Young Scholars Workshop on the History and Culture of Polish Jews, POLIN Museum, 27-29 June 2016

Since its first meeting in Kibbutz Ma'ale HaHamishah in 2008, the Bi-Annual Poland-Israel Workshop on the History and Culture of Polish Jews has succeeded in creating a vibrant, dynamic and supportive academic community for the next generation of scholars of Polish Jewry. Through these and related frameworks, including a second workshop in Kraków in 2010, a third workshop in Sdot-Yam in 2012, and a fourth workshop in Wrocław in 2014, doctoral students and recent PhD’s have had the opportunity to present their work, receive critical feedback from other scholars and meet colleagues from other centers.

 The fifth Bi-Annual Poland-Israel Workshop on the History and Culture of Polish Jews will be hosted and organized by the POLIN Museum, in cooperation with other academic institutions in Israel (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, Bar Ilan University) and in Poland (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, University of Wrocław).

 The workshop will take place in Warsaw from Monday, June 27 to Wednesday, June 29, 2016 and will include presentations by doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars, responses by senior scholars, discussions and cultural activities. The program will begin with an opening event on Monday afternoon, June 27 and will be followed by two days of presentations and discussions.

 Participants will receive room and board for the duration of the program. In some cases, program organizers will be able to assist in applying for travel stipends for students from Israel. Interested candidates should submit an electronic application in English to the organizers at the POLIN Museum ( by no later than January 30, 2016. Applications should consist of one Word or PDF file and include: a letter of interest, a 1-2 page abstract of their research proposal, and a short CV. A letter of recommendation by the student’s supervisor should be sent directly to the conference organizers.

 Although the workshop is geared toward doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars affiliated with universities in Poland and Israel, students from other countries working on relevant topics are also encouraged to apply.

 For further details please contact Prof. Jolanta Żyndul ( 

27 June 2016 - 29 June 2016