Curriculum Vitae

Ilse Josepha Lazaroms

 

current position

2017–2019: Rothschild Foundation Fellow, Martin Buber Chair in Jewish Religious Thought, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
2018: Botstiber Fellow in Transatlantic Austrian and Central European Relationships, Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (February to June)

Education

2010: PhD, Department of History and Civilisation, European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Against the Great: Joseph Roth (1894–1939) and the Dilemma of Jewish Anchorage (October)
2002: MA, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Comparative Literature and Gender Studies. A Woman Like That: Death-Imagery and Subjectivity in the Poetry of Anne Sexton. Summa cum Laude

Prizes

2015: Victor Adler State Prize for the History of Social Movements (Förderpreis) from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research, and Economy and the VGA for The Grace of Misery: Joseph Roth and the Politics of Exile, 1919–1939
2014: Young Scholars Amsterdam Prize of the journal Zutot: Perspectives on Jewish Culture (Brill) for the essay “Marked by Violence: Hungarian Jewish Histories in the Wake of the White Terror, 1919–1922”

Previous Positions

2014–2016: Prins Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Jewish History, New York
2013–2014: Yad Hanadiv (Rothschild Foundation) Visiting Fellowship in Jewish Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
2013: Junior Fellowship, Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena, Germany
2011–2012: Postdoctoral Researcher, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
2011: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, the Rosenzweig Research Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
2006–2010: PhD Researcher in History & Civilization, the European University Institute, Florence, Italy (funded by the Dutch Research Council/NUFFIC)

Fellowships & Grants

2017–2019: Rothschild Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Frankfurt, Germany
2018: Botstiber Fellowship in Transatlantic Austrian and Central European Relationships, Institute of Advanced Study, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (February to June)
2016: Research Fellowship at the Simon Dubnow Institute (one month; declined)
2015: Seventh Session of the International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry, Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry, 29 June–2 July 2015, Boston University
2014: Association for Jewish Studies Travel Grant (CJH Grant) to attend the 46th AJS Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD, 14–16 December 2014
2014: Bernard and Audre Rapoport Fellowship, the Jacob Rader Marcus Center, American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati (December 2014–January 2015)
2014: Humanities Initiative Fellowship, Central European University (CEU) Institute of Advanced Study, Budapest (declined)
2013: Junior Fellowship, CEU Institute of Advanced Study, Budapest (declined)
2013: Gerald Westheimer Career Development Fellowship, Leo Baeck Institute NY
2012: The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe (book grant)
2012: Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture (research grant)
2011: Full tuition waver at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, History Department and the Jewish Studies Program
2009: EUI Archival Research Grant, Leo Baeck Institute New York (July)

Selected Invited Lectures

2018: "Emigration from Paradise: Hungarian Jews between World War I and the Holocaust." Fellows Seminar, Institute for Advanced Study, Budapest, May 2
2018: “As the Old Homeland Unravels: Hungarian Jewish Communities in the United States in the Wake of World War I.” New Perspectives on Central European and Transatlantic Migration, 1800–2000, Institute for Advanced Study-CEU and the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies, CEU Budapest, 8–10 March
2017:  “Emigration from Paradise: Home, Fate, and Nation in Post-World War I Jewish Hungary.” Research seminar on East Central European Jewish History. Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Basel, Switzerland, 7 December
2017: “Jewish Railway Car Dwellers in Post-World War I Hungary: Citizenship and Uprootedness.” Colloquium, Historical Institute of the University of Bern, Switzerland, 6 December
2016: “Origins Revisited: The Lost Landscapes of Joseph Roth’s Eastern Europe.” Keynote lecture, The Knowledge Factor: Refugees in Central and Eastern Europe 1912–2001, Leibniz Graduate School at the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Marburg, 8–9 December
2016: “Jewish Itineraries in Post-Trianon Hungary,” People(s) on the Move: Refugees and Immigration Regimes in Central and Eastern Europe during the 20th Century, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, 9–10 June
2016: “Blown out of Empire: Hungarian Jewish Memory in Exile.” Empire, Socialism and Jews IV: The Interwar Years, Duke University, NC, 24–26 April
2016: “Emigration from Paradise? Hungarian Jewish Histories of Home 1880s – 1920s.” Duke-UNC, the North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar, Raleigh, NC, 3 April
2014: “Hungarian Jews in the Wake of the Great War,” World War I: A Turning Point in the History of Antisemitism? International Workshop, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2014: “Between Lamentation and Loyalty: The Hungarian Jewish Predicament in the Wake of the Great War.” Lecture series Das europäische Judentum und der Erste Weltkrieg. Politische, religiöse und literarische Antworten der jüdischen “Generation 1914”, Goethe Universität Frankfurt-am-Main
2014: “Post-Holocaust Narratives of Anti-Jewish Violence in Hungarian Jewish History.” Research Seminar, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem
2014: “Hotel Patriots or Permanent Strangers? Joseph Roth and the Literatures of Interwar Central Europe.” Jews on the Move: Particularist Universality in Modern Cosmopolitanist Thought, international conference, organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London, Queen Mary, University of London
2012: “‘At the Gates of Europe.’ Images of war in Joseph Roth’s Early Writings.” Colloquium “Reiterarmeen. Jewish Literatures of War 1914–1918.” Simon Dubnow Institute, Leipzig

