Centering the Periphery:
Polish Jewish Cultural Production Beyond the Capital
March 5-6, 2018, Rutgers University
Conference of the Polish Jewish Studies Initiative
March 5, 9:15am - 11:15am Panel 1: Translations
March 5, 11:30am - 1:30pm Panel 2: Geographies
March 5, 3:00pm - 5:00pm Panel 3: Traditions
March 6, 9:00am - 11:00am Panel 4: Embodiments and Spaces
March 6, 11:15am - 1:15pm Panel 5: High and Low Cultures
March 6, 2:45pm - 4:45pm Panel 6: Audiences
Organized by: Natalia Aleksiun, Touro College; Halina Goldberg, Indiana University; and
Nancy Sinkoff, Rutgers University.
For more information, contact the Center for European Studies:
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Concert, “Soundscapes of Modernity”
7:30pm - 9:00pm, March 5, 2018
Kirkpatrick Chapel, 81 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
modernity in diverse ways, which included reshaping the musical soundscapes of their communities.
This concert presents music of Polish Jews that is little known to American audiences — choral pieces from 19th-century progressive (“Reform”) congregations, compositions associated with Jewish music societies, and avant-garde works by Jewish composers.
PJSI Advisory Commmittee: Irena Grudzinska-Gross, Princeton University, Jessie Labov, Central European University, Karen Underhill, University of Illinois at Chicago, Geneviève Zubrzycki, University of Michigan
This event is made possible by generous support from the following sponsors:
At Indiana University: The Borns Jewish Studies Program, The Russian and East European Institute, and The School of Global and International Studies
At Rutgers University: The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, Rutgers Global, The Center for European Studies, Mason Gross School of the Arts, The Department of History, The Department of German, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures, The Department of Jewish Studies, and Dean’s Office of the School of Arts and Sciences
Additional Support Provided by: The Jan Karski Educational Foundation, the POLIN Museum’s GEOP, the Kosciuszko Foundation, the Kronhill-Pletka Foundation, the Touro Graduate School of Jewish Studies, and Campus Coach Lines