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<plain_text><page sequence="1">MEETINGS OF THE SOCIETY The following is a partial list of meetings held, and some set in the future, in London and several branches of the JHSE. The format has not been standardized - some include summaries of the events, titles of speakers, and additional information. For all enquiries, please email info@jhse.org unless specifically concerning a particular branch. Birmingham On 23 November 2014 the Birmingham Branch heard Dr. Daniel Snowman talk on "The cultural impact of the Hitler emigres". On 22 February 2015 the final meeting was held of the Birmingham Branch, as a joint meeting with the Birmingham Association of Jewish Graduates. Anthony Joseph spoke on "A history of the Jewish Historical Society of England and the future of its Branches". The next annual lecture on behalf of the Birmingham Branch of the JHSE (as now incorporated with the Birmingham Association of Jewish Graduates) will be held on Sunday 21 February 2016 at 3.15 pm. It will take place at the Old Post Office Building, 149, Alcester Road, Birmingham B13, and will be given by Peter Kurer on "What the Quakers did for the Jews ofNazi Europe". Essex Meetings begin at 8.15 pm at King Solomon High School, Forest Road, Barkingside, Essex, IG6 SHE. Admission free for members, otherwise £4. Refreshments will be served. For confirmation of the programme please look at the website www.jhse.org. 2015 16 September, Prof. Anthony Dayan, "Jewish Nobel Prize winners" 14 October, Dr. Nadia Valman, Queen Mary College, "Postwar Anglo- Jewish literature" ii November, David Rosenberg, "Radicals, rebels, and dreamers of the Jewish East End" 9 December, Prof. Michael Alpert, "The Chaste Wife, a Ladino novel from Istanbul" 260 Jewish Historical Studies, volume 47, 2015</page><page sequence="2">MEETINGS OF THE SOCIETY 261 2016 17 March, Prof. D. Ruderman, University of Pennsylvania, "The cultural significance of the ghetto in Jewish history" 16 June, meeting begins 7.45 pm. Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Romain, "Royal Jews" 7 July, Beverley-Jane Stewart, "Anglo-Jewry Illustrated" 13 October, Sheila Chiat, "Machał: the South African contribution to Israeli independence" 3 November, Joyce Michel, "Scholars, pedlars, or schnorrers? Tales of a wandering Jew (and son)" 15 December, Rachel Montagu, "Samuel Montagu, first Baron Swaythling, and his children Netta, Louis, Edwin, and Lily: five different approaches to being Jewish and English" Herts and Middlesex Meetings take place at 8.00 pm for 8.15 pm in Allum Lane Community Centre, Manor House, 2 Allum Lane, Elstree wd6 3pj. The Centre is within walking distance of Borehamwood Station and there is free parking available on site. Please note change of room to room 3 (first on the left, ground floor). Access is now much easier than before and can be wheelchair accessible. Admission free for members, otherwise £3. 2014 ii March, Caroline Marcus, "Rembrandt, the Rabbi and Dr Tulip: a flavour of Amsterdam's Jewish quarter in the 17th century" 8 April, Prof. Anthony Dayan, "Alfred Nobel, his Prize and some Jewish winners" 6 May, Prof. Geoffrey Cantor, "Anglo-Jewry in 1851: the Great Exhibition and political emancipation" 9 September, Howard T'loosty, "My life in show business" 7 October, Ken Marks, "Archaeology of Anglo-Jewry in England and Wales 1656-1880" ii November, Professor Miri Rubin, "Church and Synagogue" 2015 3 March, Dr. Simon Cohen, "Jews in British medicine"</page><page sequence="3">262 MEETINGS OF THE SOCIETY 14 April, Paul Anticoni, "My Jewish humanitarian journey around the world" 12 May, Dennis van der Velde, "Jewish Settlements in Palestine in the century before 1948 as seen by an ephemerist and postal historian" 8 September, Prof. Michael Spiro, "The unknown story of penicillin" 13 October, Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Romain, "Royal Jews: Jewish life in Berkshire from the Readmission till today" 10 November, Jerry Pearlman mbe, "The Jewish contribution to the English countryside" Jerusalem 2015 meetings, available on YouTube 27 January, Melanie Phillips, "British Jews and the left: what went wrong" 23 February, Prof. Robert Wistrich, "The antisemitic wave in France: causes and consequences" 14 April, Prof. Aubrey Newman, "Jews in English freemasonry" 5 May, Dr. Kenneth Collins, "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: the Case of Oscar Slater" Leeds All meetings take place at 8 pm at the United Hebrew Congregation Synagogue, 151 Shadwell Lane, Leeds LS17 SDR. Admission free to members, otherwise £3. The programme may be altered at any time without notice. 2014 6 January, Yanky Fachler, "Jabotinsky the military genius" 3 February, Paul Kelemen, "The British left and Zionism: the history of a divorce" 3 March, Thomas Harding, "Haans and Rudolf: the search and capture ofHoess, the Kommandant of Auschwitz" 7 April, Gideon Leventhall, "Golda Meir Reassessed" 12 May, Anton Lentin, "Sir Edgar Speyer the English Dreyfus?" 