In the last decades, Jewish Studies have been subject to fundamental changes. The various subjects in Jewish Studies have drawn from developments in individual disciplines such as transnational history, comparative literature, social sciences, etc., but also from transdisciplinary developments such as the various "turns," specifically linguistic and cultural turns. Entangled histories and interpretations, the perception and conception of spaces and the construction of identity, to name just a few, have shaped the way we look at Jewish and non-Jewish relations today.
Not being limited to a specific period or discipline, this conference for early career researchers seeks to present and reflect on new approaches in the transdisciplinary field of Jewish Studies. The conference aims at bringing together advanced masters students, PhD candidates, early post-docs, as well as established scholars in productive discussions on their current research projects.
Organizers: Susanne Korbel, Anna Lidor-Osprian, Lukas Nievoll, Thomas Stoppacher