Ninth Session of the International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry

 

New York City, July 9-11, 2019

Ninth Session of the International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry was hosted by Columbia University and NYU. 

 

 

The Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in cooperation with the Harriman Institute and the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia University, the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University and the Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow are co-sponsors of this event.

 

 

Schedule

 

July 8, Monday     From 3 p.m. – check in to Hotel Newton, 2528 Broadway, NY 10025

 

July 9, Tuesday, Columbia University

Harriman Institute, 420 West 118th Street & Amsterdam Ave., 12th Floor, Room 1219.

 

8:30                             Meeting at the lobby of the hotel and going to Columbia University

9:00                             Breakfast at Columbia University     

9:30 – 10:30                Greetings and technical clarifications. Goals and objectives of the Forum and brief introductions by Forum participants.

10:30 – 10:40              Break

10:40-12:40                 Research presentations by young scholars (Group A)

12:40 -13:00                Coffee break

13:00 – 14:00              Workshop: Grant Strategies: From Research to Post-Doc

14:00 - 15:00               Lunch

15:00 – 16:30              Visit at Bakhmetieff Archive, Columbia University

16:30 -17:00                Coffee break

17:00 – 19:00              Research presentations by young scholars (Group B)

19:00                           Dinner at Talia's Steakhouse (668 Amsterdam Ave. between 92 & 93 St)

 

July 10, Wednesday, New York University

King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South, Room 701.

 

07:45                           Meeting at the lobby of the hotel and trip to NYU

8:30                             Breakfast at NYU

09:00 – 12:30              Jewish NY walking tour and Tenement Museum (with food treats on the way)      

12:30 – 14:30              Research opportunities in NYC – panel discussion with representatives of local archival and primary source collections

14:30- 15:30                Lunch 

15:30 -17:30                Workshops: Organizing Workshops and Conferences:  Conceptualization, Making it Happen, Outcomes

                                    Presenting Effectively at Academic Conferences (with presentations from young scholars)

17:30 – 18:00             Coffee break

 18:00 – 19:00            Workshop: Publication Strategy – When, What and Why?

Free time (no organized dinner)

 

July 11, Thursday, Columbia University   

Harriman Institute, located at 420 West 118th Street @ Amsterdam Ave., 12th Floor, Room 1219.

 

8:30                             Meeting at the lobby of the hotel and commuting to Columbia University

9:00                             Breakfast at Columbia University    

9:30 – 11:30                Research presentations by young scholars (Group C)

11:30 – 12:00              Coffee break

12:00 – 14:00              Research presentations by young scholars (Group D)

14:00 – 15:00              Lunch

15:00 – 16:00              Workshop: Seeking Employment and Preparing for Job Talks

16:00 – 16:15              Coffee break

16:15 - 17:00               Informal discussion on work/life balance/family planning     

17:00- 18:45                Small-group consultations with senior scholars

18:45 – 19:30              Closing session (feedback, remarks, next steps, etc.).

19:30                           Dinner at Vino Levantino (210 West 94th Street, between Broadway & Amsterdam)

 

List of Participants:

 

  1. Katarzyna Czerwonogóra, Tel Aviv University
  2. Nocolas Dreyer, University of Bamberg
  3. Sonia Gollance, University of Göttingen
  4. Blanka Górecka, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  5. Geraldine Gudefin, Brandeis University,
  6. Anna Holzer-Kawałko, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  7. Karolina Koprowska, Jagiellonian University
  8. Roni Masel, New York University
  9. Rachel Merrill Moss, Northwestern University
  10. Amber Nickell, Purdue University
  11. Željka Oparnica, Birkbeck University of London
  12. Aivaras Poška, Lithuanian Institute of History
  13. Meirav Reuveny, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  14. Julia Riegel, Indiana University Bloomington
  15. Weronika Romanik, University of Warsaw
  16. Sylwia Szymanska-Smolkin, Uppsala University

 

Senior scholars and staff:

 

  1. Israel Bartal, The Hebrew University
  2. Jeremy Dauber, Columbia University
  3. Jonathan Dekel-Chen, The Hebrew University
  4. David Engel, New York University
  5. Zvi Gitelman, University of Michigan
  6. Semion Goldin, The Hebrew University
  7. Rebecca Kobrin, Columbia University