Vacancy: Collections manager (curator), Jewish Museum London

Job: Collections manager (curator), Jewish Museum London (closing: 27.3.20) We are looking for an experienced full-time Collections Manager who will take responsibility for the museum’s wide-ranging Arts Council Designated collections of social history and Judaica as well as the recently acquired Jewish Military Museum collection. The Collections Manager will be also expected to contribute to … Continue reading Vacancy: Collections manager (curator), Jewish Museum London

CANCELLED: Anglo Israel Archaeological Society Lecture, Prof. Rami ‘Three Decades of Excavations at Bethsaida’ 

Please note that this lecture has been CANCELLED. Lecture, Prof. Rami 'Three Decades of Excavations at Bethsaida'  Monday 23rd March,  6.00pm at the Institute of Archaeology Bethsaida is the most frequently mentioned site in the Gospels, frequently mentioned by the ancient Jewish historian Josephus, Greco Roman authors and by the Rabbinical literature. It may have one … Continue reading CANCELLED: Anglo Israel Archaeological Society Lecture, Prof. Rami ‘Three Decades of Excavations at Bethsaida’ 

‘Gender in Moving In and Out of Religion’, Centre for Religion and Public Life Seminar (17 March, 2020), University of Leeds

'Gender in Moving In and Out of Religion' Centre for Religion and Public Life Seminar 17th March, 1-2.30pm, Botany House Research Room, 1.03 All are welcome to a special Centre for Religion and Public Life seminar on gender and religion conversion to Islam, Christianity and Judaism in contemporary Europe, with Dr Mariecke van den Berg, … Continue reading ‘Gender in Moving In and Out of Religion’, Centre for Religion and Public Life Seminar (17 March, 2020), University of Leeds

Shoah victims of Cardiff Reform Synagogue, Jewish History Association of South Wales information request

On the back wall, in the far-right corner of the Cardiff Reform Synagogue is a memorial tablet.  This tablet commemorates relatives of the CRS congregation who were murdered during the Holocaust, but whose final resting places are unknown.  As the Congregation dwindles, and memories fail, the final links to these people are being lost.  The … Continue reading Shoah victims of Cardiff Reform Synagogue, Jewish History Association of South Wales information request

Vacancy, F. D. Maurice Chair in Moral & Social Theology (King’s College London)

F. D. Maurice Chair in Moral & Social Theology (King's College London) King's College London is delighted to advertise the FD Maurice Chair in Moral and Social Theology in the Department of Theology & Religious Studies (TRS). This highly prestigious post has a particular historical and contemporary significance for TRS and King's, as it is … Continue reading Vacancy, F. D. Maurice Chair in Moral & Social Theology (King’s College London)

‘Exodus: Between Bible and Archaeology’, Public talk and interdisciplinary panel debate, University of Bristol (7 May, 2020)

Exodus: Between Bible and Archaeology Public talk and interdisciplinary panel debate  University of Bristol. Generously founded by the Institute for Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition.  Date: Thurs 7 May 2020 Time: 13:00 to 16:00 Location: University of Bristol, Lecture Theatre 3, 21 Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1TE Speakers: ‘Hebrews in Bronze Age Egypt? An … Continue reading ‘Exodus: Between Bible and Archaeology’, Public talk and interdisciplinary panel debate, University of Bristol (7 May, 2020)

Visual History Archive Workshop, USC Shoah Foundation / ProQuest, University of Edinburgh (26 March 2020)

Visual History Archive Workshop USC Shoah Foundation / ProQuest Location:              University of Edinburgh, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre 1.6, 5 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9SU Time:                    26 March 2020, 10-12 noon Title:                    The role of the Visual History Archive for multidisciplinary teaching and research   Overview: The Visual History Archive (VHA) is a fully streaming multimedia … Continue reading Visual History Archive Workshop, USC Shoah Foundation / ProQuest, University of Edinburgh (26 March 2020)

Vacancy, Ancient Hebrew Instructor (Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford)

Vacancy, Ancient Hebrew Instructor, Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a The Faculty of Theology and Religion seek to appoint an Instructor in Ancient Hebrew to commence in October 2020. The appointment will be fixed-term until September 2023. Candidates should be able to commence employment not later than 1 … Continue reading Vacancy, Ancient Hebrew Instructor (Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford)

‘(Re-)Cataloguing Cecil Roth’s Manuscript Collection: What’s the Point?’, Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Leeds (17 February, 2020)

Medieval Group, Dr Konstanze Kunst (Special Collections): (Re-)Cataloguing Cecil Roth’s Manuscript Collection: What’s the Point? Monday, 17 February 2020, 5 for 5.30 pm: The venue is the Le Patourel Room on the 4th floor of the Parkinson Building. Centre for Jewish Studies University of Leeds, UK -- Leeds LS2 9 JT http://www.fine-art.leeds.ac.uk/people/eva-frojmovic/

High Level Workshop for Government Civil Servants and Policy Experts on Understanding and Combating Antisemitism, Merton College, Oxford University (29 March-1 April, 2020)

