PhD position, University of Gothenburg

PhD position, University of Gothenburg Place: Gothenburg, Sweden Institution: Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg Date: 01.09.2017 – 31.08.2021 Application Deadline: 28.02.2017 (may be extended) Url:  http://www.gu.se/omuniversitetet/aktuellt/ledigaanstallningar/?id=19144&Dnr=820716&Type=S We are seeking a PhD student to work within the project "The archives of Antisemitism in Scandinavia: Knowledge Production and Stereotyping in Long-Term Historical Perspective". The Project … Continue reading PhD position, University of Gothenburg

Extended deadline: Oxford Summer Institute on Modern and Contemporary Judaism, ‘Modern Judaism, Technology, and Authority: Historical, Social Scientific and Theological Perspectives’. Call for applications

Oxford Summer Institute on Modern and Contemporary Judaism, 3 July - 10 July 2017 'Modern Judaism, Technology, and Authority: Historical, Social Scientific and Theological Perspectives' Call for applications The Oxford Summer Institute on Modern and Contemporary Judaism (OSI-MCJ) is an advanced academic seminar that is intended to raise innovative and challenging perspectives that have the … Continue reading Extended deadline: Oxford Summer Institute on Modern and Contemporary Judaism, ‘Modern Judaism, Technology, and Authority: Historical, Social Scientific and Theological Perspectives’. Call for applications

BAJS Conference 2017 DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO 15 FEBRUARY 2017

Jews on the Move: Exploring the movement of Jews, objects, texts, and ideas in space and time 10-12 July 2017, The University of Edinburgh This conference is hosted by the British Association for Jewish Studies, in cooperation with the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh. We gratefully acknowledge the following grants received in support of … Continue reading BAJS Conference 2017 DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO 15 FEBRUARY 2017

Pears Institute – Spring 2017 Events

Pears Institute - Spring 2017 Events An intimate view of evil? How German Jews made sense of Nazi perpetrators Holocaust Memorial Day Event - Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in collaboration with the Institute of Historical Research Speaker: Professor Mark Roseman, Indiana University Bloomington Date: Wednesday 1 February 2017 Time: 6.30-8.00pm Venue: Wolfson Conference Suite, Institute … Continue reading Pears Institute – Spring 2017 Events

THE ANGLO-ISRAEL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, THE ANNUAL RICHARD BARNETT MEMORIAL LECTURE, 12th January, 2017.

THE ANGLO-ISRAEL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY THE ANNUAL RICHARD BARNETT MEMORIAL LECTURE Dr Zuleika Rodgers: 'Prof Jacob Weingreen of Trinity College: His Life, Scholarship and Near-Eastern Collection'. 6.00pm, THURSDAY 12th JANUARY 2017 Institute of Archaeology, Lecture Theatre G6, Ground Floor, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H OPY Dr Rodgers will trace Jacob Weingreen’s career, covering … Continue reading THE ANGLO-ISRAEL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, THE ANNUAL RICHARD BARNETT MEMORIAL LECTURE, 12th January, 2017.

UCL Institute of Jewish Studies, Public Lecture Series, Spring 2017

UCL Institute of Jewish Studies, Public Lecture Series, Spring 2017 Thursday January 12th IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND Colin Shindler (SOAS) 'Anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism and the Left in Britain' Reception from 6.30pm, foyer Lecture 7.00pm Gavin de Beer lecture theatre UCL Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (just south of UCL … Continue reading UCL Institute of Jewish Studies, Public Lecture Series, Spring 2017

TOC: Medaon: Current Issue 10 (2016):19 online

TOC: Medaon: Current Issue 10 (2016): 19 online  We are pleased to announce that the lastest issue of the online journal Medaon – Magazin für jüdisches Leben in Forschung und Bildung has just been published: Articles Mike SchmeitznerTödlicher Hass: Antisemitismus und Judenverfolgung in Dresden 1933–1945 Anja Thiele„Welch Wort in die Kälte gerufen“ – eine Lyrikanthologie … Continue reading TOC: Medaon: Current Issue 10 (2016):19 online

Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, Autumn 2016 Seminar Programmes

Jewish History  Venue: North American History Room, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House, Monday 17.15. Convenors: Professor Michael Berkowitz (UCL), Dr Francois Guesnet (UCL), Professor David Feldman (Birkbeck), Dr Shirli Gilbert (Southampton), Dr Nathan Kurz (Birkbeck), Dr Andrea Schatz (KCL). 31 October,  Bryan Cheyette (University of Reading): "Against Supersessionism: Bringing together Jewish and other Histories" … Continue reading Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, Autumn 2016 Seminar Programmes

Pears Institute Lecture- ‘The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust’ (8 November)

The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust Speaker: Professor Lisa Leff, American University Date: Tuesday 8 November Time:  6.30-8.00pm. Venue: Room B34, Birkbeck University of London, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7HX. Zosa Szajkowski, a Polish-born Jewish historian, took tens of thousands of Jewish documents from Europe in the 1940s and 50s and moved … Continue reading Pears Institute Lecture- ‘The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust’ (8 November)

‘Politics and Print in the Early Modern Period: Hebrew Books and the Christian Imagination’, Evening Event, Marsh’s Library, Dublin.

'Politics and Print in the Early Modern Period: Hebrew Books and the Christian Imagination' Time, date and Venue: Tuesday, 18 October, 2016 at 6.15pm at Marsh’s Library, St Patrick's Close, Dublin 8 This round table session brings together experts on Jews and Christians in the Early Modern Period to examine how the Christian world engaged … Continue reading ‘Politics and Print in the Early Modern Period: Hebrew Books and the Christian Imagination’, Evening Event, Marsh’s Library, Dublin.

