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

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