High Level Workshop for Government Civil Servants and Policy Experts on Understanding and Combating Antisemitism MERTON COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY Sunday, March 29, 2020 (evening) – Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Rolling Deadline – Space Is Limited The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP), is an international interdisciplinary research centre. ISGAP is currently seeking … Continue reading High Level Workshop for Government Civil Servants and Policy Experts on Understanding and Combating Antisemitism, Merton College, Oxford University (29 March-1 April, 2020)

Open Forum at JW3, (31 March, 2020)

Dear Colleagues: Bryan Cheyette, Nathan Abrams, and Keith Kahn-Harris invite you to an open forum at JW3 on March 31st from 16.00-18.45. The forum will be on the relationship between the ‘mainstream’ Jewish Community,  and Jewish academics (many of whom are affiliated to communal organizations) and the Jewish cultural sector. The forum will have no set … Continue reading Open Forum at JW3, (31 March, 2020)

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Summer Workshop on ‘Medieval and Early Modern Hebrew Manuscript Studies: Codicology, Palaeography, Art History’ (6-17 July, 2020)

OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES Medieval and Early Modern Hebrew Manuscript Studies: Codicology, Palaeography, Art History SUMMER WORKSHOP: 6 to 17 July 2020 Project Leaders:          Judith Olszowy-Schlanger (OCHJS and Corpus Christi College) César Merchán-Hamann (OCHJS and Bodleian Library) In collaboration with Agata Paluch (Freie Universität Berlin)                              CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 31 MARCH … Continue reading Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Summer Workshop on ‘Medieval and Early Modern Hebrew Manuscript Studies: Codicology, Palaeography, Art History’ (6-17 July, 2020)

Deadline extended: Oxford Summer Institute on Modern and Contemporary Judaism, ‘Worship, Space, and Performance in Modern and Contemporary Judaism: Continuity and Innovation’ (5 -10 July 2020)

Seventh Annual OXFORD SUMMER INSTITUTE ON MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY JUDAISM (OSI) 5 to 10 July 2020 Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Oxford in conjunction with the Berman Center for Jewish Studies, Lehigh University Worship, Space, and Performance in Modern and Contemporary Judaism: Continuity and Innovation Deadline for applications has been extended … Continue reading Deadline extended: Oxford Summer Institute on Modern and Contemporary Judaism, ‘Worship, Space, and Performance in Modern and Contemporary Judaism: Continuity and Innovation’ (5 -10 July 2020)

Vacancies: Five salaried PhD positions at Lund University, Sweden

Vacancies: Five salaried PhD positions at Lund University, Sweden Lund University has announced that it is recruiting five new PhD students in Religions and Theology. Applicants are welcomed from the following disciplines: - Church History - Global Christianity and Inter-religious Relations - Jewish Studies - New Testament Exegesis - Old Testament Exegesis - Philosophy of … Continue reading Vacancies: Five salaried PhD positions at Lund University, Sweden

Conference,‘German-Jewish Agency in Times of Crisis, 1914–1938’, University of Sussex (18/19 February 2020)

Conference: ‘German-Jewish Agency in Times of Crisis, 1914–1938’ 18/19 February 2020, University of Sussex (Brighton, UK) Organised by: Dr David Jünger, Weidenfeld Institute of Jewish Studies – Centre for German-Jewish Studies, University of Sussex (Brighton) Prof Miriam Rürup, Institute for the History of the German Jews (Hamburg) Prof Stefanie-Schüler Springorum, Centre for Research on Antisemitism … Continue reading Conference,‘German-Jewish Agency in Times of Crisis, 1914–1938’, University of Sussex (18/19 February 2020)

CfP, ‘Jews and Quakers: Prejudice and Privilege’ (29-30 June, 2020)

29th-30th June 2020: Jews and Quakers Conference 'Prejudice and Privilege'   Keynote Speakers Professor Shirli Gilbert        Professor of Modern Jewish History, UCL, London Dr. Benjamin J. Wood         Woodbrooke Centre for Research in Quaker Studies, Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds. Call for proposals  In June 2020, the Centre for Research in … Continue reading CfP, ‘Jews and Quakers: Prejudice and Privilege’ (29-30 June, 2020)

CfP, KCL/UCL Hebrew Bible Day Conference, ‘Foreign Nations in the Prophets’ (Thursday 7th May, 2020)

Call for Papers: KCL/UCL Hebrew Bible Day Conference, ‘Foreign Nations in the Prophets’, Thursday 7th May 2020 As previously announced, King’s College London and University College London have established an annual joint Hebrew Bible Day Conference. The first day conference, focusing on ‘Foreign Nations in the Prophets’, will take place at King’s on Thursday 7th … Continue reading CfP, KCL/UCL Hebrew Bible Day Conference, ‘Foreign Nations in the Prophets’ (Thursday 7th May, 2020)

Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies 2020, University of Manchester

Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies 2020   We are delighted to announce that the Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies 2020 will be given by Prof. Dina Porat (Tel Aviv University and Chief Historian of Yad Vashem) on the topic 'The Holocaust in Political Life: Israel and Europe in Comparison'. Lectures at 6pm on 28 and … Continue reading Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies 2020, University of Manchester

Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities, University of Manchester

Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities, University of Manchester Open to Jewish Studies. The University of Manchester offers up to two Simon Postdoctoral Fellowships, 3 years fixed term, £32,816 to £51,034 per annum. These fellowships are for Social Sciences broadly defined, and are open to those working in Jewish history and culture, especially if the project engages with social … Continue reading Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities, University of Manchester

Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture: Professor Mary Fulbrook, ‘A Bystander Society? Passivity and Complicity in Nazi Germany’, 18 February, 2020 (Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture – Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in collaboration with the Institute of Historical Research)

Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture - Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in collaboration with the Institute of Historical Research A Bystander Society? Passivity and Complicity in Nazi Germany DATE: Tuesday, 18 February 2020 SPEAKER, UNIVERSITY: Professor Mary Fulbrook, University College London TIME: 6:30pm – 8:00pm LOCATION: Birkbeck, University of London, Torrington Square, WC1E 7HX … Continue reading Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture: Professor Mary Fulbrook, ‘A Bystander Society? Passivity and Complicity in Nazi Germany’, 18 February, 2020 (Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture – Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in collaboration with the Institute of Historical Research)

British Association for Jewish Studies Book Prize, 2020

BAJS is pleased to announce that the 2020 BAJS Book Prize competition is now open. The book prize initiative was launched by BAJS in 2018 to recognise and promote outstanding scholarship in the field of Jewish Studies. The prize was first awarded in 2019 to Dr Seth Anziska for his Preventing Palestine: A Political History from … Continue reading British Association for Jewish Studies Book Prize, 2020

Bursary for MA degree study in Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester, 2020-21

Bursary for MA degree study in Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester, 2020-21   This is a home/EU fees bursary for an MA student who chooses Jewish Studies topics as their main focus in the MA in Religions and Theology (https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/01297/ma-religions-and-theology/). One bursary will be awarded on a competitive basis. There are no eligibility … Continue reading Bursary for MA degree study in Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester, 2020-21

Oxford Summer Institute on Modern and Contemporary Judaism, ‘Worship, Space, and Performance in Modern and Contemporary Judaism: Continuity and Innovation’ (5–10 July 2020)

Seventh Annual OXFORD SUMMER INSTITUTE ON MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY JUDAISM (OSI) 5–10 July 2020 Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Oxford in conjunction with the Berman Center for Jewish Studies, Lehigh University Worship, Space, and Performance in Modernand Contemporary Judaism: Continuity and Innovation The Oxford Summer Institute on Modern and Contemporary Judaism … Continue reading Oxford Summer Institute on Modern and Contemporary Judaism, ‘Worship, Space, and Performance in Modern and Contemporary Judaism: Continuity and Innovation’ (5–10 July 2020)

Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies: ‘Towards the Study of Jewish-Buddhist Relations’ (January to June 2021)

Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies (in consortium with Mandel Scholion Centre, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg) 'Towards the Study of Jewish-Buddhist Relations' January to June 2021 Project leaders:       Professor Dr Boaz Huss, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev       Professor Lionel Obadia, National Agency of Research in France       … Continue reading Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies: ‘Towards the Study of Jewish-Buddhist Relations’ (January to June 2021)

Vacancy: Postdoctoral Researcher, ‘The Titles of the New Testament: A New Approach to Manuscripts and the History of Interpretation’ (School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music in Dublin City University)

School of Theology, Philosophy, and MusicPostdoctoral Researcher, TiNT Project (Level 1) 36 months from 1st September 2020 The Project The Titles of the New Testament: A New Approach to Manuscripts and the History of Interpretation (TiNT) project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement n° … Continue reading Vacancy: Postdoctoral Researcher, ‘The Titles of the New Testament: A New Approach to Manuscripts and the History of Interpretation’ (School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music in Dublin City University)

Conference: ‘Hermeneutic Interventions’, (1-2 December, 2019) Oriel College, Oxford

Hermeneutic Interventions Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd December 2019 Oriel College, University Oxford Organizers: Hindy Najman (Oriel); Daniel Weidner (ZFL); Adriana X. Jacobs (St. Cross); Yael Fisch (Oriel); Rebekah Van Sant-Clark (Oriel) Is a common reading possible across languages, cultures, and disciplines? Under what terms may texts be compared and shared while acknowledging their differences? Revisiting Hartman … Continue reading Conference: ‘Hermeneutic Interventions’, (1-2 December, 2019) Oriel College, Oxford

CfP, Conference on ‘The history, culture and heritage of Jews in Belarus across the ages’ (23-25 June 2020, Minsk)

Call for papers, International conference 'The history, culture and heritage of Jews in Belarus across the ages' 23-25 June 2020, Minsk The Belarusian-Jewish Cultural Heritage Center and The Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton are delighted to announce a major international conference on the history and culture of … Continue reading CfP, Conference on ‘The history, culture and heritage of Jews in Belarus across the ages’ (23-25 June 2020, Minsk)

Vacancy: Sultan Qaboos Professor of Abrahamic Faiths and Shared Values, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge

