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Every year, The Institute organizes a One-Day Conference that is usually held at the Polish Embassy in London at 47 Portland Place. Each year the Conference marks the launch of another volume of POLIN. Studies in Polish Jewry. So far twenty four volumes of POLIN were published.

 

2012

Jews and non-Jews in Lithuania:
Coexistence, Cooperation, Violence

International Conference in association with
Institute for Polish Jewish Studies, Oxford,
Institute of Jewish Studies, University College London, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania

The history of Lithuanian-Jewish communities has been marked not only by a continuity of religious tradition, but also by cultural dynamism. This conference offers insights into Lithuanian-Jewish culture, seeks to throw light on the complex history of Lithuanian-Jewish relations, including their cruel and traumatic disintegration during World War Two, and attempts to assess the contemporary situation in a European context.

Monday 17 December 2012, 3pm-7pm
AFTERNOON EVENT AND EVENING RECEPTION
Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuania House,
2 Bessborough Gardens, London SW1V 2JE
FREE OF CHARGE BUT PRE-REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL
amb.uk@urm.lt or tel. 020 7592 2841

Tuesday 18 December 2012, 9.30am-6.30pm
LECTURES FROM DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS
JZ Young Lecture Theatre,
Anatomy Building, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
RESERVATION IS ESSENTIAL. REGISTRATION FEE £12, CONCESSIONS (students, seniors) £6
PLUS ONLINE BOOKING FEE.
Refreshments and a kosher buffet lunch are included in the price.
Registration on-line: http://lithuaniaconference.eventbrite.co.uk/
By post: cheques made out to Institute for Polish Jewish Studies and sent to IPJS,
66 Esmond Road, London, W4 1JF
For all enquiries: Sara Benisaac, Institute of Jewish Studies, UCL,
email: s.benisaac@ucl.ac.uk

Wednesday 19 December 2012, 7pm
CONCERT - DUO VERSUS, VIOLIN AND ACCORDION
FREE OF CHARGE BUT PRE-REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL
amb.uk@urm.lt or tel. 020 7592 2841
Sandy’s Row Synagogue, 4a Sandy’s Row, London E1 7HW

The conference marks the launch of POLIN VOLUME 25
Polin. Studies in Polish Jewry:
Jews in the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania since 1772
The full programme will be available shortly on the ijs website
www.ucl.ac.uk/ijs or call for more information on 020 7679 3520

2011

Thursday 15 December 2011

Jews and their Neighbours in Eastern Europe
A History of Endless Conflict?

A One-Day Conference of the Institute for Polish–Jewish Studies in association with the Polish Cultural Institute and the Institute of Jewish Studies, University College London, Thursday 15 December 2011, 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JJ and the Polish Embassy, 47 Portland Place, London W1B 1JH
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2010

Sunday, 12 December 2010
The Jews of Krakow: An International Symposium
Day 1: From the Holocaust to the Present
Pre-registration essential
10.15am-5.30pm London Jewish Cultural Centre
Ivy House, 94-96 North End Road, London NW11 7SX
L35 includes kosher sandwich lunch
0208 457 5000 admin@ljcc.org.uk, www.ljcc.org.uk
In association with the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies and the Polish Cultural Institute

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Monday, 13 December 2010
The Jews of Krakow: An International Symposium
Day 2: The Jewish Love-Affair with Krakow over the Centuries
Pre-registration essential.
9.30am-5.30pm Polish Embassy
47 Portland Place W1B 1JH
L35 / L25 includes kosher buffet lunch
07799 875 901 fleming_m11@hotmail.com, www.polishjewishstudies.pl
Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies in association with the LJCC and the Polish Cultural Institute

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2009
Jews in Polish Society: Insiders, Outsiders, all-day international seminar exploring the status and social identity of Jews in Poland past and present. Pre-registration essential.

Cultural boundaries–political, social, and religious–have been a key feature of life in Poland since medieval times. By focusing on the ways in which these boundaries were respected, crossed, or otherwise negotiated, this conference throws new light on the contacts between Jews and Christians in Poland over the centuries. The line-up of speakers has been selected so as to focus on the idea of Jews as both insiders and insiders in Poland from a variety of perspectives, including the situation in presentday Poland

Thursday, 10 December, 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
Polish Embassy
47 Portland Place W1B 1JH
£30/£20 includes kosher lunch
Contact for further information or to register:
Michael Fleming 07799 875 901 fleming_m11@hotmail.com


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2008

This year CONFERENCE marked the twentieth anniversary of March 1968: Forty Years On: The March 1968' Anti-Zionist' Campaign and its significance for Polish-Jewish relations." It marked the publication of volume 21 of POLIN, which is on the theme "1968: Forty Years After".

In the mid-1960s, public opinion in Poland turned against the Gomulka regime for a variety of reasons. In an attempt to regain public support and divert attention from the real problems, Gomulka adopted an antisemitic stance. On 19 March 1968 he delivered a speech to party activists in which he divided Jews into three categories: ‘patriotic Jews’, ‘Zionists’, and those who were neither Jews nor Poles but ‘cosmopolitans’ who should ‘avoid those fields of work where the affirmation of nationality is indispensable’. In consequence, nearly 15,000 Jews–a very large part of Poland’s Jewish community-left for Israel, western Europe, and North America, effectively ending Jewish life in the country for over a decade. The events of 1968 were long ignored by scholars but in recent years their importance in the process which led to the collapse of communism has become increasingly evident. This conference illuminates the events that triggered the crisis, the crisis itself, and its consequences.

Among speaker this year were Adam Michnik, Antony Polonsky, Anna Frajlich-Zajac, Leszek Gluchowski, Jaff Schatz, Leopold Sobel, Eugeniusz Smolar, Lena Stanley-Clamp, Dariusz Stola and Bella Szwarcman-Czarnota.

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