POLIN Conferene: "What’s New, What’s Next? Innovative Methods, New Sources, and Paradigm Shifts in Jewish Studies"

This interdisciplinary conference will bring together scholars in a wide range of fields: anthropology, sociology, history, memory studies, museology, art history, and political science, among others.

14 September 2021

The Stephen Roth Institute is happy to extend the invitation to an international POLIN conference titled "What’s New, What’s Next? Innovative Methods, New Sources, and Paradigm Shifts in Jewish Studies", which the Institute coorganized. At the conference, we will be looking for answers to the following questions: What constitutes Jewish studies today and in which direction should we be heading? Which paradigms are guiding the field today? How are theoretical and methodological developments in the humanities and social sciences shaping Jewish studies? How are scholars working in a broad range of disciplines – history, social sciences, literature, visual and performing arts, and other disciplines – contributing to the field? What are interdisciplinary approaches contributing to the field? What is the impact of studies of Jewish life in the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth on a wider understanding of world history?


4 Keynotes

François Guesnet, "The Narcissism of Small Differences? Reflections on Jewish Studies and Jewish Area Studies"
Havi Dreifuss, "Beyond traditional methods: Five Thoughts of what is New and What is Next in Jewish Studies"
Marcin Wodziński, "What's Next in Jewish Studies: Prospects and Challenges"
Gerben Zaagsma, "Exploring Jewish History in the Digital Age"


Registration opened on 13 September, and can be done here.

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