Sultan Qaboos Professor of Abrahamic Faiths and Shared Values, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge The Board of Electors to the Sultan Qaboos Professorship of Abrahamic Faiths and Shared Values invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2020 or as … Continue reading Vacancy: Sultan Qaboos Professor of Abrahamic Faiths and Shared Values, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge

Woolf Institute Summer School 2020: ‘Religion and Society from the Medieval to the Modern’

APPLICATIONS are now being accepted for the Woolf Institute Summer School 2020: Religion and Society from the Medieval to the Modern The Summer School examines the interactions between religion and society and between the different religious communities in Europe and the Middle East from the medieval era to modern times. This module introduces students to … Continue reading Woolf Institute Summer School 2020: ‘Religion and Society from the Medieval to the Modern’

New Publication: Sara Abosch-Jacobson, “‘We are not only English Jews—we are Jewish Englishmen’: The Making of an Anglo-Jewish Identity, 1840–1880”

Sara Abosch-Jacobson, 'We are not only English Jews—we are Jewish Englishmen': The Making of an Anglo-Jewish Identity, 1840–1880 A distinct Anglo-Jewish identity developed in Britain between 1840 and 1880. Over the course of these forty years, a mature, increasingly comfortable, native-born Jewish community emerged and matured in London. The multifaceted growth and change in communal … Continue reading New Publication: Sara Abosch-Jacobson, “‘We are not only English Jews—we are Jewish Englishmen’: The Making of an Anglo-Jewish Identity, 1840–1880”

BAJS Annual Conference, ‘World in Crisis: Reflections and Responses from Antiquity to the Present’

British Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference Call for Papers World in Crisis: Reflections and Responses from Antiquity to the Present 13th to 15th July, 2020 University of Southampton and the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations The annual conference of the British Association for Jewish Studies 2020 will explore Jewish perspectives on … Continue reading BAJS Annual Conference, ‘World in Crisis: Reflections and Responses from Antiquity to the Present’

Modern Hebrew Distance-Learning Courses, University of Manchester

MODERN HEBREW DISTANCE-LEARNING COURSES The University of Manchester is offering places on distance-learning undergraduate modules in modern Hebrew. There are 3 levels of Hebrew courses available. Level 1 (ULHB10030) assumes no knowledge of Hebrew and will start by teaching the alphabet. Some previous knowledge of the language (knowing the alphabet and being able to read … Continue reading Modern Hebrew Distance-Learning Courses, University of Manchester

CfP, Conference on ‘Approaching the History of Internment: Reconsiderations of Wartime Britain and Beyond’, (16 – 18 March 2020)

APPROACHING THE HISTORY OF INTERNMENT: RECONSIDERATIONS OF WARTIME BRITAIN AND BEYOND Retrospective and contemporary examinations DATE:            16 - 18 March 2020 VENUE:         IAS Common Ground, Institute of Advanced Studies, Ground Floor, South Wing, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT TIME               tbc 1st Call for Papers A firestorm of protest was ignited … Continue reading CfP, Conference on ‘Approaching the History of Internment: Reconsiderations of Wartime Britain and Beyond’, (16 – 18 March 2020)

Full Professorship for Bible and its Jewish Exegesis, School of Jewish Theology (University of Potsdam)

UNIVERSITÄT POTSDAM The unique School of Jewish Theology, created in 2013 as part of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Potsdam, invites applications for the following professorship, with the appointment planned for October 1, 2020: Full Professorship (W3) for Bible and Its Jewish Exegesis. The successful candidate will represent the entire field of … Continue reading Full Professorship for Bible and its Jewish Exegesis, School of Jewish Theology (University of Potsdam)

CfP, International Medieval Congress 2020

CfP, International Medieval Congress 2020 (www.imc.leeds.ac.uk/imc2020) The IMC provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. Proposals on any topic related to the Middle Ages are welcome, while every year the IMC also chooses a special thematic focus. The IMC provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of … Continue reading CfP, International Medieval Congress 2020

Visiting Fellowship in Cultural Encounters between Jews and non-Jews, Parkes Institute

2019 Parkes Institute Visiting Fellowship in Cultural Encounters between Jews and non-Jews  The Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton is delighted to invite applications for 2 visiting fellows to attend a residential workshopin the field of ‘cultural encounters between Jews and non-Jews’. We welcome applications from scholars at … Continue reading Visiting Fellowship in Cultural Encounters between Jews and non-Jews, Parkes Institute

The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Annual Fellowship Applications Open

The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania ANNUAL FELLOWSHIP 2020-2021 The Herbert D. Katz Center at The University of Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for the 2020–2021 academic year on the theme of America’s Jewish Questions. New attention to the diversity of Jewish practices, politics, and peoples, at … Continue reading The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Annual Fellowship Applications Open

BAJS Postgraduate Representative 2019/20: Call for Applications

 BAJS Postgraduate Representative 2019/20  The British Association for Jewish Studies aims to nurture, cultivate and advance teaching and research in Jewish culture and history in all its aspects within Higher Education in the British Isles. To further these aims, the Association seeks to appoint a postgraduate representative to sit on the BAJS Committee. The postgraduate … Continue reading BAJS Postgraduate Representative 2019/20: Call for Applications

