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Parkes International Summer Graduate Seminar Event

12 - 13 July 2018
Avenue and Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, Southampton

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Multidisciplinary Approaches to Jewish/non-Jewish relations

Organised by the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations (University of Southampton), in association with the Kaplan Centre (University of Cape Town), the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies (University of Sydney) and Tulane University.

With the financial support of the Parkes Institute, The Faculty of Humanities and the Royal Historical Society.

All sessions take place in building 44, room 2103 unless otherwise stated below.

Time Thursday 12 July 2018
09:15 Welcome and Introduction

Opening and introduction
Professor Chris Howls (Director of the Doctoral College) and Professor Clare Mar-Molinero (Associate Dean for Internationalisation)

Abaigh McKee, Dr Claire Le Foll and Professor Shirli Gilbert


Session 1: Jewish/non-Jewish relations before and during the Second World War Chaired by Dr James Jordan (University of Southampton)

Alex Sessa (University of Southampton)
‘Exploring the challenges of commemorating Christian Missionaries (with an emphasis on Jane Haining) who aided Jews’

Dominika Cholewinska-Vater (University of Manchester)
‘The Polish Government-in-Exile and Jews: Between the Ethnic and the Democratic’

Katarzyna Dziekan (University of Southampton)
‘Polish perception of Jewish national endeavour in Palestine – an economic perspective’

11:30-11:45 Break
11:45-13:00 Professionalization panel 1: Careers outside academia with a PhD
Dr Kathrin Pieren (Jewish Museum London) and Dr Avril Alba (University of Sydney)
Chaired by Dr James Jordan (University of Southampton)
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Professionalization panel 2: How to publish your PhD
Emily Russell (Palgrave Macmillan) and Dr James Jordan (University of Southampton)

Session 2: Art and propaganda
Chaired by Professor Shirli Gilbert (University of Southampton)

Alesya Nekrasova (European University at St. Petersburg)
‘“Public trial of Cheder” in Vitebsk’

Maria Volfson (European University at St. Petersburg)
‘Milgroim magazine in the context of the tradition of Russian elite art magazines of the beginning of the 20th century’

Karina Simonson (Lithuanian Culture Research Institute)
‘Black and white in writing South African Jewish art history’


Keynote, in LTC at Avenue Campus, followed by drinks reception: Dr Hannah Holtschneider (University of Edinburgh)

‘The archive as a multidisciplinary space’


At Mettricks Guildhall

Jewish music: Lecture-recitals and food and drinks reception

Izabella Goldstein (University of Manchester)
‘Between historical inquiry and applied ethnomusicology: Songs of the Jewish Underworld from pre-World War Two Poland’

Katie Power and Abaigh McKee (University of Southampton)
‘Rediscovering The King of Lampedusa through music discovered at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research’

All sessions on Friday take place in building 44, room 2103.

Times Friday 13 July 2018

Session 3: Law and identity
Chaired by Dr Helen Spurling (University of Southampton)

Hannah L. Schachter (Centre for Jewish Studies Heidelberg)
‘Walter Cornut and his Jewish Administrators: Working Relations between Jews and the Archbishop of Sens, 1223-1241’

Judith Göppinger (Free University of Berlin)
‘Josephus' Moses – hero, lawgiver, establisher of identity?’

11:00-11:15 Break

Session 4: Jews in Urban Spaces
Chaired by Dr Katalin Straner (University of Southampton)

Maja Hultman (University of Southampton)
‘‘We Are Somehow Different’: The Spaces of Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations in Stockholm at the Beginning of the 20th Century’

Maria Coors, (University of Giessen)
‘The structure and use of shared urban space and its perception within Jewish-Polish interrelationships in Vilnius between 1918 in 1939’

Sam Hawkins (University of Southampton)
‘The Jewish East Ender: ‘A Good Englishman and Jew’’

12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:15 Professionalization panel 3: Applying for jobs and grants
Dr Katalin Straner (University of Southampton), Dr Hannah Ewence (University of Chester) and Dr Michael Cohen (Tulane University).
15:15-15:30 Break

Session 5: Local and regional perspectives
Chaired by Dr Claire Le Foll (University of Southampton)

Nicola Woodhead (University of Southampton)

‘The Children’ and their experience of Rural Hampshire Life (1945-46)'

Mariya Melentyeva (University of Alberta)
‘The Regional Perspective in Studying the Relationship between the Russian liberals and the Jews’

Lauren A. Henry (Ohio State University)
‘Colonized Jews and Jewish Colonizers: Alsatian Jews in Algeria, 1830-1962’


Closing plenary

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