Schedule

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)