As part of the 2nd Annual Summer School, Jewish History and Culture of East-Central Europe, Jewish studies specialists Israel Bartal, Semion Goldin and Jonathan Dekel-Chen offered guest lectures at the Center for Urban History on 1 July.
9:00 – 10:00 – Professor Israel Bartal: Shtetl. Imaginary geography, history, literature and memory.
Israel Bartal – Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Chairman of the Historical Society of Israel, one of the best researchers of Jewish history in Eastern Europe, and author of The Jews of Eastern Europe, 1772-1881.
10:10-11:10 –Dr. Semion Goldin: What is possible and impossible in current research, using the project Jewish Legacy in Halychyna and Bukovyna as an example.
11:20-12:20 –Dr. Goldin: Who invents things, for whom and when? A discussion of the modern state in the Jewish and Ukrainian context.
Dr. Semion Goldin– Director of the Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and Eastern European Jewry, authored several works on Twentieth Century Russian-Jewish relations.
12:30-13:30 –Jonathan Dekel-Chen: Modern day Jewish agricultural settlements: the United States, South America, and Palestine.
13:40-14:40 – lecture by Jonathan Dekel-Chen: Jewish agricultural colonies in the Crimea, Southern Ukraine, Belarus, and Birobidzhan during Soviet times. Lecture in English with simultaneous interpretation into Ukrainian.
Dr. Jonathan Dekel-Chen – Academic Director of the Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and Eastern European Jewry.
4:30pm - discussion entitled: Museums of Jewish History and Culture: current status, problems and prospects. Presentations made by students from the 2nd Summer School Jewish History and Culture of East-Central Europe:
- The Museum of History of Odessa Jews "Migdal Shorashim" (Volodymyr Chaplin)
- Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw (Anna Susak)
- Museum of Jewish Culture in Lviv project (Lviv Museum of History of Religion) (Maksym Martin)