Conney Project banner image

2009 Conney Conference

Performing Histories, Inscribing Jewishness

April 22-24, 2009

This year’s conference is now over. Thanks very much to all the speakers and attendees! Videos of the presentations are available here. 2009 Conference Proceedings can be found here.
We are currently putting the finishing touches on the schedule for this year’s Conney Conference on Jewish Arts. We will be welcoming a broad range of presentations that address the arts from multiple perspectives and include papers on the visual arts, dance, Yiddish cultural practice, Klezmer and more. The conference will look at numerous aspects of Jewish identity across disciplines in the broadest sense and will include a number of workshops and performances as well. We hope to see you as we investigate the question of Jewish Identity in the arts.

Conference Presentations include:

Catherine Soussloff, Author of Jewish Identity in Modern Art History Keynote: “New Jewish Visual Studies: Historiographical Reflections” Stephan Hazan Arnoff, Founding Director of the Makor Artists-in-Residence Program, Executive Director of the 14th St. Y, New York. “Beyond the Dog and Pony Show, Beyond the Fringe” David Harris, Executive Director, Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council “A New Ecology for the Jewish Arts” Lisa Alcalay Klug: National Jewish Book Award winner, author of Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe. “Cool Jews” Ruth Weisberg, Artist, Dean of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California “Creating Community: Jewish Artists Organize”