Posts By: Anita Christensen

Call for Papers Conference: Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence  3-7 September 2018 Krakow, Poland  Over the centuries, cities across Europe and around the world have been impacted by their Jewish communities; as places of both presence and absence. The touristic presentation of Jewish heritage in many cities belies long and difficult histories but nevertheless recognition through the protection, conservation and interpretation of this heritage is of increasing importance. However, within their wider context of urban heritage, many sites and… | Read more »

Building from Ashes: Jews in Postwar Europe (1945-1950)  International conference 3. – 5. December, a cooperation between the Jewish Museum Frankfurt and the Simon Dubnow Institute Leipzig, the Seminar für Judaistik at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and the Fritz Bauer Institute. Supported by the European Association for Jewish Studies, the Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung and the Nassauische Sparkasse. In the immediate postwar years, Europe faced the aftermath of genocide, extreme violence, and mass displacement that had produced millions of refugees, poverty… | Read more »

Joint Conference: ICAMT and ICMEMO 2017 October 14-18th in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.  Memory Building: Engaging Society in Self-Reflective Museums The International Committee of Memorial Museums in Remembrance of the Victims of Public Crimes and the International Committee for Architecture and Museum Techniques have a joint conference in Cincinnati, USA. The theme of the conference is “MEMORY BUILDING: Engaging Society in self-reflective Museums” According to the organisers, Cincinnati offers an unexpectedly apt venue at the crossroads of a complex political time… | Read more »

Jewish Heritage Tourism in the Digital Age October 23-25, 2017 // Venice, Italy Beit Venezia, Jewish Heritage Europe and the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe are organizing a conference on Jewish Heritage Tourism in the Digital Age, from Monday 23 October to Wednesday 25 October 2017 in Venice, Italy. The challenges and opportunities posed by Jewish heritage tourism and travel in Europe are the focus of this three-day conference and raise many important issues both in places where there is an active local Jewish population and in… | Read more »

Nearly 50 delegates have already signed up for the AEJM Annual Conference, which will take place in Toledo, Spain in November. The tentative programme is available here, and promises a varied range of interesting lectures, tours, workshops and discussion groups. We are happy to announce the two keynote speakers, who will each share their perspectives on the conference theme “The Absence of Things”. Elma Hašimbegović, the director of the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will address the topic in conversation… | Read more »