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Professional Women in the Bible and the Ancient Near East (2019)

Special seminar in conjunction with the Sorbonne.


Poland and Hungary: Jewish Realities Compared (2019)

Conference for the launch of Polin Volume 31, published by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization/Liverpool University Press in cooperation with Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, and the UCL European Institute


The Aramaic Dialects within their Late Antique Environment (2018)


Jewish Education in Eastern Europe (2018)

Conference for the launch of Polin Volume 30, published by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization/Liverpool University Press in cooperation with Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, and the UCL European Institute


Calendars in Antiquity and the Middle Ages (2017)

This conference marks the culmination of a five-year research project funded by the European Research Council at the UCL Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, on  ‘Calendars in late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: standardization and fixation’


Royal and Other Women in the Hebrew Bible in the Ancient Near East (2017)

In cooperation with the Sorbonne.


Writing Jewish History in Eastern Europe (2017)

Conference for the launch of Polin Volume 29, published by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization/Liverpool University Press in cooperation with Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, and the UCL European Institute


Jewish Languages (2016)

This conference provided a platform for fruitful exchange on Jewish languages and linguistics by bringing together established scholars who have conducted pioneering work in the area with younger researchers who are contributing to this emerging field of enquiry.


Jewish Writing in Poland (2016)

Conference for the launch of Polin Volume 28, published by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization/Liverpool University Press in cooperation with Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, and the UCL European Institute


Depicting Jewish Thought (2015)

This conference looks at ways in which Jews from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period have represented knowledge and its impact through visual means, and how the interrelation between thought and visual representation defined and changed Jewish culture and society. 


The Jews in Congress Poland: At The Dynamic Center of Political, Economic and Cultural Change (2015)

Conference for the launch of Polin Volume 27, published by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization/Liverpool University Press in cooperation with Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, and the UCL European Institute


Defining Jewish Medicine (2014) 

Presenting different aspects of research on Jewish medicine - its origins, its historical context, how medicine could be influenced by Jewish law and custom (halachah) and how the role of the Jewish doctor has evolved over the centuries. In cooperation with the Jewish Medical Association UK.


Ukrainians, Jews and Poles: the Ukrainian triangle in Historical Perspective (2014)

Conference for the launch of Polin Volume 26, published by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization/Liverpool University Press in cooperation with Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, and the UCL European Institute


Gershom Scholem Summer Conference (2013)

The life and work of Gershom Scholem (1897-1982)


Jews and Non-Jews in Lithuania: Coexistence, Cooperation, Violence (2012)

Insights into Lithuanian-Jewish culture and the complex history of Lithuanian-Jewish relations including their cruel and traumatic disintegration during WWII and attempts to assess the contemporary situation in a European context.


AHRC Major Research Project: Medieval Monographs on the Jewish Calendar (2012)

The scope of this conference was wide: including all aspects of time and the reckoning of time, astronomy, astrology, calendars, and chronology in the context of Jewish history, literature, religion, and other aspects of Jewish culture.


Jews and their Neighbours in Eastern Europe (2011)

Focusing on commonalities rather than differences enabled contributors to this conference to highlight moments and modes of reciprocal influence and exchange, making a valuable contribution to the discussion of inter-group relations as well as to Polish Jewish history.


The Jews of Morocco (2011)

All about the rich and varied culture of Moroccan Jews and their history.


No Simple Stories: Jewish-Lithuanian Relations Colloquium (2011)

This investigation will combined an assessment of long-term features of Lithuanian-Jewish coexistence between the late 18th and early 20th centuries with an appraisal of political developments after the establishment of Lithuania as independent state.


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Warsaw: The History of a Jewish Metropolis (2010)

In Warsaw several ideologically opposed Jewish subcultures—Germanised and Polonised groups, normative rabbinic or Hasidic communities, a Russian-Jewish intelligentsia, and eventually political and artistic movements—emerged over the course of the nineteenth century and became equally entrenched.


The Board of Deputies of British Jews 250th Anniversary: Lord Mishcon Memorial Conference (2010)

To mark this milestone the Board held 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.


Judea and Rome in Coins (2010)