CONFERENCE: "Jews, Liberalism, Anti-Semitism: the Dialectics of Inclusion (1780-1950) (University of Oxford, 13-14 March 2017)

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Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE:

Jews, Liberalism, Anti-Semitism: The Dialectics of Inclusion (1780-1950)

 

13-14 March 2017

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

University of Oxford

the Clarendon Institute

Walton Street, Oxford, OX1 2HG

 

Convenors:

 

Abigail Green and Simon Levis Sullam

 

 

DAY ONE: Monday 13 March 2017

 

LIVING LIBERALISM

 

9:45    Welcome:  Abigail Green (Oxford)

                               and Simon Levis Sullam (Ca’Foscari, Venice/OCHJS)

 

10:00             Opening Address:  Chair: Martin Goodman (Oxford)

 

David Sorkin (Yale)

 

Towards a History of Emancipation Politics

 

11:00-11:30             Coffee (in the Common Room)

 

1. Jewish Paths: Liberal, secular, religious

 

11:30-13:15   (1) Chair: Simon Levis Sullam (Ca’Foscari, Venice/OCHJS)

 

Derek Penslar (Harvard/Oxford)

Lourdes, Mecca, Sadigora: Theodor Herzl on Religion and the Miraculous

 

Cristiana Facchini (Bologna)

Luigi Luzzatti and the theory of religious toleration

 

Todd Weir (Groningen)

Secularism and world view: Jewish liberals in Wilhelmine Germany and Cold-war America

 

Discussant: Ari Joskowicz (Vanderbilt/OCHJS)

 

13:15-14:15             Lunch (in the Common Room)

 

14:15-15:45  (2) Chair: Abigail Green (Oxford)

 

Anne Summers (Birkbeck)

 Varieties of Exclusion: Anglo-Jewish Women Between Worlds, c. 1880-1940

 

Luisa Levi D’Ancona (Oxford)

 Jewish men and women in Italian culture wars: philanthropy and cremation

 

Discussant: Laura Leibman (Reed/OCHJS)

 

15:45-16:15             Tea (in the Common Room)

 

 

16:15-18:00 2. Creating Anti-Semitism

 

            Chair:  Jonathan Kwan (Nottingham/OCHJS)

 

Marcel Stoetzler (Bangor)

Resonances of the dispute on Antisemitism in classical German sociology: Lazarus, Simmel, Weber

 

Tom Stammers (Durham)

Parasites on the patrimoine: Antisemitism and the art market in nineteenth-century France

 

Simon Levis Sullam (Ca' Foscari, Venice/OCHJS)

“The Conquest of the World by the Jews": Forging Antisemitism in the 1870s.

The case of Osman Bey

 

Discussant: Lisa Leff (American University/OCHJS)

 

 

18.45 KEYNOTE LECTURE

 

at the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’

 

Christopher Clark (Cambridge)

Jews and the End of Days

 

 

 

DAY TWO: Tuesday 14 March 2017

 

MAKING AND UNMAKING LIBERALISM

 

3. Liberalism, Zionism, Empires

 

9:15-11:00   (1): Mediterranean Empires

 

            Chair: Michal Friedman (Carnegie Mellon)

 

Julie Kalman (Monash)

Power and the Dialectics of Exclusion: Algerian Jews and the Making of Empire in the Mediterranean

 

Ozan Ozavci (Utrecht)

 ‘Le Jeune Turc’, Zionism and Liberals in the Late Ottoman Empire

 

Ethan Katz (Cincinnati/Hebrew University)

Colonial Jews Beyond Zionism: The Algiers Insurgency of 1942 and the Waning of Franco-Jewish Liberalism

 

Discussants: Julia Phillips Cohen (Vanderbilt/ OCHJS) & James McDougall (Oxford)

 

11:00-11:30 Coffee

 

11:30-12:30 

(2): Comparative perspectives: the Anglo-Sphere and the Habsburg and Russian Empires

 

Chair:  Derek Penslar

 

Roundtable: Arie Dubnov (George Washington/OCHJS), Malachi Hacohen (Duke/OCHJS),

Matthew Silver (Max Stern College/OCHJS), Michael Silber (Hebrew University/OCHJS)

 

12:30-13:30             Lunch

 

13:30-15:15       4. From Liberalism to Human Rights 

 

Chair: Duncan Bell (Cambridge)

 

Abigail Green (Oxford)

Liberal causes, Jewish causes: 1848 – 1859 - 1905

 

James Loeffler (Virginia)

Chasing the Ghost: Minority Rights in Jewish Political Discourse

 

Samuel Moyn (Harvard)

From Jewish Internationalism to Jewish Human Rights

 

Discussants: Jaclyn Granick (Oxford) and Nathan Kurz (Birkbeck)

 

15:15-15:40             Tea

 

15:40-16:40              5.  After the War

 

Chair: Samuel Moyn (Harvard)

 

Julie Mell (North Carolina State/OCHJS)

Gender, Economic Liberalism, Antisemitism: Selma Stern, Hannah Arendt, Toni Oelsner

 and the Dialectics of Exclusion

 

Kei Hiruta (Oxford)

Rethinking Liberalism in the Age of Totalitarianism: Hannah Arendt and Isaiah Berlin

 

16:30-16.40  (short recess)

 

16:45-17:45      6. Concluding Roundtable: The Dialectics of Inclusion

 

Chair: David Rechter (Oxford)

 

Participants: Ruth Harris (Oxford), Duncan Bell (Cambridge),

David Feldman (Birkbeck), Pierre Birnbaum  (Paris I)

 

 

This Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies

and the concluding conference have been made possible through

the generous support of the following organizations:

 

The Dorset Foundation

The Polonsky Foundation

Arts and Humanities Research Council