The Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies Presents:
Zionism on the Jewish Street: Urban Geography and Jewish Nationalism at the Turn of the 20th Century
An International Conference
Sunday and Monday, March 7-8 2010, New York City
Jewish culture at the turn of the twentieth century was vibrant. And more than any other place, it was the cities – from the university halls of Vienna, the salons of Odessa, the cafes of Tel Aviv and the streets of New York – that were the birthplace of Zionism and Jewish diaspora nationalism. This conference will consider many sides of Jewish nationalism, including the emergence of mass politics and new expressions of modern Jewish culture in the press, visual culture, architecture and urban sphere.
To register and for more information, visit http://YU.edu/cis
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Yeshiva University Museum, Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
Opening Session 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Zionism on the Jewish Street: Three Cities
Chair: Jacob Wisse, Director, Yeshiva University Museum
Odessa: Steven Zipperstein, Stanford University
Vienna: Marsha Rozenblit, University of Maryland
Tel Aviv: Barbara Mann, Jewish Theological Seminary
Monday, March 8, 2010
Yeshiva University, Wilf Campus
185 West 185th Street, Furst Hall 501,
Session 2 10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Zionism on the Jewish Street: Human Geography: Jewish Nationalism, ideology and popular expression
Chair: Joshua Zimmerman, Yeshiva University
Jenna Weissman Joselit, George Washington University
Blue Box the Bold: Zionism and the Modern Child
Jonathan Krasner, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
The Bureau of Education and the Struggle for Ivrit b’Ivrit in the Talmud Torahs
David Brenner, University of Houston
German-Jewish Popular Culture and Cultural Zionism
Joshua Karlip, Yeshiva University
The Anxiety of Influence: Yiddishism and the Jewish Religious Tradition
Session 3 2:15-4:30 p.m.
Zionism on the Jewish Street: Urbanism, Art and Jewish Nationalism
Chair: Robert Seltzer, The City University of New York
Jess Olson, Yeshiva University
The House that Straucher Built: Czernowitz and the New Jewish City
Michael Berkowitz, University College, London
Reconsidering Zionism and Photography: Effective Affinities
Alexander Mishory, Rice University
Jewish Renaissance and Revival on Tel Aviv Building Facades
Nina Spiegel, American University
The City as a Stage: Dancing, Parading, and Masquerading in Mandate Tel Aviv
Jess Olson, Ph.D.
500 W. 185th St.
New York, NY 10033
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