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Events and Conferences

Future Events and Conferences



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Past Events and Conferences

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International Conference - Jewish Identity in Literature

The Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center is pleased to invite you to an international conference entitled "History, Language and Identities in Post-Holocaust Literary Writings: Romain Gary, Primo Levi and Heinrich Böll".  The conference will take place at Tel Aviv University on January 5-6, 2014.  To view the conference program, press here .  To view the conference poster, press here .

 
Lecture by Professor Norman Davies

The Diaspora Research Center and the Institute for the History of Polish Jewry and Israel-Poland Relations are honored to invite you to a special lecture presented by Professor Norman Davies, entitled "Polish-Jewish Relations: Between History and Memory." The event will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2014, at 18:00 in the Bnei Zion Auditorium of Beit HaTfutsot.  The event is organized in cooperation with the Polish Institute of Tel Aviv, the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism, and with the attendance of H.E. Jacek Chodorowicz, the Ambassador of Poland in Israel.  To view the evening's program, press here .

 
Professor Shlomo Simonsohn- 90th celebration evening
On November 11, 2013, the center held an evening in celebration of Professor Shlomo Simonsohn  in honor of his 90th birthday. To view the evening's program, press here .
 
כנס בין-לאומי: La Presence de la Shoah et d'Israel dans la Pensee Contemporaine

On October 29-31 the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center held an international conference entitled "La Présence de la Shoah et d'Israël dans la Pensée Contemporaine: Perspectives théoriques et analytiques" The conference took place at Tel Aviv University and was organized in cooperation with Prof. Michel Gad Wolkowicz.  To view the conference program, press here.  To view the conference poster, press here.

 
Film Screening - Holocaust Survivors in Rural America

On May 7, 2013 the Diaspora Research Center held an evening symposium and film screening of The Phoenix Effect, a documentary film directed by Prof. Sharyn Blumenthal of California State University, Long Beach.  The evening also included a lecture by Dr. Francoise Simcha Ouzan entitled "New Roots for the Uprooted: Holocaust Survivors in Rural America and Jewish Identities" To view the evening's program, press here.

 
Symposium - Memories of Childhood in Curacao

The Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center held an evening symposium in honor of the publication of a new book by Rita Mendes-Flohr on her childhood in Curaçao.  The event took place Sunday, April 21, 2013 in the Cymbalista Jewish Heritage Center at Tel Aviv University.  To view the evening's program, press here.

 
International Symposium - Hungarian and Jewish Diasporas

On March 4, 2013 the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center held an international symposium in honor of the publication of a new book on the History of the Hungarian and Jewish/Israeli Diasporas.  The event was organized in partnership with the Hungarian Embassy in Israel and the Balassi Institute.  To view the event's program, press here.

 
Exploring Jewish Urban Space in a European Context

On January 6-7, 2013, the center held an international research workshop entitled "Exploring Jewish Urban Space in a European Context."   To view the workshop's program, press here. To view the workshop's poster, press here.  In addition, within the framework of the workshop an exhibition on the Jewish Community of Erfurt was opened for the first time in Israel.  To view the exhibition's poster, press here.

 
International conference: Poetry in Context

On November 20-21, 2012 the Diaspora Research Center held an international conference entitled "Poetry in Context: Literature, Music and Daily Life in the Ottoman Empire during the Early Modern Period." To view the conference's program, press here.  To view the conference's poster, press here.

 
Research workshop: The Bible in Arabic

On May 22-23, 2014, the center held an international research workshop entitled "The Bible in Arabic among Jews, Christians and Muslims."  To view the workshop's program, press here.  To view the workshop's poster, press here.

 
International conference: Minhagim

On May 13-15, 2012 the center held and international conference entitled "Minhagim: Custom and Practice in Jewish Life." To view the conference's program, press here.  To view the conference's poster, press here.