Pears Institute Lunchtime Seminar, Autumn 2016

25 October 2016 'Keeping the Memory of the Holocaust Alive: Possibilities and Limitations of Performative Practices of Commemoration' Speaker: Diana Popescu, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London 1.00 – 2.00pm, Dreyfus Room, 26 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DQ Increasingly, museum curators and artists in various geographical contexts tell stories about … Continue reading Pears Institute Lunchtime Seminar, Autumn 2016

Announcement: Apply now for e-learning course: Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter

Announcement: Apply now for e-learning course: Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter Never has there been a greater need for an understanding of other faiths and relations between faiths. No two world religions are closer in belief and practice than Judaism and Islam. In some instances, the similarities underpin shared advocacy and politics, as … Continue reading Announcement: Apply now for e-learning course: Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter

UCL DEPARTMENT OF HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES: GRADUATE SEMINAR 2016/17

GRADUATE SEMINAR 2016/17 Foster Court, Room 331 (HJS Seminar Room), Wednesdays 4-5 pm Term 1 19.10.2016 Deborah Fisher Exploring the Textual History of Targum Ecclesiastes 16.11.2016 Joseph Zitron R. Isaiah Horowitz's Shelah : A Comprehensive conception of Judaism? 30.11.2016 Yoni Birnbaum Denominational Boundaries in the Halakhic Responsa of Rabbi Moshe Feinstein 14.12.2016 Vanessa Freedman (Subject … Continue reading UCL DEPARTMENT OF HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES: GRADUATE SEMINAR 2016/17

UCL Institute of Jewish Studies: PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES AUTUMN 2016

PUBLIC Lecture Series AUTUMN 2016 Thursday October 20th (in conjunction with the Jewish Historical Society of England) Daniel Langton (The University of Manchester): 'Wandering Jews in England’s Green and Pleasant Land' Reception 6.30pm, Gavin de Beer room. Lecture 7pm, J.Z. Young lecture theatre. UCL Anatomy Building, Gower Street WC1E 6BT   Wednesday November 9th   (raymond … Continue reading UCL Institute of Jewish Studies: PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES AUTUMN 2016

CFP, IMC 2017 Otherness (3-6 July 2017) Hebrew & Jewish studies / Jewish-Christian and Jewish-Muslim relations strand

Reassessing The State Of Research:  The Jew As “Other” Research over the last 50 years has often described the figure of the Jew as the quintessential ‘Other’ in the Middle Ages. However, as recent scholarship has emphasised the peaceful interactions of Jews and Christians in daily life and business, it might be appropriate to assess … Continue reading CFP, IMC 2017 Otherness (3-6 July 2017) Hebrew & Jewish studies / Jewish-Christian and Jewish-Muslim relations strand

The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (FAMES), University of Cambridge, MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (specialisation in Muslim-Jewish relations) now welcoming applications for 2017-18.

The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (FAMES), University of Cambridge, is delighted to offer the MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Specialisation: Muslim-Jewish Relations) for the 2017-18 academic year.  Apply now for the programme beginning in the 2017-18 academic year. Disfigured by the Gaza War and the explosive rise of Islamic State, … Continue reading The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (FAMES), University of Cambridge, MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (specialisation in Muslim-Jewish relations) now welcoming applications for 2017-18.

CFP, ‘The Guardian in Local, National, and Global History’. Thursday, 6 April 2017, The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester Library and the John Rylands Research Institute invite submissions for a one-day interdisciplinary conference on the history of the Guardian newspaper. Potential topics for papers might include Zionism, the development of foreign correspondence and coverage of foreign policy and international news, and the role of the Guardian in Manchester life, including … Continue reading CFP, ‘The Guardian in Local, National, and Global History’. Thursday, 6 April 2017, The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester

Conference, ‘The exegetical value of the Masora: Pointing and accentuation in historical perspective’, 7 – 8 November, 2016, Exeter College, Oxford.

A conference will take place on 7 and 8 November 2016 at Exeter College. Subject: ‘The exegetical value of the Masora: Pointing and accentuation in historical perspective’ Convenors: Professor Jan Joosten and Professor Joanna Weinberg. Speakers include: Philip Alexander, Manchester; Yochanan Breuer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Elvira Martin Contreras, CSIC, Madrid ; Danny Crowther, CMCS … Continue reading Conference, ‘The exegetical value of the Masora: Pointing and accentuation in historical perspective’, 7 – 8 November, 2016, Exeter College, Oxford.

This Saturday, September 17 in Nottingham: The Qurʾān between Judaism and Christianity

The University of Nottingham Department of Theology and Religious Studies What can the Qurʾān, the Holy Scripture of Islam, teach us about Judaism and Christianity? How does knowledge about Judaism and Christianity help us to understand the Qurʾān better? This lecture series seeks to make academic research in Islamic Studies accessible to the broader public. … Continue reading This Saturday, September 17 in Nottingham: The Qurʾān between Judaism and Christianity

The SIMON AND RIVA SPATZ Visiting Chair in Jewish Studies, Dalhousie University

The Simon and Riva Spatz Visiting Chair in Jewish Studies is intended to bring distinguished scholars from around the globe to share their expertise and perspectives with students and faculty at Dalhousie University and members of the broader Halifax community. The Chair maintains a focus on contemporary topics, but is otherwise broadly inclusive of scholars … Continue reading The SIMON AND RIVA SPATZ Visiting Chair in Jewish Studies, Dalhousie University

TOC: Melilah: Manchester Journal of Jewish Studies Volume 12 (2015)

