Archives par mot-clé : Palestine

“Un parcours immobile ?”

La prochaine séance de l’atelier “Histoire des Juifs en Europe après 1945″ aura lieu le mardi 12 mai 2015, de 17h à 19h. Nous recevrons Alma Heckman, doctorante à l’Université de Californie à Los Angeles (UCLA), qui présentera une intervention intitulée : “Un parcours immobile?” La partition politique des Juifs du Maroc au seuil de l’indépendance. Sa présentation sera discutée par Pierre-Jean Le Foll-Luciani, docteur en histoire de l’Université Rennes 2. Continuer la lecture de “Un parcours immobile ?”

Parution : articles sur l’histoire des migrations des Juifs

Le dernier numéro de la revue “East European Jewish Affairs“, sorti cet hiver et publié par Taylor & Francis/Routledge, réunit plusieurs articles sur les migrations des Juifs d’Europe de l’Est de la fin du 19e siècle à celle du 20e siècle.  Plusieurs travaux pourront intéresser nos lecteurs :

– Jonathan Dekel-Chen : East European Jewish migration: inside and outside (pages 154-170) ;

– Anna Lipphardt : Communities on the move: reconsidering the history of East European Jews after the Holocaust from a landsmanshaftn perspective (pages 225-240) ;

– Jeffrey Veidlinger : One doesn’t make out much with furs in Palestine: the migration of Jewish displaced persons, 1945–7 (pages 241-252) ;

– Rafi Tsirkin-Sadan : Between marginal and transnational: post-Soviet immigration in Hebrew literature (pages 253-268).

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Volume 44, N°2-3, Hiver 2014

Global Yiddish Culture, 1938 – 1948 : appel à contribution

L’Université de Toronto organise en avril 2015 une conférence sur la culture yiddish de 1938 à 1948, dans le monde, et à cet effet lance un appel à contribution, que vous trouverez ci-dessous (et sur le site de l’Université). Pour les intéressés, les candidatures sont à envoyer avant le 16 septembre 2014.

8th Annual Symposium of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature
University of Toronto
April 20-21, 2015

In 1926 Yiddish writer Dovid Bergelson suggested that Yiddish culture had three centers: Poland, the Soviet Union and United States. Between 1939 and 1941, this geography radically changed. While New York remained a Yiddish centre, Polish and most European Soviet ones ceased to exist.  By 1943, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and South Siberia became the new centers of Yiddish culture. Yiddish writers, actors, artists, activists, musicians, and poets from around the world found themselves in close proximity with one another and in close contact with their counterparts in the United States.  By 1943, when the majority of the world’s Yiddish speakers were murdered, Yiddish civilization went through a radical transformation and became the culture of guilt-driven resisters, fighters and survivors.

The interdisciplinary symposium “Global Yiddish Culture, 1938 – 1948” invites historians, literary scholars, sociologists, cinema, and theatre scholars to think about the nature of Yiddish culture that developed during this difficult period in Jewish history.
We are interested in discussing works by individual authors or institutions (Yiddish theaters, concert groups, newspapers and more) and in issues of public Yiddish culture, relationship between war-torn governments and Yiddish activists, challenges and achievements of the Yiddish press in the Soviet Union and in the United States, and the state of Yiddish culture in Palestine and South America. Of special interest are papers on the transnational nature of Yiddish civilization of the period, as well as submissions that deal with questions of the relationships between wartime Yiddish and Russian, English, Spanish, and Polish-language Jewish cultures.
Papers presented at the symposium will be considered for a publication in a special issue of East European Jewish Affairs (subject to additional peer-review).
The symposium will take place on April 20-21, 2015 at the University of Toronto. It is the 8th Annual Symposium of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, generously co-sponsored by the Centre for Jewish Studies and Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies.

To participate in the symposium, please send a title, 200-250 words paper proposal and one-page CV by September 16, 2014 to .
You will be notified about the status of your proposal by October 1, 2014. The organizers hope to be able to cover travel expenses for participants. Visit for more information.

If you have any accommodation needs, please e-mail : , five business days prior to the event, and we will do our best to assist you.

Organizing committee:
Professor Doris Bergen (History, University of Toronto)
Professor Jeffrey Kopstein (Political Science, University of Toronto)
Professor Anna Shternshis (Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Centre for Diaspora Studies, University of Toronto)