The BU History Department and the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies are cooperating with Nevzlin Center at Hebrew University in organizing the Sixth Session of the International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry, to be held this July in Odessa, Ukraine. This is an ongoing forum, comprised of 15 advanced PhD students (ABD) and recent PhDs (before tenure-track appointments). It meets periodically and is intended to allow these young scholars an opportunity for cross-fertilization in their fields with their own peers and with an esteemed group of senior scholars led by Professors Israel Bartal, Dan Diner, David Engel, Zvi Gitelman, Oleg Budnitskii, and Gabriella Safran. BU has been a sponsor since the Fifth Session, held in Lviv, Ukraine in 2011. I will be participating again, along with the organizers at Hebrew University, Semion Goldin and Jonathan Dekel-Chen.
For more information see the Forum Call for Applicants.