TOC: Melilah: Manchester Journal of Jewish Studies Volume 12 (2015). Theme: Atheism, Scepticism and Challenges to Monotheism. Proceedings of the BAJS 2015 conference. Editor: Daniel R. Langton http://www.melilahjournal.org/p/2015.html Open Access, freely available online. Contents: 0. Introduction. 1. Kenneth Seeskin, From Monotheism to Scepticism and Back Again. 2. Joshua Moss, Satire, Monotheism and Scepticism. 3. David … Continue reading TOC: Melilah: Manchester Journal of Jewish Studies Volume 12 (2015)

European Association for Jewish Studies Newsflash July 2016

This month's newsflash with details of European-wide activities (including forthcoming funding deadlines; positions available; scholarships, fellowships, grants, and prizes; conferences and calls for papers; new books and journals; and news and events) is available at: http://eurojewishstudies.org/jobs/position-available-administrator-of-the-european-association-for-jewish-studies/    

Job: Research Assistant in Jewish Studies, The University of Münster (Germany)

The University of Münster (Germany) wishes to appoint a Research Assistant in a half time position in the field of Jewish Studies under the direction of Prof. Dr. Katrin Kogman-Appel, at the Department of Philology, Alexander von Humboldt Professorship for Jewish Studies. The assistant position is scheduled to start on November 1st, 2016, and will run … Continue reading Job: Research Assistant in Jewish Studies, The University of Münster (Germany)

Conference: ‘The Talmud and Christianity: Rabbinic Judaism after Constantine’, 27-28 June 2016, University of Cambridge

The Long Room, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge Co-organizers: Michal Bar-Asher Siegal (Ben Gurion University), Daniel Weiss (University of Cambridge), and Holger Zellentin (University of Nottingham) Attendance is free and open to all members of the University and the public. You can RSVP, as well as view the programme and full conference description, via the … Continue reading Conference: ‘The Talmud and Christianity: Rabbinic Judaism after Constantine’, 27-28 June 2016, University of Cambridge

John Rylands Research Institute Conference 2016: “‘The Other Within’ – The Hebrew and Jewish Collections of The John Rylands Library”, Monday 27–Wednesday 29 June 2016 at The John Rylands Library, Manchester, Registration deadline approaching (Friday 17 June)

‘The Other Within’ – The Hebrew and Jewish Collections of The John Rylands Library Monday 27–Wednesday 29 June 2016 at The John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH Registration deadline approaching (Friday 17 June) The second John Rylands Research Institute conference will convene scholars, curators and students researching areas represented in the John Rylands Library’s valuable … Continue reading John Rylands Research Institute Conference 2016: “‘The Other Within’ – The Hebrew and Jewish Collections of The John Rylands Library”, Monday 27–Wednesday 29 June 2016 at The John Rylands Library, Manchester, Registration deadline approaching (Friday 17 June)

University of Sussex: Clemens N. Nathan PhD Scholarship Programme

  The Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex is pleased to offer a 3-year Clemens N. Nathan PhD Scholarship for an outstanding doctoral candidate wishing to pursue a research project in the field of history and culture of German-speaking Jewry. Highly motivated current and prospective graduates with an outstanding academic record and … Continue reading University of Sussex: Clemens N. Nathan PhD Scholarship Programme

John Rylands Research Institute Conference 2016: ‘The Other Within’ – The Hebrew and Jewish Collections of The John Rylands Library, Manchester

‘The Other Within’ – The Hebrew and Jewish Collections of The John Rylands Library Monday 27–Wednesday 29 June 2016 at The John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH The second John Rylands Research Institute conference will convene scholars, curators and students researching areas represented in the John Rylands Library’s valuable and wide-ranging Hebrew and Jewish collections, … Continue reading John Rylands Research Institute Conference 2016: ‘The Other Within’ – The Hebrew and Jewish Collections of The John Rylands Library, Manchester

CFP: International Conference ‘Shakespeare and the Jews’, University College London, 28-30 March 2017

  The relationship between Shakespeare and the Jews is a rich and multifaceted one with an extensive history dating back to the Elizabethan era. Attitudes to Jews in Shakespeare’s England comprise a complex topic with religious, racial, and cultural components that has been explored in detail in James Shapiro’s seminal 1996 work Shakespeare and the … Continue reading CFP: International Conference ‘Shakespeare and the Jews’, University College London, 28-30 March 2017

CFP: ‘Disputed Holocaust Memory in Poland’, Special Issue call for ‘Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History’

EDITORS: Dr hab. Prof. UP Sławomir Kapralski, Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny w Krakowie and Professor Larry Ray, SSPSSR, University of Kent, UK The politics of Holocaust memory in Poland has for many decades been an arena of dispute. The German occupation in Poland destroyed the largest pre-War Jewish population in the world and the Germans further placed six extermination … Continue reading CFP: ‘Disputed Holocaust Memory in Poland’, Special Issue call for ‘Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History’

Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies: “ISRAEL IN EGYPT”: The land of Egypt as concept and reality for the Jews in Antiquity and the early medieval period, 20-21 June, Clarendon Institute

Please find attached the programme for the forthcoming conference taking place at the Clarendon Institute on 20-21 June. All are welcome, but please pre-register  via this e-mail address and also kindly indicate whether you would like a sandwich lunch (for which there will be a £5 charge, payable on the day[s] you attend.)   sue.forteath@ochjs.ac.uk  Conference … Continue reading Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies: “ISRAEL IN EGYPT”: The land of Egypt as concept and reality for the Jews in Antiquity and the early medieval period, 20-21 June, Clarendon Institute