Encyclopedia of Jewish Women: call for entries for new edition

The Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) would like to announce the upcoming new edition of one of its core resources, the Encyclopedia of Jewish Women. The Encyclopedia was originally published in 1997 as Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia (edited by Paula E. Hyman and Deborah Dash Moore). It was later expanded as Jewish Women: An Historical Encyclopedia (edited by … Continue reading Encyclopedia of Jewish Women: call for entries for new edition

‘German Reparations and Rebuilding Jewish Life after the Holocaust’, Public Lecture, Pears Institute (21 March, 2019)

German Reparations and Rebuilding Jewish Life after the Holocaust  This lecture is one of a series exploring themes from the exhibition, Jews, Money, Myth at the Jewish Museum London (19 March – 7 July), developed in collaboration with the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism. Speaker: Ron Zweig, New York University Date: 21 March … Continue reading ‘German Reparations and Rebuilding Jewish Life after the Holocaust’, Public Lecture, Pears Institute (21 March, 2019)

Job vacancies: Pratt Foundation Chair of Jewish Civilisation and Loti Smorgon Chair of Contemporary Jewish Life and Culture, Monash University

Pratt Foundation Chair of Jewish Civilisation and Director, Australian Centre for Jewish CivilisationLoti Smorgon Chair of Contemporary Jewish Life and Culture Monash University is an energetic and dynamic university committed to high quality education, outstanding research and international engagement.  A member of Australia’s Group of Eight research intensive universities, and consistently ranked among the top … Continue reading Job vacancies: Pratt Foundation Chair of Jewish Civilisation and Loti Smorgon Chair of Contemporary Jewish Life and Culture, Monash University

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Summer Workshop, ‘Hebrew Manuscript Studies: Codicology, Palaeography, Art History’ (1 to 12 July, 2019)

OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES Hebrew Manuscript Studies: Codicology, Palaeography, Art History SUMMER WORKSHOP, 1 to 12 July 2019 Project Leaders:   Judith Olszowy-Schlanger (OCHJS and Corpus Christi College) César Merchán-Hamann (OCHJS and Bodleian Library) CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 30 MARCH 2019 Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented interest in Hebrew manuscripts in various fields … Continue reading Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Summer Workshop, ‘Hebrew Manuscript Studies: Codicology, Palaeography, Art History’ (1 to 12 July, 2019)

Oxford Biblical Hebrew Summer School, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (2-3 September, 2019)

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies OXFORD BIBLICAL HEBREW SUMMER SCHOOL 2019 The Oxford Biblical Hebrew Summer School will take place at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies from September 2-13, 2019. The cost of the school is £300 per student for 30 hours of language instruction. Application forms may be downloaded from … Continue reading Oxford Biblical Hebrew Summer School, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (2-3 September, 2019)

CfP, ‘Globalising French Jewish Politics’ (workshop), Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 2-3 July 2019

Call for papers, Workshop: “Globalising French Jewish Politics” Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 2-3 July 2019 This workshop revisits the history of French Jewish activism internationally from its origins in the nineteenth century until today. French Jewish internationalism has often been studied through the lens of a single organisation or in isolation from the broader European … Continue reading CfP, ‘Globalising French Jewish Politics’ (workshop), Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 2-3 July 2019

New commission, University of Manchester: 50 Jewish Objects artist 2019

New commission, University of Manchester: 50 Jewish Objects artist 2019 As part of major new public engagement initiative of the University of Manchester's Centre for Jewish Studies, we seek to select an artist for a two-month project working to create Manchester-based artwork and public encounters in response to one or more of the historical and … Continue reading New commission, University of Manchester: 50 Jewish Objects artist 2019

MA Fees bursaries in Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester, 2019-20

MA Fees bursaries in Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester, 2019-20 This is a home/EU fees bursary for MA students who make Jewish Studies topics their main study focus in their MA in Religions and Theology (www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/religionstheology/postgraduatetaught/). One bursary will be awarded on a competitive basis. There are no eligibility criteria based on nationality, … Continue reading MA Fees bursaries in Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester, 2019-20

Post doctorate opportunity, University of Manchester

Post doctorate opportunity, University of Manchester The Centre for Jewish Studies at University of Manchester would welcome applicants for the latest Rothschild Foundation Europe call for a two-year Post-doctoral Fellowships in Jewish Studies. Only one application is permitted per institution, therefore there will be an internal selection process handled via the Centre for Jewish Studies … Continue reading Post doctorate opportunity, University of Manchester

Oxford Summer Institute on Modern and Contemporary Judaism, ‘Jerusalem and Babylon: Past and Present’ (30 June – 5 July 2019)

Sixth Annual OXFORD SUMMER INSTITUTE ON MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY JUDAISM (OSI – MCJ) 30 June – 5 July 2019 Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies in conjunction with the Phillip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies, Lehigh University Jerusalem and Babylon: Past and Present The Oxford Summer Institute on Modern and Contemporary Judaism (OSI-MCJ) was founded … Continue reading Oxford Summer Institute on Modern and Contemporary Judaism, ‘Jerusalem and Babylon: Past and Present’ (30 June – 5 July 2019)

British Association for Jewish Studies Book Prize (correction)

British Association for Jewish Studies Book Prize BAJS is pleased to announce that the BAJS Book Prize competition is now open. The book prize is a new initiative launched by BAJS to recognise and promote outstanding scholarship in the field of Jewish Studies. BAJS will award one prize of £1,000 for the best monograph submitted. The competition … Continue reading British Association for Jewish Studies Book Prize (correction)

British Association for Jewish Studies Book Prize: Deadline, 31 January 2019.

