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Hebrew Map of Galicia and Bukovina 1877

Centering the Periphery:
Polish Jewish Cultural Production Beyond the Capital 

Rutgers University—New Brunswick

The 2018 Polish Jewish Studies Workshop will be held March 5-6, 2018 at Rutgers University—the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick. It will focus on Jewish cultural production, but also on cultural collaborations and tensions between Christians and Jews in the years of Poland’s partitions and independence (1772-1939) in urban centers other than Warsaw—especially Wilno, Lwów, Kraków, and Łódź. We will explore these topics through fresh approaches and methodologies. 



Natalia Aleksiun is Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History at Touro College, Graduate School of Jewish Studies

Halina Goldberg is Professor of Musicology at the Jacobs School of Music and affiliate faculty of the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program and the Russian and East European Institute at the University of Indiana-Bloomington

Nancy Sinkoff is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and History and Director of the Center for European Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

 The workshop will offer a concert featuring the Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir and soloists that illustrates the cultural interchanges highlighted by the workshop.

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Concert: Soundscapes of Modernity

Jews and Music in Polish Cities

Monday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.

Rutgers University - New Brunswick Kirkpatrick Chapel, 81 Somerset St., New Brunswick, NJ  08901

Free Admission • Free Parking