The International Center for Russian and East European Jewish Studies in Moscow, The Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and The Baltic and East European Graduate School in Stockholm are planning an international conference to be held in Stockholm from 21-24 May 2005.
The conference will focus on the history of anti-Jewish violence in an inter-ethnic context.
We are seeking presentations that contribute new perspectives to this issue; they should keep in mind but transcend conventional questions of guilt and responsibility. Moreover, this conference intends to address anti-Jewish violence within wider patterns of European history and inter-ethnic conflict. Particular emphasis will be put on the social causes, the contemporary concepts and stereotypes, the visualization and the shaping of collective memory of these events.
The organizers are now soliciting applications for a number of spots that have been set aside in the conference program. Young researchers in the field are particularly encouraged to send proposals for 20-minute papers, which should include an updated CV and a brief abstract (approximately 300 words). The deadline for submission is 1 November 2004. Decisions will be issued by early spring 2005. Proposals should be sent to: email@example.com
Presentations at the conference will include the following types and themes:
Reflections of inter-ethnic violence in literature, art, the press, cinema and other media
The place of anti-Jewish violence within theories of ethnic violence
Patterns of accommodation and conflict resolution between Jews and non-Jews
The organizers will cover part or all of the travel and accommodation costs for the participants. They also plan to publish an edited volume of the conference proceedings.
Please contact Erika Vikström Szulc for further inquiries (e-mail address given below).
Oleg Budnitskii, International Center for Russian and East European Jewish Studies
David Gaunt, Baltic and East European Graduate School Södertörn University College Stockholm
Israel Bartal and Jonathan Dekel-Chen, The Nevzlin Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
John Klier, University College London, Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Erika Vikström Szulc
The Baltic and East European Graduate School in Stockholm
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