Day Conference: ‘God Laughed: in search of Ancient Jewish Humor’, Wednesday May 6, University of Cambridge

Wednesday May 6, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm,  Room 8, Sidgwick Site, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies 10:00-11:30 Prof Sidrah DeKoven Ezrahi, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: From Zurishaddai’s Tent to a Tornado in Minnesota: The Shlemiel as Eternal Jew. Dr Daniel Weiss, University of Cambridge, Reverent irreverence: rabbinic scriptural interpretation beyond the humorous/serious binary. … Continue reading Day Conference: ‘God Laughed: in search of Ancient Jewish Humor’, Wednesday May 6, University of Cambridge

Job: Lecturer with a specialist interest in racialization and/or antisemitism in Geography, Sociology, Psychosocial Studies or Contemporary History, Birkbeck, University of London

Lecturer with a specialist interest in racialization and/or antisemitism in Geography, Sociology, Psychosocial Studies or Contemporary History Birkbeck, University of London Reference Number 11539 Position Type Fixed term Hours 35 hours per week Salary from/to £35,343 - £49,020 per annum (inclusive of London Allowance)   Applications are invited for this unique post which will be … Continue reading Job: Lecturer with a specialist interest in racialization and/or antisemitism in Geography, Sociology, Psychosocial Studies or Contemporary History, Birkbeck, University of London

Job: Teaching Associate – Jewish and Religious Studies, University of Nottingham.

Reference ARTS057815 Closing Date Tuesday, 5th May 2015 Job Type Research & Teaching Department Theology Salary £25513 to £27864 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. Fixed-term Applications are invited for the above post based in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at University of Nottingham. The post-holder will provide … Continue reading Job: Teaching Associate – Jewish and Religious Studies, University of Nottingham.

OXFORD BIBLICAL HEBREW SUMMER SCHOOL, 1-11 September 2015

The Oxford Biblical Hebrew Summer School will take place at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies in the Clarendon Institute Building in Oxford on September 1-11, 2015. The school offers nine days of intensive teaching in biblical Hebrew. Each weekday there will be 3 hours of teaching, delivered in two separate 90 minute … Continue reading OXFORD BIBLICAL HEBREW SUMMER SCHOOL, 1-11 September 2015

BAJS Conference 2015, Registration now open: ‘Atheism, Scepticism, and Challenges to Monotheism’, 5-7 July 2015, The University of Manchester

Registration is now open: http://www.manchesterjewishstudies.org/bajs-registration/ Please note that there are limited places for accommodation booked via the registration form and that these will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. The deadline for registration is Friday 29 May 2015.

Job: Teaching Fellow in Religious Studies, University of Edinburgh

Teaching Fellow in Religious Studies Vacancy Ref: : 033018 Closing Date : 11-May-2015 Contact Person : Mingyuan Cao Contact Number : Contact Email : divinity@ed.ac.uk Applications are invited for the position of Teaching Fellow in Religious Studies in the School of Divinity from candidates with expertise in Jewish Studies and relevant historical and cultural studies … Continue reading Job: Teaching Fellow in Religious Studies, University of Edinburgh

ANNOUNCEMENT: Apply now for e-learning course: Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges

The Woolf Institute (Cambridge) is delighted to announce that applications are now being accepted for the e-learning course, Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges. This three-part e-learning course focuses on the relationships between Jews, Christians and Muslims in modern Europe. The course examines historical trends, religious and cultural interaction, and issues of contemporary … Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT: Apply now for e-learning course: Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges

CFP: ‘On the Same Page: Digital Approaches to Hebrew Manuscripts’, 18-19 May 2015, King’s College London

We are delighted to announce the programme for On the Same Page: Digital Approaches to Hebrew Manuscripts at King's College London (Monday 18th May - Tuesday 19th May 2015). This two-day conference will explore the potential for the computer-assisted study of Hebrew manuscripts; discuss the intersection of Jewish Studies and Digital Humanities; and share methodologies. Amongst the topics covered … Continue reading CFP: ‘On the Same Page: Digital Approaches to Hebrew Manuscripts’, 18-19 May 2015, King’s College London

