Migration Research Project: Second Stage

The Nevzlin Center launched its second international research group on Jewish migration from Eastern Europe at an inaugural workshop, hosted at the Hebrew University in June 2013. This multidisciplinary team includes scholars whose works deals with  migrations of East European Jews from the 19th until the 21st centuries.


Like the first stage of the project, this group will conduct its research  over a period of two years and will include several workshops and a concluding conference. The goal is to promote discussion and cooperation and, eventually, to produce a world-class publication on this topic.


At present, six researchers from five countries are members of the research group:




David Feldman, Birkbeck College, University of London

Tamar Lewinsky, University of Basel

Dariusz Stola, Polish Academy of Sciences

Eugene Tartakovsky, Tel Aviv University

Scott Ury, Tel Aviv University

Jeffrey Veidlinger, University of Michigan

Olena Bagno-Moldavsky, Bar Ilan University


Two PhD students – Lukasz Górniok from Umeå University and Enrique Martinez from Tel Aviv University – both specializing in migration research, took part in this workshop. The Nevzlin Center is currently in discussion with additional scholars concerning their potential participation in the project.


By the end of the inaugural workshop, the team determined that the overarching theme of our 2-year project will connect empirical studies of East European Jewish migration to issues arising from globalization trends.