International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry

The forum’s purpose is to promote the research and career progress of promising young scholars from all countries. It is an ongoing forum, comprised of 15 advanced Ph.D. students (ABD) and recent Ph.D.s (before tenure-track appointments). It meets periodically and is intended to allow young scholars an opportunity for cross-fertilization in their fields with their own peers and with an esteemed group of senior scholars led by Profs. Israel Bartal, Dan Diner, David Engel, Zvi Gitelman, Oleg Budnitskii, and Gabriella Safran.

Summer 2015

The Summer 2015 International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry will be held at the Boston University Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies. It is co-sponsored by the Simon Dubnow Institute and the Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry.

For more information, contact Professor Rabinovitch (srabinov@bu.edu), or see the Forum Call for Applicants.

Summer 2013

Odessa, Ukraine: The BU History Department and the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies are cooperating with Nevzlin Center at Hebrew University in organizing the Sixth Session of the International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry, to be held this July in Odessa, Ukraine. This is an ongoing forum, comprised of 15 advanced PhD students (ABD) and recent PhDs (before tenure-track appointments). It meets periodically and is intended to allow these young scholars an opportunity for cross-fertilization in their fields with their own peers and with an esteemed group of senior scholars led by Professors Israel Bartal, Dan Diner, David Engel, Zvi Gitelman, Oleg Budnitskii, and Gabriella Safran. BU has been a sponsor since the Fifth Session, held in Lviv, Ukraine in 2011. Simon Rabinovitch will be participating again, along with the organizers at Hebrew University, Semion Goldin and Jonathan Dekel-Chen.

For more information, contact Professor Rabinovitch (srabinov@bu.edu) or see the Forum Call for Applicants.

Summer 2011

The Fifth session of the International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry took place on 27-30 June 2011 in L’viv, Ukraine. This session was organized by the Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry in cooperation with the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University, the Department of History and the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, Boston University, the Ukrainian Catholic University, and the Institute for Historical Research, L’viv National University. The session was hosted by the Ukrainian Catholic University.

More information can be found here.