Workshop: Minorities and Popular Culture in the Modern Middle East, 12-13 June 2015, Woolf Institute & SOAS University of London

Date: 12 & 13 June 2015; Venue: SOAS, University of London Brunei Gallery, room B102 The workshop, hosted by the Woolf Institute and the Centre for Cultural Literary and Postcolonial Studies, SOAS, explores how minorities are represented in the arts in the Middle East from the late nineteenth-century to the present day. The panels: Gender … Continue reading Workshop: Minorities and Popular Culture in the Modern Middle East, 12-13 June 2015, Woolf Institute & SOAS University of London

‘Trauma on the Eastern Front: European Jews and the First World War’, David Rechter, Professor of Modern Jewish History, University of Oxford, 21 May 2015, Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism

Time: 6.30-8.00pm Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX, Room B33, Torrington Square main entrance Free event open to all: Book your place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trauma-on-the-eastern-front-european-jews-and-the-first-world-war-tickets-16107332465 In Jewish collective memory, the First World War has long been overshadowed by the incomparably greater disaster of World War Two and the Holocaust. But at the time, and for … Continue reading ‘Trauma on the Eastern Front: European Jews and the First World War’, David Rechter, Professor of Modern Jewish History, University of Oxford, 21 May 2015, Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism

‘Why are we obsessed with the Nazis? The Third Reich in History and Memory’, Richard Evans and Ian Kershaw in conversation with Nikolaus Wachsmann, 12 May 2015, Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism in partnership with the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London and the Institute of Historical Research

Time: 6.30-8.00pm Venue: Beveridge Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU Free event open to all: Book your place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/why-are-we-obsessed-with-the-nazis-the-third-reich-in-history-and-memory-tickets-16081574422 The legacy of Nazi Germany still has a strong hold on us – in daily news stories, in bookshops and cinemas, on television and on the Internet. But how has our thinking about the … Continue reading ‘Why are we obsessed with the Nazis? The Third Reich in History and Memory’, Richard Evans and Ian Kershaw in conversation with Nikolaus Wachsmann, 12 May 2015, Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism in partnership with the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London and the Institute of Historical Research

CFP: ‘Jewish/non-Jewish Relations from Antiquity to the Present University of Southampton’, 7-9 September 2015

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Parkes Library at the University of Southampton, the catalyst for the establishment of the unique Parkes Institute for the study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations. The Institute is based on the life work of the Reverend Dr James Parkes (1896-1981), one of the most remarkable figures within … Continue reading CFP: ‘Jewish/non-Jewish Relations from Antiquity to the Present University of Southampton’, 7-9 September 2015

Call for Papers for PhD Students and Early Career Researchers: EAJS Laboratory Workshop: ‘Research Approaches in Hebrew Bible Manuscript Studies. A Critical Overview Based on Evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls, Cairo Genizah and European Genizah’, 6-8 June 2016, MMSH, Aix-en-Provence, France

6th to 8th June 2016, MMSH, Aix-en-Provence (France), 5 rue du Château de l’Horloge, BP 647 13094 Aix-en-Provence This EAJS Laboratory workshop will focus on the material transmission of the Hebrew Bible from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. We will examine a range of research methods used in the three main fields of Hebrew Bible manuscript studies: … Continue reading Call for Papers for PhD Students and Early Career Researchers: EAJS Laboratory Workshop: ‘Research Approaches in Hebrew Bible Manuscript Studies. A Critical Overview Based on Evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls, Cairo Genizah and European Genizah’, 6-8 June 2016, MMSH, Aix-en-Provence, France

TOC: ‘Melilah: Manchester Journal of Jewish Studies’, Volume 11 (2014)

Theme: Jewish Studies and New Testament http://www.melilahjournal.org/p/2014.html Open Access, freely available online. Contents: 1. Marc Zvi Brettler and Amy-Jill Levine, The Jewish Annotated New Testament: Retrospect and Prospects.   2. Anders Runesson, Saving the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel: Purity, Forgiveness, and Synagogues in the Gospel of Matthew.   3. Jody A. Barnard, … Continue reading TOC: ‘Melilah: Manchester Journal of Jewish Studies’, Volume 11 (2014)