Selected Conferences & Seminars

2018: “Jewish Literatures: 1945–present.” Panel discussant at the XIth Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies, Krakow, 15–19 July
2016: “Facing A Troubled East: Hungarian Jews in America and the Long Great War, 1916–1924,” Research Seminar, CJH, New York, 29 March
2015: “The Imperial Void: Negotiating Jewish Life in the New Hungarian Borderlands,” panel on “Redeeming Societies: Agency and Social Change in Moments of Transition in Twentieth Century Eastern Europe,” 47th Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), 19–22 November, Philadelphia
2015: Chair: “National Boundary-Making and the Dynamics of Belonging, Inclusion, and Exclusion in Hungary,” 47th Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), 19–22 November, Philadelphia
2014: Organizer and panelist: “‘We are looking with confidence into the unknown future’: Orthodox Jews and the Border Provinces in Postwar Hungary.” Panel on “Violence, Virtue, and Vaterland: Hungarian Jewish Responses to the Long Great War,” 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), 15–17 December, Baltimore
2014: Discussant: ICRAR Seminars on “Antisemitism and Racism: Theory, Holocaust Studies and Post-Colonialism,” organized by Scott Ury. 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), 15–17 December, Baltimore
2014: “Voices from the Chasm: Central European Survivor-Writers and the Conceptualization of Jewish Life in Postwar Europe.” Jews and Gentiles in East-Central Europe in the Twentieth Century, Charles University, May, Prague
2013: “‘Swimming in the Danube’: Post-Traumatic Testimonies from Hungarian Jewry in the Wake of the White Terror.” Panel on “Anti-Jewish Violence at the End of The Great War: The Case of the Habsburg Lands,” 45th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Boston
2013: “‘Revolutions of Thought and Sensibility’: Hungarian-speaking Jewry in the Age of Rupture, 1896–1923.” Colloquium of the Imre Kertész Kolleg, June, Jena
2013: “‘The Smell of Humans’: Central European Writers and the Jewish Literary Imagination in the Wake of Destruction.” Annual Conference of the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena, “Catastrophe and Utopia”, June, Budapest
2013: “Jews at the Crossroads: Literary Responses to Anti-Jewish Violence in early post-World War I Hungary.” European-Jewish Literatures and World War I, International Conference of the Centre for Jewish Studies of the Karl-Franzens-University Graz and the Association for European-Jewish Literature Studies (AEJLS), June, Graz

Publications

Books

2019: Emigration from Paradise: Home, Fate, and Nation in Post-World War I Jewish Hungary. Manuscript under preparation for Stanford University Press
2014: The Politics of Contested Narratives: Biographical Approaches to Modern European History (co-edited with Emily R. Gioielli). London: Routledge
2013: The Grace of Misery: Joseph Roth and the Politics of Exile, 1919–1939. Brill’s Series in Jewish Studies, Vol. 47. Leiden & Boston: Brill (hardcover, paperback, e-book) * Winner of the Victor Adler State Prize 2015

