The Ghetto: From Venice to Chicago

Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck University of London in partnership with the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London and the Department of English Literature, University of Reading
Speakers: Bryan Cheyette, University of Reading; Mitchell Duneier, Princeton University; Emily Michelson, University of St Andrews; Dan Michman, International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem and Filippo De Vivo, Birkbeck, University of London
Date:     Tue, Mar. 28, 2017
Time:    9:30am – 5:45pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London

Details: This symposium brings together scholars in history, literary studies and sociology, from the US, Israel and Europe, to explore the idea of the ghetto as it developed from the early modern period to the present, and to consider the institutional, social, and cultural practices that have constituted (and constitute) ghettos in everyday life.

Papers:

·         Exiting the Roman Ghetto: When was it Dangerous, and Why?, Emily Michelson, University of St Andrews
·         The Venetian Ghetto: Forcing In and Forcing Out, Filippo De Vivo, Birkbeck, University of London
·         Ghettos of the Imagination: The Long Nineteenth-Century, Bryan Cheyette, University of Reading
·         The Nazi Era Ghettos: Are They Connected in Any Way to the Early Modern Ones?, Dan Michman, International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem
·         How the Ghetto Became Black, Mitchell Duneier, Princeton University

Free event open to scholar. For more information please email pearsinstitute@bbk.ac.uk.

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