The 2015/16 Edgar Astaire Fellowship in Jewish Studies at the University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh invites applications for a short-term visiting fellowship in Jewish Studies. The fellowship is dedicated to research on Scottish Jewry and related subjects in any historical period. It is intended that the visiting fellow will make extensive use of documents available in the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre and / or sources in … Continue reading The 2015/16 Edgar Astaire Fellowship in Jewish Studies at the University of Edinburgh

Job: University of Sydney, Lecturer in Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

REFERENCE NO. 2099/1014 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, with an attractive remuneration package The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. … Continue reading Job: University of Sydney, Lecturer in Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

CFP: “Heritage” in the study of Jewish and other (Diaspora) Cultures – the search for roots as a recurring theme of 19th and 20th century history – Hamburg, Germany, July 2015

Co-organized by the German Historical Institute Washington, DC, the Institute for the History of the German Jews, Hamburg, the Alvin H. Rosenfeld Chair in Jewish Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, and the Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo Baeck Instituts (Miriam Ruerup, Anne Schenderlein, Mirjam Zadoff). 25.03.2015, Hamburg, Institut für die Geschichte der deutschen Juden  We invite proposals for papers to … Continue reading CFP: “Heritage” in the study of Jewish and other (Diaspora) Cultures – the search for roots as a recurring theme of 19th and 20th century history – Hamburg, Germany, July 2015

Public Lecture: ‘Divided City, Divided Self: Muriel Spark in Jerusalem’, Dr Nina Fischer, Edgar Astaire Fellow in Jewish Studies, 23 March 2015, New College, University of Edinburgh

Time and Place: Monday, 23 March 2015 from 17:30 to 18:30, Martin Hall, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX. This is a public lecture, and will be followed by a Reception in Rainy Hall, New College at 18.30. Please register at http://bit.ly/DivSelf. In Muriel Spark’s papers it is evident that her journey to Jerusalem in … Continue reading Public Lecture: ‘Divided City, Divided Self: Muriel Spark in Jerusalem’, Dr Nina Fischer, Edgar Astaire Fellow in Jewish Studies, 23 March 2015, New College, University of Edinburgh

CFP: “The Crazy Genius of Herod the Great”, The Fourth Annual Conference of the Irish Society for the Study of the Ancient Near East, 29-31 May 2015, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

“The Crazy Genius of Herod the Great” Seen through the lens of his building programme, military strategy, contemporary texts, art and architecture, and political alliances Considering the enormous scale of his political ambitions and achievements during his lengthy reign, we shall be happy to receive submissions relating to any and all aspects of the rule of … Continue reading CFP: “The Crazy Genius of Herod the Great”, The Fourth Annual Conference of the Irish Society for the Study of the Ancient Near East, 29-31 May 2015, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

2015 Yerushah Lecture, ‘That Precious Strand of Jewishness That Challenges Authority’, Leon Rosselson, 10 March 2015, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge

The Cambridge Faculty of Divinity is pleased to announce that the 2015 Yerushah Lecture will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 March, in the Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity, West Road. Leon Rosselson, songwriter and children’s author, will speak on ‘That Precious Strand of Jewishness That Challenges Authority.’  Mr Rosselson has been described … Continue reading 2015 Yerushah Lecture, ‘That Precious Strand of Jewishness That Challenges Authority’, Leon Rosselson, 10 March 2015, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge

Call for Papers: “On the Same Page: Digital Approaches to Hebrew Manuscripts”, 18-19 May 2015, King’s College London, Strand

As those following the progress of DigiPal will be aware, an increasing number of projects are opting to study their corpora with the DigiPal framework (essentially, the database and a series of web-based tools for computer-assisted palaeography). SephardiPal is one of these "Daughters of DigiPal", and is now so grown up that she is organising her … Continue reading Call for Papers: “On the Same Page: Digital Approaches to Hebrew Manuscripts”, 18-19 May 2015, King’s College London, Strand

