Jewish Country Houses at the Modern Jewish History Seminar series

In this difficult period we are helping researchers and heritage professionals connect virtually through four remote seminars.

ChaeRan Freeze, Hamish McGillivray and James McAuley will be joining Abigail Green and Tom Stammers in presenting different aspects of their work.


Monday 11th May 2020 

Abigail Green (Oxford) and Tom Stammers (Durham)

‘At home in Britain? Jewish Country Houses, Collections and National Memory’



Wednesday 20th May 2020 (Joint seminar with The Long 19th Century)

ChaeRan Freeze (Brandeis University)  

‘The Rothschilds of Russia: Gender, Ethnicity, and the Political Economy of Intimacy in the Diaries of Zinaida Poliakova’



Monday 1st June 2020

Hamish MacGillivray (Acme Museum Services) on behalf of Highdown Gardens/Worthing Council

‘Philanthropy, Flowers and Furlongs - the forgotten stories of the Sterns at Highdown, Sussex’.



Monday 15 June, 13:30 James McAuley

James McAuley, tbc-

related to his forthcoming book on French Jewish collectors, The House of Fragile Things