|Sponsors and Contact Information
Feldman's Grocery Store, Atlanta, ca. 1925, courtesy of the Cuba Archives, William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, Atlanta
The American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS)
Founded in 1892, AJHS is the oldest national ethnic historical organization
in the nation. The Society presents a rich array of public programs and
exhibits, and maintains a library and archives containing more than 25
million documents and 50,000 books, photographs, artworks, and artifacts
that reflect the history of the Jewish presence in the United States from
1654 to the present. Through its Academic Council, the AJHS supports scholarship
on American Jewish life through a number of annual grants and awards and,
in conjunction with The Johns Hopkins University Press, publishes a quarterly
scholarly journal, American Jewish History. One of five partner organizations
at The Center for Jewish History in Manhattan and has a branch in Boston.
For more information, visit www.ajhs.org.
The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies (TIJS)
at Emory University
TIJS brings together scholars and students from a number of different
departments and programs at Emory University to engage in the interdisciplinary
exploration of Jewish civilization and culture. Twenty distinguished core
faculty members offer courses and conduct scholarly research in Jewish
religion and thought, history, archaeology, anthropology, language, literature,
politics, and philosophy. TIJS offers an undergraduate major and minor
and provides coursework and collegial opportunities for doctoral students
in a variety of departments who have a particular interest or specialization
in Jewish Studies. TIJS also offers scholarships and travel grants to
both graduate and undergraduate students to allow for language study and
study or research abroad. Each year, TIJS brings many distinguished visiting
scholars to campus via events such as the Seminar Series in Jewish Studies,
the Tenenbaum Family Lecture in Judaic Studies, and the Rabbi Jacob M.
Rothschild Memorial Seminar. For more information, visit www.js.emory.edu.
Knapp Family Foundation
The Bettina & Russell Knapp Foundation (Knapp Family Foundation) was established in 1990 in order to fund research and academic activities in the social sciences, medicine, and humanities. A specific goal of the Foundation is to support work in Jewish studies, particularly focusing on Jewish history and sociology. Russell Knapp's late cousin Professor Salo W. Baron, the Nathan L. Miller Professor of Jewish History, Literature, and Institutions at Columbia University, was a mentor and inspiration to both Russell and Bettina Knapp. The family is delighted to support the 2014 AJHS Scholars' Conference and to recognize Professor Beth Wenger, the immediate past chair of the AJHS Academic Council who first called their attention to this important endeavor, as a distinguished leader in the field of American Jewish history.
Conference Program Committee
Eric L. Goldstein (Emory University), Chair
Lila Corwin-Berman (Temple Univeristy)
Marni Davis (Georgia State University)
Libby Garland (Kingsboro Community College, City University of New York)
Daniel Greene (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)
Tony Michels (University of Wisconson-Madison)
Beth Wenger (University of Pennsylvania)
Ex-officio: Riv-Ellen Prell (University of Minnesota), Chair of the Academic
For questions about the conference, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at (404) 727-6301.