The following is the schedule for 2022’s conference. This page will be updated in late February once the presenters for 2023 have been announced.

All times are in Eastern Standard Time.

10:00am-10:15am: Opening Remarks

10:15am-11:15am: Session 1: Living Letters

“The Women Know Full Well”: Niddah and Mikvaot in 1765 Bützow (Nesya Nelkin, Brown University)

Maimonides on Miracles (Zev Roberts, University of Maryland)

Race In Yiddishland: Uncle Tom’s Cabin’s Yiddish Rewrite (August Kahn, Pitzer College)

11:15am-11:30am: Break

11:30am-12:30pm: Session 2: Zakhor: Constructing Collective Memory

How “We Remember”: The Papacy, the Holocaust, and Memory (Sarah Naiman, Oberlin College)

“These Materials Are Holocaust Survivors”: Books and Bodies in the Vilna Ghetto (Helyn Steppa, University of Maryland)

Solomon and Gentile Kings (Anika Jones, Carleton College)

12:30pm-1:15pm: Lunch

1:15pm-2:15pm: Session 3: Diaspora Politics and the Jewish Imagination

To Each Their Own: Jewish Resistance to Apartheid in South Africa (Mettannah Jacobson, McGill University)

Jewish Political Development in Late-Colonial India (Zach Harris, Brown University)

The Jewish Labor Bund, Zionism, and the Holocaust: History, Legacies, and Potential Futures (Tyler Durbin, Western Washington University)

2:15pm-2:30pm: Break

2:30pm-3:30pm: Session 4: Rhythm and Jews

Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron (Ashley Conde, Fordham University)

Mizrahi Culture and New Israeli Spiritualism: Explaining Religious Rhetoric in Israeli Pop Songs (David Polisuk, University of Toronto)

Pedagogy in the Playhouse: The Role of Hans Krása’s Opera Brundibár in Modern Holocaust Education Through the Arts (Julie Levey, Princeton University)

3:30pm-3:45pm: Break

3:45pm-5:00pm: Keynote Lecture

The Path from Mt. Scopus to Kiryas Joel: Unlikely Twists in the Career of a Jewish Intellectual Historian (Professor David Myers, University of California, Los Angeles)