The Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations cordially invites you to attend its forthcoming conference:
Prelude to the Holocaust?
The Mass Dynamics of Anti-Jewish Violence in Eastern and East-Central Europe
18-19 March 2007
Join leading scholars from across Europe for two days of stimulating presentations and discussions on the subject of anti-Jewish violence in the half-century prior to the Holocaust.
The programme will focus on the question of ‘preludes’ to the Holocaust: did large-scale attacks on Jews in eastern and east-central Europe somehow lay the foundations for the genocide, planned by the Nazis but in many cases executed with help or without opposition from local peoples?
Speakers from Warsaw, Vilnius, Moscow, Minsk, Kiev, Prague, Budapest, Zagreb and Frankfurt will present the results of a decade and a half of research in the newly opened archives of the former Eastern bloc countries.
Papers focusing on specific examples of anti-Jewish violence will be woven into comparative and interdisciplinary panels and discussion sessions, providing an invaluable breadth of perspective on the topic.
This symposium is co-sponsored by the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Dates: Sunday, 18 March and Monday, 19 March 2007
Location: Avenue Campus, University of Southampton
Registration fee: £30 for both days, £20 for one day
Friends of Parkes and students: £15 (entire conference)
Pre-registration is encouraged as spaces are limited. To register, please contact Frances Clarke: firstname.lastname@example.org, 023 8059 2261. Alternate contact, Dr Natan Meir: email@example.com, 023 8059 6648.
Professor John Klier, University College London, ‘Anti-Jewish Violence in Ukraine’
Professor Lidia Miliakova, Institute for Slavic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, ‘'The main peculiarities of the pogroms in Ukraine during the Civil War 1917-1922’
Dr Evgenii Rozenblat, Belarus State University, ‘The basic stages and localisation of the pogroms in Byelorussia. 1918-1922’
Dr Volodymyr Lyubchenko, Institute of History of Ukraine, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, ‘The nature and causes of anti-Jewish sentiment in Soviet Ukraine in the 1920s and 1930s’
Dr Alina Cała, Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw, ‘The patterns of anti-Jewish violence in Eastern Europe, 1881-1937’
Dr David Kaufman, University of Stirling, 'The pogroms in Poland, 1918-1919'
Dr Sarunas Liekis, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, ‘The patterns of anti-Jewish violence prior to 1941: The Lithuanian case‘
Professor Victor Karády, Central European University, Budapest, ‘Jewish over-schooling, modernisational differentials and academic antisemitism in Hungary. (Was the 1920 numerus clausus law a harbinger of Nazification?)’
Dr Attila Pok, Institute of History, The Hungarian Academy of Sciences, ’Continuities and Discontinuities in 20th Century Hungarian Anti-Semitism’
Professor Ivo Goldstein, University of Croatia, ‘Yugoslavia, 1918-1941’
Dr Werner Bergmann, Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung, Berlin, ‘Radical antisemitism and anti-Jewish violence in inter-war Germany, 1918-1939’
Dr Michal Frankl, Institut Terezinske iniciativy, Prague, ‘Anti-German or antisemitic? Anti-Jewish violence in the Bohemian lands before the Holocaust’
Dr Natan Meir
History Department and the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations
University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ
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