Jewish Studies

Jewish Immigration from the former Soviet Union during the 1990ies and the formation of a “New German Jewry”

Type: 
Lecture
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Room: 
Gellner
Date: 
February 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

An unexpected Jewish migrants’ influx from the crumbling Soviet Union and its successor states has “saved” and stabilized the Jewish communities in Germany since the 1990ies. Moreover: The FSU immigrants and the growth of the communities opened surprising perspectives for building a “New German Jewry” – in the country of the former Nazi perpetrators.

Interpreting Responsibility - The First Historians of the Holocaust in Hungary

Type: 
Jewish Studies
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Room: 
Gellner
Date: 
January 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

The first research-based monographs analyzing the genocide against European Jews were published in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. Next to their counterparts in countries such as Poland and France, Hungarian Jewish authors – including Ernő Munkácsi, Jenő Lévai or Endre Sós – made some of the major contributions to this early wave of Holocaust historiography (avant la lettre), which have subsequently been largely forgotten and remain to be properly rediscovered and reassessed to this day.

Mapping the Spirit. The Geography of Hasidism

Type: 
Lecture
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Room: 
Gellner
Date: 
November 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Is it true that Hasidism dominated most of East European Jewry already by the end of the eighteenth century? What were the borders of Hasidic influence? When did Hasidism come to Hungary? Which Hasidic dynasties were strongest and why? How Hungarian and Romanian Hasidim differ? What brought an end of Hasidism in Eastern Europe? How did Hasidism resurrect in the post-Holocaust world? How strong is it today? These and other questions inform the lecture about the geography of this most important socio-religious movement in modern Judaism.     

From Romania to Algeria and back again: Adolphe Crémieux and the construction of Europe and Empire

Type: 
Lecture
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Room: 
Gellner
Date: 
October 16, 2018 - 6:00pm

In 1860, a group of French Jews created the first permanent international Jewish organisation, the Alliance Israélite Universelle. They were soon joined in their endeavour to defend coreligionists around the world by the prominent French Jewish lawyer and statesman Adolphe Crémieux (1796-1880). Under his leadership, the elite of French Jewry tried – and sometimes managed – to improve the legal situation of Jews in the successor states to the Ottoman Empire in Southeast Europe and in French colonies in North Africa.

Klezmer: Music, History and Memory

Type: 
Jewish Studies
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Room: 
Gellner
Date: 
September 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

Emerging in 16th century Prague, the Jewish musical guild-member, the klezmer became a unique cultural feature of the largest transnational Jewish culture of modern times - the Ashkenazim of Eastern Europe.  Much of the musical and choreographic history of the Ashkenazim is embedded in the klezmer repertoire, which functioned as a kind of non-verbal communal memory.

BIOGRAPHY AND THE BLURRING OF BOUNDARIES

Type: 
Lecture
Building: 
Nador u. 15
Room: 
NÁDOR 15, QUANTUM ROOM 101
Date: 
June 3, 2018 - 6:00pm

What does biography allow us to see that other approaches might lead us to overlook? What do individual life histories reveal and make clear about the wider contexts around them? How do biographies allow us to see across real and imagined boundaries? Taking these questions as its starting point, my talk will highlight how biography can alter our methodologies and shift our perspectives.

Jewish Studies Film Screening: 1945

Type: 
Jewish Studies
Building: 
Nador u. 15
Room: 
103 Tiered
Date: 
March 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Film Screening and Discussion with the Director and Writer

You are cordially invited to the next session of the Jewish Studies film screening series on Tuesday 20 March at 6.00 PM in CEU, 103 Tiered - Nádor 15.

1945

(2017)

by

Director: Ferenc Török

12 August 1945, 11 AM. Two mysterious strangers dressed in black appear at the railway station of a Hungarian village. Within a few hours, everything changes.

JS Lecture Series - Pierre Birnbaum - Léon Blum : Between the State, Socialism, and Judaism

Type: 
Jewish Studies
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Room: 
Gellner
Date: 
February 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

THE CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY
JEWISH STUDIES PROGRAM
cordially invites you to a lecture by

Pierre Birnbaum

(University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne)

JS Lecture Series - Peter C. Appelbaum - Hell on Earth: Avigdor Hameiri in Russian Captivity

Type: 
Jewish Studies
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Room: 
Gellner
Date: 
February 6, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

The Central European University Jewish Studies Program cordially invites you to a lecture by

Peter C. Appelbaum

(Emeritus Professor of Pathology, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine)

Call for Applications: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies

January 18, 2018
Vacancy summary: 
The Jewish Studies Program at the Central European University invites applications for a twelve-month teaching and research fellowship on a topic related to Jewish cultural and literary studies. (3-month teaching period, 9-month research period) The post-doctoral fellow will teach one course in the winter semester.

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