4th Alumni Workshop Session of the International Forum of Young Scholars of Russian and East European Jewry, Jerusalem

On June 19, 2014 a 4th workshop for the alumni of the International Forum of Young Scholars of Russian and East European Jewry was held at the Hebrew University Campus in Jerusalem.


The Program of the Alumni Workshop:


Thursday, June 19, Rabin Building, Room 2001
10:00 - 11.30   Opening session.

Greetings: Dr. Ariel Borschevsky, NADAV Foundation 

Brief presentations by all participants

Presentations of ongoing research:

Sofia Grachova: Pathologies of Civility: Psychiatry, Nationalism and Jewish Citizenship in the Russian Empire, 1880-1917

Taro Tsurumi: Russian-Jewish Interdependent Identity: White Jews in the Early 1920s' Paris

Nathalie Belsky: Encounters in the East: Evacuees in the Soviet Hinterland during the Second World War.

11.30 - 12.00   Coffee break.

12:00 - 13:30  Workshop on post-doc opportunities

13.30 - 14.30   Lunch. 

14:30 - 15:30  Presentations of ongoing research:

Yuri Radchenko: Ukrainian Police and the  Holocaust in Generalbezirk Charkow (1941-1943)

Shmuel Barnai: Anti-Zionism in Contemporary Russia: Eurasian, Islamic, and Left-populist Trends

15.30-16.00     Coffee break.

16:00-17:30     Small-group consultations with senior scholars.

17.30               Closing session and feedback.



Alumni participants:

  1. Shmuel Barnai (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  2. Natalie Belsky (University of Chicago)
  3. Sofiya Grachova (Harvard University)
  4. Elena Keidosiute (Vilnius University)
  5. Vladimir Levin (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  6. Yuri Radchenko ("Kharkiv Collegium" - Institute of Oriental Studies and International Relations)
  7. Boris Tarnopolsky (Haifa University)
  8. Taro Tsurumi (New York University)
  9. Alex Valdman (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)
  10. Anat Vaturi (Tel Aviv University)
  11. Ilya Vovshin (Haifa University)
  12. Oleg Zhidkov (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)