Zesde contactdag: Joodse Studies van de Lage Landen

Woensdag 22 mei 2013
Universiteit Antwerpen, stadscampus, lokaal R.011 (Rodestraat 14, 2000 Antwerpen)

In samenwerking met het Departement Geschiedenis van de Universiteit Antwerpen

Het Instituut voor Joodse Studies organiseert voor de zesde keer aan de Universiteit Antwerpen een interdisciplinaire ontmoetingsstudiedag op het terrein van Joodse Studies over de Lage Landen. Het doel van deze dag is de verschillende onderzoekers die zich bezighouden met Joodse Studies over de Lage Landen met elkaar in contact te brengen.

Contactdag in het Engels - toegang gratis.
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Abstracts (PDF)


9.15-9.30 Registration, coffee and tea
9.30-9.45 Welcome and opening by Vivian Liska,  Karin Hofmeester and Veerle Vanden Daelen

9.45-11.15 Session I: Jewish identities in the colonies and the Dutch Republic
Chair: Jessica Roitman (KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies)
Aviva Ben-Ur (University of Massachusetts), Eurafrican Identity in a Jewish Society: Suriname in the 18th and 19th centuries
Laura Leibman (Reed College, Portland), The Rabbi’s House and Religious Authority in Colonial Curacao
Tsila Rädecker (University of Groningen), Purim and the Jewish Question: poverty, inequality and unproductivity in the Dutch Purim productions (ca.1800)

11.15-11.30  Coffee break

11.30-13.00  Session II: Diamond migrants from Amsterdam to Antwerp
Chair: Karin Hofmeester (International Institute of Social History / University of Antwerp)
Youssef Deconinck (University of Antwerp), Moving to Antwerp. The migration of Jewish and Gentile workers in the diamond industry from Amsterdam to Antwerp, 1865-1880
Huibert Schijf (University of Amsterdam) and Peter Tammes (University of Southampton), Moving to Antwerp. The migration of Jewish and Gentile workers in the diamond industry from Amsterdam to Antwerp, 1896-1914, followed by general conclusions about the period from 1865 to 1914
Jaap Cohen (NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies), Quasi-socialisten. Hollanders te Antwerpen (1907). Historical perspectives on a roman à clef about the world of diamond grinders in Antwerp

13.00-14.00  Lunch

14.00-15.00  Session III: Studies of Jewish life via settlement patterns 
Chair:Anick Vollebergh (University of Amsterdam)
Daniël Metz (Independent Scholar, Amsterdam), The forgotten heart of the Amsterdam diamond industry
Dorien Vandebroek (University of Antwerp), The relationship between Jewish immigrants and Jewish assimilated inhabitants in Antwerp: the Terlist street as a micro study

15.00-15.15  Coffee break

15.15-17.00  Session IV: Round-table with keynote lecture: Identifying archives and collections on Jewish history in the Low Countries
Chair: Veerle Vanden Daelen (Cegesoma / University of Antwerp)
Gertjan Desmet and Pascale Falek-Alhadeff (Belgian State Archives), Archival source guide on Judaism and the Jewish population in Belgium 19th-20th century. Intermediate Results and Discoveries
Panel participants:
Herman Van Goethem (Kazerne Dossin Mechelen), Petra Links (NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies), Tehilah Moked-Van Luit (Menasseh ben Israël Institute), Emile Schrijver (University of Amsterdam)

17.00-17.15  Closing remarks by Karin Hofmeester and Veerle Vanden Daelen

Call for papers

6th Contact Day Jewish Studies on the Low Countries
University of Antwerp
Wednesday 22 May 2013

The Institute of Jewish Studies organizes for the sixth time an interdisciplinary conference at the University of Antwerp concerning Jewish Studies on the Low Countries. The purpose of the conference is to facilitate contacts between researchers working within this area of study. We especially encourage young researchers to participate in the workshop. We also hope for contributions from more established researchers, in order to establish a positive exchange between different research generations. Presentations may include works in progress. We welcome all themes and disciplines within Jewish Studies concerning the Low Countries. Proposals need not be limited to a specific historical period. Both individual and panel proposals are possible. The conference language is English.

Please submit an abstract of maximally 400 words and a short CV by 15 January 2013.
For further information please contact:
Karin Hofmeester: kho@iisg.nl
Veerle Vanden Daelen: veerle.vandendaelen@cegesoma.be