The Center for Jewish History is pleased to announce the creation of its new Jewish Public History Forum. The Forum, as it will be known, seeks to bring new and diverse audiences to the Center by sponsoring major public symposia on historical topics of contemporary relevance. Starting in the Spring of 2023, the Forum will host two to three symposia per year that convene some of the world’s leading scholars to discuss topics of global Jewish concern. The Forum’s upcoming symposia include:
In presenting these and other topics, the Forum seeks to be a “big tent” that gathers scholars representing different social, political, and cultural perspectives in conversation. The Forum is committed to sustaining the Center for Jewish History’s reputation for academic excellence and integrity while bringing scholarly insights to the broader public.
The Forum also encourages the Center’s five partners – the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute, the Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research -- to work together in conceptualizing, developing, and coordinating projects of collective interest. By fostering intra-organizational work, the Forum will help the Center realize its original vision to be a collaborative institution for Jewish historical research and education.