‘Jews on the Move: Exploring the movement of Jews, objects, texts, and ideas in space and time’
This conference is hosted by the British Association for Jewish Studies (BAJS), in cooperation with the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh.
We gratefully acknowledge the following grants received in support of the conference:
- the European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS).
- the Astaire Seminar Series in Jewish Studies.
REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE HAS NOW CLOSED.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
- Professor Charlotte Hempel (Birmingham): People and ideas on the move: the evidence from Qumran
- Professor Tony Kushner (Southampton): Jews as refugees: special or not?
- Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (New York / Warsaw): Expanded Geography: An Epilogue to the History of Polish Jews at POLIN Museum
- Professor Hana Wirth-Nesher (Tel Aviv): To Move, to Translate, To Write: Jewish American Immigrant Voices
Please note that delegates are responsible for finding and booking their accommodation during the conference. The University of Edinburgh offers a range of accommodation: http://www.edinburghfirst.co.uk/for-accommodation-internal/ . Visit Scotland lists options for all budgets: https://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/edinburgh/accommodation/ .
The conference venue is School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX, United Kingdom.
Guidelines for papers:
Papers are 20min in length and are followed by 10min of questions / discussion. PC IT and a/v facilities are available. Own laptops can be connected. Mac users need to bring their own connector to PC screen / display.
Panels consist of 3 papers in 90min.
Please be considerate and plan your paper according to the above guidelines, thus allowing everyone equal time to present and discuss their research.
If you speak for longer than 20min, you eat into the time allocated for discussing your paper. If your paper is not complete within 30min, the chair will cut you off and move to the next speaker, so that each speaker can take full advantage of the time allocated to them.
This page has the following sub pages.
- People and Ideas on the Move: The Evidence from Qumran, Professor Charlotte Hempel
- Expanded Geography: An Epilogue to the History of Polish Jews at POLIN Museum, Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
- Jewish Refugees and Other Forced Migrants: From Exodus 1947 to Lampedusa, Professor Tony Kushner
- To Move, to Translate, To Write: Jewish American Immigrant Voices, Professor Hana Wirth-Nesher