Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Conference Programme

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Venue: Garden Room, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

3 pm - 3.20 pm: Greetings and Introduction

Prof. Mark Geller: Greetings

Dr François Guesnet, Dr Darius Staliunas: Rationale of the Workshop; Recent Lithuanian Scholarship about Jewish-Lithuanian relations

Chair: Darius Staliūnas

3.20 pm - 5.40 pm: Panel One

From Empire to Nation

Chair: François Guesnet

Heinz-Dietrich Löwe (Heidelberg University): The study of pogroms: history, narratives, comparisons

Klaus Richter (Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung, Technische Universität Berlin): Lithuanians and Jews. National awakening and economic policies before the first World War

4.15 pm - 4.35 pm Coffee break

Darius Staliūnas (Lithuanian Institute of History, Vilnius): Lithuania during the revolution of 1905: a region without ethnic violence?

Motti Zalkin (Ben-Gurion University): Sharunas, prince of Dainava in a Hebrew gown: The encounter of local Jews with Lithuanian culture in interwar Lithuania

5.40 pm - 6.30 pm Discussion

Monday, February 7, 2011

Venue: Seminar Room, The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

10.15 am - 12 noon: Panel Two

Autonomy and Minority Rights in the Interwar Period

Chair: Darius Staliunas

Antony Polonsky (Brandeis University): Statehood and minority protection between the World Wars: Lithuania in the Central Eastern European context

Šarūnas Liekis (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas): The scope of Jewish autonomy in independent Lithuania 
Vladas Sirutavičius (Lithuanian Institute of History, Vilnius): Antisemitism in interwar Lithuania

1 pm - 3 pm: Panel Three 
War, Occupation, Holocaust
Chair: Antony Polonsky 

Werner Bergmann (Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung, Technische Universität Berlin): Anti-Jewish Violence in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Europe: Some Theoretical Considerations

Joachim Tauber (Institut für Geschichte und Kultur der Deutschen in Nordosteuropa, University of Hamburg): Hitler, Stalin, and Antisemitism in Lithuania, 1939-1941
Christoph Dieckmann (Keele University): Lithuanian cooperation with the German Occupier. Structures, Processes, Effects, 1941-44 

Saulius Suziedelis (Professor Emeritus of History, Millersville University of Pennsylvania): Memories of blood: examining Lithuanian responses to the Holocaust

3 pm - 3.20 pm: Coffee break

3.20 pm - 4 pm: Concluding discussion

Chair: François Guesnet, Darius Staliūnas

The Institute of Jewish Studies gratefully acknowledges the generous support for this event, including support from the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the UK and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania

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