British Association for Jewish Studies Book Prize BAJS is pleased to announce that the BAJS Book Prize competition is now open. The book prize is a new initiative launched by BAJS at the July Conference in Durham this year to recognise and promote outstanding scholarship in the field of Jewish Studies. BAJS will award one … Continue reading British Association for Jewish Studies Book Prize: Deadline, 31 January 2019.

Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies, 2020-2021

Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies, 2020-2021 Call for Proposals  Closing Date:  14 January, 2019  The Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies invites proposals from individuals or institutions wishing to direct an Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies in 2020-2021.  The Seminar may be convened either from mid October to mid March or from mid … Continue reading Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies, 2020-2021

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Christian-Jewish Relations, University of Toronto

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Christian-Jewish Relations  The Centre for Jewish Studies (CJS), in partnership with the Toronto School of Theology (TST), invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the field of Christian-Jewish relations with a special interest in theology, broadly construed.  The postdoctoral fellow will engage in scholarship that contributes to the understanding of Jewish and Christian faiths and cultures and … Continue reading Postdoctoral Fellowship in Christian-Jewish Relations, University of Toronto

Job vacancy, Assistant Professor in Ancient Rabbinics (University of Pennsylvania)

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in Ancient Rabbinics (1st through 7th centuries). We are interested in exceptional teacher-scholars who possess expertise in the textual traditions of Talmud and midrash, mastery of the Hebrew language and the ability to bring … Continue reading Job vacancy, Assistant Professor in Ancient Rabbinics (University of Pennsylvania)

Teaching Fellow in Jewish Studies, King’s College London

Teaching Fellow in Jewish Studies, King's College London King’s College London is seeking an excellent Teaching Fellow in Jewish Studies (0.4 FTE) for the academic year 2018-19. This is a fixed-term post for 12 months, with a start date of 1st September 2018. The successful candidate will teach in the field of Jewish Studies with … Continue reading Teaching Fellow in Jewish Studies, King’s College London

Job Announcement: Jewish Liturgy and Aramaic, School of Jewish Theology at the University of Potsdam

Job Announcement Young, modern, and research oriented... the University of Potsdam has firmly established itself within the sci- entific landscape since its founding in 1991. Nationally and internationally renowned scientists teach and per- form research here at Brandenburg’s largest university. The University of Potsdam is successful in acquiring third-party funds, delivers outstanding performance in technology … Continue reading Job Announcement: Jewish Liturgy and Aramaic, School of Jewish Theology at the University of Potsdam

The Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society Annual Travel Grants, 2018

The Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society ANNUAL TRAVEL GRANTS 2018 We have pleasure in announcing the 2018 call for applications to the small grants programme of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society. The AIAS is a small cultural and non-political charity, embracing all peoples and religions. Our mission is to make accessible the archaeology of Israel and the Levant in all … Continue reading The Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society Annual Travel Grants, 2018

Antisemitism and Zionism in Soviet Cinema: Screenings with Panel Discussions, Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism

Antisemitism and Zionism in Soviet Cinema: Screenings with Panel Discussions To mark the recent centenaries of the Russian Revolution and the Balfour Declaration, the Pears Institute explores questions of antisemitism and Zionism in Soviet cinema. Rarely screened in the UK, these two films address the neglected story of the ‘Soviet Zion’ in Birobidzhan, and the … Continue reading Antisemitism and Zionism in Soviet Cinema: Screenings with Panel Discussions, Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism

CfP, ‘Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence’, 3-7 September 2018, Krakow

International Conference Announcement Call for Papers Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence 3-7 September 2018 Krakow, Poland We are delighted to announce an important international Conference which is taking place as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018. Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence is being held from 3-7 September 2018 in the World … Continue reading CfP, ‘Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence’, 3-7 September 2018, Krakow

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities, University of Manchester

Open to Jewish Studies: The University of Manchester offers up to two Simon Postdoctoral Fellowships, 3 years fixed term, £31,604 to £49,149 per annum. These fellowships are for Social Sciences broadly defined, and are open to those working in Jewish social history, cultural history, and political history, especially if the project engages with the history of the social sciences or the history of … Continue reading Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities, University of Manchester

Correction: CfP, ‘Jews and Strangers’, 3 July 2018.

Call for papers One-Day International Conference on 3 July 2018, hosted at Leo Baeck College in London (UK) JEWS AND STRANGERS Since the Diaspora, Jews have been forced to adopt the role of the stranger. Edmond Jabès even writes that when one says ‘stranger’ one thinks ‘Jew’. While this concept is deeply embedded in the … Continue reading Correction: CfP, ‘Jews and Strangers’, 3 July 2018.

