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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


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Global Education Outreach Program

2017-03-17T22:54:34-04:00July 15th, 2016|News from Poland, News from the US|

GEOP – POLIN Museum partners with universities and research institutions worldwide

The Global Education Outreach Program (GEOP), supported by the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, is intended to strengthen POLIN Museum as an international center for intellectual exchange and partnerships in the fields of Polish-Jewish studies and Jewish museum studies. GEOP supports research fellowships, scholars-in-residence, post-doctoral seminars, distinguished lectures, conferences, publications, and the development of digital resources.

Seven POLIN research fellowships for 2016/2017 have been awarded to outstanding scholars whose research projects deal with the history and culture of Polish Jews in the historic territory of Poland. Fellows will present their work-in-progress and receive feedback from their colleagues in a monthly seminar. They will also be encouraged to participate in the full program of lectures, workshops, and conferences at POLIN Museum and at the Jewish Historical Institute.


A unique opportunity to name a fellowship or internship

The Greenberg Family International Internships, the first named gift within GEOP, will support ten international internships over a five-year period. During the eight-week summer internships in POLIN Museum’s Education, Research, Publication, and Exhibition departments will offer undergraduate and graduate students, from universities outside Poland, a unique experience. They will deepen their knowledge of the history of Polish Jews, develop professional skills in a world-class museum, and explore today’s Poland. Recruitment for summer 2017 interns will begin in September 2016.

GEOP provides you a unique opportunity to become a partner in this worthy endeavor! Naming opportunities for international fellowships or internships start from 30,000 USD. Help us to create a new generation of scholars and museum professionals dedicated to the history of Polish Jews and their enduring legacy.


International recognition

It is my great pleasure, as POLIN attracts attention everywhere I go. Rooms are full and almost always someone who has seen the museum stands up to praise it. I wish I could accept all the invitations I get, but I get them every month…

— Dariusz Stola

Professor Dariusz Stola, Director of POLIN Museum, is raising the academic and international profile of the museum. He is frequently invited to speak and has made presentations in Paris, in London and Oxford, in Vienna, Berlin, Jena, Osnabruck, and Leipzig, in Oslo, San Sebastian, and Lviv, in Bologna, Ferrara, and Florence, in Beijing and Chengdu (China), in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and in the United States at Stanford University, Harvard University, Princeton University, and the University of Pennsylvania. In the coming weeks, he will be speaking in Boston, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Montreal.