Organized by Institute of Contemporary History (Czech Academy of Sciences), CEFRES in Prague, Masaryk Institute and Archives (Czech Academy of Sciences) and in partnership with the Jewish Museum in Prague
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. That is, when we attempt to...
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 collaborators. Judicial retribution played a key role in...
A Little Something in Yiddish. Conceptual Framework(s) for the Study of Yiddish Polish Cultural Contact in the 20th Century
17 April 2018 - 5 PM
Karolina Szymaniak (Wroclaw University)
When in 1988 poet Marcin Świetlicki formulated in the now famous poem his sharp criticism of the rhetorics of cultural opposition and its possession by history, he wrote: „Instead of saying: I have a toothache, I’m/...
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 coexistence of mass-based and state-supported antisemitism.
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 will focus on three aspects: generational conflicts within the Jewish...
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 English. The colloquia are organized by Kateřina Čapková (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Michal Frankl (email@example.com).
The colloquia are held in the library of CEFRES, Na Florenci 3, Prague 1.