From Empire to Empire:
Jerusalem 1917
Eshkolot’s Festival of Jewish Texts and Ideas
Jerusalem
December 17-20, 2018
#eshkofest

CONCEPT

1917 was the year of dramatic events in Russia, but also elsewhere. Two months after the October revolution in St. Petersburg, Jerusalem was transferred from centuries-long Muslim rule to the jurisdiction of a hristian monarch. Provincial town of the Ottoman Empire became an ambitious urban project of the British Empire in the Middle East. From the moment General Edmund Allenby entered the Jaffa Gate and up to this day Jerusalem has experienced accelerating change, deleting traces of its Ottoman past. However, the character of contemporary Jerusalem is still based on the contradictory blend of East and West, which can be fully comprehended only through the re-examination of the critical "tipping
point" – 1917.

The aim of the Festival is to study historical and literary sources to create immersive experience of the city 100 years ago, to examine the foundations of urban life laid at the time, when Jerusalem found itself between two empires, and uncover the traces of Ottoman heritage still influencing the life of the modern city.

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Eshkolot's Festival From Empire to Empire: Jerusalem 1917

Faculty

Cyril Aslanov

Cyril Aslanov

Linguist
Shalom Boguslavsky

Shalom Boguslavsky

Historian
Max Gorts

Max Gorts

Guide
Jonatan Meir

Jonatan Meir

historian
Edwin Seroussi

Edwin Seroussi

Musicologist
Abigail Jacobson

Abigail Jacobson

Historian
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Program

Lectures

LINGUISTIC MAP OF JERUSALEM-1917

LINGUISTIC MAP OF JERUSALEM-1917

Cyril Aslanov
MUSICAL LIFE IN JERUSALEM AROUND 1917

MUSICAL LIFE IN JERUSALEM AROUND 1917

Edwin Seroussi

Mini-Courses

Jerusalem between Ottoman and British Rule

FROM EMPIRE TO EMPIRE:
Jerusalem between Ottoman and British Rule

Abigail Jacobson
ORDINARY JERUSALEM-1917: Booksellers, Journalists and Visionaries of the City

ORDINARY JERUSALEM-1917:
Booksellers, Journalists and Visionaries of the City

Jonatan Meir
EXPLORING JERUSALEM-1917 THROUGH HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS

EXPLORING JERUSALEM-1917 THROUGH HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS

Shalom Boguslavsky

Field Seminars

JERUSALEM MERIDIAN: From Jaffa Gate to Scotland Church

JERUSALEM MERIDIAN:
From Jaffa Gate to Scotland Church

Mitia Frumin
VIRIBUS UNITIS: Central Powers in Jerusalem

VIRIBUS UNITIS:
Central Powers in Jerusalem

Mitia Frumin

Cultural events

CONCERT AND FIELD TRIP

CONCERT AND FIELD TRIP
Villa Dekkan: from Armenian Mansion to British Officers ClubEvgeniy Reznikovsky (narration)
Dilijan Ensemble:
Miriam Dichter — vocal
Ilia Mazia — duduk, flutes
Dmitri Toperman — oud, setar, yayli tanbur
Omer Lahav — percussion

Ночной Иерусалим

QUEST
Beseiged Max Gorts

FILM AND MUSIC

FILM AND MUSIC
1917 – Birth of Israeli Cinema: Archival Films with Live SoundtrackMarat Parhomovsky (cinema)
Boris Malkovsky (music)

ФУД-СЕМИНАР

FOOD SEMINAR
Jerusalem Cuisine between Ottoman Empire and British MandateShmil Holland

 

Jerusalem, December 17-20, 2018

 

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This program has been made possible with the generous support of Genesis Philanthropy Group