4th Israeli Week at Charles University Organised by the Prague Centre for Jewish Studies

On 24 – 27 October 2016, the Prague Centre for Jewish Studies organises the 4th Israeli Week at Charles University. The aim of the „Israeli Week“ is to map important topics in Israeli studies by means of lectures by Czech and international experts, and to connect the Czech academia with Israeli and other international institutions. Israeli studies is an interdisciplinary field for the study of modern Israeli history, politics, society, culture, and art. The programme also pays attention to the study of Jewish communities in diaspora after the establishment of Israel. The project serves as a platform for future development of research and teaching of Israeli studies at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University.

This year, the Israeli Week consists of three main sections. The first one focuses on socio-cultural and historical aspects of the Arab minority which forms more than 1/5 of all citizens in contemporary Israel (24 – 25 October). The second section is devoted to the reflection on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in society, literature, and culture (27 October). The third section (26 October) presents international and diplomatic relations of Israel, including papers on mutual relationships between Israel and the Czech Republic (Czechoslovakia), the European Union, and Morocco.

Programme

Monday 24/10
16:30-16:50 Future Prospects of Israel Studies in Europe
Joanna Dyduch (University of Wrocław; European Association of Israel Studies) IN ENGLISH

17:00 Opening: Tomáš Zima (Rector, Charles University) and Gary Koren (Ambassador of Israel to the Czech Republic)

17:10-18:10 Opening Lecture: The Palestinian-Arab Minority in Israel: Between Integration and Alienation*
Elie Rekhess (Northwestern University) IN ENGLISH
Chair: Zbyněk Tarant (University of West Bohemia)
Glass of wine

Tuesday 25/10
13:00-13:50 From a Multi-ethnic City to an Israeli Provincial Neighbourhood: Jaffa, 1947-1949
Haim Fireberg (Tel Aviv University) IN ENGLISH

13:50-15:00 Arab Israelis in Mixed Cities’ Councils: Descriptive Representation, Substantive Representation and Policy Change
Maoz Rosenthal (IDC Herzliya) IN ENGLISH

15:00-16:00 Ruina a duna: arabský vliv na izraelskou architekturu
Daniel Ziss (Univerzita Karlova)
17:00 Divadelní inscenace Milenec na motivy stejnojmenného románu Avrahama B. Jehošuy. Uvádí MeetFactory — Prostor pro živé umění** IN CZECH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Wednesday 26/10
14:00-15:00 Státní církevní politika totalitního Československa a vztah ke Státu Izrael
Blanka Soukupová (Univerzita Karlova)

15:00-16:00 Kulturní diplomacie malých států: Izrael a Česká republika
Jitka Pánek Jurková (Univerzita Karlova)

16:00-17:00 Israel and the European Union – complexity of bilateral relations
Joanna Dyduch (University of Wrocław; European Association of Israel Studies) IN ENGLISH

17:00-18:00 Israel-Morocco relations: hidden ties between Jerusalem and Rabat
Katarina Maruškinová (University of West Bohemia) IN ENGLISH

18:00-19:00 Dokumentace mizejících synagog Maroka: představení projektu
Kajetán Holeček, Kristina Kašeová, Žaneta Lhotová, Tobiáš Smolík (Univerzita Karlova)

Thursday 27/10
14:00-15:00 Reflexe izraelsko-palestinského konfliktu v soudobé hebrejsky a arabsky psané poezii
Monika Tintěrová (Západočeská univerzita, Univerzita Karlova), Denisa Glacová (Univerzita Karlova)

15:00-16:00 Vysvoboď mne, abych nebyl vinen: Etika v izraelské armádě – představení stejnojmenné knihy a diskuse s autorkou Markétou Burgetovou

16:00-18:30 Žid mezi Araby, Arab mezi Židy. Komentované promítání filmu Tančící Arabové / Vypůjčená identita podle románů Sajjida Kašuy s jejich překladatelkou Magdalenou Křížovou.

*Given the limited seating capacity, kindly register at: marcela.zoufala@ff.cuni.cz

**MeetFactory – Prostor pro živé umění – Ke Sklárně 3213/15, Prague 5

 

Unless stated otherwise, all events take place at the Student Club Celetná (Celetná 20, Prague 1). For more information, contact: marcela.zoufala@ff.cuni.cz, or visit our website and Facebook profile.

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