Conference: Jewish Cultural Heritage. Projects, Methods, Inspirations

The conference will explore issues related to Jewish cultural heritage in contemporary Europe – preservation, animation, engagement, and impact.

For whom is Jewish cultural heritage being preserved and interpreted? What is its role in the renewal of Jewish life and memory? What is its impact on local and diasporic communities? How does Jewish cultural heritage figure in educational, artistic, and cultural programs? How is it deployed in wider historical and contemporary discourses?

We will look at these issues through the prism of specific projects and initiatives – historic sites, heritage routes, museums, exhibitions, educational programs, artistic interventions, and new media. Participants will share innovative methods, ideas and good practices. Creative international networking will be the focus of the third day of the conference.

We invite all practitioners, museum professionals, educators, artists, and people working on a Jewish cultural heritage project to participate in the conference. We especially encourage them to contribute and create the program of the conference by submitting their abstracts in the open call. We wish to have presentations about as diverse a group of projects as possible. 

The conference is organized in collaboration with HL-Senteret in Norway and the “Never Again” Association from Poland. The conference was consulted with, among others, the beneficiaries of the Norway and European Economic Area Grants who conducted projects on Jewish cultural heritage. You will have chance to become acquainted with their projects during the conference. This project is supported by the EEA 2009-2014 Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009 – 2014 as part of the bilateral cooperation.

The conference will be held in English and Polish.

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Important dates

  • 31 Mar 2016 – Closing of the open call
  • 1 Apr – 14 Apr 2016 – Evaluation of the abstracts and preparation of the final version of the program
  • 14 Apr  – 30 Apr 2016 – Registration of the presenters
  • 01 May – 31 May 2016 or until all places have been filled – Participants registration
  • 08 Jun – 10 Jun 2016 – Conference
8 June 2016 - 10 June 2016
8 Jun 2016
10 Jun 2016