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Harold Rhode <hrhode@...>

Jewish History Seminar in Vilna - >from Prof. Dov Levin

I am pleased to send you the program of the forthcoming
seminar in Vilnius. Please note that there may still be some changes
in the program.

Three professors >from Israel will take part in the seminar:
Prof.Dov Levin, Prof. Mordechai Altshuler, and Prof. Israel Bartal.

Professors Levin and Altshuler will be travelling >from
Jerusalem on Sunday, September 6, via Copenhagen, and will arrive on
Sunday evening. They will be staying at the Vilnius University guesthouse
through the seminar and beyond. They are returning to Israel on
Monday, September 14.

Prof. Bartal will be arriving in Vilnius >from Moscow on
Monday evening, September 7 and will return to Moscow on Thursday
morning, September 10. He will also be staying at the university guesthouse.

Sincerely yours,


Workshop on Integration of Jewish History and National
History in University Teaching in Lithuania

Vilnius, September 7-9, 1998

(program as of 30/8/98)

Monday, September 7, 1998

10:00 - 11:00 Greetings, Welcoming Remarks etc. (Vilnius
University authorities and departments)

Integration of Jewish History and National History in
University Teaching in Lithuania:

Introduction to the program
Prof. Dov Levin
Dr. Arunas Vysniauskas

11:00 - 18:00 Jews in Lithuania in Different Historical

The Period before the Divisions of Poland -the Jewish
autonomy and the Lithuanian national political system

Opening Remarks: Prof. Dov Levin
Prof. M. Jucas


The Czarist Period - regions of nationalist Lithuania,
its centers of Jewish population and general history in that period.

Opening Remarks: Prof. Dov Levin
Prof. R. Miknys
Prof. Mordechai Altshuler
Dr. A. Kulakauskas


Lithuania between Two World Wars.

Opening Remarks: Prof. Dov Levin
Prof. Ludas Truska


Lithuania and the Jewish People on the Verge of World War II.

Opening Remarks: Prof. Dov Levin
Dr. S. Jegelevicius
Dr. Arunas Bubnys


Tuesday, September 8, 1998

10:00 - 13:00 Historiography and the University Teaching of
History In Lithuania (professor >from Lithuanian university)

In Israel and Jewish universities Prof. Mordechai Altshuler

In a global perspective Prof. Israel Bartal

Some observations >from other countries

Prof..Aivars Stranga (Latvia)
Dr. Leonid Matzikh or
Dr.VictoriaMochalova (Russia)
Prof. Eduard Savicki (Belarus)

15:00 - 18:00 Comparative Elements between the Jewish and
National Histories in Lithuania and Neighboring Countries

Opening Remarks: Dr. Arunas Vysniauskas


20:00 Extracurricular Cultural Evening (program to be

Wednesday, September 9, 1998

10:00 - 13:00 Integrating the Two Channels
Jewish History and Lithuanian History

Cultural, spiritual and socio-political perspectives
Opening Remarks: Prof. Mordechai Altshuler
Prof. Ludas Truska
Dr. V. Berenis


Identification of common historical-geographical points
between Jewish and general channels of history in Lithuania through the ages and listing of relevant topics for teaching.

Opening Remarks: Prof. Israel Bartal
Prof. M. Jucas
Prof. E. Aleksandravicius
Dr. A. Kusmanska


Conclusions and Closing Session

15:00 - 17:45 Practical and Didactic Applications

Curricular and didactic aspects of teaching contemporary
topics and earlier periods.

Group Discussion

Summary discussion and outlining of materials needed for
teaching in the university classroom.

Group Discussion

Practical suggestions for further steps in Lithuania and
neighboring countries

Open Discussion (including
observers >from neighboring countries)

17:45 Closing Session

Vilnius University:
Dr. A. Bumblauskas
Dr. A. Jakubcionis
Dr. S. Jegelevicius
Prof. M. Jucas
Dr. A. Kasperavicius
A. Pacevicius
Dr. A. Vysniauskas
Pedagogical University of Vilnius:
M. Kohrsas (Visiting faculty >from Germany)
V. Mariengolcas
B. Setkus
Prof. L. Truska
Vytautas Magnus University of Kaunas:
Prof. E. Aleksandravicius
Dr. V. Brandisauskas
Dr. A. Kulakauskas
Institute of Culture and Art:
Dr. V. Berenis
Lithuanian Historical Institute:
Dr. A. Bubnys
Dr. V. Jogela
Dr. R. Miknys
Lithuanian Jewish Community:
Ilja Lempertas
Dr. Izraelis Lempertas
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem:
Prof. M. Altshuler
Prof. I. Bartal
Prof. D. Levin
Belarus Governmental Committee for Archives:
Dr. E. Savicki
Latvian Institute for International Affairs:
Prof. A. Stranga
Moscow Center for University Teaching of Jewish
Civilization - Sefer:
Dr. L. Matzikh
Dr. V. Mochalova
Prof. R. Kaplanov


International Center for University Teaching of Jewish
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

tel: 02-5619032, 02-5611142
POB 4234, Jerusalem 91042


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