Academia

Caucus on Italian-Jewish Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS – AAIS Caucus on Italian-Jewish Studies AAIS Annual Meeting in Boulder, CO (March 26-28, 2015) 1. Nazione ebrea e nuova Italia. Was the project of Italian statehood…

Beyond Camps

Conference: Beyond Camps and Forced Labor Beyond camps and forced labour: current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution Fifth international multidisciplinary conference, to be held at Imperial War Museum…

Viterbi Visiting Professorship

Viterbi Visiting Professorship in Mediterranean Jewish Studies The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies invites applications for the Viterbi Visiting Professorship in Mediterranean Jewish Studies during the 2015-16 academic year. Rank…

Carlo Alberto Viterbo

Carlo Alberto Viterbo: A Neglected Figure of Italian Judaism   Carlo Alberto Viterbo (1889-1974) made wide-ranging contributions over many years to the development and dissemination of Jewish heritage in Italy,…

Beyond the Canon

Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies March 8–9, 2015, University of California, Los Angeles Submissions due by October 31st. You may direct questions to cjs@humnet.ucla.edu….

A Polishman among Ethiopians

  A century before global Jewry reached out to Ethiopia’s community, a researcher named Jacques Faitlovitch sowed the seeds for a future ingathering. An odd sculpture recently appeared on the…

Jewish Settlement in Ethiopia

Plans for Mass Jewish Settlement in Ethiopia (1936-1943) Source: Tetzeta Mussolini’s invasion of Ethiopia in the autumn of 1935, and the development of anti-Semitism in both fascist Italy 1 and…

Isacco Lampronti

Contemporary Science and Jewish Law in the Eyes of Isaac Lampronti of Ferrara and Some of His Contemporaries The Jewish community of Ferrara in the first half of the eighteen…

Did the Germans Do It All?

Did the Germans Do It All? The Italian Shoah in International Historiography (1946-1986) This essay examines how the main historical writings in languages other than Italian (mostly English) published in…

The Master Puppeteer

Mussolini’s Manipulation of US correspondents in Fascist Italy Mussolini a darling of the American media of the 1920’s and late 1930”s? This long forgotten fact, together with his being described…