Books, published by the Global Education Outreach Program Fellows Awarded!

Okładki książek nagrodzonych uczestników pobytów badawczych GEOP
fot. Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

Within GEOP Fellowship, the participants – academics from all around the world – conduct their research, work on their publications and actively participate in the academic life of Jewish studies in Poland.

Thanks to the Global Education Outreach Program it has been possible to support many significant academic works. 

We are proud that two of the participants of the GEOP Fellowships were awarded for their publications which were rounded out within the Global Education Outreach Program at POLIN Museum and Jewish Historical Institute. 

POLIN Museum and GEOP team congratulate and wish them continued success in their academic career!

Dr. Alicja Maślak Maciejewska, Institute of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University

“Those who prayed in the Temple : Krakow progressive Jews in the 19th century : a socio-religious study”
Jagiellonian University Press, 2018. 

In 2019, the book won the 2nd prize in the 2nd edition of the competition of Józef A. Gierowski and Chone Shmeruk. 

A message from the author:

“The book is an in-depth study pertinent to Krakow Progressive Jewry in the 19th century, congregated in the local Tempel. It characterises this milieu (its social and professional structure, social networks and identity), the activities it undertook (charity and educational work) and its religious life. The book poses a question about the ways in which Judaism was "modernized" in the partitioned Polish lands and situates Tempel within the currents of Judaism in the Central-Eastern Europe”.

Dr. Alicja Maślak Maciejewska on her GEOP Fellowship at POLIN Museum:

“GEOP Fellowship allowed me to focus entirely on writing my book and provided me with ideal working conditions in Warsaw, a city where I had an easy access to the necessary archival and library resources (Jewish Historical Institute, National Library, Warsaw University Library, Polin Museum). During the fellowship I wrote the major parts of the book”.

Dr. Mariusz Kałczewiak, Chair of Central and Eastern European Culture and Literature, University of Potsdam

“Polacos in Argentina: Polish Jews, Interwar Migration, and the Emergence of Transatlantic Jewish Culture”,  Alabama University Press 2020.

Best Book Award of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association (LAJSA) in 2020.

A message from the author:

“I`ve constructed a multifaceted and in-depth narrative about Polish-Jewish immigration to Argentina. Based on archival research, Yiddish travelogues on Argentina, and the Yiddish and Spanish-language press, this study recreates a mosaic of entanglements that Jewish migration wove between Poland and Argentina. Jewish emigration from Poland to Argentina serves as a case study of how ethnicity evolves among migrants and their children, and the dynamics  that emerge between putting down roots in a new country and  maintaining commitments to the country of origin”.

Dr. Mariusz Kałczewiak on his GEOP Fellowship at POLIN Museum:

„I held the GEOP Fellowship in spring 2017. The fellowship at the POLIN Museum offered me a perfect opportunity for preparing the book manuscript and a space for a productive scholarly exchange with the local colleagues”.

The GEOP Research Fellowship is offered by POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in cooperation with the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute within the framework of the Global Education Outreach Program. This program was made possible thanks to Taube Philanthropies, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.

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