Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich cordially invites you to the conference "The Final Chapters: Twentieth-Century Jewish Communities in the Muslim World. Comparative Perspectives", on June 21-22, 2022. The Conference will bring together scholars from Europe, the US and Israel, who work on Jewish communities in the Muslim world in the 20th century.
The conference venue is "Historisches Kolleg" in Munich. To register for participation in the conference, please send an email to juedische.Geschichte@lrz.uni-muenchen.de until June 17, 2022. There is no hybrid option.
For more information, see: https://www.jgk.geschichte.uni-muenchen.de/aktuelles/termine/konferenz-mahla/index.html.
June 21, 2022
19:00 Keynote Lecture
Introduction: Michael Brenner (LMU München)
Norman Stillman (Jerusalem/University of Oklahoma): Prelude to Exodus: The Transformation of the Jews of the Islamic World in Modern Times
June 22, 2022
09:00 Panel I: Jewish-Muslim Relations inithin the First Half of the Twentieth Century
Chair: Philipp Lenhard (LMU München)
Menashe Anzi (Ben Gurion University): Relations between Muslims and Jews in Sanaa: Between the Muslim Court and the Jewish Court
Michelle Campos (Pennsylvania State University): Partners, Friends, and Neighbors? Jewish-Muslim Social Networks in Late Ottoman Palestine between Empiricism and Nostalgia
Alon Tam (UCLA): Coffeehouse Al-Sharq: Jews, Muslims, and Public Places in mid-20th Century Cairo
10:45 Coffee Break
11:15 Panel II: International Networks
Chair: Ronny Vollandt (LMU München)
Sasha Goldstein-Sabbah (University of Groningen): From Alexandria with Love: Middle Eastern Jewry as Donors within Transnational Philanthropic Networks
Lior Sternfeld (Pennsylvania State University): Waiting to be Rescued? The Condition of the Jews of Iran in Western Eyes before and after the 1979 Revolution.
12:30 Lunch Break
14:00 Panel III: History and Memory
Chair: Yossef Schwartz (Tel Aviv University/LMU München)
Orit Bashkin (University of Chicago): The Silenced Voices of Sa'ida – Memories of the Gendered Left in Iraq
Aomar Boum (UCLA): Re-Discovering Jews: Non-Academic Historians Write Local Jewish Histories (Morocco)
15:00 Book Reading and Discussion with Author
Mona Yahia (Köln): When the Grey Beetles Took Over Baghdad
Chair and Conclusion: Daniel Mahla (LMU München)
16:00 End of Conference