BGI IN THE NEWS
In 2014, BGI awarded 10 grants to support research projects in the field of Russian Jewish experience.
Ten grants were awarded to support research projects by scholars from North America, Israel, Europe and the former Soviet Union. The grants were awarded to junior and senior faculty as well as graduate students. The list of grantees includes:
Irina Astashkevich, Tauber Institute for Jewish Research, Brandeis University. Worse than Death: Gendered Narrative of Pogrom Violence in Ukraine during Civil War (1917-1921)
Elissa Bemporad, Queens College, the City University of New York. Jews, State and Citizenship: The Blood Libel in the Soviet Union, 1917-1953
Gregory Freeze, Brandeis University. The Russian Orthodox Church and Jews in Imperial Russia: The Problems of Conversion and Anti-Semitism, 1750 -1914
James Loeffler, University of Virginia. Beyond Babi Yar: A New History of Music and Genocide in Soviet Jewish Culture
Deborah Yalen, Colorado State University. Studying Jews in the Age of Lenin and Stalin: Isaiah Mendeleevich Pul’ner and the Jewish Section of the State Museum of Ethnography in Leningrad
Marina Sapritsky, London School of Economics and Political Science. New Directions in Transnational Jewish Identity: Russian-Speaking Jews in London
Galina Zelenina, Russian State University for the Humanities. Jewish Revivals in post-Soviet States: Era in portraits
Sebastian Schulman, Indiana University (IU). Contested Authenticities: The Life & Legend of the Ribnitser Rebbe
Victoria Shteiman, Bar-Ilan University. Identity, Identification and Cultural Integration among Young Adults Immigrants from the former Soviet Union, that immigrated during the years 1989-1998: A Comparison between Israel and North America
Daria Vasyutinsky Shapira, Ben-Gurion University of Negev. Early stages of research of the Firkowicz collections of Jewish manuscripts: beginnings of the Russian Jewish academic studies.