‘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.
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
Book conference participation:
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.
All catering provided at the conference will be vegetarian. If you are unable to eat a vegetarian diet please email BAJS2017@ed.ac.uk with your dietary requirements by 3 April 2017. Please be aware, that we are unable to guarantee at this point that we will be able to cater for your specific dietary needs.
There is a limited number of travel bursaries available for postgraduate research students from European and UK institutions presenting at the conference. Please send a short statement (max. 250 words) to BAJS2017@ed.ac.uk).
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