Conference: Representing Jewish History in Culture, Museums and Public Spaces

16 May 2016

16 - 18 MAY

The framework of the conference is the role of history in the public space and in popular culture, with emphasis on the use of recent Jewish history in a broad context. In this era of technological innovations that bring an abundance of new information to a wide audience, historical knowledge has not become obsolete. It may have changed its functions, but it has claimed a role in public attention. Historical novels have achieved bestseller status, such as Olga Tokarczuk's 900 page historical novel Jacob's Books. TV and cinema are flooded with historical productions that are often box-office hits and artistic successes, such as the NBC miniseries Holocaust, Lanzmann's Shoah, Benigni's Life is Beautiful, Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards or Pawlikowski's Ida. Each of these productions drew large audiences as well as extensive critical commentary.

Sounds interesting? Check out: http://www.swps.pl/warszawa/wydzial-nauk-humanistycznych-i-spolecznych/archiwum-konferencji/12858-representing-jewish-history-in-european-and-american-popular-culture

JEU aims at providing a platform for a pan-European exchange on Jewish life, thought and culture that extends beyond national and linguistic barriers.

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