Workshop: ‘Blood Libels: from the Middle Ages to the Modern World’, 27 June 2016, Birkbeck University of London

Date: Monday 27 June Time: 10.30 am - 5.45 pm Venue: Birkbeck University of London, Room 101, 30 Russell Square, WC1B 5DT This workshop will explore how blood, in its regulation and its representation, has been interpreted and traded as a symbol between Jews and non-Jews, and in particular between Christians and Jews, through the centuries – from … Continue reading Workshop: ‘Blood Libels: from the Middle Ages to the Modern World’, 27 June 2016, Birkbeck University of London

Day Conference: Welcome to Britain? Refugees, Then and Now, in memory of Eleanor Rathbone, 1872-1946, the ‘MP for Refugees’, 20 June 2016, King’s College, London

  KEYNOTE  SPEAKER: DAME  HELENA KENNEDY, who is one of Britain's most distinguished lawyers. She has spent her professional life giving voice to those who have least power within the system, championing civil liberties and promoting human rights. She has used many public platforms – including the House of Lords, to which she was elevated in 1997 … Continue reading Day Conference: Welcome to Britain? Refugees, Then and Now, in memory of Eleanor Rathbone, 1872-1946, the ‘MP for Refugees’, 20 June 2016, King’s College, London

Public lecture: ‘Blood Inscriptions: Science, Modernity, and Ritual Murder in Fin de Siècle Europe’, Professor Hillel Kieval, 28 June 2016, Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London

  Venue: Birkbeck University of London, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7HX. Room B33, Torrington Square main entrance Time: 6.30-8.00pm Free event open to all:  Book your place When trials against Jews for the “ritual murder” of Christians reappeared in Central Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century they seemed to be a throwback to the Middle Ages.  The truth … Continue reading Public lecture: ‘Blood Inscriptions: Science, Modernity, and Ritual Murder in Fin de Siècle Europe’, Professor Hillel Kieval, 28 June 2016, Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London

Jewish Music Institute London, Yiddish language and music Summer School and events

Sunday 7th to Friday 12th August 2016  Ot Azoy: our Yiddish course has expanded to be held at 5 levels, we have the addition of Yuri Vedenyapin from Harvard joining our Yiddish faculty this year to add to a compliment of some of the world's best Yiddish teachers. More details and to book here: https://www.jmi.org.uk/event/ot-azoy-2016/ Sunday 7th to … Continue reading Jewish Music Institute London, Yiddish language and music Summer School and events

Yerushah Lecture 2016: ‘The poetry of Judaism: Translating a precious heritage’, Prof. Nicholas de Lange, 5 May 2016, 5pm, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge

The Cambridge Faculty of Divinity is pleased to announce that the 2016 Yerushah Lecture will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 May, in the Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity, West Road.  Nicholas de Lange, Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Jewish Studies and acclaimed translator of modern Hebrew literature, will speak on ‘The poetry … Continue reading Yerushah Lecture 2016: ‘The poetry of Judaism: Translating a precious heritage’, Prof. Nicholas de Lange, 5 May 2016, 5pm, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge

Day Conference: Welcome to Britain? Refugees, Then and Now, in memory of Eleanor Rathbone, 1872-1946, the ‘MP for Refugees’, 20 June 2016, King’s College, London

AN ALL-DAY CONFERENCE TO BE HELD ON WORLD REFUGEE DAY Monday 20 JUNE 2016 at King’s College, London. Strand Campus. 9.00 am– 5.00 pm BOOKING NOW OPEN KEYNOTE SPEAKER: BARONESS HELENA KENNEDY QC. Helena Kennedy is a leading barrister and an expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues. She is a member of the House of Lords … Continue reading Day Conference: Welcome to Britain? Refugees, Then and Now, in memory of Eleanor Rathbone, 1872-1946, the ‘MP for Refugees’, 20 June 2016, King’s College, London

Lecture: ‘The Emotional Toll of Antisemitism and its Consequences’ by Todd Endelman, 24 May 2016, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London

Speakers:      Professor Todd M. Endelman, University of Michigan Date:               Tuesday 24 May 2016 Time:               6.30-8.30pm  Venue:             Birkbeck University of London, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7HX. Room B35, Torrington Square main entrance Free event open to all:  Book your place Historians of antisemitism tend to focus on political parties and ideologies; on … Continue reading Lecture: ‘The Emotional Toll of Antisemitism and its Consequences’ by Todd Endelman, 24 May 2016, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London

Conference: ‘The Birth and Evolution of the Venetian Ghetto (1516-1797), 5-6 May 2016, Venice

Conference Programme (for further information please see: http://www.medici.org/the-birth-and-evolution-of-the-venetian-ghetto/) Thursday, 5 May 2016 13:00   Registration Opens Welcome                                         14:00   Representative of the Office of the Mayor of Venice 14:10    Emanuela Carpani (Soprintendenza belle arti e paesaggio per Venezia e laguna) 14:20   Paolo Gnignati (Comunità Ebraica, Venezia) 14:30    Giuseppe Veltri (Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies, Hamburg) Introduction 14:40    … Continue reading Conference: ‘The Birth and Evolution of the Venetian Ghetto (1516-1797), 5-6 May 2016, Venice

CfP: ‘The Holocaust and History: The Work and Legacy of David Cesarani’, London, 3-4 April 2017

Organised by the Holocaust Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London Our colleague David Cesarani (1956-2015) was a leading historian of the Holocaust and of Anglo-Jewry, and a public intellectual concerned with the importance of historical understanding. The aim of this conference is to celebrate his work through presenting and debating leading and new research … Continue reading CfP: ‘The Holocaust and History: The Work and Legacy of David Cesarani’, London, 3-4 April 2017

