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Pogroms of Jews in the Polish lands in the 19th and 20th centuries. Academic conference, June 10-12, 2015, Warsaw

The Institute of History of the University of Warsaw in cooperation with the
Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University College London, and the
Institute for the History of Polish Jewry and Israel-Poland Relations,
The Goldstein – Goren Diaspora Research Center, Tel Aviv University, is conducting
an ongoing research project, Pogroms: Collective Anti-Jewish Violence in the Polish
Lands in the 19th and 20th Centuries and Its Impact on Polish-Jewish Relations.
History, Memory, Identity. The project is financed by a research grant from the
National Program for the Development of Humanities, Polish Ministry of Science and
Higher Education.

In connection with this project, the Institute of History and POLIN Museum of
the History of Polish Jews are currently inviting scholars to an international academic
conference devoted to pogroms in the Polish lands in the 19th and 20th centuries. The
conference will be held on June 1012, 2015 in Warsaw, Poland. Discussion will
focus on the following issues:
• social and political problems connected with the pogroms,
the reception of research on this topic
the influence of pogroms on social and political relations
methodology and sources in research on pogroms
representations of pogroms in literature and the arts Case studies of specific

Through this interdisciplinary approach we will present the findings of the
researchers involved in the project. The conference will also expand the spectrum of
the research problems examined by inviting other scholars specializing in the history
of pogroms, and stimulate discussion in this field.
The languages of the conference will be English, Polish, and Russian. If possible,
the organisers, will provide accommodation in Warsaw.
Proposals should be sent by e-mail to: by
January 15, 2015 at the latest. Please use the attached form. We will notify you if your
proposal has been accepted by February 28, 2015.
Conference Academic Committee
Prof. François Guesnet, University College London; Prof. Szymon Rudnicki,
University of Warsaw; Prof. Dariusz Stola, POLI/ Museum of the History of
Polish Jews, Prof. Bożena Szaynok, University of Wrocław; Prof. Ruth
Leiserowitz, Deutsches Historisches Institut in Warschau
Organising Committee
Dr hab. Sławomir Buryła, Professor at the University of Warmia and Mazury
Dr August Grabski, Jewish Historical Institute
Dr Artur Markowski, University of Warsaw
Dr Małgorzata Pakier, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Marzena Szugiero, University of Warsaw conference secretary
Application form:
1. First and last name
2. Academic degree
3. Place of work/academic affiliation
4. The title of the paper (in the language that it will be presented in)
5. Abstract (250500 words: 12 pages).

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