Jews, Money, Myth: International Workshop

This workshop is one of a series of events exploring themes from the exhibition Jews, Money, Myth at the Jewish Museum London (19 March – 7 July 2019) developed with the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism at Birkbeck, University of London.

Event Information and Booking

17th June, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Birkbeck, University of London, Room 102, 26 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DQ
Dr Christine Achinger, University of Warwick; Professor Bernard Cooperman, University of Maryland; Professor Jonathan Karp, SUNY, Binghamton

Associations between Jews and money have informed the history of Jewish men and women for millennia and have also given rise to some of the most deeply entrenched Jewish stereotypes. In this workshop we aim to explore the connections – real and imagined – between Jews and money. What function did money have in the history of anti-Jewish imagery and thought? How did the transformation of economic systems affect stereotypes of Jews, money, and ‘Jewish money’? How have modern Jewish political ideologies engaged with stereotypes linking Jews with money? How should historians analyse the relationship between real and imagined Jews when studying the place of money in Jewish/non-Jewish relations?

Please find full programme available for download here.

Call for Papers:

We invite submissions from scholars specialising in different periods and areas to present papers that explore these themes. Proposals from PhD students and early career scholars are particularly welcome.

Download the call for papers

Deadline for submissions: 7 April 2019

The workshop forms part of an on-going collaboration between Birkbeck and New York University. On the evening of 17 June, Professor Hasia Diner, New York University, will deliver a public lecture: On the Road: Jewish Peddling and the Shaping of Jewish History which workshop participants are welcome to attend. Full details available here.

Workshop co-convenors: Anthony Bale, David Feldman and Marc Volovici.

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