Noëmie Duhaut at the conference "Living Law in Jewish Studies" of the Herbert D. Katz CenterThe Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will host the Living Law in Jewish Studies conference April 26-27. For IEG staff member Noëmie Duhaut, it is also the year-end conference of her fellowship at the Katz Center. She will speak on "The Turn to International Law: Romanian Jews' Forgotten Contribution to Jewish Internationalism?"
IEG staff member Noëmi Duhaut was awarded the prestigious fellowship of the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania for the academic year 2022/23. Together with 21 other scholars from various countries and disciplines, she conducted research on the topic "Jews and Modern Legal Culture". The Living Law in Jewish Studies conference is now her year-end conference of her fellowship.
This two-day conference is devoted to how Jews have lived and lived law in the modern era, how Jewish actors have experienced legal pluralism, actively shaped different legal systems, and understood the role of law in constructing state and non-state forms of sovereignty. In addition, living law is discussed as a component of evolving practices of Jewish law and as a bone of contention in American judicial politics. In addition to the various forms of living law, the conference addresses "living law" and attempts to replace it with other forms of Jewish or secular self-expression and self-regulation from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
Founded in 1993, the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the Universiy of Pennsylvania is a postdoctoral research center dedicated to the study of Jewish history and civilization. The main activity of the Katz Center is an international fellowship program that brings scholars from around the world to Philadelphia for a semester or a year. Researchers there are given the opportunity to conduct research on a common theme in a supportive and collaborative environment.