Session at the 49th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, December 17–19, 2017

Kerstin von der Krone organized a panel session on Jewish Thought in Social Context for the upcoming Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies that will take place from December 17–19, 2017 in Washington DC.

The session will feature presentations by Alexandra Zirkle, a fellow at the Leibniz Institute for European History in Mainz (Germany), Yaniv Feller, Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University and Kerstin herself. Abigail Gillman, Boston University will serve as chair.

Further information on the panel session can be found here

17th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 6-10, 2017

Tal Kogman and Kerstin von der Krone will present their research in Jerusalem at the 17th World Congress of Jewish Studies, a conference organized by the World Union for Jewish Studies every four years. This year’s congress will take place August 6-10, 2017 at the Mount Scopus Campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Tal Kogmann will speak about “The Birth of a New Ritual of Childhood: Birthday Celebrations in Ashkenaz in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries” (in Hebrew) as part of session 266, “Jewish Life in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries” on the morning of August 9th. In the afternoon, Kerstin von der Krone will give a talk entitled “Translating Judaism: Jewish Catechisms and Manuals and the Re-Definition of Jewish Religious Knowledge in the 19th Century” (in English) as part of session 398,  “Pedagogic Innovations, Jewish Education and Modern Jewish thought”.

Archive Fellowship for Kerstin von der Krone

Kerstin von der Krone was awarded the The Joseph and Eva R. Dave Fellowship at the The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives  in Cincinnati (OH) for the 2017–2018 academic year.  This fellowship allows her to broaden her research on nineteenth-century Jewish religious education by including American Jewish approaches to education between 1820 and 1880. Based on this new perspective, she is currently re-framing her research project under the title “Educating the ‘Modern’ Jew and the ‘Loyal’ Citizen: Re-Defining Jewish Religious Education in the Nineteenth Century.” The fellowship program at the American Jewish Archives was founded in 1977 and brings together scholars of American Jewish experience to deepen their research and engage in scholarly discussion.