CFP: Workshop on German - Jewish Culture in Galicia: Influence, Diffusion and Transformation
CFP: Workshop: "German-Jewish Culture in Galicia" (Krakow, Jun 11-13, 2013)

International Workshop on German - Jewish Culture in Galicia:
Influence, Diffusion and Transformation

Krakow, June 11-13, 2013

The Institute of Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow;
Commission for the History and Culture of Jews, Polish Academy of Arts
and Sciences (PAU); Martin Buber Chair in Jewish Thought and
Philosophy at the Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main; The Institute
of History, Martin Luther University, Halle; Ukrainian Catholic
University, Lviv; Polish Association for Jewish Studies are pleased to
announce an international workshop which will be held on June 11-13,
2013, in Krakow.

The organizers of the workshop would particularly like to invite young
scholars (PhD students and post-doctorates) who are working on any
area related to the major topic of German-Jewish Culture in Galicia
and Little Poland until the Holocaust.

German Jewish-Culture had developed an extraordinary impact on Polish
and Eastern-European Jewry since the end of the 18th century. This
influence had been particularly strong on the territory of Galicia
(area of the partitioned Poland incorporated into the Habsburg
Empire). What can be observed in Galicia after the partition of Poland
is an intense encounter between traditional Jewish culture and the
cultural world of German Jewry. The development after World War I can
be described as a process of adaptation, diffusion and transformation
of this culture in many areas of Jewish life and literary activities
with a special focus on the local cultural needs. The workshop wishes
to open the platform for study, analysis and discussion in all areas,
with a special attention to Jewish religion and inner life,
literature, culture, ideological movements, inter-religious and
inter-culture relations as well as everyday life. Internationally
recognized specialists from the various fields related to the topic of
the workshop will also be invited to the workshop.

The workshop will be held in English. The organizers will cover
expenses for accommodation in Krakow during the workshop. Limited
travel stipends might be available.

Please send a proposal (up to one page) and short bio until April 15,
2013 to
Date: 2013-04-23