This project examines the confluence between cafés, the urban environment, and the creativity of multilingual Jewish diasporic communities. It uncovers a network of interconnected people and coffeehouses that were central to the modern Jewish experience in a time of migration and urbanization. Explore all cafés, cities, and people, or consider how culture traveled between urban centers such as Odessa, Vienna, Warsaw, Berlin, Tel Aviv, and New York City. This website will continue to grow and change over time. Stay tuned for updates and additional tools and materials. You can access the website and digital tools from any device, but some portions of the site are optimized for viewing and exploring on a desktop or laptop computer.
Caitlin Dickinson, Erin Platte, Isabella Buzynski, Kai Mishuris, Olivia Stillman, Robert Connot, Robyn Han, Shachar Pinsker, and Zoë Wilkinson Saldaña
Alix Keener, Deborah Dash Moore, Justin Joque, Nikki Shultz, Peter Knoop, Rachel Deblinger, Samiha Matin, Sarah Clayton, and Yotam Fisher-Pinsker
LSA TS and U-M Library
Institute for the Humanities, MCubed, The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, and The Middle East Studies Department
ESRI ArcGIS, ESRI StoryMaps, and GitHub