Warsaw Program for Jewish Studies 2011-2012
Dr. Anna Michałowska-Mycielska, Jews in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (16th-18th c.)
The course will present the most important aspects of the history of Polish Jewry: beginnings of the settlement in the Middle Ages, legal status, institutions of the Jewish self-government, Jewish art (especially synagogues' architecture), problems of tolerance and anti-semitism, and main religious movements (Frankism, Chasidism, and Haskalah). Each course consists of a lecture and a discussion on the primary sources (all in English).
Dr. Jolanta Żyndul, History of Polish Jewry in Modern Times
The course will be focused on the social, political and cultural changes that had place among Jewish communities in Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth century as well as the evolution of the relations between Jews and European societies in those times. During the classes various types of historical resources as well iconographical resources and documentary films will be used.