Closure of Conference project. Post-Conference Plans

Many many thanks to everyone who participated in the conference, to all those who presented papers, read their poetry or translations, contributed to discussions or just came to listen.

This blog will remain open as a record of the conference proceedings and will continue to include the programme, the abstracts of the presentations and the short biographies of the participants.

We have removed the conference papers from this site because we intend to include revised versions in a post-conference book. This book will not be a representation of the conference proceedings as such, however, but a volume of articles roughly reflecting the structure of the conference. The book will be edited by Ursula Philips, supported by a team of advisers (Urszula Chowaniec, Knut Andreas Grimstad, Kris Van Heuckelom and Elwira Grossman). It is expected that the volume will appear in 2013.

Should anyone wish to contact the authors of papers or read the original papers, please contact the conference organizer.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Joanna Michlic

Joanna Beata Michlic is Director of the HBI (Hadassah-Brandeis Institute) Project on Families, Children, and the Holocaust at Brandeis University. She received her doctorate and her master’s degree in modern European and Jewish history from the London School of Economics, and her bachelor’s degree in Slavonic studies at Łódź University, Poland.  Between 2000 and 2003 she was a Lady Davis Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem. Until December 2008 she was an Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Holocaust and Ethical Values at Lehigh University, Bethlehem Pennsylvania. Her major publications include Neighbors Respond: The Controversy about Jedwabne (2004; co-edited with Antony Polonsky) and Poland's Threatening Other: The Image of the Jew from 1880 to the Present (hardback 2006, paperback 2008, Polish translation 2011, Hebrew translation 2013). She is currently working on three monographs: The Social History of Jewish Children in Poland: Survival and Identity, 1945—1949, “More Than a Basket of Bread”: The Early Postwar Correspondence of Rescuers and Jewish Survivors in Poland, and Bringing the Dark to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Europe, co-edited with John-Paul Himka (Lincoln, NUP, 2012).

She has written articles and reviews for American History Review, East European Jewish Affairs, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Jewish Social Studies, Polin, Slavonic and East European Review, Yad Vashem Studies and Zagłada. Her research interests include the history and culture of East European Jewry, Polish-Jewish relations in the modern era, Jewish childhood, the Holocaust and its memory in Eastern Europe, and nationalism and minorities in Eastern Europe. Recent awards include: Taube Foundation Grant for the translation of Poland’s Threatening Other: The Image of the Jew from 1880 to the Present into Polish (Oficyna Wydawnicza Rytm, forthcoming); Çorrie ten Boom Research Award at the Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, University of Southern California LA, Spring 2008; and Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Fellowship 2009-20.