CFP: ‘Childhood, youth and religious minorities in early modern Europe and North America’, 14-15 October 2016, University of Warwick

The conference will explore the history of family and childhood, in conjunction with that of religion, religious conflict and the confessional state. It will focus on the experiences of children and young people in minority groups (of any religion) in different contexts throughout the early modern world from the Reformation to the Enlightenment, and their … Continue reading CFP: ‘Childhood, youth and religious minorities in early modern Europe and North America’, 14-15 October 2016, University of Warwick

CFP: ‘The Classification of Humanity: Defining and Dividing Societies in the Modern Era’, 27-28 November 2016, Haifa

A major international conference on ‘The Classification of Humanity: Defining and Dividing Societies in the Modern Era’ conceived by the International Consortium for Research on Antisemitism and Racism (ICRAR), of which the Pears Institute is a founding member, will be held in Haifa, Israel, 27-28 November 2016. This is the fourth annual conference of ICRAR … Continue reading CFP: ‘The Classification of Humanity: Defining and Dividing Societies in the Modern Era’, 27-28 November 2016, Haifa

Table of Contents: Leo Baeck Institute Year Book 2015

  Preface by Cathy S. Gelbin and Raphael Gross I. Austrian, Jewish, German, Czech: Reframing Max Brod and Prague Zionism Introduction by Mark H. Gelber Abraham Rubin, Max Brod and Hans-Joachim Schoeps: Literary Collaborators, Ideological Rivals Sebastian Schirrmeister, On Not Writing Hebrew: Max Brod and the 'Jewish Poet of the German Tongue' between Prague and … Continue reading Table of Contents: Leo Baeck Institute Year Book 2015

International Conference: “Discovering, Deciphering and Dissenting: Ben Sira’s Hebrew Text, 1896-2016”, St John’s College, Cambridge, UK, 12-14 September 2016

On the 120th anniversary of the discovery of the Genizah manuscripts of Ben Sira, this conference will consider the particular contributions of the Hebrew manuscripts of Ben Sira, in connection with the language and transmission of the book. Despite the existence of six versions in the Genizah as well as the scroll from Masada and … Continue reading International Conference: “Discovering, Deciphering and Dissenting: Ben Sira’s Hebrew Text, 1896-2016”, St John’s College, Cambridge, UK, 12-14 September 2016

CFP: ‘The Presence of the Holocaust in society, politics and culture, c.1970 – 2015’, British Association of Holocaust Studies (BAHS) conference 2016, 19-21 July 2016, UCL Centre for Holocaust Education

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Dan Stone, Royal Holloway, University of London (19th July) Professor Wulf Kansteiner, Binghamton University, USA (20th July) Professor Aleida Assmann, University of Konstanz, Germany (20th July).   In the mid- to late-1970s, the afterlife of the Nazi extermination of Europe’s Jews entered into a new phase. Research has shown that there was … Continue reading CFP: ‘The Presence of the Holocaust in society, politics and culture, c.1970 – 2015’, British Association of Holocaust Studies (BAHS) conference 2016, 19-21 July 2016, UCL Centre for Holocaust Education

Josephus Reception Archive

We are pleased to announce a new digital resource, the Josephus Reception Archive:  http://josephus.orinst.ox.ac.uk/archive/jra. We hope you will visit it and find it useful. We warmly welcome feedback and offers of participation in the future development of the JRA. The online platform presents concise information about the reception of Josephus to scholars, students, and indeed … Continue reading Josephus Reception Archive

Conference: ‘Jewish Museologies and the Politics of Display’, 13-14 March 2016, University of Leeds

Venue: University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9JT http://www.fine-art.leeds.ac.uk/events/jewish-presences-and-presents-in-the-museum-jewish-museologies-and-the-politics-of-display/ As political and social upheavals in and beyond Europe are transforming the meanings of cultural diversity and notions of heritage, a two-day international symposium will explore the critical debates about Jewish museums, museologies and Jewish presences in non-Jewish museums. Organised by the Centre for Jewish … Continue reading Conference: ‘Jewish Museologies and the Politics of Display’, 13-14 March 2016, University of Leeds

Journal of Jewish Studies Supplement Series: Call for Contributions

The Journal of Jewish Studies publishes a supplement series. Supplements may take the form of monographs, conference proceedings, or collected works on a particular theme. We welcome proposals for our Supplement series. Any book length, from 50,000 words upwards, will be considered. All our publications are peer-reviewed. Submissions should be sent to the Executive Editor. … Continue reading Journal of Jewish Studies Supplement Series: Call for Contributions

Pears Institute Events March 2016

PUBLIC LECTURE  Circumcision: An Index of Difference and/or the Health Exception Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London Speaker: Professor Sander Gilman, Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University Date:                   8 March 2016 Time:                   6.30-8.00pm Venue: Birkbeck University of London, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7HX. Room B34, Torrington Square … Continue reading Pears Institute Events March 2016

John Rylands Research Institute Conference 2016 ‘The Other Within’ – The Hebrew and Jewish Collections of The John Rylands Library Monday 27–Wednesday 29 June 2016 at The John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH

Monday 27–Wednesday 29 June 2016 at The John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH Call for Papers - Extended Deadline The John Rylands Research Institute invites paper proposals for its upcoming conference on the Hebrew and Jewish collections of The John Rylands Library. The John Rylands Library preserves one of the world’s valuable collections … Continue reading John Rylands Research Institute Conference 2016 ‘The Other Within’ – The Hebrew and Jewish Collections of The John Rylands Library Monday 27–Wednesday 29 June 2016 at The John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH

Public lecture: ‘The “Small Greek World” and the world of the Archaic Mediterranean’, Professor Irad Malkin, 1 Marc 2016, University of Cardiff

The School of History, Archaeology and Religion of Cardiff University is pleased to invite you to a Special Lecture in Ancient History on Tuesday 1st March 2016, at 5pm to be delivered by Professor Irad Malkin (Tel-Aviv and Oxford). Title: The 'Small Greek World' and the world of the Archaic Mediterranean Venue: Council Chamber Room … Continue reading Public lecture: ‘The “Small Greek World” and the world of the Archaic Mediterranean’, Professor Irad Malkin, 1 Marc 2016, University of Cardiff

Institute of Jewish Studies at UCL Seminar Programme Spring 2016

Thursday January  21st - Evening lecture IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND Piet van Boxel - The Popes and the Jews in 16th Italy:  a convoluted encounter Drinks served from 6.30pm followed by Lecture at 7.00pm   Venue: G46 (HO Schild Pharmacology lecture theatre), Medical Sciences building, UCLEntrance via Malet Place, off Torrington Place Thursday February … Continue reading Institute of Jewish Studies at UCL Seminar Programme Spring 2016

Tribute to the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School, 21 January – 10 March 2016, University of Cambridge

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE TO PRESENT UNPRECEDENTED TRIBUTE TO THE JERUSALEM SAM SPIEGEL FILM SCHOOL: 8-WEEK HOMAGE TO 8 OUTSTANDING GRADUATES 21/1/2016-10/3/2016 Møller Center Auditorium, Churchill College, Storey’s way, CB3 0DE The University of Cambridge will present an unprecedented tribute for the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School to mark the 25th anniversary of the school’s establishment. … Continue reading Tribute to the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School, 21 January – 10 March 2016, University of Cambridge

Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism: Events January and February 2016

Antisemitism, 'Volksgemeinschaft' and Violence: Inclusion and Exclusion in Nazi Germany Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture - Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London in collaboration with the Institute of Historical Research Speaker:     Professor Michael Wildt, Humboldt University, Berlin Date:            27 January 2016 Time:        … Continue reading Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism: Events January and February 2016

Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies 2016: Professor Michael Marrus, Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester

  Prof. Michael Marrus, 'Lessons of the Holocaust' Mon 15 and Tue 16 February 2016 We are delighted to announce that the second series of Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies will be given by Michael Marrus (Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies, University of Toronto). His new book Lessons of the … Continue reading Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies 2016: Professor Michael Marrus, Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester

Job: Montague Burton Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies, University of Leeds

Location:   Leeds - Main Campus Faculty/Service:   Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts & Communications School/Institute:   School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies Category:   Academic Grade:   Grade 7 Salary:   £31,342 to £37,394 per annum Contract Type:   Fixed Term (from 15 January 2016 to 15 January 2017) Closing … Continue reading Job: Montague Burton Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies, University of Leeds

BAJS Conference 2016: The Texture of Jewish Tradition: Investigations in Textuality, 10-12 July 2016, The University of Birmingham

This conference is hosted by the British Association for Jewish Studies, in cooperation with the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion and the College of Arts and Law of the University of Birmingham. The written word as manifested in a spectrum from classical Jewish texts to contemporary literature, alongside texts unearthed in locations including desert … Continue reading BAJS Conference 2016: The Texture of Jewish Tradition: Investigations in Textuality, 10-12 July 2016, The University of Birmingham

CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Jewish Museologies and the Politics of Display’, 13-14 March 2016, Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Leeds

Supported by a grant from the European Association for Jewish Studies Confirmed speakers: Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek (Association of European Jewish Museums, Amsterdam/Vienna) Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw) Cilly Kugelman (Jewish Museum, Berlin) A two-day international symposium is to explore the critical debates about Jewish museologies in the light of a) Jewish … Continue reading CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Jewish Museologies and the Politics of Display’, 13-14 March 2016, Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Leeds

Jewish Studies Teaching Opportunity at Liverpool Hope University, URGENT

The Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies at Liverpool Hope University is in urgent need of a Visiting Lecturer (hourly paid) to teach Jewish Studies to undergraduate students this academic year at the following levels:  1. Level 4 - an introduction to Jewish traditions. This is usually a 5 week block with 3 lectures … Continue reading Jewish Studies Teaching Opportunity at Liverpool Hope University, URGENT

Call for Papers: Rethinking Exile, Center, and Diaspora in Modern Jewish Culture, Cambridge University, May 2-4, 2016

Over the course of multiple centuries prior to the modern era, Jewish culture was shaped in various ways by the concept of ‘exile’ and by the practical circumstances that corresponded to this concept.  This conference aims to explore ways in which inherited Jewish culture has been reshaped and affected by the presence of non-exilic or … Continue reading Call for Papers: Rethinking Exile, Center, and Diaspora in Modern Jewish Culture, Cambridge University, May 2-4, 2016

CFP: ‘The Other Within’ – The Hebrew and Jewish Collections of The John Rylands Library, John Rylands Research Institute Conference 2016, 27-29 June 2016, John Rylands Library, Manchester

Monday 27–Wednesday 29 June 2016 at The John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH Call for Papers The John Rylands Research Institute invites paper proposals for its upcoming 2016 conference on the Hebrew and Jewish collections of The John Rylands Library. The John Rylands Library preserves one of the world’s valuable collections of Hebrew and Jewish manuscripts, archives … Continue reading CFP: ‘The Other Within’ – The Hebrew and Jewish Collections of The John Rylands Library, John Rylands Research Institute Conference 2016, 27-29 June 2016, John Rylands Library, Manchester