2 June, Prof. Derek Fraser, "A new look at the Balfour Declaration" 7 July, David Jacobs, "The 'blowing up' of the King David Hotel" i September, Jeff Hilman, "Jewish masonic involvement in American independence"</page><page sequence="4">MEETINGS OF THE SOCIETY 263 6 October, Avi Shivtiel, "The contribution of women to ancient Israel" 3 November, Tim Grady, "Jews in the German Army in the First World War" 1 December, Roz Currie, "Jews in the British Army in the First World War" 2015 5 January, Jonathan Davies, "The life of Jews ofVienna before 1900" 2 February, Vanessa Freedman, "Rabbi Moses Gaster: the man who never destroyed any documents" 2 March, joint meeting with Jewish Book Week and UHC Synagogue: Barbara Winton, "Sir Nicholas Winton, my father: 'It's not Impossible'" 30 March, Dr. Marc Gifflin, "The Jews of Ireland and their presentation in the Irish press" 13 April, Dr. Malcolm Miller, joint meeting with BB Music Society, "Modern Jewish German Composers" 11 May, Yanky Fachler, "A thousand years of Jewish blood libels" 8 June, Prof. Schaffer, "Jews in the British Army, 1900-1945" 6 July, Frank Vigon, "Isaac Bashevis Singer: how his works have been lost in translation in the US" 7 September, Michael Meadowcroft, "Jos Walsh: Lord Mayor, solicitor, educational reformer, Zionist, scholar" 12 October, Jackie Passman, "Under the heel of Hirohito: the life of a Jewish prisoner ofwar" 2 November, Dr. Nick Evans, "Jewish financial support for the slave trade" 7 December, Prof. Miri Rubin, "Aspects of medieval Anglo-Jewry" Liverpool Chairman Arnold Lewis, 61 Menlove Avenue, Liverpool lis 2EH, arnoldslewis@gmail.com; Secretary Helena Kay, 14b Martindale Road, Liverpool lis 3LQ, helenakay14b@gmail.com Meetings from September 2014 to December 2015 All held in the Liverpool Jewish Community Centre Room, King David Campus, Childwall Road, lis 6wu. 2014 7 September, Jonathan Davis, Manchester solicitor and lecturer on Jewish thought and music, "Baruch Spinoza: heretic or modern man"</page><page sequence="5">264 MEETINGS OF THE SOCIETY 26 October, Nigel Grizzard, Leeds-based researcher, writer, and tour guide, "Yorkshire Jews and the woollen industry" 14 December, A pre-Hanukkah potpourri featuring members' papers on various Jewish historical-related topics including an illustrated presentation on Viscount Herbert Louis Samuel of Mount Carmel and Toxteth 2015 i February, Yanky Fachler, Dundalk-based writer, historian, and broadcaster, "A history of blood libels" 29 March, Dr. MarkGilfillan, Research Associate in Irish Jewish History at the University of Ulster, "Jews in the Irish Press, 1850-1910" 31 May, Martin Sugarman, author and archivist of the AJEX Military Museum, "The 1918 march of the Jewish Legion" 6 September, Dr. Susan Cohen, London-based researcher and author, "Eleanor Rathbone, MP for refugees" 18 October, Dr. Nathan Abrams, Professor of Film Studies, Bangor University, "Hidden in plain sight: a history of Jews and Jewishness in British film and television" 20 December, Frank Vigon, educational consultant and lecturer, "Isaac Bashevis Singer: lost in translation" London 15 October 2015, Presidential address by Philip Alexander, "In the footsteps of King Billy: the origins of the Jewish community in Dublin in the context of Irish history" Although there are isolated references to Jews at an earlier date, it is generally agreed that the origins of the Jewish community in Ireland go back to the late seventeenth century when there was an influx into Dublin of London Sephardis. They were drawn by the commercial opportunities opened up by the arrival of the Williamite forces under Schömberg to deal with the threat posed by the army of James II. Drawing on archival material relating specifically to the Dublin Jewish community, as well as recent research on Irish history, I will fill out the few pages devoted to this subject in Hyman's pioneering history, Thejews of Ireland. I will focus on the community's inner life (its Hebrew knowledge and levels of observance), the growing tension between the dominant well-to-do Sephardis and incoming, poorer Ashkenazis, the community's relationship to the</page><page sequence="6">MEETINGS OF THE SOCIETY 265 intellectual life of Dublin at the time (e.g. to Archbishop William King), as evidenced by a number of high-profile conversions to the Church of Ireland, and the niche the Jews found in Irish politics riven by bitter sectarian conflict between Episcopalians, Presbyterians, and Catholics. My overall aim will be to stress what was distinctive about the origins of the Irish Jewish community, and to affirm the importance of localism, and even micro-history, in the study of the history of the Jewish people. Prof. Philip Alexander is emeritus Professor of Post-Biblical Jewish Literature at the University ofManchester. 