POSTGRADUATE WORKSHOP: Working with archival resources in Jewish Studies, 19/2/2014

Wednesday 19 February 2014, 1-4pm, Scottish Jewish Archives Centre (SJAC), Glasgow

Staff and PG students are invited to sign up for a workshop on working with archival resources relating to Jews (in the widest sense, i.e. Jews don’t need to be central to your research, but issues relating to Jews in some form should figure in your work).

The workshop is aimed primarily at postgraduate students who already work in archives, as well as those interested in doing so in the future.

The workshop will introduce aspects of archival resources available in Scotland and further afield, and offer the opportunity for networking with other scholars, including increasing opportunities for expanding skills in archival work.

The workshop will take place at the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre in Glasgow:

Places are limited to 20, lunch and tea/coffee are included. Participants will have to make their own way to Glasgow. In case of financial hardship, please get in touch with Dr Hannah Holtschneider ( Please indicate your interest in participating by emailing Dr Hannah Holtschneider ( with a short description of your research interest. Places will then be allocated individually by return email.

• Welcome and introductions over lunch 1-1:30pm

• Presentations 1:30-3:00pm
• Harvey Kaplan: The Scottish Jewish Archives Centre
• Mia Spiro: Between Fact and Fiction: Using the Archive for Jewish Literary Scholarship
• Fiona Frank: Researching a Scottish Jewish family through 100 years : the historian-detective through oral history, wills, archives, and even Facebook groups!

•  Discussion & time to explore the SJAC: 3:00-4pm
• This includes the opportunity to view Garnethill Synagogue, the oldest synagogue building in Scotland opened in 1879,
and one of the top 10 historic synagogues in the British Isles.


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