Upcoming Colloquia on Modern Jewish History

Organized by Institute of Contemporary History (Czech Academy of Sciences), CEFRES, Masaryk Institute and Archives (Czech Academy of Sciences) and in partnership with the Jewish Museum in Prague

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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 only very late in his life, dedicating to him...

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The colloquia are intended to provide a platform for academic discussion about the latest research on Jewish history especially of the last three centuries. Though primarily focused on the Jews of central and east central Europe, the colloquia also include topics related to the Jews of other regions. The colloquia will be further enriched by including topics not directly concerned with Jews, but enabling one to see Jewish history from other perspectives (for instance, the perspective of other ʻminoritiesʼ).

Despite our preference for the methods of historical research, the organizers welcome multidisciplinary approaches to the topics, including those of sociology, political science, religious studies, and art history.

Among the people leading the colloquia are scholars from institutions in the Czech Republic and abroad, senior scholars as well as PhD students.

The colloquia are held in the library of CEFRES, Na Florenci 3, Prague 1 always at 5 p.m. The language of the colloquia is Czech and Slovak in fall and English in spring. The colloquia are organized by Kateřina Čapková (capkova@usd.cas.cz) and Michal Frankl (michal.frankl@gmail.com).

The colloquia are held in the library of CEFRES, Na Florenci 3, Prague 1.

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