Jewish History Colloquium

Jewish History Colloquium


The Greater Washington Jewish History Colloquium

Conveners: Arie M. Dubnov (GWU) 

In partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington

Hosted by GWU’s Judaic Studies Program, the Jewish History Colloquium (JHC) provides the hub for faculty, postdoctoral students, independent researchers and graduate students working in the field of modern Jewish history (broadly defined) at the Greater D.C. area.

Format: Discussions will focus on pre-circulated papers. The format will be 15 to 25 minute presentation by the author(s) of the papers, followed by a Q&A session and a lunch. The colloquium is open to the public, but audience members are kindly requested to RSVP.

Venue: In Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, we will meet at George Washington University. Please bring your GW card or an ID in order to enter the Gelman Library.

Time: The colloquium meets three times each semester on Fridays, The colloquium meets three times each semester on Fridays, starting at 10:30 am and ending by 12:00 pm (followed by lunch, 12:00-12:30).


2019- 2020 JHC PROGRAM


Friday, September 13: Leon Fink (University of Illinois at Chicago): Friends without Borders: American Liberals and the Embrace of Israel from Labor Zionism to the Two-State Solution

Friday, November 15: Geraldine Gudefin (American University): Between Two Worlds:Navigating Jewish and American Divorce in the Period of Mass Migration

Friday December 6: Roman Vater (Cambridge University, UK): Post-Zionism: First Generation


Friday, January 24: Shari Rabin (Oberlin College): American Jewish History and the B'nai B'rith Home for Aged and Infirm Hebrews (1882-1957)

Friday, March 6: Elizabeth Anthony (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum): Seagasse 9: A Jewish Nursing Home in Post Holocaust Vienna

Friday, April 17:  Kenneth Moss (John Hopkins University): Jewish Vulnerability and the Politics of Emergency in Poland 1928-1935