Conference: ‘Solomon Schechter’s Life and Legacy: A Jewish Scholar in Victorian England (1882–1901)’, 22 November 2015, University of Cambridge

On Sunday, November 22, 2015, the Center for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), in collaboration with St John’s College Cambridge and the Jewish Historical Society of England shall be hosting the international conference: Solomon Schechter’s Life and Legacy: A Jewish Scholar in Victorian England (1882–1901). It is the second of a … Continue reading Conference: ‘Solomon Schechter’s Life and Legacy: A Jewish Scholar in Victorian England (1882–1901)’, 22 November 2015, University of Cambridge

BAJS and Israeli Institutions

In response to the recent advert by a number of British academics to cease co-operating with Israeli Universities the British Association for Jewish Studies (BAJS), representing scholars of many backgrounds and a variety of perspectives on the State of Israel, deplores any attempt to weaken educational links with Higher Education institutions in Israel. We believe … Continue reading BAJS and Israeli Institutions

BAJS mourns Professor David Cesarani (1956-2015)

It is with a great sense of sadness that we have learnt of the death of the eminent historian of Anglo-Jewish history and the Holocaust, David Cesarani (1956-2015). David was Research Professor in History at Royal Holloway, University of London, and a leading figure behind the re-invigoration of Anglo-Jewish history in the 1990s. He played … Continue reading BAJS mourns Professor David Cesarani (1956-2015)

Freelance position available: content and language editor (part-time), Rothschild Foundation Yerusha Project, London

The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe is a London-based charitable organisation supporting a range of Jewish cultural, heritage and community-based initiatives in over 40 European countries. More information is available at http://www.rothschildfoundation.eu The Foundation is currently recruiting a part-time editor for its Yerusha project. Yerusha is a digital humanities initiative to virtually unite scattered Jewish documentary … Continue reading Freelance position available: content and language editor (part-time), Rothschild Foundation Yerusha Project, London

Autumn and Winter 2015 Events at the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London

Jews and the Left in Britain Today Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London Speakers: Alan Johnson, Britain Israel Communications & Research Centre; Lesley Klaff, Sheffield Hallam University and UK Lawyers for Israel; David Rosenberg, educator, author and Jewish Socialist Group; Nadia Valman, Queen Mary, University of London and Independent Jewish Voices … Continue reading Autumn and Winter 2015 Events at the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London

UCL Research Seminar in Hebrew and Jewish Studies 2015, all welcome!

4 November 2015 Dr François Guesnet (UCL) Delineating Jewish Intercession from Early Modern to 19th Century Europe: Attempts of a Definition   18 November 2015 Professor Stefan Reif (Cambridge) Why Medieval Jewish Liturgy is not Dull 25 November 2015 Natalia Romik (UCL) Post-Jewish Architecture of Memory within Former Eastern European Shtetles   16 December 2015 … Continue reading UCL Research Seminar in Hebrew and Jewish Studies 2015, all welcome!

New Book, contributions from BAJS 2013 Conference: Maria Diemling, Larry Ray (eds.), Boundaries, Identity and Belonging in Modern Judaism (Routledge Jewish Studies Series). London: Routledge 2016 (published September 2015).

This book publishes original and peer-reviewed research contributions first presented at the BAJS conference 2013 at the University of Kent, Canterbury. It explores how modern Jewish identity and notions of belonging are shaped by boundaries. The drawing of boundaries has always been a key part of the Jewish tradition and has served to maintain a distinctive … Continue reading New Book, contributions from BAJS 2013 Conference: Maria Diemling, Larry Ray (eds.), Boundaries, Identity and Belonging in Modern Judaism (Routledge Jewish Studies Series). London: Routledge 2016 (published September 2015).

Research Seminar Programme 2015-16, Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester

JEWISH STUDIES RELATED EVENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY Thu 1 Oct 2015. George Brooke (Manchester), Aspects of Prophecy in the Dead Sea Scrolls. 2pm in Samuel Alexander Building A101 (Ehrhardt Seminar, CBS) Tue 6 Oct 2015. Lauren Banko (Manchester), Fixed borders and flexible nationality: movement, transgression, and subversion of Palestinians in the Interwar Levant (MES research … Continue reading Research Seminar Programme 2015-16, Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester

CFP: ‘Levinas, Law and Literature’, International Conference, January, 20–22, 2016, Antwerp, Belgium

Institute of Jewish Studies (University of Antwerp) Center for European Philosophy (University of Antwerp) January, 20–22, 2016, Antwerp Abstract submission deadline: 20/09/2015 One cannot effectively approach Emmanuel Levinas’s philosophical works without recognizing the importance modern literature plays in his writings. From Baudelaire to Dostojevski, from Blanchot to Celan, and from Kafka to Grossman, the references … Continue reading CFP: ‘Levinas, Law and Literature’, International Conference, January, 20–22, 2016, Antwerp, Belgium

Job: Research Assistant in medieval Jewish studies, University of Münster, Germany

The University of Münster (Germany) wishes to appoint a two year half-time or full-time (depending on the qualifications of the applicant) Research Assistant in the field of Jewish Studies under the direction of Prof. Dr. Katrin Kogman-Appel, at the Department of Philology. Katrin Kogman-Appel has recently been elected a recipient of the “Alexander von Humboldt … Continue reading Job: Research Assistant in medieval Jewish studies, University of Münster, Germany

Job: Roth Foundation Lecturer in Israel, Jewish Civilisation and Holocaust Studies, University of Sydney, Australia

