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XXII International Annual Conference on Jewish Studies

XXII International Annual Conference on Jewish Studies

XXII International Annual Conference on Jewish Studies took place on 1st – 3d of February in Golitsyno (near Moscow). The conference was organized by Center “Sefer” with financial support by Joint, Russian Jewish Congress, Euro-Asian Jewish Congress and Genesis Charity Foundation. During its long history annual conferences became the basic meeting place for the researchers and central scientific forum for Jewish Studies.

Around 150 researchers from Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Israel and USA participated in the conference.

The conference was opened with the greetings of chairperson of Sefer’s academic board and general secretary of EAJK Mikhail Chlenov, director of the Sefer Center Victoria Mochalova, representer of the Jerusalem branch of Joint committee Michael Beizer and first secretary of the Israel embassy in Russian Federation Boris Belodubrovskiy.

Two lectures were held on the first plenary session: The Medieval Jewish Ethno-

Genetic Mythologies (Mikhail Chlenov) and From the Myth to the Logos, from the Logos to the Myth: the Paradoxes of Public Consciousness (Arkady Kovelman).

The program included the following sections: Jewish World in the Architecture, Memoirs and Music, The Holocaust: the Analysis of the Sources in the Historical Memory Context, Museum Collections and Expositions, Jews in the Diaspora: Contacts and Conflicts, The Bible: Research and Interpretation, Jewish Literature. Literary Connections, Non-Ashkenazic Jewish Communities, History of the Jews in Eastern Europe, Faith and Reason in the History of the Jewish Though and Culture, Jews in the Russian Empire, The State of Israel. Politics, Economics and International Relations, Special Historical Disciplines: Prosopography, Genealogy, Epigraphics and Biographics, Jews in the USSR and on the Post-Soviet Territories.

Also on the conference took place the round table Electronic Databases on Jewish Studies: the Search for Collaboration and the Development Perspectives.

As usually there was also a ceremony of presenting the grants from Prof. Eugene Weiners Fellowships Award. This year the grants were presented to Alexander Ivanov (Saint-Petersburg), Victor Kelner (Saint-Petersburg) and Efim Melamed (Kiev).

There was a big presentation of new books and editions on Jewish Studies, where performed different publishing houses fromRussia,UkraineandIsraelas well as authors themselves.

(you can download the full program of the conference by clicking the image)


Feedback from the participant:

I want to thank you again for all of your assistance and hospitality. I thought it was a very good conference. I learned a great deal and I also had a good time. I know that this was mainly because of all of your work and because of your great team.

Shaul Stampfer (Jerusalem)

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