19 November 2015, Elliott Horowitz, "The Biblical Ishmael as seen by medieval and modern Jews" In Genesis 16 Sarah's handmaiden Hagar is told by the angel that she shall bear a son to be named Ishmael, who would grow up to be a "wild man" - as rendered in the King James Bible - or "wild ass of a man", as other English translations, including those of the Jewish Publication Society, rendered the verse. The lecture will examine the ways in which medieval and modern Jews, sometimes influenced by Christian exegesis, linked that prophecy with what they knew - or thought they knew - of the Arab world. Prof. Horowitz is currently Oliver Smithies Visiting Fellow and Lecturer atBalliol College, Oxford. 21 January 2016, Dr. Piet van Boxel, "The Popes and the Jews in sixteenth- century Italy: a convoluted encounter" The lecture will examine the antagonisms with the highest ranks of the Church vis-à-vis Jews and Judaism as reflected in the different positions of the popes towards the Jewish community of Rome in the sixteenth century. Dr. Piet van Boxel is Emeritus Curator of Judaica at the Bodleian Library, Oxford. 17 March 2016, Richard Barnett Memorial Lecture: Prof. David Abulafia, "The first Sephardim in the Atlantic" The lecture will examine the presence of Spanish and Portuguese Jews, including Marranos, in the eastern Atlantic islands settled and in large part discovered at the end of the Middle Ages. Apart from evidence for Marranos who retained Jewish practices in the Canary Islands, the lecture will discuss the extraordinary history of the deportation of Jews</page><page sequence="7">266 MEETINGS OF THE SOCIETY to São Tomé and the vexed question of the arrival of the first Portuguese merchants of Jewish descent in the space between Africa and Brazil. Prof. David Abulafia is Professor of Mediterranean History at the University of Cambridge. 19 May 2016, Dr. Lily Kahn, "Domesticating techniques in the first Hebrew Shakespeare translations" This talk will examine the Judaizing translation techniques evident in the first Hebrew versions of complete Shakespeare plays. Six dramatic works (Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shreu), Macbeth, Kincj Lear, and Hamlet) were published in Hebrew in Eastern Europe between 1874 and 1901. These translations are significant not only because they were the earliest, but also because they were composed at a time when Hebrew was still almost solely a written medium, prior to its large-scale revernacularization in Palestine. The paper will introduce the translations' unusual sociolinguistic background and illustrate some of their major domesticating techniques, including the neutralization of Christian and classical references; the insertion of Jewish religious and cultural motifs into the target text; and the Hebraization or Aramaicization of Latin, French, and Italian linguistic elements. Dr. Lily Kahn is Lecturer in Modern Hebrew in the Department of Hebrew &amp; Jewish Studies at University College London. 16 June 2016, Prof. Derek Penslar, "Theodor Herzl: from Jewish politics to geo-politics" This talk is about two interrelated questions: what did Theodor Herzl think about the world? What did the world think about Herzl? Herzl was well-versed in global affairs, was on friendly terms with a number of European senior politicians, and over the course of his short Zionist career managed to meet monarchs, emperors, and the Pope. Although Herzl devoted the final decade of his life to Zionism, he was deeply immersed in national, imperial, and colonial politics, and that level of engagement does much to explain why he was able to gain access to, and at times leave a positive impression upon, some of the world's most powerful individuals. Prof. Derek Penslar is Professor of Israel Studies at the University of Oxford.</page><page sequence="8">MEETINGS OF THE SOCIETY 267 Sussex Meetings held at the Jewish Centre, Ralli Hall, Denmark Villas, Hove, adjacent to Hove Railway Station. We start at 7.45 pm, talks last for 45-50 minutes, and are followed by questions, discussion, and light refreshments. We aim to conclude by about 9.30. Admission free for members and students, otherwise £4 to any most welcome visitors. For more information contact Arthur Oppenheimer, arthur(ô)aoppenheimer. co.uk, and Godfrey Gould, g.gould915@btinternet.com. 28 October 2014, Prof. David Tal, "Israeli society: ruptured or multi- cultural?" Professor David Tal is the Yossi Harel Chair in Israel Studies at the University of Sussex. He is an expert in the diplomatic and military history of Israel as well as nuclear proliferation and disarmament. At present he is working on a book on Israel: Between Orient and Occident. A volume he edited entitled Israel Identities was published by Routledge in 2013. 