One-Day Conference: ‘The Promised Land: Utopia and Dystopia in Contemporary British-Jewish Culture’, Thursday 23 July, Open University Regional Centre, Camden, London

The conference is hosted and funded by the Postcolonial Literatures Research Group of the Open University, with additional support from the British Jewish Contemporary Culture research network, Bangor University and the University of Winchester. Judaism can be seen as a utopian religion: the Promised Land will be an ideal place and the messiah will bring … Continue reading One-Day Conference: ‘The Promised Land: Utopia and Dystopia in Contemporary British-Jewish Culture’, Thursday 23 July, Open University Regional Centre, Camden, London

Job: Research Fellow in European History, Trinity College Dublin

Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship to work on a Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) funded research project entitled ‘Making War, Mapping Europe: Militarized Cultural Encounters, 1792-1920’. The post is available for a fixed term of one year from 30 June 2015. ‘Making War, Mapping Europe’ brings together scholars from Freie Universität … Continue reading Job: Research Fellow in European History, Trinity College Dublin

Conference: ‘Power, Authority & Canon’,6 MAY 2015, New College, University of Edinburgh

The process by which some authoritative scriptures came to be included in the canons of Judaism and Christianity has received much attention. While light has been shed on the importance of scribalism, citation, rewriting, and community understanding, little attention has been placed on the implications in making some scriptures, and not others, authoritative. The scope … Continue reading Conference: ‘Power, Authority & Canon’,6 MAY 2015, New College, University of Edinburgh

The Second Annual Sir Isaiah Berlin Lecture, ‘The Place of the Jew in Contemporary Philosophy and Theology’, Professor Yoram Hazony, 10 February 2015, Oxford University Chabad Society

Oxford University Chabad Society in conjunction with the Berlin Family cordially invites you to the Second Annual Sir Isaiah Berlin Lecture: Professor Yoram Hazony, 'The Place of the Jew in Contemporary Philosophy and Theology'  Yoram Hazony is founder and former Provost of the Shalem College, President of the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem and Director of the … Continue reading The Second Annual Sir Isaiah Berlin Lecture, ‘The Place of the Jew in Contemporary Philosophy and Theology’, Professor Yoram Hazony, 10 February 2015, Oxford University Chabad Society

Job: W3 PROFESSORSHIP FOR THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY, with Co-direction of the Centre for Advanced Studies “Jewish Scepticism”, Universität Hamburg

Universität Hamburg is dedicated to sustainability, equal opportunity and family-friendly policies. We also prize cultural diversity, communication and interaction among people from different backgrounds and with different lifestyles. The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for a W3 PROFESSORSHIP FOR THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY, with Co-direction of the Centre for Advanced Studies “Jewish Scepticism” commencing on … Continue reading Job: W3 PROFESSORSHIP FOR THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY, with Co-direction of the Centre for Advanced Studies “Jewish Scepticism”, Universität Hamburg

Job: JUNIOR PROFESSORSHIP (W1) IN JEWISH PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION, with Co-direction of the Centre for Advanced Studies “Jewish Scepticism”, Universität Hamburg, Germany

Universität Hamburg is dedicated to sustainability, equal opportunity and family-friendly policies. We also prize cultural diversity, communication and interaction among people from different backgrounds and with different lifestyles. The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for a JUNIOR PROFESSORSHIP (W1) IN JEWISH PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION, with Co-direction of the Centre for Advanced Studies “Jewish Scepticism” commencing … Continue reading Job: JUNIOR PROFESSORSHIP (W1) IN JEWISH PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION, with Co-direction of the Centre for Advanced Studies “Jewish Scepticism”, Universität Hamburg, Germany

CFP: ‘Another time, Another place? Challenges in Commemorating, Teaching and Researching the Holocaust 70 Years On’, Second Annual Conference of the British Association for Holocaust Studies, 21-22 July 2015, University of Birmingham

