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Sent: Mon 7/2/2012 3:36 AM Subject: Conference Announcement: 12th EAJS Summer Coll. on "Wissenschaft des Judentums in Europe", Oxford, July 23-26, 2012 12th EAJS Summer Colloquium Wissenschaft des Judentums in Europe: Comparative Perspectives Yarnton Manor, Oxford, July 23-26, 2012 Jewish Studies today is an integral part of academia, but the history of the discipline throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries is of a young, new field of research that was never really accepted at European universities before the Holocaust. Despite this discrimination, modern Jewish scholarship developed in Germany after the Enlightenment, when it was called Wissenschaft des Judentums. The Wissenschaft des Judentums spread to most of the European Jewish communities, creating its own institutions and producing an impressive record of scholarship in the fields of Jewish history, religion, literature and culture. Apart from its scholarly endeavours, the Wissenschaft des Judentums served an important role in the Jewish minority's struggle for political and cultural emancipation. Moreover Wissenschaft des Judentums was not only part of the attempt to foster Jewish identity but also served as an instrument for the defence against anti-Semitism. Most of the research on Wissenschaft des Judentums undertaken so far focuses on Germany or analyzes the history of Jewish Studies along national lines. This is especially problematic as Jewish Studies was clearly a transnational European endeavour, characterized by a network of scholars all over Europe and North America. Furthermore, the situation of Wissenschaft des Judentums varied in different countries and political contexts. The purpose of the EAJS Colloquium 2012 is to bring together young international scholars in the field and to partly rewrite the history of Wissenschaft des Judentums/ Jewish Studies in a collective, interdisciplinary endeavor, and to provide a comprehensive systematic and comparative representation of the history of Jewish Studies in Europe before the Holocaust. Monday, July 23 15:00 Welcome Christian Wiese (Frankfurt am Main) Garth Gilmour (Oxford) 15:15 The Beginnings: Wissenschaft des Judentums in Italy Chair: Mirjam Thulin (Frankfurt am Main) Cristiana Facchini (Bologna) The Challenge of Wissenschaft des Judentums in a Catholic Country: The Italian Case Asher Salah (Jerusalem) The Intellectual Horizons of Rabbi Marco Mortara, a Representative of Wissenschaft des Judentums in 19th-Century Italy Chiara Adorisio (Rome) Wissenschaft des Judentums between Italy and France: Samuel David Luzzatto's Letters to Salomon Munk in Paris 18:00 Dinner 19:30 Keynote Lecture Chair: Christian Wiese (Frankfurt am Main) Andreas Gotzmann (Erfurt) Scholarship and Faith in the Founding Years of Wissenschaft des Judentums Tuesday, July 24 9:30 Wissenschaft des Judentums in Eastern Europe Chair: Mirjam Thulin (Frankfurt am Main) Keynote Lecture Franšois Guesnet (London) Wissenschaft des Judentums in Eastern Europe: Successes and Failures of a Complex Relationship 10:45 Coffee Break 11:15 Michal Galas (Krakˇw) Preachers and Scholars. The Great Synagogue in Warsaw as Center of Wissenschaft des Judentums Kerstin Armborst-Weihs (Mainz) Jewish Scholarship in Russia: Historical and Ethnographic Research as Pillars of a New Jewish National Consciousness 13:00 Lunch Break 14:30 Wissenschaft des Judentums in the Habsburg Empire Chair: Franšois Guesnet (London) Ferenc L. Laczˇ (Jena) Faith Enlightened? Jewish History, Identity, Values and Contributions in the Hungarian Variant of Wissenschaft des Judentums in the Horthy Era Mirjam Thulin (Frankfurt am Main) Instituting Wissenschaft des Judentums in Hungary: The Case of the Landes-Rabbinerschule in Budapest Bj÷rn Siegel (Hamburg) A "Community" within a Community? Adolf Jellinek and Wissenschaft des Judentums in Habsburg Vienna 16:45 Coffee Break 17:00 Visions and Values in Wissenschaft des Judentums Chair: Christian Wiese (Frankfurt am Main) CÚline Trautmann-Waller (Paris) The Buch Zunz or: Wissenschaft des Judentums from an Intimate View George Y. Kohler (Beer Sheva) "The Jewel of our Science" - Wissenschaft des Judentums and Kabbalah Research in 19th-Century Germany 18:45 Dinner Wednesday, July 25 9:30 The Intersection of Wissenschaft des Judentums and Islamic Studies Chair: George Y. Kohler (Beer Sheva) Dirk Hartwig (Berlin) An Antidote for Orientalism? German-Jewish Attitudes towards the Qur'an and the Prophet Muhammad Ottfried Fraisse (Frankfurt am Main) Interlacing "Darwin" and "Hegel" through Maimonides - Ignßc Goldziher's Idea of Intercultural Evolution in Judaism and Islam 11:00 Coffee Break 11:30 Wissenschaft des Judentums at the Beginning of the 20th Century Chair: Ferenc L. Laczˇ (Jena) Kerstin von der Krone (Berlin) Between History and Re-Orientation. Revisiting Modern Jewish Scholarship in the Early 20th Century Nicolas Berg (Leipzig/London) "For pure Knowledge Resentment is a Veil" (Ludwig Feuchtwanger). Werner Sombart and Wissenschaft des Judentums 13:00 Lunch Break 14:30 Material Cultures of Wissenschaft des Judentums Chair: Kerstin von der Krone (Berlin) Eva-Maria Jansson (Copenhagen) David Simonsen and his Archive in Copenhagen Zsuzsanna Toronyi (Budapest) Collections of the Hungarian Jewish Museum related to Wissenschaft des Judentums 16:00 Coffee Break 16:30 Rachel Heuberger (Frankfurt am Main) Aron Freimann and the Hebraica and Judaica Collection of the Frankfurt University Library 18:00 Dinner Thursday, July 26 9:30 Wissenschaft des Judentums and Identity Chair: Ottfried Fraisse (Frankfurt am Main) Keynote Lecture Christian Wiese (Frankfurt am Main) Wissenschaft des Judentums and Jewish Nationalism. Mutual Perceptions and Debates 10:45 Coffee Break 11:15 Tally Gur (Haifa) Non-Jews and Jewish Studies in Post Second World War Germany 1967-1989 Concluding Remarks 13:00 Lunch - Departure Organization Christian Wiese, Martin Buber Chair in Jewish Thought and Philosophy, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main Mirjam Thulin, Martin Buber Chair in Jewish Thought and Philosophy, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main Garth Gilmour, European Association for Jewish Studies, Oxford Contact Thulin@em.uni-frankfurt.de Tel.: +49 - 69 - 798 32032