The Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies invites proposals for presentations at an international conference "Jews of East-Central Europe after the Catastrophe: Multiplicity of Experiences, 1945–1956" (Kharkiv, November 23–24, 2021).
The organizers aim to discuss various aspects of the Jewish life in East-Central Europe after the Holocaust and under the impact of the Holocaust. In particular, they propose to raise the topic of the experience of Jewish women in the East bloc states in the post-war decade, the attitude of the USSR and Soviet satellite states’ security services toward organized Jewish life, the authorities’ perception of the initiatives “from below” to memorialize the victims of the Holocaust, and the conditions in which the Jewish culture and Jewish studies developed.
The organizers encourage submissions that will deal with the comparative analysis of certain aspects of Jewish life in various East bloc states.
A young researchers’ seminar will be held as a part of the conference. Students of MA and PhD programs who study the Jewish life of Central- and Eastern European Jews during the post-war period are invited to participate.
The primary conference language will be English.
Prof. Andrea Pető (Central European University, Austria)
Prof. Frank Grüner (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Conference participants will be able to submit their presentations as articles to the peer-reviewed journal Judaica Ukrainica for publication in 2021.
Deadline for submissions is extended until May 10, 2021.
Notification of acceptance to be mailed by May 20, 2021.
You can find additional information on the conference here.