One week to go

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The editorial team at Future Perspectives is naturally becoming increasingly excited as the conference draws ever closer.

With only one week to go, tickets are being booked rapidly but there are still a few available via our eventbrite page; make sure to book yours as soon as possible:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jews-and-the-ukrainian-revolution-future-perspectives-tickets-11916435379

We hope to see you at the conference!

A view of the George Fox Rom at Friends House, where the conference will be held.

A view of the George Fox Rom at Friends House, where the conference will be held.

Useful Resources

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For a vast amount of useful and interesting resources on the Ukraine, look no further than the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe.

Follow the link below for a selection of interactive contemporary and historical maps of Ukraine and Eastern Europe and much more.

Each map includes a number of features and links to articles on locations and geography important to Jewish history in the region.

A map of Central Kiev from the YIVO Encyclopedia.

A map of Central Kiev from the YIVO Encyclopedia.

http://www.yivoencyclopedia.org/maps.aspx?query=ukraine

Two weeks until the Future Perspectives conference

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With just under two weeks left before the Future Perspectives conference on the 30th June, this is an ideal moment to share an article from the YIVO blog which asks David Fishman, professor of Jewish History at The Jewish Theological Seminary, for a Jewish perspective on the post-revolutionary situation in the country and the Russian annexation of Crimea.

http://www.yivo.org/blog/index.php/2014/04/18/what-now-jews-and-the-ukrainian-revolution-2014-interview-with-david-fishman/

Professor David E. Fishman (photo source: JTS)

Professor David E. Fishman (photo source: JTS)

YIVO – Yidisher visnshaftlekher institute (Jewish Scientific Institute) – is a research institute that gathers, studies and presents to the public archival information on Eastern European history and culture.

If you haven’t already signed up for the Future Perspectives conference, just follow this link to our evertbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jews-and-the-ukrainian-revolution-future-perspectives-tickets-11916435379

Jews and the Ukrainian Revolution: Future Perspectives

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The discussion of the current volatile situation in Ukraine after the overthrow of president Yanukovich in February 2014 is marked by frequent references to the precarious situation of the large Ukrainian Jewish community (aproximately 300,000 people), particularly the threat of growing antisemitism.

The Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies is arranging a conference to provide the public and the academic world with reliable narratives of current developments. This information will be provided by a very senior representative of the Ukrianian Jewish community, Josef Zissels, and specialised academics, and presented in an open and accessible setting (Friends House, London).

The speakers are Prof Antony Polonsky (IPJS; Brandeis University), Dr François Guesnet (IPJS; UCL), Dr Anton Shekhovtsov (UCL School for Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, a specialist on far right movements in Eastern Europe) and Josef Zissels (The Chair of the Ukrianian Confederation of Jewish Organisations). The event will be moderated by Mr Edward Lucas, senior editor at The Economist.

This Blog will cover the lead-up to the conference with all the latest up-to-date information and is run by David Dahlborn of the UCL Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies.

 

Join the conference via Eventbrite.

Join the conference via Eventbrite.

The event is open to the public and free of charge.