‘From Berdichev to Minsk and Onward to Moscow: Jewish Voices of the Russian Revolution’, Pears Institute Public Lecture

From Berdichev to Minsk and Onward to Moscow: Jewish Voices of the Russian Revolution Pears Institute Public Lecture Speaker:              Professor Elissa Bemporad, City University of New York Date:                     Monday 27 November 2017 Time:                     6.30pm – 8.00 pm Venue:                 Birkbeck, University of London, Clore Lecture Theatre, Clore       Management Centre, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, … Continue reading ‘From Berdichev to Minsk and Onward to Moscow: Jewish Voices of the Russian Revolution’, Pears Institute Public Lecture

Senior University Appointment (RSIV) in Hebrew and Jewish Studies and President of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

University of Oxford, Faculty of Oriental Studies in association with the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and Corpus Christi College Senior University Appointment (RSIV) in Hebrew and Jewish Studies and  President of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Salary range: £56,529 - £89,527       Central Oxford Full time, permanent position The University of Oxford … Continue reading Senior University Appointment (RSIV) in Hebrew and Jewish Studies and President of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Assistant Professor of Religion (Jewish Studies) Department of Religion, Gustavus Adolphus College

Assistant Professor of Religion (Jewish Studies) Department of Religion Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor (or Associate with appropriate qualifications) in the Department of Religion to begin September 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be appointed as the inaugural endowed chair of Jewish studies, which includes an … Continue reading Assistant Professor of Religion (Jewish Studies) Department of Religion, Gustavus Adolphus College

CfP, EAJS 2018: The fate of Hebrew manuscripts, collections/collectors and scholars in the 20th century

CfP, EAJS 2018: The fate of Hebrew manuscripts, collections/collectors and scholars in the 20th century  For EAJS Cracow 2018, I am looking for historical and historiographical papers about the fate of Hebrew manuscripts, manuscript collections, and manuscript collectors and scholars in the 20th century. The rupture of 1933-45 looms large, of course, and continues to cast … Continue reading CfP, EAJS 2018: The fate of Hebrew manuscripts, collections/collectors and scholars in the 20th century

Lecturer in Biblical and Targumic Aramaic, Leo Baeck College

Lecturer in Biblical and Targumic Aramaic Leo Baeck College, based in North London, is seeking to recruit a lecturer in Biblical and Targumic Aramaic to start in the spring semester, January 2018.  The post entails teaching one module (2 sessions a week). For the right applicant this position has the potential to grow in the future … Continue reading Lecturer in Biblical and Targumic Aramaic, Leo Baeck College

Oxford University Chabad Society, Oxford Seminar in Jewish Studies – Yom Limmud, 23 July 2017.

Oxford University Chabad Society cordially invites you to a Mid-Summer Oxford Seminar in Jewish Studies - Yom Limmud Sunday, 23 July, 1pm-5.30pm Slager Jewish Student Centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ Programme 1pm: Buffet lunch 2pm: Professor Adam Ferziger, ‘Is High Tech Changing the Way We Engage Religion? Novel Approaches Emerging from the 2017 Oxford Summer Institute on … Continue reading Oxford University Chabad Society, Oxford Seminar in Jewish Studies – Yom Limmud, 23 July 2017.

CfP, ‘Emergent Religious Pluralism(s)’, 16-17 April 2018, Woolf Institute (Cambridge)

Conference on ‘Emergent Religious Pluralism(s)’ 16-17 April 2018, Woolf Institute (Cambridge) We invite 250-word abstracts for an interdisciplinary conference on the theme of ‘Emergent Religious Pluralism(s)’. The event will be held at the Woolf Institute in Cambridge, in April 2018 and will include a keynote talk from Professor Nasar Meer (University of Edinburgh). Please submit … Continue reading CfP, ‘Emergent Religious Pluralism(s)’, 16-17 April 2018, Woolf Institute (Cambridge)

Fifth event of the Astaire Seminar Series in Jewish Studies ‘Jews, movement, migration, location’, 11 July 2017, University of Edinburgh

Part of the British Association for Jewish Studies Conference 2017 at the University of Edinburgh Venue: Elizabeth Templeton Room, School of Divinity, New College, Edinburgh Time: 3:30-5pm Hana Wirth-Nesher (Tel Aviv University),To move, to translate, to write: Jewish American immigrant voices Hana Wirth-Nesher is Professor of English and American Studies at Tel Aviv University where she … Continue reading Fifth event of the Astaire Seminar Series in Jewish Studies ‘Jews, movement, migration, location’, 11 July 2017, University of Edinburgh

Conference on ‘Jewish Engagement with the Public Sphere: New Perspectives on Jewish Philanthropy’, University of Southampton

Jewish Engagement with the Public Sphere: New Perspectives on Jewish Philanthropy Thursday, 15 June 2017 University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, 65/2117 A conference organised by the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations, University of Southampton, in memory of Clemens Nathan 09.30 – 10.00     Registration and Tea and Coffee 10.00 – 10.15     … Continue reading Conference on ‘Jewish Engagement with the Public Sphere: New Perspectives on Jewish Philanthropy’, University of Southampton

