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Families in Transit: Child-bearing, Child-rearing and Inheritance during Displacement

Wednesday 21 September 2022 - Friday 23 September 2022
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden
First meeting in Room #123
“Vinok,” by Veronika Psotková|Suspended above Dlouhá Street in Prague Dedicated to mothers impacted by the war in Ukraine

A conferenced organized by Dr. Sarah A. Cramsey

Generously supported by the De Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW)
All talks open to the public unless otherwise indicated

Questions? Email s.a.cramsey@hum.leidenuniv.nl


Keynote Address: 16:30-17:45 | Lipsius Building, Room #123
***Dinner by invitation at Restaurant Tabu to follow Keynote Address***


Between migration and persecution, the role of family ties in the trajectories of Jews facing the Shoah
Claire Zalc
With a response by Sarah A. Cramsey


Conference Presentations| 9:00-17:00 | Verbarium Room, Vrieshof Building #3


Some welcoming thoughts, Sarah A. Cramsey


9:15      First Panel, chaired by John-Harmen Valk

Intercountry adoption
Marlou Schrover

Monitoring marriage and inheritance of Judean families in the Babylonian exile (c. 570–470BCE)
Caroline Waerzeggers

Divided families and a “flickering: diaspora: Ukrainian war refugees in the EU
Valeria Korablyova


Second Panel, chaired by Joel Bordeaux

How families navigate statelessness: Examples from the Nansenists in the era of the World Wars
Ismee Tames

Witnessing the Recovery: Storytelling and Family Building, from Belsen to Ireland
Mary Fraser Kirsh

Debating Agency & Vulnerability: A Gendered Look at Displaced Persons in Post-War Austria
Franziska Lamp


Lunch on site


Third Panel, chaired by Tom-Eric Krijger

The True, The Good, and the Spiteful: (Un)Settled Families
Adnan Mahmutović

Meanings and Manifestations of the Family in Post-WWII Recuperative Holidays for Children
Lorrainee McEvoy


Fourth Panel, chaired by Sarah A. Cramsey

Charting the impact of colonization and historical trauma within Indigenous families
Melissa Walls

Citizenship and family under apartheid in Palestine
Bassel Akar

Keynote Address
17:30-19:30 | Orangery at the Leiden Botanical Garden

(17:30 doors open and welcome drink, 18:00 talk begins, 19:00 reception )
***RSVP to s.a.cramsey@hum.leidenuniv.nl required for this talk***
***Dinner by invitation at Orangery to follow Reception***


18:00      Endogamy and Displacement: historical and contemporary challenges
Ab de Jong
With a response by Corey Williams


Conference Presentations | 9:00-12:00 | Verbarium Room, Vrieshof Building #3


Fifth Panel, chaired by Nadia Kreeft

Greek Civil War Refugees and their Families in Czechoslovakia
Kateřina Králová

Taking Care of Others and the Self through Islamic Funeral Service in Berlin
Barış Ülker

Diaper Trouble: Capturing Family Creation in Transit, Diaspora and Beyond
Sarah A. Cramsey

11:00      An hour long conversation to discuss what we learned and what comes next


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