2nd Parkes Institute International Summer Graduate Seminar:
Cultural Heritage and Jewish/non-Jewish Relations
16-17 July 2020, University of Southampton
The Parkes Institute for Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton (UK) is pleased to invite proposals for its second International Summer Graduate Seminar. The broadly defined theme of the 2020 conference is Cultural Heritage.
The Parkes Institute is one of the world’s leading centres for the study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations, with multidisciplinary scholarly expertise spanning from antiquity through to the present day.
Our summer seminar is aimed at postgraduate students and early-career postdoctoral researchers (within one year of the submission of their doctoral thesis) working on all aspects of cultural heritage in interdisciplinary Jewish studies, especially Jewish history and culture. Papers are invited to focus on topics and questions related, but not limited, to the study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations across the ages in the following areas:
- Tangible heritage structures such as cities, districts, buildings, monuments, objects;
- Museums, exhibitions, collecting;
- Intangible heritage through memory, testimonies, the movement and mobility of people, knowledge, languages, ideas;
- Cultural heritage and the environment;
- Heritage tourism and economic impact;
- Emotional reactions and attachments to cultural heritage.
The conference offers an opportunity for graduate students from around the world to present their research. The programme will also include professionalisation talks and workshops, as well as cultural events (tbc). The keynote lecture will be delivered by Dr. Erika Szívós, Associate Professor and Head of Department, Department of Economic and Social History, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.
Please send proposals (maximum 250 words) and a short biography to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 February 2020.
Some assistance is available towards the costs of travel and accommodation of participants with no institutional support. Additionally, thanks to a private donation, we have scholarships available for participants from Eastern Europe. If you would like to be considered for funding, please include a summary of costs with your application. Students are encouraged to apply to their own institutions for funding wherever possible.