UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies


19 May 2014 | 10:30 am to 5:30 pm

Europe, the Jews of Romania, and Moses Gaster Workshop

Gordon Square 25, room 107


10.30 – 11:00 Welcome, tea & coffee

11:00 – 12:00 Panel A: The European public sphere and the Jews in the 19th century

Chair: Michael Berkowitz

  • François Guesnet (UCL)

The Jews of Eastern Europe and European Public Opinion: Transformations of the 19th Century

  • Damien Guillaume (New Europe College, Bucharest)

Revisiting the 'Jewish Question' in the Danubian Principalities until the Congress of Berlin: a prelude to anti-Semitic agitation in Europe?

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 – 14:30 Panel B: Moses Gaster and Politics

Chair: François Guesnet

  • Noëmie Duhaut (UCL)

Moses Gaster between East and West

  • Maria Haralambakis (University of Manchester)

Moses Gaster, Frederick Horn and the Settlement of Samarin (1882)

  • Michael Berkowitz (UCL)

Moses Gaster and the question of Herzl's succession

14:30 – 15:00   Tea & Coffee break

15:00 -16:00 Panel C: Library and archival collections

Chair: Noëmie Duhaut

  • Sarah Readings and Ilana Tahan (British Library)

Digitising The British Library’s Hebrew manuscript collection (including some Gasters) – Phase 1

  • Vanessa Freedman (UCL)

Relics of a long life: the Gaster archive at UCL

16:00 – 16:30 Concluding discussion

16:30 – 17:30 Drinks reception 

Please note that this will take place in the Arts and Humanities Staff common room (G24), which is located on the ground floor of the Foster Court building.

17:30 Workshop ends

Click the following link to register: Europe, the Jews of Romania, and Moses Gaster