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Workshop Online December 2020

Online Workshop, 8th – 9th December 2020
(originally scheduled for Leipzig in June 2020, postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and staged as a Zoom conference)
Chaired by Dr Peter Antres and Dr Daniel Wildmann




Session 1

Opening Remarks

Alisha Meininghaus: Jewish birth-amulets as an indicator for changing concepts of ‘religion’, ‘magic’ and gender roles in past and present

Aviya Doron: Economic interactions between Jews and Christians – Trust and Risk in Medieval Urban Environment.

Elad Schlesinger: A Reception History of the Schulchan Aruch in Europe and the Creation of Community 1590-1660.

Zeljka Oparnica: The In-Diaspora. The Crisis and the Renaissance of the Balkan Sephardim (1890-1940)

Intermediate Remarks, Feedback


Session 2

Steven Samols: Inventing and Commodifying the Global: Jewish Immaginations of World Culture between the 1880s and the 1920s.

Joshua Shelly: Writing a Future State: Spatial Imaginaries of German Jewish Literature, 1885-1932

Irit Chen: The Purchasing Mission between Israel and Germany 1953-1965.

Naomi Simhony: Synagogue Architecture in Israel's First Three Decades of Statehood

Zarin Aschrafi: From Frankfurt to Babylon. Jewish Intellectuals in Germany during the 1970s and 1980s.

Closing Remarks, Feedback