Conference on ‘Jewish Engagement with the Public Sphere: New Perspectives on Jewish Philanthropy’, University of Southampton

Jewish Engagement with the Public Sphere: New Perspectives on Jewish Philanthropy

Thursday, 15 June 2017

University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, 65/2117

A conference organised by the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations, University of Southampton, in memory of Clemens Nathan

09.30 – 10.00     Registration and Tea and Coffee

10.00 – 10.15     Welcome: Joachim Schlör

10.15 – 11.00     Mirjam Thulin: More than Charity: The Dimensions of Tzedakah, c. 1750-1850

11.00 – 11.15     Tea & Coffee

11.15 – 12.00     Andrea Schatz: Alliances, Frictions, Splits: The Politics of Diaspora in Jewish Reports on the ‘Damascus Affair’

12.00 – 12.45     Björn Siegel, Joseph Ritter von Wertheimer & Baron de Hirsch: Modern Jewish Philanthropists and the Emergence of International Solidarity

12.45 – 14.15     Lunch

14.15 – 15.00     Micheline Stevens: The Jewish Education Aid Society

15.15 – 16.00     Tobias Metzler: Transnational Gateways: Urban Jewish Philanthropy in the Age of Migration

16.00 – 16.15     Tea & Coffee

16.15– 17.00     Markus Krah: Salman Schocken: Publisher, Patron, Philanthropist

19.00            Evening Dinner at Ceno’s

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We are most grateful for the donation we received from the Nathan family that made this workshop possible.

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