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At Home: Jews and Muslims in Eastern Europe

Workshop | 28-29 June 2018 | 10:00 – 18:30 | Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin & Forum Transregionale Studien

All Religion Temple in Kazan (Wikimedia Commons)

All Religion Temple in Kazan (Wikimedia Commons)

Convened byPrisma Ukraïna and the German Association for East European Studies (DGO) 

Keynote lecturesArmina Omerika (Professor of Intellectual History of Islam at the Goethe University, Frankfurt (Main) and Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern (Crown Family Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of History at the Northwestern University in Evanston and Chicago) 

SpeakersDiliara Brileva (Kazan Federal University), Harun Buljina (Columbia University), Lili Di Puppo (NRU Higher School of Economics), Rozaliya Garipova (Nazarbayev University), Mansur Gazimzyanov (European University St. Petersburg), Olha Kolesnyk (University of Warsaw), Vladimir Levin (U of Jerusalem), Zeev Levin (Hebrew University Jerusalem), Thomas Loy (Humboldt University Berlin), Jesko Schmoller (European University St. Petersburg; Perm State University), Daria Vasyutinsky Shapira (Ben Gurion University of the Negev), Victoria Venherska(Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University) and Galina Zelenina (University of Bremen) 

In our two-day workshop, we would like to address and map out the experiences of the adherents of two large non-Christian religions, of Jews and Muslims in Eastern and Southeast Europe from around 1800 to this date. We are interested in the historical legacies of empire, Ottoman, Russian, Austro-Hungarian or Soviet, in the trajectories of reform and orthodoxies, in processes of confessionalization and secularization, in the politics of religion and minority, the ways nation states accommodated religious and ethnic pluralism. How did Muslims and Jews imagine their place in an empire, nation, and society, as individuals, as citizens, as communities? Though not neglecting multiple experiences of discrimination and violence that members of these two large non-Christian religions were and are exposed to, we are especially keen on learning examples of integration and symbiotic relations between Muslims and Jews as well as between those two religious groups and other communities.  

Due to limited seating capacity please register at prisma@trafo-berlin.de if you would like to attend.

For further information on the workshop follow this link.

Zeit & Ort

28.-29.06.2018 | 10:00-18:30 Uhr

Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Villa Jaffé, Wallotstr. 10, 14193 Berlin (28.06.2018)

Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin (29.06.2018)


  • Religion, Eastern Europe, Islam, Judaism, empire, Ottoman, Russian, Austro-Hungarian, Soviet, Prisma Ukraina, Workshop, Balkans, Caucasus, Central Asia, religious diversity, Eurasia, Muslims, Jews