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Monday, April 8

5 PM: Welcome and Opening Remarks (Location TBA)

  • Asher Biemann (UVA) and Yaniv Feller (UF)

5:30 Panel 1: Crossing Oceans (Location TBA)

  • Elliot Ratzman, Earlham College: "Standing in the Breach: American Jewish Pacifism in the Wake of the Holocaust."
  • Christian Wiese, Martin Buber Professor, Goethe University, Frankfurt: "An Ambivalent Zionist's Perspectives on Post-World-War II Politics: Robert Weltsch as a Correspondent of Haarez in London, 1946-1955".
  • Rachel Gordan, Professor, University of Florida: “Arthur Cohen’s early days, or how the genre of Introduction to Judaism was influenced by the postwar context.”

7:30: Public Reception (Location TBA)

Tuesday, April 9

9:00-10:00 AM Panel 2: Urgent Times (Location TBA)

  • Courtney Hodrick, Postdoc, Stanford: “The Atomic Bomb and "Process Thinking" in Arendt's Vision of Modernity.” 
  • Paula Calderon, PhD. Cand., University of Chile: “Arendt, Jonas and Anders: The Jewish condition in times of emergency.”
  • Chair: Manuela Achilles (UVA)

10:30-11:30 AM Panel 3: (Jewish) Political Thought and the Liberal Order (Location TBA)

  • Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins, Ass. Professor, Wesleyan: “Raymond Aron and the Gaullist Movement: Two Alternatives Visions of France's Place in a New World Order.”
  • Michael Weinman, Senior Lecturer, Indiana University: “Augustine and the Liberal Order: Arendt between Interwar Europe and the Civil Rights Era in America.”

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00-2:30 PM Panel 4: Continuities and Continuation (NCH 236)

  • Karen Remmler, Mary Lyon Professor of Humanities Emerita at Mount Holyoke College: “The Aftermath of the Vociferous Din of War: The Pontigny Encounters at Mount Holyoke College, 1942-1944.”
  • Eugene Sheppard, Prof., Brandeis University: "Romanian Jew and His Reception by Schmitt and Juenger"
  • Martin Kudla, PhD. Cand, Goethe University, Frankfurt: “Zero Latency. Hermann Levin Goldschmidt’s Epistemic Practice and Continuation of German-Jewish Tradition in the Immediate Wake of the Shoah”

4:30-5:30 PM: Panel 5: Remaking Jewish Tradition (NCH 236)

  • Itamar Ben Ami, Ass. Prof., Utrecht: “The Invention of Yeshivish Orthodoxy as Counter-Culture.”
  • Or Rose, Rabbi, PhD cand., Hebrew College, Boston: “'Difficulties in Mental Prayer': Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi’s Post-Shoah Explorations of Christian Spirituality."

Wednesday, April 10

9:00-10:30 AM: Panel 6: Transnational Encounters (NCH 236)

  • Kai Parker, Ass. Prof., UVA: “Du Bois and Baldwin on the Warsaw Ghetto and the African American Experience.”
  • Darcey Buerkle, Professor, Smith College: “Jewish and African American collaborations in the immediate postwar years in Europe.”
  • Benjamin Schvarcz, Ass. Prof., Bar-Ilan, “Political Theory in Transnational Context: Leon Roth in British Palestine”

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Panel 7: Perspectives from Palestine (NCH 236)

  • Caroline Kahlenberg, Ass. Prof., UVA: "Revolt and Revisionist Voices in Post WWII Palestine"
  • Ariel Horowitz, PhD cand., Stanford: “Jewishness and the 1948 War.”

12:00-1:30 PM: Lunch (NCH 236)

1:30-3:00 PM Panel 8: Remembrance and Reconstruction (Location TBA)

  • Eileen Angelini, Dean of Le Moyne College (NY): “Place des Martyrs Juifs du Vélodrome d’Hiver: In Honor of the Victims of the Largest Mass Arrest in Wartime in French History”.
  • Willi Goetschel, Professor, University of Toronto, “Responding with a Challenge: Margarete Susman's The Book of Job and the Destiny of the Jewish People"
  • Philipp v. Wussow, Senior Researcher, Goethe University, Frankfurt: “The Reconstruction of ‘Jewish Philosophy’ in Germany After WWII and the Legacy of Walter Benjamin.”