25 November 2014, Astrid Zajdband, "Intermission at Brighton, 1940: German Rabbi Dr. Heinrich Lemie on his way to Brazil" Ms. Zajdband is in the final stages of her doctoral dissertation at the University of Sussex, where she researches the German rabbinate in British exile and its impact on Judaism in Britain. Her research interest is Jewish life in Germany in light of the Holocaust, with particular emphasis on the emigration experience and cultural transference into exile. 27 January 2015, Prof. Geoffrey Cantor, "Anglo-Jewry in 1851: the Great Exhibition and political emancipation" Professor Cantor is Emeritus Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds and Honorary Senior Research Associate at Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London. In 2005 his Quakers, Jews, and Science was published by Oxford University Press, which also published his most recent book Religion and the Great Exhibition 0/1851 (2011). 24 February 2015, Roger Eden, "How did we get to where we are? Islam, antisemitism and Israel" 24 March 2015, Edgar Samuel, "The Inquisition and the Jews of Portugal" Formerly Director and Curator, London Jewish Museum, Edgar Samuel is Vice-President of The Jewish Historical Society of England and has researched and published widely on the Jews of Spain and Portugal.</page><page sequence="9">268 MEETINGS OFTHE SOCIETY 28 April 2015, Dr. Shirli Gilbert, "Music and the Holocaust" Dr. Gilbert is the Ian Karten Senior Lecturer at the Parkes Institute, University of Southampton and a specialist in modern Jewish history with a focus on the Holocaust period. Her book Music in the Holocaust (Oxford University Press, 2005) examines the role of music in the Nazi ghettos and camps and the insight it offers into victims' responses. It was also the basis for a large-scale educational website, "Music and the Holocaust", http://holocaustmusic.ort.org 27 October 2015 , Beryl Williams, "Pogroms in late Tsarist Russia" Beryl Williams, Emeritus Reader in Russian Studies, University of Sussex, is an expert on Russia and the author of many articles on Russia under both the Tsars and the Soviets including books on Lenin and the Russian revolution. The lecture will look at new "revisionist" work on pogroms in late Tsarist Russia. 24 November 2015, Dr. Christine Schmidt, "Wiener Library: family research" Dr Schmidt is International Tracing Service Archive Researcher at the Wiener Library, London. The unique International Tracing Service Archive held at the Wiener Library contains more than 100 million pages of Holocaust-era documents relating to the fates of more than 17.5 million people who were subject to incarceration, forced labour, and displacement during and after the Second World War. 26 January 2016, Rabbi Michael Hilton, "The history of the Bar Mitzvah" Rabbi Hilton has recently published a book on the history of the bar mitzvah. This ceremony was first recorded in thirteenth-century France. Rabbi Hilton has sought out every reference to bar mitzvah in the Bible, the Talmud, and numerous other Jewish texts spanning several centuries, extracting a fascinating miscellany of information, stories, and commentary. 23 February 2016, Daniel Lowe, "The Jews of the Persian Gulf' Daniel Lowe, Curator of Islamic Collections, the British Library, is an Arabic language and Gulf history specialist working at the British Library, which has one of the world's largest and evolving collections of relevant material in the form of books and journals, newspapers, manuscripts, archives, and paintings, sound recordings and moving images, electronic resources, theses, and maps.</page><page sequence="10">MEETINGS OF THE SOCIETY 269 29 March 2016, Vanessa Freedman, "Haham Moses Gaster" Vanessa Freedman, Hebrew and Jewish Studies Librarian, University College London, is working on the papers of Moses Gaster which include visiting cards, invitations, menus, programmes, greetings cards, and so on, providing a fascinating insight into the Anglo-Jewish community in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. 3 May 2016, special lecture to commemorate 250 years offewish settlement in Brighton: Dr. Sharman Kadish, "The Synagogues of Great Britain" Dr. Kadish is the Director of Jewish Heritage UK and a research fellow and lecturer at the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester. She is the foremost expert on the architecture and origin of synagogues in the UK. Her most recent book, The Synagogues of Britain and Ireland (2011), traces the architecture of the synagogue in Britain and Ireland from its discreet Georgian and Regency-era beginnings. Her other numerous publications include the companion guidebooks Jewish Heritage in Britain and Ireland (2nd edition 2015) and Jewish Heritage in Gibraltar (2007).</page></plain_text>