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Recent Content

CfA: 2nd Summer school “Borderlands Studies in East Central Europe and the Black Sea Region"


Date: June 24th –July 5th, 2019.
Venue: Hub Rozvytok, Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Deadline for Application: February 25th, 2019.

Center for Interethnic Relations Research in Eastern Europe, Kharkiv, Ukraine;
Center for Governance and Culture in Europe at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland;
Center for Urban History in East Central Europe, Lviv, Ukraine.

Leo Baeck Institute Gerald Westheimer Career Development Fellowship


The Leo Baeck Institute is offering a Career Development Award as a personal grant to a scholar or professional in an early career stage, e.g. before gaining tenure in an academic institution or its equivalent, whose proposed work would deal with topics within the Leo Baeck Institute’s mission, namely historical or cultural issues of the Jewish experience in German-speaking lands.

CfA: Research Workshop: New Findings on Poland and Its Neighbors: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of the Holocaust (USHMM/Yad Vashem/Polish Center for Holocaust Research)

The Center for Research on the Holocaust in Poland at Yad Vashem’s International Institute for Holocaust Research, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Polish Center for Holocaust Research at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw invite applications for a research workshop entitled New Findings on Poland and Its Neighbors: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of the Holocaust.

CFP: Special Issue of Journal of Jewish Studies: Deadline TODAY --Feb. 7, 2019

We seek contributions for a 2020 special issue of Journal of Jewish Identities focused on Kentucky Jewish Identities. Informed by foundational scholarship on Kentucky’s synagogues (Weissbach),  Holocaust survivors (Donahue), shopkeepers (Moosnick), bourbon industry (Mitenbuler, Davis), and involvement in Appalachian coal mines (Weiner), this special issue seeks contributions that critically engage and analyze the diversity and complexity of Jewish experiences and identities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.