SUMMER SCHOOL ON JEWISH STUDIES IN MOSCOW
(July 12–17, 2015)
Applied Conflictology: Jews, Gentiles and the World around Them
Conflict is a natural part of human's and society's existence. Historically the Jewry gets often to the conflict zones: on the cultural crossroads, on the territories of different influences, interests and ideologies. These conflicts influence the Jews from outside and become the part of the struggles inside, they are an integral factor in inter-religious relations. The program of this Summer School includes analysis of conflict typology inside and outside the Jewish communities of different countries in different historical periods.
The lectures are divided into 3 blocks:
- Jewish Wars: "Jews and the Judaism of Ellinistic World: on the Crossroad of Conflicts and Compromises" (Dmitry Bratkin), "Hassidic Split and Its Perception in the Jewish Society of Eastern Europe" (Ilya Lurye), "Conflict's Strategy, Tactics, Ideology and Poetics Inside and Outside the Community" (Svetlana Amosova, Galina Zelenina, Victoria Mochalova)
- Jews in the Conflict Zone: "Jews in Fascist Italy (1922-1938): the Way from Friendship to Racial Laws" (Maksim Griger), "Jews in Russian Conflicts in the 20th Century" (Leonid Katsis), "Jews in the Period of Wars and Revolutions 1914-1945" (Oleg Budnitskiy)
- Ideology and Psychology of Conflict: "Opposites' Unity and Struggle: Hebrew and Yiddish" (Alexandra Polyan), "Cain against Abel: the Theory of Methempsychosis in Lurian Kabbala" (Yoel Regev), "Between Russia and Israel: Psychological Conflicts and Adaptational Mechanisms of Russian Jews" (Eugeny Tartakovsky).
The lecturers are the leading specialists from Russia and Israel.
The program also includes plenary lectures, workshops, intellectual games, movies and a plenty of communication with interesting people.
We invite students, doctoral students and young researchers (up to 35 years old) who are interested in Jewish civilization to participate.
Please fulfill the form till May, 25. The results will be sent on June, 1.
The School is organized by Sefer Center and The International Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilisation with the support of Genesis Philanthropy Group (in the program Charities Aid Foundation "Jewish Communities"), Rothschild Foundation Europe and Israel Culture Center in Moscow.