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.
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