Czech-Jewish and Polish-Jewish Studies: (Dis)Similarities

Prague, 29–30 October 2014

29 October

10:00 Welcome


Hillel Kieval: Czech-Jewish and Polish-Jewish History: Possibilities for a New Paradigm

Early Modern Period


Chair: Moshe Rosman

Two introductory lectures:
Adam Kaźmierczyk: Poland-Lithuania
Rachel Greenblatt: The Bohemian Lands

Two project presentations:
Cornelia Aust, Jewish Appearances and their Perceptions in Early Modern Poland
Pavel Sládek, The Networking of Ashkenazi Rabbis, c. 1560 – c. 1620: Italy, the Bohemian Lands, and Poland

 13:00 – 14:00  Lunch

Demography and Migration


Chair: Hillel Kieval

Two introductory lectures:
Shaul Stampfer: Poland-Lithuania
Michael L. Miller: The Bohemian Lands

Two project presentations:
Jurgita Verbickiené, Where Did the Jews of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Live in the Second Half of the 18th Century? The Development of a Network of Communities
Michal Frankl, Refugees, Loyalty, and a Nation-state under Construction. Jewish Refugees in the Bohemian Lands during and after the First World War

 16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

Gender and Family

16:30 – 18:30

Chair: Shaul Stampfer

Two introductory lectures:
Moshe Rosman: Poland-Lithuania
Martina Niedhammer: The Bohemian Lands

Two project presentations:
Tsippi KauffmannAn Aberration of Nature: Temerel, a Woman Hasid
Verena Kasper-Marienberg, Socio-Economic Profiles of Jewish Families in Rural Bohemia: The Kauder Family in Hluboká nad Vltavou (Frauenberg) in the 17th and 18th Century

19:00 Dinner  (and the option of a postprandial walk to Prague Castle)

30 October

Concepts of Modernity and Identity

9:00 – 11:00

Chair: Anne-Christin Saß

Two introductory lectures:
Marcin Wodziński: Poland
Ines Koeltzsch: The Bohemian Lands

Two project presentations:
Rachel Manekin, Resisting the Bohemian Model. The Galician Jewish Struggle against a Uniform Modernization Path
Louise Hecht, Christian Printers as Agents of Jewish Modernization? Jewish/Hebrew Printing Houses in Prague, Brno, and Vienna, 1780-1820

 11:00-11:30 Coffee break

Postwar Period

11:30- 13:30

Chair: Gertrud Pickhan

Two introductory lectures:
Michael Meng: Poland
Kateřina Čapková: The Bohemian Lands

Two project presentations:
Agnieszka W. Wierzcholska, ‚Our People’s Motherland': The Jewish Social and Cultural Society (TSKŻ) in Postwar Poland from a Local Perspective
Sarah Cramsey, ‘The Most Significant Spot in Europe’ How 130,000 Jews and the Ethnic Revolution came to Náchod, Czechoslovakia, in 1946

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:30 Concluding discussion

16:00-18:00 Tour of the Jewish Museum in Prague (optional)

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