Organized by Institute of Contemporary History (Czech Academy of Sciences), Masaryk Institute and Archives (Czech Academy of Sciences), CEFRES and the Prague Center for Jewish Studies at the Charles University
Becoming Refugees, Becoming Survivors? Reframing Jewish Children’s Experiences in Transnational, longue durée Perspective
5 March 2019 - 5:30 PM
Laura Hobson Faure (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3)
Since the 1990s, historians have sought to incorporate Jewish children’s experiences into the historiography on the Holocaust (Dwork, 1991, Stargardt, 2006), seeking out child-produced sources to write child-centered histories.
Who Will Edit Our History, or Challenges of Editing Holocaust Sources. The Case of Emanuel Ringelblum’s Ghetto Notes
2 April 2019 - 5:30 PM
Joanna Nalewajko-Kulikov (Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences)
In September 1939 a Polish-Jewish historian, teacher and social activist Emanuel Ringelblum (1900–1944) began taking notes on various aspects of wartime reality, an activity he continued until January 1943. It was the beginning...
30 April 2019 - 5:30 PM
Marcos Silber (University in Haifa)
March 1968 was a short but important period in recent Polish history. That year, it seemed, almost the whole world was experiencing a cultural revolution provoked by the youth. Unlike most of the historical research on Poland...
14 May 2019 - 5:30 PM
Carmen Reichert (Augsburg University)
Narrations on the Choice of Yiddish in Autobiographical Writings after PeretzIt should come as no surprise that literary autobiographies essentially tell us how writers became writers. From Rousseau's Confessions to Goethe's...
1 October 2019 - 5:30 PM
Marianne Windsperger (Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies)
In my PhD dissertation project on “Revisiting and Retelling the Shtetl: Narratives of Searching for Traces in American Jewish Writing” I devote a chapter to references to the yizker bukh tradition in contemporary Jewish...
22 October 2019 - 5:30 PM
Alena Jindrová (Muzeum Vysočiny Havlíčkův Brod)
During WWI, refugees came mainly to the central parts of monarchy – Bohemia, Moravia and Austrian lands (Carinthia, Carniola, Lower Austria, Higher Austria). As the war broke out, the first camps were hastily built and...
12 November 2019 - 5:30 PM
Elizabeth Anthony (US Holocaust Memorial Museum)
Of the pre-Anschluss total of more than 200,000 Austrian Jews – both self-identified and those categorized as such by National Socialist “racial” policy – more than 90 percent lived in Vienna. Some 130,000 managed...
The seminar is 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 seminar also includes topics related to the Jews of other regions. The seminar is 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 marginalized communities).
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.
The seminar is held in the library of CEFRES, Na Florenci 3, Prague 1 always at 5:30 p.m. The language of the seminar is English. The seminar is organized by Kateřina Čapková and Michal Frankl. Since 2018/2019 the seminar is included into the MA program of the Prague Center for Jewish Studies at the Charles University. In the academic year 2019/2020 Michal Frankl is the primary organizer of the seminar. Your suggestions of speakers should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The colloquia are held in the library of CEFRES, Na Florenci 3, Prague 1.