11. Juni 2013 - 13. Juni 2013

German - Jewish Culture in Galicia : Influence, Diffusion and Transformation


The Institute of Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow; Commission for the History and Culture of Jews, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAU); Martin Buber Chair in Jewish Thought and Philosophy, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main; The Institute of History, Martin Luther University, Halle; Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv ; Polish Association for Jewish Studies are pleased to announce an international workshop which will be held on June 11-13, 2013, in Krakow.

The organizers of the workshop would like to invite young scholars (PhD students and post-doctorates) who are working on any area related to the major topic German-Jewish Culture in Galicia and Little Poland until the Holocaust.

German Jewish Culture had infiltrated Polish and Eastern-European Jewry since the end of the 18th century. This influence had been strong and strong particularly on the territory of Galicia (area of the partitioned Poland incorporated into Hapsburg Imperia). In Galicia after the partition of Poland one can observe a clash of the traditional Jewish culture with German-Jewish one. After the first world war one can observe adaptation, diffusion and transformation of this culture in many areas of Jewish life and literate activities to the local needs. The workshop will open the platform for study, analysis and discussion in all areas, with a special attention to Jewish religion and inner life, literature, culture, ideological movements, inter-religious and inter-culture relations as well as everyday life. Internationally recognized specialists from the various fields related to the topic of the workshop will be also invited for the workshop.

The workshop will be held in English. The organizers will cover expenses for accommodation in Krakow during the workshop. Limited travel stipends might be available.

Please send a proposal (up to one page) and short bio until April 15, 2013 to the conference coordinators: Michał Galas and Alicja Maślak-Maciejewska: krakoworkshops2013@<wbr></wbr>
Academic Board of the workshop:
Prof. Edward Dąbrowa (Cracow)
Assoc. Prof. Michał Galas (Cracow)
PD. Dr. Juergen Heyde (Halle)
Prof. Yaroslav Hrytsak (L'viv)
Prof. Maria Kłańska (Cracow)
Assoc. Prof. Magdalena Ruta (Cracow)
Prof. Christian Wiese (Frankfurt)


Jürgen Heyde

Institut für Geschichte, MLU Halle-Wittenberg



The Institute of Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow


The Institute of Jewish Studies u.a.