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Lehrer, Erica T.

Works: 10 works in 49 publications in 2 languages and 1,537 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DS134.56, 305.8924
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Erica T Lehrer
Jewish Poland revisited : heritage tourism in unquiet places by Erica T Lehrer( Book )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the end of Communism, Jews from around the world have visited Poland to tour Holocaust-related sites. A few venture further, seeking to learn about their own Polish roots and connect with contemporary Poles. For their part, a growing number of Poles are fascinated by all things Jewish. Erica T. Lehrer explores the intersection of Polish and Jewish memory projects in the historically Jewish neighborhood of Kazimierz in Krakow. Her own journey becomes part of the story as she demonstrates that Jews and Poles use spaces, institutions, interpersonal exchanges, and cultural representations
Curating difficult knowledge : violent pasts in public places by Erica T Lehrer( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume inscribes an innovative domain of inquiry, bringing museum and heritage studies to bear on questions of transitional justice, memory and post-conflict reconciliation. As practitioners, artists, curators, activists and academics, the contributors explore the challenges of bearing witness to past conflicts
Jewish space in contemporary Poland by Erica T Lehrer( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a time of national introspection regarding the country's involvement in the persecution of Jews, Poland has begun to reimagine spaces of and for Jewishness in the Polish landscape, not as a form of nostalgia but as a way to encourage the pluralization of contemporary society. The essays in this book explore issues of the restoration, restitution, memorializing, and tourism that have brought present inhabitants into contact with initiatives to revive Jewish sites. They reveal that an emergent Jewish presence in both urban and rural landscapes exists in conflict and collaboration with other remembered minorities, engaging in complex negotiations with local, regional, national, and international groups and interests. With its emphasis on spaces and built environments, this volume illuminates the role of the material world in the complex encounter with the Jewish past in contemporary Poland
Na szczęście to Żyd : Polskie figurki Żydów = Lucky Jews : Poland's Jewish figurines( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in Polish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curatorial dreams : critics imagine exhibitions( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The volume explores the value of curatorial dreaming as an intellectual exercise in humanities and social science scholarship, presents this way of translating theory into practice as a form of public scholarship, and shows how exhibitions can be a method for conducting reflexive, participatory research and crowd-sourced exhibition criticism."--
Shoah-business, Holocaust culture, and the repair of the world in post-Jewish Poland : a quest for ethnography, empathy, and the ethnic self after genocide by Erica T Lehrer( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Motives of Memory: Commercializing the Jewish Past in Poland by Erica T Lehrer( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nations and Empires
Re-curating Testimony: Pedagogy for “Self-Aware” Witnessing by Erica T Lehrer( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper will present the pedagogical approaches and initial outcomes from our experimental seminar at Concordia University titled “Curating Difficult Knowledge: Engaging with the aftermath of violence through public displays, memorials, and sites of conscience.” In this seminar, we sought to engage students in both critical examination and creative production around the question of what it means to “learn from the past” as global violence continues, based on a series of assignments designed to (1) bring them into deep engagement with survivor testimony while highlighting the numerous factors mediating this encounter; and (2) produce public displays based on this testimony that highlight these factors. The goal was for students to both learn about and apply their knowledge by actually attempting the hard work of representation at a critical historical juncture first hand. The emergent pedagogical insights will explore the many ways that ever-larger circles of people, removed in terms of community, generation, experience, are being asked to relate to Holocaust testimonies existing apart from their tellers. We will draw from our experience in critical museology, working with survivor testimony, and our respective attempts to develop new methodologies, pedagogy, and theory for confronting these difficult dilemmas. Stories of suffering are generally approached in the public realm with the sense that they are difficult because they contain subject matter that is painful, tragic, or gruesome. Less public attention is typically paid to the problems inherent in their transmission: that they are inevitably mediated, perspectival, and often contested. Our analysis of the process and final products produced in this course highlight the social lives of testimony and the broader work of memory in ethnographic terms, as it is concretely deployed in sites of embodied social practice. We continually remind students about social and cultural difference, power and perspective, and
Difficult questions in Polish-Jewish dialogue : how Poles and Jews see each other : a dialogue on key issues in Polish-Jewish relations( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Portrait of a people : the Jewish heritage collection dedicated to Mark and Dave Harris( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.01 for Re-curatin ... to 0.83 for Shoah-busi ...)

Curating difficult knowledge : violent pasts in public places
Alternative Names
Erica Lehrer American anthropologist

Lehrer, Erica.

Lehrer, Erica 1969-

English (43)

Polish (4)