Roth Foundation Lecturer in Israel, Jewish Civilisation and Holocaust Studies Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences School of Languages and Cultures Reference no. 800/0315 Work alongside internationally renowned scholars in a supportive team environment Make a contribution to the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies’ teaching and research program Full time, fixed term for … Continue reading Job: Roth Foundation Lecturer in Israel, Jewish Civilisation and Holocaust Studies, University of Sydney, Australia

Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society Lecture Programme Autumn 2015

MONDAY 12th OCTOBER 2015 DR MARK MERRONY (Director of Ariadne Galleries, London & New York) FROM SITE TO SHOWCASE: ARCHAEOLOGY, COLLECTING, AND THE GREAT DEBATE 6.30 pm  -  Reception 7.00 pm -   Lecture Garden Room, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (Organised jointly with the Institute of Jewish Studies)   TUESDAY 3rd NOVEMBER … Continue reading Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society Lecture Programme Autumn 2015

Jewish/non-Jewish Relations from Antiquity to the Present, Monday 7 – Wednesday 9 September 2015, University of Southampton

We are pleased to announce that registration for the forthcoming international conference to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Parkes Library at the University of Southampton is now open. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Parkes Library at the University of Southampton, the catalyst for the establishment of … Continue reading Jewish/non-Jewish Relations from Antiquity to the Present, Monday 7 – Wednesday 9 September 2015, University of Southampton

CFP: ‘Gender and Emotion’, Gender and Medieval Studies Conference 2016, The University of Hull, 6th – 8th January 2016

The grief-stricken faces at Edward’s deathbed in the Bayeux Tapestry; the ambiguous ‘ofermod’ in The Battle of Maldon; the body-crumpling anguish of the Virgin witnessing the Man of Sorrows; the mirth of the Green Knight; the apoplectic anger of the mystery plays’ Herod and the visceral visionary experiences of Margery of Kempe all testify to … Continue reading CFP: ‘Gender and Emotion’, Gender and Medieval Studies Conference 2016, The University of Hull, 6th – 8th January 2016

University of Pennsylvania Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2016–2017, HERBERT D. KATZ CENTER FOR ADVANCED JUDAIC STUDIES, ‘Political Ramifications: Expanding Jewish Political Thought’

Application Deadline: November 1, 2015 Over the course of their history, Jews have championed a range of ideological views and operated within a variety of political contexts. These experiences have generated a rich body of political thought, but there is an ongoing need to advance such thought in light of new developments in political theory … Continue reading University of Pennsylvania Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2016–2017, HERBERT D. KATZ CENTER FOR ADVANCED JUDAIC STUDIES, ‘Political Ramifications: Expanding Jewish Political Thought’

CFP: ‘Commemorating Painful Pasts through Performative Practices’, Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University, Sweden, 15 – 17 June 2016

Artists, museum curators and educators are increasingly interested in devising more effective strategies of remembering painful pasts. To this end, many recent projects commemorating genocides, civil wars, dictatorships and terrorist attacks, invite audiences to actively engage in remembering and reflecting critically upon these historical events, and what they mean to contemporary societies. The term ‘performative’ … Continue reading CFP: ‘Commemorating Painful Pasts through Performative Practices’, Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University, Sweden, 15 – 17 June 2016

Job: Teaching Fellow in Jewish Studies, King’s College London

King’s College London is seeking an outstanding Teaching Fellow in Jewish Studies (0.4 FTE). This is a permanent post with a start date of 1st September 2015. The successful candidate will teach in the field of Jewish Studies with a particular focus on rabbinic literature. S/he will have a track record or potential as a … Continue reading Job: Teaching Fellow in Jewish Studies, King’s College London

“Jews and ‘small nations’ in Eastern Europe: cultural autonomy and nation-building in the western borderlands of Russia (1905-1939)”, International workshop, 1-2 July 2015, University of Southampton / Parkes Institute

PROGRAMME VENUE: Highfield campus, building 34, room 5001. Wednesday 1st July 2015 13:30 onwards: arrival of participants 14:00-14:30: welcome and introduction (Claire Le Foll) 14:30-18:00 Nation-building with 30 min break between 15:30-16:00 Chair: Professor Mark Cornwall (University of Southampton) and Professor Mordekhai Zalkin (Ben Gurion University) Anton Kotenko (Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg), “Jewish … Continue reading “Jews and ‘small nations’ in Eastern Europe: cultural autonomy and nation-building in the western borderlands of Russia (1905-1939)”, International workshop, 1-2 July 2015, University of Southampton / Parkes Institute

Advance Notice: John Rylands Research Institute Conference 2016: “The Other Within” – The Hebrew and Jewish Collections of the John Rylands Library, 27– 29 June 2016, The John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH

The John Rylands Library preserves one of the world’s valuable collections of Hebrew and Jewish manuscripts and printed books. The holdings span Septuagint fragments and parchment from Qumran to the papers of Moses Gaster and Arthur Marmorstein. The Rylands Genizah and rich collections of medieval manuscript codices and early printed books are among the strengths … Continue reading Advance Notice: John Rylands Research Institute Conference 2016: “The Other Within” – The Hebrew and Jewish Collections of the John Rylands Library, 27– 29 June 2016, The John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH

CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘New Historical and Socio-Legal Perspectives on Jewish Divorce’, Nashim no. 31

For issue no. 31 of Nashim, under the consulting editorship of Lisa Fishbayn Joffe of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law and Haim Sperber of Western Galilee College, the editors of Nashim invite proposals for articles exploring the ways in which spouses, communal organizations, rabbinical authorities and civil courts have … Continue reading CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘New Historical and Socio-Legal Perspectives on Jewish Divorce’, Nashim no. 31