Peer-Reviewed Articles

2018: “Local Faces, Human Crimes: New Histories of the Hungarian Holocaust.” East Central Europe (forthcoming)
2018: “Intersectionality of Belonging: Charity and Gender in Post-World War I Jewish Budapest.” Special issue of Jewish History on Jewish Women in East Central Europe, edited by Elissa Bemporad and Glenn Dynner (forthcoming)
2018: “Jewish Railway Car Dwellers in Post-World War I Hungary: Citizenship and Uprootedness.” People(s) on the Move: Refugees and Immigration Regimes in Central and Eastern Europe during the Twentieth Century, edited by Joachim von Puttkamer (forthcoming)
2016: “Hotel Patriots or Permanent Strangers? Joseph Roth and the Jews of Interwar Central Europe.” Special issue on “Jews on the Move: Particularist Universality in Modern Cosmopolitanist Thought,” eds. Sander L. Gilman and Cathy Gelbin, European Review of History 23, No. 5–6: 814–827
2014: “Borderlands: Joseph Roth’s Dystopian Imagination.” Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook 13 (2014): 215–236
2014: “Marked by Violence: Hungarian Jewish Histories in the Wake of the White Terror, 1919–1922.” Zutot: Perspectives on Jewish Culture 11 (2014): 39–48
2013: “‘In the Beginning was the Garden’: Arthur Schnitzler and the Politicization of Jewish Identities in Fin-de-Siècle Central Europe.” Leo Baeck Institute Year Book 58 (2013): 219–231
2012: “The double bind of self-narration: Joseph Roth, Jewish identity, and the undercurrents of European modernity.” Special issue on “The politics of contested narratives: biographical approaches to modern European history,” European Review of History 19, No. 5: 693–710

Chapters in Books

2018: “Across the Rupture: Jewish Survivor-Writers and the Landscapes of War in Post-War Central Europe.” Catastrophe and Utopia: Jewish Intellectuals in Central and Eastern Europe, 1933 to 1956, edited by Ferenc Laczó. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (forthcoming)
2014: “‘Unwelcome Guests’: The Legacy of Violence in the Work of Hungarian Jewish Writers.” Yearbook for European Jewish Literature Studies (AEJLS) 1 (2014), edited by Petra Ernst. Munich: De Gruyter, 236–251

Encyclopedia Entries & Online Articles

2014: “From the Fringes of Europe and Back Again: Responses in the Netherlands to the Crisis in Ukraine.” The Ukrainian Crisis in the European Media and the Public Sphere, project of the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena.
2014: “Joseph Roth.” Entry in the International Encyclopedia of the First World War. 1914-1918-online. Edited by Ute Daniel, et al. Freie Universität Berlin (Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut) with the Bavarian State Library/German Research Foundation.

Teaching

2015–2016: Narratives of Violence in Modern Jewish History: Reading the Sources, Center for Jewish History, New York
2012–2013: Paths to Jewish Emancipation. With Michael L. Miller. MA course, autumn semester, Jewish Studies Program, Central European University, Budapest
2008–2009: Teaching Skills and Course Design Seminar. Pedagogical training. European University Institute, Florence
2000–2002: Gender, Ethnicity, and Cultural Criticism and Introduction to Feminist Theory. Assistant at the Gender Studies Program at Utrecht University

Selected Academic Experience

2016: Public lecture: How They Lived: The Everyday Lives of Hungarian Jews, 1867–1940. Conversation with the author, András Koerner, together with Natalia Aleksiun, Ilse Lazaroms, and Howard Nathan Lupovitch. Center for Jewish History, New York, 8 February
2013: Conference organization: “Declines and Falls: Perspectives in European History and Historiography,” European Review of History anniversary conference, Central European University, Budapest
2012–present: Peer reviewing: Leo Baeck Institute Year Book, European Review of History, The German Quarterly, Religions, the Austrian Science Fund, et al.
2010–present: Book reviews: The Hungarian Historical Review, East Central Europe, the European Review of History, Itinerario, et al.
2007–2014: Senior associate editor: European Review of History/Revue Européenne d’histoire (London: Routledge/Taylor & Francis)

Memberships

  • European Review of History (Academic Board)
  • Association for Jewish Studies (AJS)
  • Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
  • European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS)
  • Association for European-Jewish Literature Studies (AEJLS)

Languages

  • Dutch (native speaker)
  • English (fluent reading/speaking/writing)
  • Norwegian (fluent reading/speaking/writing)
  • German (fluent reading/speaking)
  • French (fluent reading/proficient speaking)
  • Italian (fluent reading/proficient speaking)
  • Hungarian (advanced reading/proficient speaking)
  • Hebrew (intermediate)