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the death marches, the liberation of Auschwitz and concentration camps in western Europe, the end of World War II, and early postwar trials including the First Bergen-Belsen Trial and the opening of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. This sequence of anniversaries is an appropriate time to reflect on … Continue reading CFP: ‘Another time, Another place? Challenges in Commemorating, Teaching and Researching the Holocaust 70 Years On’, Second Annual Conference of the British Association for Holocaust Studies, 21-22 July 2015, University of Birmingham

Film-screening and discussion: ‘Enjoy the Music – Pianist Edith Kraus: From Wunderkind through Terezin to Israel, Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism and Birkbeck Institute for Social Research

Speakers: Marita Barthel-Rösing, psychoanalyst and filmmaker and Professor Stephen Frosh, Birkbeck, University of London. Chair: Professor Sasha Roseneil, Birkbeck, University of London Date: Sunday 22 March 2015 Time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX, Room B33, Torrington Square main entrance Free event open to all: Book your place http://www.pearsinstitute.bbk.ac.uk/events/events-calendar/enjoy-the-music/ This remarkable … Continue reading Film-screening and discussion: ‘Enjoy the Music – Pianist Edith Kraus: From Wunderkind through Terezin to Israel, Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism and Birkbeck Institute for Social Research

Film screening with panel discussion: “Shoah”: A Landmark of Twentieth Century Cinema, Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck University of London

Dates & times:                    Sunday 15 February 9.00 am - 1.30 pm - Film screening, 1st Era 1.30 pm - 2.00 pm - Break 2.00 pm - 6.45 pm - Film screening, 2nd Era 6.45pm – 8.15 pm - Discussion Speakers: Dr Ludivine Broch, University of Westminster and Associate of the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, … Continue reading Film screening with panel discussion: “Shoah”: A Landmark of Twentieth Century Cinema, Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck University of London

Announcement: Leo Baeck Institute Year Book 59/2014 (Oxford Journals)

Contents Preface by Cathy S. Gelbin and Raphael Gross I.              Jews and Citizenship Introduction by Andreas Braemer and Gideon Reuveni Gideon Reuveni, Emancipation through Consumption: Moses Mendelssohn and the Idea of Marketplace Citizenship Michal Szulc, A Gracious Act or Merely a Regulation of Economic Activity? A Daily Life Perspective on the Reception of the Prussian Emancipation Edict of … Continue reading Announcement: Leo Baeck Institute Year Book 59/2014 (Oxford Journals)

Job: Development Officer (part-time), The Woolf Institute Cambridge

The Woolf Institute is an independent, academic institution with close links to the University of Cambridge. An Associate Member of the Cambridge Theological Federation, Woolf Institute staff teach on Cambridge University courses. The Woolf Institute also offers e-learning courses, conducts policy and academic research projects, and delivers public educational programmes to a variety of audiences. … Continue reading Job: Development Officer (part-time), The Woolf Institute Cambridge

Lecture: ‘Remapping Survival: Jewish Refugees and Rescue in Soviet Central Asia, Iran and India’, Professor Atina Grossmann, Holocaust Memorial Day Event, 28 January 2015, Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism

in collaboration with the Institute for Historical Research, supported by the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London Speaker: Professor Atina Grossmann, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York Date: 28 January 2015 Time: 6.30 – 8.00pm Venue: Great Hall, British Medical Association House, Tavistock Square, London, … Continue reading Lecture: ‘Remapping Survival: Jewish Refugees and Rescue in Soviet Central Asia, Iran and India’, Professor Atina Grossmann, Holocaust Memorial Day Event, 28 January 2015, Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism

CFP: 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

The Parkes Institute and the University of Southampton are hosting an international workshop on a particularly understudied area of Jewish/non-Jewish relations in Eastern Europe: the relations between Jews and so-called ‘small nations’. The participants will investigate the contribution of these former ‘peasant nations’ – Belorussia, Ukraine, Lithuania and Estonia – to Jewish history and culture. … Continue reading CFP: 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

Urgent: Protect Modern Hebrew and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Manchester

