International Conferences 2009
Annual Conference 2009 »Translating Culture. A Conference in Honour of Sholem Aleichem's 150th Birthday«
15 to 16 October 2009
The Translating Culture Conference of the Simon-Dubnow-Institute for Jewish History and Culture has focused on phenomena of Jewish literary transfer from Eastern Europe to Central Europe from the fin de siècle onwards. Jewish literary migrants instigated in Berlin and other places manifold activities of translation from Jewish languages whose characteristics are transgression and adaptation to the target language. The conference explored the lingual and cultural constellation of Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian and German. The transformation of these languages served as point of reference for an evolving new national Jewish self awareness but also for new forms of acculturation. Agents as different as writers, translators, and publishers played a central role in these processes of intermediation, exchange and transfer among the languages and cultures. To draw a comprehensive picture, the presentations have addressed questions that deal more generally with reflections on the life and work of individuals, on institutions and associations. The conference has also concentrated on theoretical and methodological questions of translation.
The conclusion conference of the FMER-Project »Communicating Europe. Jewish Knowledge Cultures beyond the Nation-State«
8 to 9 October 2009
International Konference »Between Coexistence and Divorce: 25 Years of Research on the History and Culture of Polish Jewry and Polish-Jewish Relations«
17 to 19 March 2009, Jerusalem
From 17 to 19 March 2009 the International Conference »Between Coexistence and Divorce: 25 Years of Research on the History and Culture of Polish Jewry and Polish-Jewish Relations« took place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The conference was organised in cooperation with the Simon Dubnow Institute, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw and the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.