This symposium brings together scholars in history, literary studies and sociology, from the US, Israel and Europe, to explore the idea of the ghetto as it developed from the early modern period to the present, and to consider the institutional, social, and cultural practices that have constituted (and constitute) ghettos in everyday life.
- Exiting the Roman Ghetto: When was it Dangerous, and Why?, Emily Michelson, University of St Andrews
- The Venetian Ghetto: Forcing In and Forcing Out, Filippo De Vivo, Birkbeck, University of London
- Ghettos of the Imagination: The Long Nineteenth-Century, Bryan Cheyette, University of Reading
- The Nazi Era Ghettos: Are They Connected in Any Way to the Early Modern Ones?, Dan Michman, International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem
- How the Ghetto Became Black, Mitchell Duneier, Princeton University