 
Symposium in Honor of Between Scylla and Charybdis

On June 15, 2011 the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center held a symposium in honor of the publication of Prof. Shlomo Simonsohn's new monograph, Between Scylla and Charybdis: The Jews in Sicily.  To view the evening's program, press here  

 
Intl. Conference:Displacement, Migration, Social Integration

On May 15-16, 2011, the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center held an international conference entitled, "Displacement, Migration and Social Integration: A Comparative Approach to Jewish Migrants and Refugees in the Post-war Period (1945-1967)."  The conference took place at Tel Aviv University; it was organized with the support of the Claims Conference, the Centre de Recherche Francais a Jerusalem, and the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry.  To view the conference's program, press here.  To view the conference's poster, press here. 

 
Research Workshop: Minorities in Colonial Settings

On March 7-8, 2011 an international research workshop on the topic "Minorities in Colonial Settings: Jews in Venice's Hellenic Territories (1400-1800)" was held at Tel Aviv University.  The workshop was organized with the joint support of the Center, the Chair for the History and Culture of the Jews of Salonika and Greece, Tel Aviv University's Research Authority, the Israel Academy, the Morris E. Curiel Institute for European Studies, and the Italian Cultural Institute.  To view the conference's program, press here.  To view the conference's poster, press here.

 
Conference -- The Museum of the History of Polish Jews

On November 23-24, 2010 an international conference, entitled "The Museum of the History of the Polish Jews: Before Opening," was held at Tel Aviv University and Yad Vashem in preparation for the opening of the museum in Warsaw.  The conference was jointly sponsored by the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center's Institute for the History of Polish Jewry and Israel-Poland Relations, the Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich, Yad Vashem, and the Instytut Polski.  To view the conference's program, press here.

 
Conference -- The Material Culture of Jews in Italy

On October 19, 2010, the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Reseach Center, in cooperation with ASSEI, held an international conference on the subject "The Material Culture of Jews in Italy."  To view the conference's program, press here.  To view the conference's poster, press here.

 
Symposium in Honor of Sefer Tikkun Soferim

On June 9, 2010 a symposium was held in honor of the publication of Dr. Ruth Lamdan's new book, entitled Sefer Tikkun Soferim of Rabbi Itzhak Tzabah: Copied in Jerusalem in the Year 1635 by Yehuda Mor'ali.  To view the symposium's program, press here

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Publication of the Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World

On June 8, 2010 an evening symposium was held in honor of the publication of the Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, published by Brill.  Prof. Noam Stillman, the executive editor of the encyclopedia, lectured on the topic: "The Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World as a Signpost: Where have We Come from and Where are We Going?"  To view the evening's program, press here.

 
Death, Burial and Mourning Liturgy Conference

An international conference entitled "Death, Burial and Mourning Liturgy in the Ashkenazi Communities from the Early Medieval Period until the Early Modern Period" was held on May 10-12, 2010 at Tel Aviv University.  To view the conference's program, press hereTo view the conference's poster, press here.  To view a video of the workshop "Reading Gravestones as Texts," held on May 12, 2010, press here.

 
Symposium in Honor of the Publication of The Heder

On Tuesday, May 11, 2010, a symposium was held in honor of the publication of The Heder: Studies, Documents, Literature and MemoirsThe book was published by the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center and the Institute for the History of Polish Jewry and Israel-Poland Relations, in cooperation with the Rabbi Joseph H. Kelman Center for Jewish Education and Beit Shalom Aleichem.  The event was jointly organized by the Institute for the History of Polish Jewry, Beit Shalom Aleichem and Beit Hatfutsot.  To view the symposium's program, press here

 
Italia Judaica Jubilee Conference

On January 3-5, 2010, the Center held an international conference in honor of the Italia Judaica Project's jubilee.  The conference, entitled "Italia Judaica Jubilee Conference," celebrated 50 years of eminent scholarship and cooperation between Israeli scholars and their colleagues abroad.  To view the conference's program, press hereTo view the conference's poster, press here. 

