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“Jewish Commercial Cultures in Global Perspective” Workshop co-organized by Paris Papamichos

Sep 28, 2015

The Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University, Bloomington and the Modern Greek Studies Initiative at the University of Illinois at Chicago organize the international workshop “Jewish Commercial Cultures in Global Perspective” featuring new work on Sephardi and Askenazi Jewries and commerce and bringing together the fields of Jewish and global history.

The workshop aims to introduce the notion of “Jewish commercial cultures” to discussions about networks, mobility, empires, migration and material life. It examines Jewish merchants beyond trading diaspora frameworks, the overly determining contexts of “family” and “community”, and their stereotypical representations in anti-Jewish discourses. Instead, it views Jewish merchants anew as commercial citizens and legal agents from the early 18th- to the mid-20th centuries in the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and Eastern Europe.

 

For more information please visit: http://www.indiana.edu/~merchant/ 

 

Workshop Organizers

Dr. Paris Papamichos-Chronakis, University of Illinois at Chicago
Constanze Kolbe, Indiana University, Bloomington

 

The workshop is made possible with the generous support of:

The Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University,Bloomington
The Modern Greek Studies Association Initiative Grant
Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching and Collaboration: Innovative Workshop in International Research, Teaching, and Collaboration, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Indiana University, Bloomington
The Provost of International Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington
The Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Indiana University, Bloomington
The Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities and Undergraduate Education, Indiana University, Bloomington
The College of Arts and Humanities Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington
The European Union Center, Indiana University, Bloomington;
The Center for the Study of Global Change, Indiana University, Bloomington
The Departments of International Studies, Ottoman and Turkish Studies, French and Italian, Indiana University, Bloomington.

 

 

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