POLIN Museum and Jewish Historical Institute announce recipients of 2017/18 Global Education Outreach Program (GEOP) Research Fellowships


Photo: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

After a successful launch in 2016/17 with seven high-caliber international scholars, the Global Education Outreach Program (GEOP) is about to begin the second academic year of GEOP Doctoral and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. GEOP Research Fellowships are the product of a joint initiative of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, within the framework of the Global Education Outreach Program (GEOP). GEOP Research Fellows have the opportunity to conduct archival research at POLIN Museum, the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, and other archives throughout Poland, and to present their research at academic seminars at POLIN Museum, where they exchange ideas and receive feedback from Polish scholars as well as their co-Fellows.

GEOP Research Fellows for 2017/18:

Dr. Madeleine Atkins Cohen, UC Berkeley, The Modernist Poetics of Do'ikayt

Dr. Anna Novikov, Ph.D. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Dynamics of Jewish Clothing within the Partitioned Poland (1846-1918)

Darius Sakalauskas, Vilnius University, Jews as Financial Intermediaries in the City and Nearby Surroundings: the View of the 18th c. Main Urban Center in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania

Eleanor Shapiro, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, The Sound of Change: Performing Jewishness in Polish Small Towns

The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture congratulates the 2017/18 recipients of the GEOP Research Fellowships.

The GEOP program is sponsored by the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.

For more information, go to: http://www.polin.pl/en/geop