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The Aramaic dialects within their Late Antique environment.

Monday July 9 (evening), Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday July 10, 11, 12 (daytime) at University College London.

You are welcome to all or any part of the conference.

Further information link:  IJS Conference 2018

Programme and venue to be announced with Eventbrite booking details shortly.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews at 250: Consensus and Controversy

The Institute of Jewish Studies Golden Jubilee 1954-2004


The Lord Mishcon Memorial Conference, UCL

31 August - 1 September 2010 JZ Young lecture theatre, Anatomy Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

The Board of Deputies of British Jews celebrates its 250th anniversary from 2010 - 2011. To mark this milestone, together with the Institute of Jewish Studies at UCL, the Board is holding a two-day conference to explore the work and development of the Board of Deputies and British Jewry in its wider historical and communal context. Do not miss this important cultural event, which brings together some of the world's best experts and is open to all members of the public.




Venue: J.Z. Young lecture theatre, Anatomy Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

9.30am Welcome

9.45-10.30 Jonathan Israel, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton: The Western Sephardic World and the Crisis leading to the English Resettlement

10.30-11.15 David S. Katz, Tel Aviv University: The Nationless Nationalism of Early Modern Anglo-Jewry

11.15-11.45 Coffee break (refreshments provided)

11.45-12.30pm Jason Rosenblatt, Georgetown University: Rabbinic Thought in John Selden's ‘Table-Talk’

12.30-2.00 Lunch (provided)

2.00-2.45 Jeffrey Shoulson, University of Miami: Purity and Admixtion: Jewish Alchemy in Early Modern England

2.45-3.30 Todd Endelman, University of Michigan: Who Spoke for Anglo-Jewry in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries?

3.30-4.00 Tea break (refreshments provided)

4.00-4.45 Adam Mendelsohn, College of Charleston: The Board Abroad: the Board and Colonial Jewry in the Age of Imperialism

4.45- 5.30 Bonnie Wasserman, Fordham University, New York: From Portuguese to English: Language, Identity and Controversy in Nineteenth-Century Sephardic London


Venue: J.Z. Young lecture theatre, Anatomy Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E6BT

9.45-10.30am Gideon Shimoni, Hebrew University, Jerusalem: Zionism and the Board of Deputies

10.30-11.15 Sarah Abramson, Board of Deputies, London: Future Faces of the Board of Deputies: lessons from the next generation of British Jewish youth

11.15-11.45 Coffee break (refreshments provided)

11.45-12.30pm David Feldman, Birkbeck College, London: Multicultural Britain and the Jews

12.30-2.00 Lunch (provided)

2.00-2.45 Eliane Glaser, Birkbeck College, London: Is Tolerance Enough?

2.45-3.30 Vernon Bogdanor, Brasenose College Oxford: Jews in British Politics: The Strange Case of Sir Keith Joseph

3.30-3.45 Short break

3.45-4.30 Robert Wistrich, Hebrew University, Jerusalem: The Challenge of Contemporary British Antisemitism

4.30-4.45 Summing up

4.45 Tea/closing reception (refreshments provided)

For further information please contact Institute of Jewish Studies
ijs@ucl.ac.uk 020 7679 3520

The conference is generously sponsored by the family of the late Lord Mishcon, who was an advocate of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and of the Institute of Jewish Studies at UCL

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