Imagining Jewish Modernities: Reflections on a Graduate Student Conference in Jewish Studies

Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher: Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

Author(s): Rachel Shulman; Jennifer Young; Rachel Shulman; Jennifer Young

Research Area: Culture and religion; Education

Keywords: Academic Research; Higher Education; Judaic Studies; History

Type: Report

Coverage: Illinois Illinois


The authors discuss their reasons for convening a graduate colloquium in Jewish studies (the first of its kind) at the University of Illinois at Urbana in April 2005. Among these were the question: what is the difference between Jewish studies and studying Jews? The authors also discuss themes from the colloquium, including the ways in which Jews invarying locations and contexts imagined themselves to be part of a larger European civilization.