Gershom Scholem Summer Conference

IJS International Summer Conference

17th - 19th June 2013

UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Gershom Scholem (1897-1982):  Life and Work

PROGRAMME

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MONDAY 17th JUNE

18.30: Drinks reception

Venue: Garden Room, Wilkins Building

19.15: Mark Geller, UCL: Welcome

Keynote address

Jay Geller, Case Western Reserve University:  The Scholem Family in German and German-Jewish Historical Context

Venue: Gustave Tuck lecture theatre, 2nd floor, Wilkins Building

TUESDAY 18th JUNE

Venue: J.Z. Young lecture theatre, Anatomy Building, UCL, Gower Street (south of the main university entrance)

09.30-11.00:  Librarianship and Archives

Chair:  Lars Fischer, Cambridge

Vanessa Freedman, UCL:  Scholem as Librarian

Elisabeth Galas, Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, Vienna: Nation-building:  Gershom Scholem and the Salvage of Looted Jewish Libraries and Archives after the Holocaust

Zvi Leshem, National Library of Israel:  Scholem as a book collector and librarian:  the view from the Scholem Library 

11.00-11.30:  Coffee/tea break

11.30-13.00: Historical and ideological questions

Chair:  Mark Geller, UCL

Jacob Barnai, Haifa University:  The impact of Sabbateanism in the yishuv and Israeli culture

Amir Engel, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt:  When a dream comes true:  Scholem's Zionism and Sabbatai Zevi

Lars Fischer, Cambridge:  Scholem and post-Holocaust Europe

13.00 -14.30:  Lunch break (not provided)

14.30 - 16.30: Between the personal and the ideological

Chair:  Michael Berkowitz, UCL

Mirjam Zadoff, University of Munich:  Your Brother Job:  On Werner and Gershom Scholem

Noam Zadoff, University of Heidelberg:  London and Jerusalem:  On Joseph Weiss and Gershom Scholem

Omer Michaelis, Tel Aviv University:  An indelible mark:  Rethinking the Scholem-Weiss debate

Na'ama Rokem, University of Chicago:  Hannah Arendt and Scholem

WEDNESDAY 19th JUNE

09.30 -11.00:   Kabbalah

Chair:  Ada Rapoport-Albert, UCL

Daniel Abrams, Bar Ilan University:  Gershom Scholem’s Methdologies of Research on the Zohar

Yaacob Dweck, Princeton University:  Gershom Scholem and Jacob Sasportas

Patrick Koch, Hebrew University:  Adventurer, (Pseudo?)-Kabbalist, and Theosophist:  Preliminary remarks on Gershom Scholem's uncompleted research on E.  J. Hirschfeld

11.00-11.30:  Coffee/tea break

11.30-13.00:  Cultural ramifications

Chair:  Tsila Ratner, UCL

Kitty Millet, San Francisco State University:  Our Sabbatean future:  Scholem and Erich Auerbach

Daniel Pedersen, University of Stockholm:  The Zohar and Nelly Sachs

Batsheva Ida, Bard College, New York:  Scholem's Views on Art and His Approach to Art History

CONFERENCE ENDS

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