History seminars at the IHR

Jewish History

Sponsored in memory of Deana and Jack Eisenberg

Convenors: Professor Michael Berkowitz (UCL), Dr Francois Guesnet (UCL), Professor Ada Rapoport-Albert (UCL), Professor David Cesarani (Royal Holloway), Professor David Feldman (Birkbeck), Dr Shirli Gilbert (Southampton), Dr Andrea Schatz (KCL).

Please note that this is not a 'lecture' format.  Papers will be distributed in advance, via e-mail, in order to be discussed.  If you plan to attend and have not yet received a paper, please contact Professor M Berkowitz (m.berkowitz@ucl.ac.uk).

Venue: Professor Olga Crisp Room 102, 1st floor, IHR, North block, Senate House

Time: Monday, 5.15pm

Autumn Term 2015
DateSeminar details
19 October Salomon Dubno (1738-1813), scholar and poet

Zuzanna Krzemen (UCL)

2 November Judische Rundschau Sell-off

Olivier Baisez (University of Paris-8)

16 November Jewish Self-governing assemblies in Early Modern Central Europe

Henry Cohn (Warwick)

30 November Moses Mendelssohn on Hebrew as a language of action

Avi Lifschitz (UCL)

14 December Restricting aliens in mid-20th century Britain

Louise London (London)

Spring Term 2016
DateSeminar details
4 January German Jewish refugees and their relationship to postwar Germany

Anna Schenderlien (German Historical Institute-Washington, DC)

27 January An exploration of the Khazar myth of origin of Hungarian Jewry

Michael Miller (Central European University, Budapest)


A joint event with the research seminar of the Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies, UCL

to be held Wednesday, 4 PM in  room 331 Foster Court, UCL


1 February Consumption in Mandate Palestine

Hizky Shoham (Bar Ilan University)

29 February Christian philosemitism in London, 1810-1850

Rodney Curtis (IHR)

14 March The new antisemitism in France

Julia David (Paris/NYU)

Summer Term 2016
DateSeminar details
18 April Music and politics in London's East End

Vivi Lachs (Royal Hollway)

16 May Bombs over Saida: Nationalism, humanism, and the legacy of the 1982 Israel war in Lebanon

Seth Anziska (UCL)

13 June A frog under the tongue: Folk medicine of the Eastern Ashkenaz

Marek Tuszewicki (Jagiellonian University, Kraków)