26. -29. June 2005, Potsdam, Germany
Call for Papers
The Interplay Between Real And Imagined Places in Judaism and Jewish Culture
The conference inquires into Jewish places that are in equal measure physically existing as well as constructed in the imagination. Acting on the assumption that several layers of meaning are discursively inscribed onto every material place, we aim to explore answers to questions such as:
Why do some historical places provoke particularly enduring constructions and myths of places?
To what extent are descriptions of real places derived from different (historic, nostalgic, religious) concepts of places and to what extent are new ones created?
Which concepts of place make a place into a “Jewish” place?
How are the interfaces between real places and concepts of places experienced through media (e.g., exhibitions or the internet)?
We are interested in an interdisciplinary approach to Jewish places and invite papers from different disciplines.
Conference languages are English and German.
Please send 1-2 page abstract electronically by November 30, 2004.
For further information please see the web address given below.
PhD Program "Makom. Place and Places in Judaism" (head of the department Prof. Dr. Julius H. Schoeps) at the University of Potsdam in cooperation with the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies, Potsdam.
Please direct organizational questions to:
PhD Programm Makom
Please send your abstracts to:
Dr. Kerstin Armborst
Am Neuen Palais 10, 14469 Potsdam,
Tel.: +49 -(0)331 -977 14 07
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