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IJS SUMMER CONFERENCE 2018

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.

Jewish Physicians from Galicia: Trailblazers and Rebels

Start: May 03, 2017 06:30 PM


Andrew Zalewski


Wednesday May 3rd

THIS EVENT IS KINDLY SPONSORED BY GESHER GALICIA


JEWISH PHYSICIANS IN GALICIA played a unique role in their communities. At first, they ventured to Italy to receive university education, gaining a broad social experience. With the Enlightenment taking hold in the Habsburg realm, they studied in Lemberg and Kraków, and also in Vienna and Pest. The nineteenth-century Jewish doctors embraced new cultural identities—their literary talents in German, Hebrew, and later in Polish, were noted at home and abroad. They embodied Galician Haskalah, advocating religious and civic reforms. In the period of Austrian Galicia (1772–1918), Jewish medical professionals (men and later women) were harbingers of the emancipatory changes. The talk will challenge stereotypes and probe internal debates in the Jewish community, with cultural trailblazers and rebels revealed.

Jewish Physicians from Galicia

A former Professor of Medicine at Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Andrew Zalewski has long been interested in the history of Austrian Galicia (1772–1918) and its Jewish community. He is the author of two books: Galician Trails: The Forgotten Story of One Family and Galician Portraits: In Search of Jewish Roots. Andrew serves on the Board of Directors of Gesher Galicia, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the research of Jewish genealogy in the former Galicia. He is also Executive Editor of the Galitzianer, the quarterly research journal.


Refreshments from 6.30pm in the Gavin de Beer room

Lecture 7pm in the J.Z. Young lecture theatre

Anatomy and Medical Sciences Building, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT


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Eventbrite - Jewish Physicians from Galicia

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