CfP, ‘British Jewish Contemporary Cultures: An International Conference’, 26-27 March, 2018

British Jewish Contemporary Cultures: An International Conference 26-27 March 2018, Bangor University, Wales. We invite proposals for the first international British Academy funded conference on British Jewish Contemporary Cultures. Any topic which explores the study of contemporary British Jewish culture, widely defined, is welcomed. We are particularly interested in locating British Jewish contemporary cultures in … Continue reading CfP, ‘British Jewish Contemporary Cultures: An International Conference’, 26-27 March, 2018

‘The memories of the Holocaust and Nakba and the politics of binationalism in Israel/Palestine’, Pears Institute Public Lecture, 25 May, 2017

'The memories of the Holocaust and Nakba and the politics of binationalism in Israel/Palestine' Pears Institute Public Lecture Speaker: Bashir Bashir, Open University, Israel and The Van Leer   Jerusalem Institute Date: 25 May 2017 Time: 6.30-8.00pm Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E       7HX. Room B35, Torrington Square main entrance Free event … Continue reading ‘The memories of the Holocaust and Nakba and the politics of binationalism in Israel/Palestine’, Pears Institute Public Lecture, 25 May, 2017

‘Zionism and Antisemitism’ (International Conference) Pears Institute, 24-26 May 2017

ZIONISM AND ANTISEMITISM, AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London Keynote Speakers: Derek Penslar (Harvard University) and Bashir Bashir (Open University, Israel and The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute) Date: 24-26 May 2017 Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Clore Lecture Theatre, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7HX Event for … Continue reading ‘Zionism and Antisemitism’ (International Conference) Pears Institute, 24-26 May 2017

Fourth event of the Astaire Seminar Series in Jewish Studies ‘Jews, movement, migration, location’, 9 May 2017, Durham University

9 May 2017, University of Durham Elad Lapidot (Freie Universität Berlin), Deterritorialized Immigrant: The Talmudic Ger as a Cross-Border Figure Ilan Baron (University of Durham), The International Cultural Politics of Israeli Cuisine Elad Lapidot Ger is a non-Jew who becomes a Jew – a convert or more literality a proselyte, a new-comer. As such, the … Continue reading Fourth event of the Astaire Seminar Series in Jewish Studies ‘Jews, movement, migration, location’, 9 May 2017, Durham University

Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop, University of Manchester

Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop, University of Manchester For UK-based Jewish Studies research postgraduates and early career researchers. The Centre for Jewish Studies at Manchester University is pleased to announce the second postgraduate research training event of the Northern UK Jewish Studies Partnership. PhD students and post-doctoral researchers from the Jewish Studies Partnership institutions and … Continue reading Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop, University of Manchester

Vacancy: Librarian at Leo Baeck College

LEO BAECK COLLEGE, LIBRARIAN A wonderful opportunity has arisen for the post of Librarian at Leo Baeck College to start in September 2017. This position is a unique chance for the right person to participate in the exciting developments planned for our exceptional library. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following: A qualification … Continue reading Vacancy: Librarian at Leo Baeck College

Third event of the Astaire Seminar Series in Jewish Studies ‘Jews, movement, migration, location’, 26 April 2017, University of St Andrews

Venue: A113 Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester Time: 5-7pm Sander Gilman (Emory University), Jews as Exiles and their Representations after 1933 Cathy Gelbin (University of Manchester), German Jews and the Cosmopolitan Ideal in Exile from National Socialism Sander Gilman is a distinguished professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as Professor of Psychiatry at Emory […]

Vacancy: Programmes Director, The Holocaust Educational Trust

Job Description Title: Director of Programmes Contract: Full Time/Permanent Department: Education Responsible to: Chief Executive Usual Hours: 9.00am - 5.30pm Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 depending on experience Location: Central London Holidays: 22 days per annum, plus Bank Holidays, plus two days for Rosh Hashanah and one day for Yom Kippur should they fall on weekdays … Continue reading Vacancy: Programmes Director, The Holocaust Educational Trust

New Jewish Studies digital resource now live: The Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization

New Jewish Studies digital resource now live: The Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization Following on from our notice last month, Liverpool University Press are delighted to announce the launch of The Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization. Browse all 90 volumes: http://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/series/lejc  How do I access the LEJC? 2017 prices: £3,700 / US $4,950 The LEJC … Continue reading New Jewish Studies digital resource now live: The Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization

Second event of the Astaire Seminar Series in Jewish Studies ‘Jews, movement, migration, location’, 21 March 2017, University of Manchester

Venue: A113 Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester Time: 5-7pm Sander Gilman (Emory University), Jews as Exiles and their Representations after 1933 Cathy Gelbin (University of Manchester), German Jews and the Cosmopolitan Ideal in Exile from National Socialism Sander Gilman is a distinguished professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as Professor of Psychiatry at Emory … Continue reading Second event of the Astaire Seminar Series in Jewish Studies ‘Jews, movement, migration, location’, 21 March 2017, University of Manchester