POLISH-JEWISH HISTORY AS WOMEN'S HISTORY || A FREE WEBINAR

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Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland is pleased to invite you for the 6th installment of the #TJHTalks. It is a series of free webinars discussing Polish-Jewish history, contemporary issues, and preserving heritage starring recognized scholars, researchers, and activists. The webinars are targeting a wide audience from academics, scholars, through passionates to amateurs. 
 
The next episode is dedicated to women's roles and experiences through the centuries of Polish-Jewish history but also to the scholars who in recent decades, became much more open to women’s voices being heard.  Join the debate on the critical roles women have performed in Polish-Jewish history and how gender perspectives transform the study of history. 
 
Our guests will be Professors Natalia Aleksiuna and Glenn Dynner. 
 
This webinar is taking place on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. EDT/8:00 p.m. CET.
 
 
About the speakers 
 
Natalia Aleksiun is a Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Touro College New York. She published "Where to? The Zionist Movement in Poland, 1944-1950" and co-edited two volumes of "Polin" examining Holocaust memory and Jewish historiography. She has recently published a critical edition of" The Destruction of Żółkiew Jews" by Gershon Taffet. Her book "Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust" is forthcoming this year. She is preparing a volume of Polin devoted to Jewish childhoods, children and child rearing in Eastern Europe. She is currently a Gerda Henkel Fellow at Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena, completing a book on Jewish medical students in East Central Europe.
 
Glenn Dynner, a 2019-20 Guggenheim Fellow, serves as Chair of the Religion Department at Sarah Lawrence College, New York. He is the author of “Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society”, and “Yankel’s Tavern: Jews, Liquor & Life in the Kingdom of Poland”. Professor Dynner recently co-edited a special issue of Jewish History on Jewish women in modern Eastern Europe, and is Co-Editor of "Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies"