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

Format: Discussions will focus on pre-circulated papers. The format will be a 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 the 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, 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 (University of Cambridge, UK): Pathways of Early Post-Zionism


Friday, January 24: Shari Rabin (Oberlin College): Jews and the American South: Race, Religion, Region

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

Friday, April 17: Kenneth Moss (Johns Hopkins University): Jewish Vulnerability and the Politics of Emergency in Poland 1928-1935 (NOTE: This session of the JHC has been canceled due to COVID-19. We hope to reschedule it next semester)