Dr. Natalia Aleksiun, noted Historian of Modern Polish Jewry, to Speak at ASU (Oct. 19)

Dr. Natalia Aleksiun, noted Historian of Modern Polish Jewry, to Speak at ASU (Oct. 19)

aleksiun_2018_0.pngDr. Natalia Aleksiun, noted Historian of Modern Polish Jewry, to Speak at ASU (Oct. 19)

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies invites the public to an online lecture by Dr. Natalia Aleksiun, the incoming Harry Rich Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Florida-GainesvilleShe currently serves as a senior fellow at the Polish Institute of Advanced Studies in Warsaw, Poland. Dr. Aleksiun's public talk is entitled "Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians Before the Holocaust" -- also the title of her most recent monograph -- and will take place on Tues., October 19, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm EST. In addition, we will be discussing other aspects of her illuminating work in the Third F'21 Center Research colloquium from 12:30 until 2:00 on the same day. To register for the Center Lecture, please click here. To sign up for the Research Colloquium, please click here.

Dr. Natalia Aleksiun is a specialist in the social, political, and cultural history of modern East European and Polish Jewry and has written extensively on the history of the Jewish intelligentsia in East Central Europe, Polish-Jewish relations, modern Jewish historiography, the history of medicine and the Holocaust. She holds doctoral degrees from Warsaw University, Poland, and NYU, U.S.  She has published widely in English, Polish, and Hebrew. In addition to her 2021 study Conscious History, she is the author of Dokad dalej? Ruch syjonistyczny w Polsce 1944–1950 (Where To? The Zionist Movement in Poland, 1944–1950) (Warsaw, 2002) and co-editor of several volumes, including Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, vol. 29: Writing Jewish History in Eastern Europe (2017) (with Brian Horowitz and Antony Polonsky) and European Holocaust Studies, vol. 3: European Holocaust Studies (Places, Spaces and Voids in the Holocaust) (with Hana Kubátová). She also serves as co-editor of East European Jewish Affairs.

Co-organized by Appalachian State University's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies and Queens University's Stan Greenspon Holocaust and Social Justice Education Center, the program is co-sponsored by ASU's Departments of History, Philosophy and Religion as well as the local chapter of Hillel, the Peace and Genocide Education Club, and the Temple of the High Country, Boone.

Like all Center events, these online programs are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Center at 828.262.2311 or holocaust@appstate.edu.