Upcoming Conference “Agents of Cultural Change: Jewish and Other Responses to Modernity, ca. 1750–1900”

On October 8–10, 2018 the German Historical Institute Washington DC (GHI) will host the concluding conference of our research project. Organized by Simone Lässig, Zohar Shavit and Kerstin von der Krone the conference will provide an opportunity to discuss our findings  with a group of international scholars from a variety of disciplines. We aim to situate our research within the broader historiographical context and the research on social and cultural transformations and ask more generally what role religion, education and knowledge played in responding to change.

The Bar Mitzvah Discourse (Bar-Mizwa-Vortrag) by Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, 1869. Via Jewish Museum New York.

Seating is limited, if you plan to attend the conference please register with Ms. Susanne Fabricius at fabricius(at)ghi-dc.org by September 15, 2018.

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“Inside and Outside the Home: Childhood, Nature and the Animal World” – Workshop at Tel Aviv University, May 8, 2018 [Hebrew]

Together with their colleagues of Tel Aviv University’s Youth Culture Studies Program Zohar Shavit and Tal Kogman are organizing an annual workshop on May 8th, 2018 that will discuss how Children encounter the nature and the animal world, placing this workshop at the intersection of a cultural history of childhood and new approaches from animal studies.


Upcoming Conference: “Religious Knowledge and Position Taking in the 19th Century” – May 22-23, 2018 (Frankfurt am Main)

Simone Lässig, Zohar Shavit, Kerstin von der Krone and Tal Kogman will participate in the conference “Religious Knowledge and Position Taking in the 19th Century: The Case of Educational Media” that will take place at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main on May 22-23, 2018. The Conference is organized by David Käbisch and Christian Wiese (Goethe University Frankfurt) as part of the research focus Religious Positioning: Modalities and Constellations in Jewish, Christian and Muslim Contexts.

For a detailed program see here.