Calendar

Feb
23
Thu
Jewish contribution to the urban development of European cities @ FUGA Architects Center Budapest
Feb 23 all-day
Heroes Temple, Budapest, built in 1931 next to the Dohany St. synagogue in honor of the Jewish soldiers killed in World War I

Heroes Temple, Budapest, built in 1931 next to the Dohany St. synagogue in honor of the Jewish soldiers killed in World War I

 

A one-day international conference organized by the Ovas! NGO that promotes preservation of buildings in downtown Budapest’s Jewish district.

JHE Coordinator Ruth Ellen Gruber will be speaking about the post-communist development of Jewish quarters in east-central Europe.

 

 

Feb
28
Tue
Life after Life: Virtually Jewish 15 years on @ Parkes Institute, Southampton University
Feb 28 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Ruth Ellen Gruber outside the replica of the Wolpa synagogue

Ruth Ellen Gruber outside the replica of the Wolpa synagogue, in Bilgoraj, Poland

 

JHE Coordinator Ruth Ellen Gruber gives a talk to mark the 15th anniversary of the publication of her book “Virtually Jewish: Reinventing Jewish Culture in Europe” and the 25th anniversary of her book “Jewish Heritage Travel.”

 

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Mar
6
Mon
The Past & Future of Jewish Heritage Travel @ Clarendon Institute
Mar 6 @ 19:15 – 21:15

 

Tourists in Prague outside the Old-New synagogue. Photo © Ruth Ellen Gruber

Tourists in Prague outside the Old-New synagogue. Photo © Ruth Ellen Gruber

JHE Coordinator Ruth Ellen Gruber gives a David Patterson lecture, for the Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, looking back at her more than 25 years of involvement with Jewish heritage and Jewish heritage travel. The talk marks the 15th anniversary of the publication of her book “Virtually Jewish: Reinventing Jewish Culture in Europe” and 25 years since the first edition of “Jewish Heritage Travel”

 

 

Mar
8
Wed
Women’s interest guided tours @ Venice Jewish Museum
Mar 8 @ 11:00 – 16:00
Tourists in the Scuola Spagnola, Venice

Tourists in the Scuola Spagnola, Venice

 

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Venice Jewish Museum is running special tours of the 16th century synagogues in the historic Ghetto that provide “a women’s view” — that is, from the Women’s Section balconies.

Reservations are necessary:

Phone: +39-041-715359 or via Email —  prenotazioni.mev@coopculture.it

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Mar
22
Wed
Health & Heritage @ Quay Place, Ipswitch, England
Mar 22 – Mar 24 all-day

The conference aim is “Finding new solutions to increasing challenges facing the mental health, cultural heritage and museum industries.”

Organized in partnership with Suffolk Mind (UK) and Future for Religious Heritage (EU), the conference will bring together leading professionals in the mental health, heritage and museum sectors.

In a series of talks, challenging discussions and workshops, Health and Heritage will foster lively debate to inspire much needed action on mental health provision and access to cultural heritage as a positive force for healthy, productive communities. It will provide researchers, practitioners, community activists and policymakers with practical tools and resources, and allow them to develop networks, to empower new projects that address both health and heritage agendas.

Key themes

Delegates will gain practical tools, learn innovative techniques and approaches, meet some fantastic people and enjoy experiencing first hand everything that successful partnerships between health and heritage organisations have to offer. Key themes include:

1) Public health and heritage: working together to meet increasing demand

2) Architectire of extended use: built environments for healthy, happy living

3) Adapting religious heritage to better meet the needs of complex modern communities

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Identifying and Remembering the Killing Sites of Summer-Fall 1941 @ Vilnius Gaon State Jewish Museum
Mar 22 @ 09:00 – Mar 23 @ 18:00
One of the mass grave site memorials. Photo © Ruth Ellen Gruber

A memorial at the site of a mass killing/mass grave in Seduva, Lithuania Photo © Ruth Ellen Gruber

 

Organized by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance as part of a broader IHRA Multi-Year Work Plan Program on killing sites designed to offer insight into different approaches to exploring, studying and preserving killing sites. The conference is aimed primarily at governmental institutions and NGOs working in the field of killing sites.

The conference will comprise a series of presentations and discussions around the central themes of identification, marking and commemoration of sites. The workshops will focus on the process of finding and identifying killing sites, topics related to research, archives and interviews as well as databases, preservation, marking and maintenance. Participants will be further offered the possibility to address legal and religious issues and solutions as well as questions on how to remember and educate. Geographical focus will be put on the Baltic States, Belarus, Ukraine and Romania.

The objective of the conference is to provide a forum in which those active in the field of mass killing sites will have an opportunity to exchange views, share issues, problems, solutions and best practices, thereby encouraging research, proper preservation, marking and maintenance of mass killing sites.

 

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Mar
23
Thu
Jewish traces in Bukovina exhibition @ Berlin Jewish Community building
Mar 23 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Exhibition of photographs by Michael Jänecke of Jewish heritage sites in Bukovina, now divded between Romania and Ukraine.

Apr
1
Sat
Polish Jewish Studies Workshop @ University of Michigan
Apr 1 – Apr 4 all-day

The aim of the Polish Jewish Studies Initiative and this workshop is to establish an international forum for communication among scholars working in the growing field of Polish Jewish studies; to identify theoretical and methodological developments and new research; and to create a forum for scholars, educators, and activists who rigorously pursue the study of Polish and Jewish cultures more intentionally.

The 2017 workshop will  explore key developments and new directions in the field of Polish Jewish studies, focusing on changing approaches to Polish Jewish culture, scholarship and identity under the rubric of “Generations and Genealogies.”

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