zionist: the Quest for Kafka’s Judaism in Hugo Bergman’s Writings

Friend, Writer, Zionist: the Quest for Kafka’s Judaism in Hugo Bergman’s Writings

13 March 2018 - 5 PM

Enrico Lucca (Simon Dubnow Institute, Leipzig) Franz Kafka (1883-1924) and Hugo Bergman (1883-1975) have been classmates and very close friends until their first years of university. Yet, Bergman started to write on Kafka...

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Staging Plays from the Terezin Ghetto Today: Incorporating Historical Context into the Performance

Staging Plays from the Terezin Ghetto Today: Incorporating Historical Context into the Performance

27 March 2018 - 5 PM

Lisa Peschel (University of York) During the 40-month project Performing the Jewish Archive, we experimented with type of performance, which we called co-textual performance, to try to generate more intense audience engagement.

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Airing Dirty Laundry in Public? Postwar Retribution Trials and the Jewish Community in Bohemia and Moravia

Airing Dirty Laundry in Public? Postwar Retribution Trials and the Jewish Community in Bohemia and Moravia

10 April 2018 - 5 PM

Jan Láníček (University of New South Wales, Sydney) Shortly after the end of the war, European societies attempted to come to terms with the legacies of the genocides committed by Nazi Germany with the help of local...

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The Jews, Social Mobility, and Antisemitism in Late-Stalinist Moldavia

The Jews, Social Mobility, and Antisemitism in Late-Stalinist Moldavia

22 May 2018 - 5 PM

Diana Dumitru (Creangă State University of Moldova) The history of Soviet Jews in the postwar era is traditionally viewed as a dark pe-riod, filled with repression, expulsion of Jews from the state machinery, and the...

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Holocaust Memory, Jewish Life, and Generational Dimensions. Czechoslovakia in the 1980s

Holocaust Memory, Jewish Life, and Generational Dimensions. Czechoslovakia in the 1980s

19 June 2018 - 5 PM

Peter Hallama (Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris) This lecture will reconsider the growing interest in Jewish culture, religion, and history in the last decade of State Socialism in Czechoslovakia. It...

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Workshop: The Inclusion of the Jewish Population into Postwar Czechoslovakia and Poland

Workshop: The Inclusion of the Jewish Population into Postwar Czechoslovakia and Poland

20 June 2018, 2 pm

Final workshop of the research team of the project The Inclusion of the Jewish Population into Postwar Czechoslovakia and Poland Participants: Stephan Stach Kateřina Čapková Kamil Kijek Agnieszka Wierzcholska...

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Remembering Across the Iron Curtain in the Cold War Era. The Emergence of Holocaust Memory

Remembering Across the Iron Curtain in the Cold War Era. The Emergence of Holocaust Memory

A Joint Conference of the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past, University of York and the Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences, September 2-4, 2018.

The Cold War influenced how people, societies and states dealt with and understood the Holocaust and its aftereffects. Yet historiography tends to neglect the role the block confrontation played in shaping scholarship, trials,...

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Minority Perspective and the Trouble with Liberal Discourses. Thinking History of Jewish/Yiddish Culture in Polish Context

Minority Perspective and the Trouble with Liberal Discourses. Thinking History of Jewish/Yiddish Culture in Polish Context

9 October 2018 - 5:30 PM

Karolina Szymaniak (Wroclaw University) When in 1988 the poet Marcin Świetlicki formulated in a now-famous poem his sharp criticism of the rhetoric of cultural opposition and its possession by history, he wrote: “Instead...

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Workshop: Stereotypical Representations of Roma and Jews in Photographs

Workshop: Stereotypical Representations of Roma and Jews in Photographs

French Institute, Štěpánská 35, Prague 1

For an invitation in pdf, please download here. For a poster in pdf, please download here. The workshop will take place at the French Institute, Štěpánská 35, Prague 1 Program of the workshop 16:30-18:00 HISTORICAL...

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What is Hasidism?

What is Hasidism?

6 November 2018 - 5:30 PM

Marcin Wodziński (University of Wrocław) What is Hasidism? Why do we know so little about one of the most intensively- researched phenomena in Jewish history? Which historiographical presumptions hinder the development...

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Commemorating the Kindertransports 80 Years On

Commemorating the Kindertransports 80 Years On

Maisl Synagogue, 19 November 2018

In the aftermath of the Kristallnacht pogrom, the British government, urged on by public opinion and the efforts of refugee aid groups, agreed to offer temporary refuge to unaccompanied children from Central Europe who were...

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Next Year in Marienbad: The Lost Worlds of Jewish Spa Culture

Next Year in Marienbad: The Lost Worlds of Jewish Spa Culture

Mirjam Zadoff (NS Dokumentationszentrum München)

The book presentation (of the Czech translation) will take place on 3rd December at 6 pm in the Jewish Museum of Prague, Maislova 15, Prague 1, 3rd floor. In Next Year in Marienbad, Mirjam Zadoff writes the social and...

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Microhistories from a Polish–Jewish town: 1918 – 1956

Microhistories from a Polish–Jewish town: 1918 – 1956

4 December 2018 - 5:30 PM

Agnieszka Wierzcholska (Osteuropainstitut, Freie Universität, Berlin) Tarnów in southern Poland has been a Polish-Jewish town for centuries. Prior to the Second World War almost 50% of the town’s inhabitants were Jewish...

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