AccueilJewish Perceptions of the Revolutionary Transition (1789-1814)

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Publié le vendredi 28 octobre 2016 par Céline Guilleux

Résumé

We are putting together a proposal for one session at the World Congress of Jewish Studies focused on Jewish perceptions of the revolutionary period in Europe (1789-1814). Our goal is to generate a discussion about Jewish responses to the French revolutionary transition and emancipatory paradigm in the European broader context, as we believe that Jewish sympathies and resistances should be reconsidered from a multidisciplinary perspective involving political as well as cultural, religious, social and economic issues.

Annonce

Argument

We are putting together a proposal for one session at the World Congress of Jewish Studies focused on Jewish perceptions of the revolutionary period in Europe (1789-1814). Our goal is to generate a discussion about Jewish responses to the French revolutionary transition and emancipatory paradigm in the European broader context, as we believe that Jewish sympathies and resistances should be reconsidered from a multidisciplinary perspective involving political as well as cultural, religious, social and economic issues.

We seek to raise questions about Jewish connections with Jacobinism and revolutionary movements, Jewish ways of access into political arenas, Jewish senses of citizenship and visions of emancipation. We also suggest to contextualise anti-revolutionary resistances and conservative positions among Jewish individuals and communities, as against consideration of Christian majority standpoints and local situations.

We thus invite lecturers to deal with issues such as Jewish views and perceptions of transition, emancipation, politicisation and social order. Papers on Jewish political traditions and self-representations are particularly welcome, as much as biographies of Jewish persona from the revolutionary period in Europe. We also call for lectures dealing with Jewish written responses to revolutionary events, such as private records and journals, individual and collective accounts, political press and poetry, appeals and petitions. Papers based on study of rabbinical rulings and judgements, community resolutions and special rituals, are to be taken into great consideration. 

We invite panellists to adopt approaches of social sciences, as well as to consider textual analysis and linguistic investigation for the reading of their primary sources. Presentations of works in progress and methodological considerations are also welcome.

Submission guidelines

Please send a title and an abstract of your paper to: davide.mano@ehess.fr

by November 18th.

The session proposal must be submitted to the Executive Committee of the WUJS by November 30th, please see all the instructions here: http://www.jewish-studies.org/concfp_en.ehtml

Date and place 

(Jerusalem, August 6-10, 2017)  

The WUJS Executive Committee will examine each lecture submitted as part of the session. For more details on the committee, please see : http://www.jewish-studies.org/staff_en

Executive Committee

  • Dr. J.H. Yossi Chajes, University of Haifa
  • Prof. Jeremy Cohen, Tel Aviv University
  • Prof. Aviva Halamish, The Open University of Israel
  • Prof. Haviva Ishay, Ben Gurion University
  • Prof. Aren Maeir, Bar Ilan University
  • Prof. Aharon Maman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Prof. Avigdor Shinan, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • AJS President
  • EUJS President

Contact

Davide Mano


EHESS-CRH


190, avenue de France


75244 Paris cedex 13


France

Lieux

  • Jérusalem, Israël

Dates

  • vendredi 18 novembre 2016

Mots-clés

  • Juif, perception, politisation, émancipation

Contacts

  • Davide Mano
    courriel : davidemano [at] gmail [dot] com

URLS de référence

Source de l'information

  • Davide Mano
    courriel : davidemano [at] gmail [dot] com

Pour citer cette annonce

« Jewish Perceptions of the Revolutionary Transition (1789-1814) », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le vendredi 28 octobre 2016, http://calenda.org/382689