Young Scholars Workshop on the History and Culture of Polish Jews University of Wrocław, 23-25 June, 2014

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 and a third workshop in Sdot-Yam in 2012, 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 fourth Bi-Annual Poland-Israel Workshop on the History and Culture of Polish Jews will be hosted and organized by the University of Wrocław, 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).

The workshop will take place at Wielka Lipa near Wrocław from Monday, June 23 - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 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 23 and will be followed by two days of presentations and discussions. The workshop will conclude on Wednesday, June 25 in Wrocław with sessions held in Wrocław and a sightseeing tour of the town.

Participants will receive room and board for the duration of the program at the guest house in Wielka Lipa. In some cases, program organizers will be able to provide travel stipends for students from Israel. Interested candidates should submit an electronic application in English to the Department of Jewish Studies, University of Wrocław ( by no later than January 15, 2014. 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.

The organizing committee of the University of Wrocław includes: Dr. Agnieszka Jagodzińska, Lidia Jerkiewicz, Dr. Joanna Lisek, Prof. Marcin Wodziński.

For further details please contact Ms. Lidia Jerkiewicz at the Department of Jewish Studies, University of Wrocław (

23 June 2014 - 25 June 2014