Modern Jewish History Seminar 2022

Organized by Institute of Contemporary History (Czech Academy of Sciences), Masaryk Institute and Archives (Czech Academy of Sciences) and the Prague Center for Jewish Studies at the Charles University

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Precarious Survival – Everyday Life of «Mixed Families» During the Nazi Regime in Vienna

Precarious Survival – Everyday Life of «Mixed Families» During the Nazi Regime in Vienna

22 February 2022 - 5 PM

Michaela Raggam-Blesch (University of Vienna) This lecture will focus on the everyday life and persecution of «mixed families» during the Nazi regime in Vienna. In the context of National Socialist race ideology, marriages...

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MemoGIS – the Spatial Exclusion of Jews in Nazi-Occupied Prague

MemoGIS – the Spatial Exclusion of Jews in Nazi-Occupied Prague

15 March 2022 - 5 PM

Aneta Plzáková and Daniela Bartáková (Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences) The web application "MemoGIS Prague" describes the fates of 30 thousand Holocaust victims from Prague and analyses...

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Asymmetrical Justice: Roma and Jews in the Courtroom

Asymmetrical Justice: Roma and Jews in the Courtroom

26 April 2022 - 5 PM

Ari Joskowicz (Vanderbilt University, Nashville) After World War Two, Roma and Sinti increasingly looked toward Jewish successes to define their own expectations of post-genocidal justice. At the same time, the legal innovations,...

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Jewish Moneylending in Medieval Eger (Cheb)

Jewish Moneylending in Medieval Eger (Cheb)

31 May 2022 - 5 PM

Kajetán Holeček (Charles University, Prague) Jews and Christians in Eger (Cheb) were deeply involved in moneylending in the city. A very important source for research of this topic in Eger are the books of obligations...

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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.

During the pandemic the seminar is taking place only virtually as a zoom session. The language of the seminar is English. The seminar is organized by Kateřina Čapková (Institute of Contemporary History), and Michal Frankl (Masaryk Institute and Archive). Since 2018/2019, they cooperate with the Prague Center for Jewish Studies at the Charles University. Your suggestions of speakers should be sent to either capkova@usd.cas.cz or frankl@mua.cas.cz.

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