 
Judaea/Palaestina, Babylon and Rome

On December 28-29, 2009 the Center participated in an international conference entitled "Judaea/Palaestina, Babylon and Rome: Jews in the Roman, Parthian and Sassanian Empires—In Honour of Aharon Oppenheimer on the Occasion of his Retirement." Professor Oppenheimer was the Center's director in 1997-2002, and a faculty member of the Jewish History Department at Tel Aviv University.  To view the conference's program, press hereTo view the conference's poster, press here.

 
Symposium in Honor of the Publication of Sefer Josippon

On December 23, 2009 a symposium was held at Tel Aviv University in honor of the publication of Sefer Yosef Ben Gurion Ha-Aravi by Shulamit Sela z"l.  To view the symposium's program, press here. 

 
"Barbarians and Jews" Conference

An international conference, titled "Barbarians and Jews: Jews and Judaism in the Early Medieval West", organized by the Center in cooperation with the Open University of Israel and the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien in Heidelberg, took place on May 18-20, 2009. To view the Conference's program, press here. To view the Conference's poster, press here (It takes about 30 seconds for the program and poster to download).

 
Symposium on Esther Meir-Glitzenstein's New Book

A symposium dedicated to Esther Meir-Glitzenstein's new book: Between Baghdad and Ramat-Gan: Iraqi Natives in Israel (Hebrew). The symposium was sponsored by the Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities, the Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies, the Chaim Weizmann Institute for the Study of Zionism and Israel, Yad Ben Zvi, and the Unit for the Study of Jews in Islamic Countries and their Culture in the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, with the participation of Professor Yaron Tsur, the director of the unit.

 

 
Third Workshop for Colleagues of Kedmata

The Jews in Islamic Countries and their Culture unit took part in organizing the third annual workshop for colleagues of Kedmata which took place on April 22, 2009, in which members from Kedmata: The Israeli Center for the Study of Sephardic and Mizrachi Jewry, the Ben-Zvi Institute for the Study of Jewish Communities of the East, and the Jews of Islamic Countries Archiving Project took part, with the participation of Professor Yaron Tsur, the director of the unit.

 
Junior Scholars Conference on Jewish Art

A first of a kind international Junior Scholars Conference on Jewish Art, organized by the Center, took place on March 3-4 2009 in Tel Aviv University. To view the Conference's program, press here. To view the Conference's poster, press here.

 
New Trends in Shtetl Research - A Colloquium

On January 19, 2009, the Center held a colloquium at Tel Aviv University entitled "New Trends in Shtetl Research," in honor of the completion of Prof. Liviu Rotman's research on Jewish communities of Romania in the modern era. 

 
Jewish Communities in North Africa and Iran - A Colloquium

On January 15th, 2009, the Center held a colloquium titled From the East and From the West - Jewish Communities in North Africa and Iran. 

 
Just Published: Rethinking European Jewish History

The book Rethinking European Jewish History has just been published. This book is a compilation of papers presented at a Center's conference that took place on January 2005. The book was edited by Prof. Jeremy Cohen and Prof. Moshe Rosman, and is published and distributed by the Littman Library

 
Just Published: The Jewish Contribution to Civilization

The book Jewish Contribution to Civilization: Reassessing an Idea has just been published. This book is a compilation of papers presented at a Center's conference that took place on January 2004. The book was edited by Prof. Jeremy Cohen and Prof. Richard I. Cohen, and is published and distributed by the Littman Library

 
Jewish Art International Conference, 14-16 January 2008

An international conference, entitled Jewish Art in Context: The Role and Meaning of Artifacts and Visual Images, was held by the Diaspora Research Center on January 14-16 2008. 

 
Just Published: Gal-Ed 21

The Journal Gal-Ed: On the History and Culture of Polish Jewry, Volume 21 has just been published. Editor in chief: David Engel, Co-editors: David Assaf, Elchanan Reiner, Managing editor and book review editor: Haim Cohen. Published and distributed by the Diaspora Research Center.

 
International Workshop on Holocaust Survivors' Resettlement

On January 29-30, 2007, an international workshop entitled, "Holocaust Survivors in their Countries of Resettlement: Time, Space and Identities," took place at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

 

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