Guest Speakers:
Professors Glenn Dynner and Adam Teller, moderated by Ann Toback

Tuesday, February 23, 2021



  1. Glenn Dynner, Yankel’s Tavern: Jews, Liquor and Life in the Kingdom of Poland

  2. Jakub Goldberg, Żydzi w społeczeństwie, gospodarce i kulturze Rzeczypospolitej szlacheckiej

  3. Gershon Hundert, Jews in Poland-Lithuania in the 18th Century: A Genealogy of Modernity

  4. Judith Kalik, A Moveable Inn: The Rural Jewish Population of Minsk Guberniya in 1793-1943

  5. Magdalena Opalski, The Jewish Tavern-Keeper and his Tavern in 19th-Century Polish Literature

  6. Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe

  7. M.J. Rosman, The Lord's Jews: Magnate-Jewish Relations in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth during the Eighteenth Century

  8. Ellie R. Schainker, Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906

  9. Adam Teller, Money, Power, and Influence in Eighteenth Century Lithuania: The Jews on the Radziwiłł Estates

  10. The Autobiography of Solomon Maimon

  11. The Memoirs of Ber of Bolechow (1723-1805)


  1. S.Y. Abramowitch, Fishke the Lame

  2. S.Y. Agnon, The Bridal Canopy

  3. Ansky, “In the Tavern,” in The Dybbuk and Other Writings

  4. Sholem Asch, Kiddush Hashem

  5. Asher Barash, Pictures from a Brewery

  6. Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Manor

  7. Adam Mickiewicz, Pan Tadeusz (Epic Poem)

  8. Eliza Orzeszkowa, Meir Ezofowicz

  9. Julian Stryjkowsi, Austeria

  10. Stanisław Wyspiański, The Wedding


  1. Austeria
  2. Romance of a Horse Thief
  3. Pan Tadeusz
  4. Wesele (The Wedding)

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