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ZJS-UP: Workshop - Modern Jewish Experiences Beyond Europe: Minor Perspectives on Modernity

15.06.2021 | 10:00 - 18:30


Jewish Modernity and Memory in the Eastern Mediterranean

Chair: Kathleen Samson

Željka Oparnica, Birkbeck, University of London

“The Sephardi Modernity or Sephardi Crisis? Answers from 1920s and 1930s Sarajevo”

Jonathan Hirsch, Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies Berlin Brandenburg, University of Potsdam

“Modern Semites, Modern Egyptians: the Maimonides Commemoration in Cairo 1935”

Iskandar Ahmad Abdalla, Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Free University of Berlin

“Remembering Jews in Contemporary Egypt: Haret al-Yahud on TV and Re-Narrating the Nation”

Alina Schittenhelm, University of Potsdam

“‘Along Came the Knife of Hebrew’: Questioning the Western Hegemony in Erez Israel”


Jewish Studies meets Postcolonial Studies: The Case of North Africa

Chair: Jonathan Hirsch

Yael Attia, RTG minor cosmopolitanisms, University of Potsdam

“Jewish Studies, Postcolonial Studies: an Encounter with Albert Memmi”

Rachel Pafe, University of Potsdam

"Give a little salt to these strangers: Albert Memmi and Fictions of Jewish Barbarism”

Yonathan Listik, University of Amsterdam

“Barbaric Jewishness: Resistance to Judeo-Christianity in Boyarin and Slabodsky”


Roundtable and Closing Remarks

Jonathan Hirsch and Yael Attia

Keynote im Rahmen des Workshops: Modern Jewish Experiences Beyond Europe: Minor Perspectives on Modernity

Zeit & Ort

15.06.2021 | 10:00 - 18:30


Weitere Informationen

For registration and ZOOM link contact: j.hirsch@selma-stern-zentrum.de