Jewish Community, Identity & Memory: Perspectives from Belfast
Date: Tuesday 11th September 2012
Time: 9:00am - 9:30am Registration and Welcome
Location: Queen’s University, Belfast
QUB School of History and Anthropology are staging a symposium on Jewish identity, culture and memory, with invited speakers currently working in the areas of British and Irish Jewish history and immigration. Among those participating will be Professor Tony Kushner, Marcus Sieff Professor of the History of Jewish/non Jewish Relations at Southhampton University, and Bill Williams, founder and Life President of Manchester Jewish Museum.
Registration fee includes lunch, tea and coffee.
Registration and online payment: https://knock.qub.ac.uk/ecommerce/jcim2012/index.php
Closing date for registration Monday 3 September 2012.
For further information contact Jewishstudiesconf@qub.ac.uk
PANEL ONE 9.30 - 10.45
Deirdre Wildy & Pamela McIlveen (QUB): Overview of the Rabbi Jacob Shachter collection at QUB Special Collections
Bill Williams (Manchester): Mobility and Identity: the Letters of the Brothers Woolfe, 1840-1860.
Coffee break 10.45 - 11.15
PANEL TWO 11.15 - 1.00
Natalie Wynn (TCD): “May you grow like an onion with your head in the ground”: Jewish Communal Narrative, Antisemitism and Irish Nationalism.
Kirk Hansen (Edinburgh): The Scottish Jewish Lads' Brigade, 1904-1914.
Richard Jackson (Manchester): Holocaust memorialisation in 21st century Britain.
Pamela McIlveen (QUB): ‘Very little prospect’: The activities and correspondence of the Belfast Refugee Committee.
Lunch 1.00 - 2.00
PANEL THREE – 2.00 - 3.30
Anne Lloyd (Southampton): Community in Conflict: Jews and Military Service in World War I Britain.
Gillian McIntosh (UU): What the gardener heard, or the indiscretion of Lady Paula Jaffé. Remembering the Jaffés in the context of two wars.
Coffee break 3.30 - 4.00
Closing discussion 5.00 - 5.30
KEYNOTE ADDRESS 4.00 - 5.00
Tony Kushner (Southampton): British Jewish Historiography and Heritage: A Coming of Age?