Online Workshop Series 'Picturing Jewish Dress: Researching Belonging and Identification Through Historical Visual Sources' (online Oct - Dec 2020)

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Type: 
Workshop
Date: 
October 28, 2020 to December 7, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Humanities, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies

Online Workshop Series

 ‚Picturing Jewish Dress: Researching Belonging and Identification Through Historical Visual Sources’

 

This online workshop series seeks to explore the significance of dress in Jewish history through engagement with and exploration of visual sources. The series’ five sessions, taking place between 14 October and 7 Dec 2020, will investigate the relationship between dress, belonging, identification and visual representation. Drawing on a broad range of historical periods and geographical spaces, we are particularly keen to investigate the role that visual practices have played both in reflecting and in constructing ideas about Jewish dress, and the history of the Jewish people by extension.

Register and join us for one or several sessions under the Zoom links in the series' programme: http://picturingjewishdress.com/programme/

 

Programme

All time slots are in UTC • GMT + 0:00

To register click on the panel’s Zoom link and fill out the registration form

 

Session 1: Photographic Visibilities – 14 October 2020, 8-9.30am

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81602198984

Jews and Trachtenmoden: Rural Dress and Self-Fashioning in Austria during the Fin-de-Siecle and Interwar Periods | Jonathan C. Kaplan, Honorary Adjunct Fellow, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Victorian Palestinians as Biblical Jews: How Long-Standing Christian Bias Impeded Knowledge of Ancient Jewish Dress | Katie Turner, Independent Researcher

 

Session 2: Women – 28 October 2020, 4-5.30pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88967367716

From Subtle Signals to Conspicuous Consumption: Jewish Dress in Early 20th-Century Germany | Kerry Wallach, Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania

Jewish Women, English Dress: Refugees and Women in Uniform in Wartime England | Jeordy Raines, Independent Researcher

“Who is the Fairest of Them All?”: Jewish Beauty Pageant in Interwar Poland | Emma Zohar, Max Planck Institute Berlin

 

Session 3: Holocaust – 11 November 2020, 5-6.30pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84878409452

Targeting, Ghetto Labour, and Mass Murder: Photos of Jewish Clothing as a Visual Chronicle of the Holocaust | Nate Weston, Seattle Central College

Traces of Jewish Fashion makers from the Holocaust | Lou Taylor, University of Brighton

 

Session 4: Illustrations with Photographs – 27 November 2020, 4-5.30pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89801771960

Historical Depictions of Ottoman Jewish Women’s Ferâces, 17th–19th Century | Nazli Alimen, Birmingham City University

Creating Images of Jews in Early Modern Europe | Cornelia Aust, Bielefeld University

Postcarding Galician and Bukovinian Jews: Key Visuals at the Turn of the Century | Maren Röger, University of Augsburg

 

Session 5: Family Photographs – 7 December 2020, 3-4.30pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82831384021

From Polish Hassidim to Israeli Farmers in Photographs: Identity Transformation and the Family Narrative | Dina Feldman, Independent Researcher

Nineteenth-Century Jews in Costume: Negotiating Belonging and Difference | Michele Klein, Independent Researcher

A Genealogy of Jewish Dress: Three Generations of Costuming in One Family | Shaari Neretin, Independent Researcher

All time slots are in UTC • GMT + 0:00

 

Contact Info: 

Dr Svenja Bethke (The Hebrew University Jerusalem/University of Leicester)

Dr Gil Pasternak (De Montfort University Leicester)

Contact Email: 

 

picturingjewishdress@gmail.com

URL: 

http://picturingjewishdress.com/programme/

Contact Info: 

Dr Svenja Bethke (The Hebrew University Jerusalem/University of Leicester)

Dr Gil Pasternak (De Montfort University Leicester)