The Nevzlin Center conference in Lvov

Fifth Session of the International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry

Lvov, 27-30 June 2011

The Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in cooperation with the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University, the Department of History and Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, Boston University, Ukrainian Catholic University, and the Institute for Historical Research, Lviv National University organize the Fifth session of the International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry, to be held in Lviv, Ukraine. Its purpose is to promote the research and career progress of promising young scholars from all countries.

This is an ongoing forum, comprised of 15-17 advanced Ph.D. students (ABD) and recent Ph.D.s (before tenure-track appointments). It meets periodically and is intended to allow these young scholars an opportunity for cross-fertilization in their fields with their own peers and with an esteemed group of senior scholars led by Profs. Israel Bartal, Dan Diner, David Engel, Zvi Gitelman, Oleg Budnitskii, and Gabriella Safran. The organizers invite candidates in all branches of the humanities and the social sciences connected to the study of East European Jewry.

The first session of the International Forum was held at the Dubnow Institute in Leipzig in July 2004. The second session was hosted by the Vilnius Center for the Study of the Culture and History of East European Jews in July 2005. The Institute of Jewish Studies at University College London hosted the third session of the Forum in July 2007. The fourth session was hosted by the Jewish Studies Program at Central European University (Budapest) in July 2009. The Nevzlin Center at the Hebrew University serves as the Forum’s permanent headquarters.

This year session is hosted by Ukrainian Catholic University and takes place on 27-30 June 2011in Lviv, Ukraine. Seven-teen young scholars from 9 countries will participate in this session, among them scholars from Israel, Russia, the USA, Poland, England, Canada, Romania and Ukraine. The program of the Forum includes workshops on paper writing and presenting, research trips to Galician shtetels, discussions on methodological challenges the young researches face with and other activities.