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Preface Vol 33

<plain_text><page sequence="1">Preface During the first of the two sessions that spanned our centenary year, an interna? tional conference entitled 'Patterns of Migration, 1850-1914', organized by the Society in conjunction with the Institute of Jewish Studies at University College London, formed a major celebratory event. Another such was the reception and joint Presidential evening shared between Professor Aubrey Newman and His Honour Israel Finestein, at which distinguished representatives of the British Academy and the Royal Historical Society paid tribute to our past and present activities. The quantity of research in all fields of Jewish history has never been greater, as indicated by the diversity of scholarship contained in this present volume. Of the articles of immediate interest, that by Stephen Massil, Chairman of the Programme Committee, explains why commemoration of our centenary covered two sessions, while the Presidential address of Professor Newman describes his toriographical developments that have occurred since our inception. In 1993 we published Anglo-Jewish Bibliography 1971-1990, which lays the foundation for future research in our field. In 1994 a joint seminar with the Board of Deputies Community Research Unit on the 1891 Census Project, 'Spitalfields through the database', led (through the general editorship of Professor Newman) to the Soci? ety's association with the History Department of the University of Leicester in publishing 1891 Census - Index of Heads of Family, a valuable demographic contri? bution to East End studies. Meetings Since the previous list of lectures was published in Transactions XXXII, pp. xi-xiii, the following lectures have been delivered: 1992-3 Dr Kaiman A. Burnim The Jewish presence on the London stage in the 18th century Professor Aubrey Newman Anglo-Jewish historiography, 1892-1992 xiii</page><page sequence="2">Preface Tito Benady The role of Jews in the British colonies of the western Mediterranean in the 18th and early-igth centuries Graham Cooke Orde Wingate: an assessment of his career and reputation Mrs Sylvia Kedourie The Jews of Baghdad Joe Hillaby The origins of the English medieval Jewry: the London community in the 12th century Professor David Katz The Jewish advocates of Henry VIIVs divorce Malcolm Brown The Jews of Essex prior to igoo Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain The establishment of the Reform Beth Din (ig48) - a barometer of changing religious trends in Anglo-Jewry Stephen Massil The founding of the Jewish Historical Society of England in i8gj His Honour Judge Aron Owen References to the Holocaust in English Law Reports 1993-4 Raymond Kaiman The Jewish Friendly Societies of London His Honour Israel Finestein QC Luden Wolf: a study in ambivalence Dr B. Hirson On Ruth Schechter Alexander Dr Gerry Black The largest school in the world: the JFS at Bell Lane, Spitalfields, i8j/-igjg xiv</page><page sequence="3">Preface Dr C. Delano Smith Rashi and maps Professor David Ussishkin Megiddo - a royal city of King Solomon Professor Colin Richmond An English historian and the Jews Dr John Klier English society confronts the Pogroms, 1881-2 Alex Jacob No ordinary tradesmen - the Green family in 19th-century Whitechapel Harry Defries Political corruption and anti-Semitism in Edwardian England - the unionists, the Jews and the Marconi and Indian Silver Affairs Jonathan Wolfson New material relating to Churchill and the Jews Forthcoming publication Extended versions of the papers delivered at the centenary conference are to be issued in a volume expected to appear during the 1994-5 session. Malcolm Brown xv</page></plain_text>