POLIN Museum’s Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett 2017 lecture series in the USA

2018-02-20T00:19:02-05:00March 21st, 2017|News from the US, POLIN Museum|

Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, will be speaking this April at Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Case Western Reserve, Cornell University, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, and the Museum of the Jewish Heritage in New York on May 2. She will also be a guest lecturer in seminars at several of these universities. Please see below for the complete list and for links to the events.


  • Princeton University – Lapidus lecture

“Theater of History: Performing the Past in American Jewish Museums”

April 19, Wed 4:30 PM. 101 McCormick Hall, Princeton University, New Heaven, CT


  • University of Pennsylvania – Closing Keynote lecture (reservation required)

Symposium: “Dan Ben-Amos: Fifty Years of Jewish Folklore at Penn”Keynote lecture: “Hereness: Jewish folkloristics in situ.”

April 23, Sun 9:00-12:30 PM. Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA


  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland – Salo Baron Memorial Lecture (reservation required)

“Rising from the Rubble: Creating a Museum of the History of Polish Jews”

April 24, Mon 7:00 PMTemple Tifereth Israel, 26000 Shaker Blvd, Beachwood, OH 44122


  • Cornell University – Guest lecture

Materializing History:  Time and Telos at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

April 27, Thu 5:15-7:00 PM. Johnson Museum of Art, David A. & Rochelle Hirsch Lecture Room, Cornell University


  • YIVO Institute for Jewish Research – Keynote lecture (reservation required)

Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust

April 30, Sun 2:00 PM. Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th Street, New York, NY 10011


  • Museum of Jewish Heritage – Lecture

“Presenting the Holocaust at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews”

May 2, Tue 3:00 PM. Museum of Jewish Heritage, Keeping History Center room; 36 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280