The Second Session of the International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry, 17-22 July 2005, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Trakai Castle, LithuaniaThe second session of the International Forum was hosted by   the Vilnius Center for the Study of the Culture and History of East European Jews. It was organized by the Leonid Nevzlin Research Center in cooperation with the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University, the International Center for Russian and East European Jewish Studies in Moscow, and the Vilnius Center for the Study of the Culture and History of East European Jews. Applications from candidates in all branches of the humanities and the social sciences connected to the study of East European Jewry were invited.Anna Lipphardt, Forum participant

The senior scholars and staff team of that year included:

Prof. Israel Bartal, The Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry

Prof. Karl Shleugel, Europa Universitat Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder

Prof. Zvi Gitelman, University of Michigan

Jurgita Verbickiene, Center for Studies of the Culture and History of East European Jews, Lithuania

Jonathan Dekel-Chen, The Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry

Lara Lemepertiene, Center for Studies of the Culture and History of East European Jews, Lithuania

Sarunas Liekys, Vilnius Judaica Institute, Lithuania

 

Program of the Forum

 

Seventeen participants from six countries took part in this session of the Forum:

 

  1.  Hagit Cohen (Bar Ilan University): Jewish Book Culture in Modern Times

  2.  Börries Kuzmany (University of Vienna): Multicultural Border Towns in Western Ukraine, 1772-1914

  3.  Marie Chrova (Central European University and Visiting Research Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Jewish National Politics in Interwar Czechoslovakia

  4.  Rebecca Kobrin (New York University): Conflicting Diasporas, Shifting Centers: Migration and Identity among a Transnational Polish Jewish Community, 1878-1948

  5.  Jennifer Young (University of Illinois): The Rise of Modern Yiddish Culture

  6. Simon Rabinovitch (Brandeis University): Russian Jewry Unraveling: The Life and Death of Folkism and the Jewish People's Party in Late Imperial Russia

  7. Olga Minkina (European University at St. Petersburg): The Jewish Deputations in the Russian Empire during the 18th and 19th Centuries

  8. Emil Kerenji (University of Michigan): Jewish Citizens of Socialist Yugoslavia

  9. Andrew Sloin (University of Chicago): Cultural Revolution in Jewish Minsk, 1905-1932

  10. Martin Jaigma (Ljubljana Graduate School of Humanities): The Social Mobility of Eastern and Central European Jews

  11. Dmitri Belkin (University of Tübingen): Vladimir Solov'yov's Perception of Judaism 

  12. Vladimir Levin (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Russian Jewry in the Period of Reaction,  1907-1914

  13. Anna Lipphardt (Potsdam University): Cultural Memory, Trauma, Migration

  14. Maria Eitingina (European University at St. Petersburg): National and  Educational Policy of the Russian Empire toward its Alien Subjects

  15. Olaf Terpitz (University of Haifa): The Image of the Shtetl in Russian Jewish Literature after the Holocaust

  16. Shmuel Barnai (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): The Grey Years? Soviet Jews in the Post-Stalin Era: 1953-1964

  17. Darius Staliūnas (Lithuanian Institute of History): Russian Nationality Policy and Pogroms in Lithuania and Belorussia