The University of Manchester has recently announced the decision to close language provision in modern Hebrew, Persian and Turkish at degree level, along with the withdrawal of ten Middle Eastern Studies degree programmes. In addition to losing this valuable provision of Jewish Studies and related degrees, there are also associated staffing changes namely termination of … Continue reading Urgent: Protect Modern Hebrew and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Manchester

Job: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, University of Sydney, Australia

LECTURER / SENIOR LECTURER IN HEBREW, BIBLICAL AND JEWISH STUDIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEBREW, BIBLICAL AND JEWISH STUDIES, SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES AND CULTURES, FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES REFERENCE NO. 2099/1014A 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 … Continue reading Job: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, University of Sydney, Australia

PhD Funding Opportunities in Jewish Studies at Manchester University

Manchester offers a range of funding opportunities for doctoral students in Jewish Studies, including John Rylands Research Institute Studentships, President’s Doctoral Scholar awards, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures studentships, as well as AHRC and ESRC studentships. Supported subjects include Israel Studies, ancient Jewish Studies, Bible/Dead Sea Scrolls, medieval Jewish Studies, Jewish/non-Jewish relations, modern Jewish … Continue reading PhD Funding Opportunities in Jewish Studies at Manchester University

Job: Lecturer in Jewish-Muslim Relations, UCL, University of London

The UCL Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies invites applications for a Lectureship in Jewish-Muslim Relations, with a particular focus on contemporary Israeli and Palestinian society and culture. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the Department's teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, to contribute to the running of the Department and University, and … Continue reading Job: Lecturer in Jewish-Muslim Relations, UCL, University of London

Panel discussion: ‘Israel and Antisemitism in Britain: Now and in the Future’, 10 December 2014, Birkbeck, University of London

Panel Discussion with Rt. Hon. Baroness Warsi PC; Eve Garrard, University of Manchester; Ed Kessler, Woolf Institute, University of Cambridge; Brian Klug, University of Oxford; Daniella Peled, journalist Date: 10 December 2014 Time: 6.30 – 8.00pm Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Clore Lecture Theatre, Clore Management Centre , Torrington Square, WC1E 7JL Free event open to all:    … Continue reading Panel discussion: ‘Israel and Antisemitism in Britain: Now and in the Future’, 10 December 2014, Birkbeck, University of London

Woolf Institute Visiting Fellowship 2016

The Woolf Institute, which specializes in the study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims from a multidisciplinary perspective, invites applications for its annual visiting fellowship. The Fellowship is tenable for a two to three month period that overlaps one of the Cambridge terms 2016: Lent term: 12 January–11 March 2016 Easter term: 19 April–10 … Continue reading Woolf Institute Visiting Fellowship 2016

Lecture: ‘The Gift of Debt: Agnon’s Economics of Money, God and the Real Other’, Yonatan Sagiv, 26 November 2014, SOAS, University of London

Wednesday 26 November 2014 – 5.30pm, B104, Brunei Gallery, SOAS Wealth occupies an ambivalent position in the Hebrew Bible. On the one hand, material abundance is considered God’s gift to men. On the other hand, wealth has the potential to seduce one away from God. This ambivalence hints at the complicated relationship between economy and … Continue reading Lecture: ‘The Gift of Debt: Agnon’s Economics of Money, God and the Real Other’, Yonatan Sagiv, 26 November 2014, SOAS, University of London

Call for Papers: Minorities and Popular Culture in Modern Middle East, 12 June 2015, SOAS, University of London

Organised by: Woolf Institute, Cambridge & Centre for Cultural Literary and Postcolonial Studies, SOAS, University of London Venue: SOAS, University of London Brunei Gallery, room B102 Date: 12 June 2015 Conference rationale Thanks to modern mass communication media and commercial entertainment, popular culture has increasingly become a large industry geared for massive consumption while engendering … Continue reading Call for Papers: Minorities and Popular Culture in Modern Middle East, 12 June 2015, SOAS, University of London

CFP: ‘Jewish/non-Jewish Relations from Antiquity to the Present University of Southampton’, 7-9 September 2015

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Parkes Library at the University of Southampton, the catalyst for the establishment of the unique Parkes Institute for the study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations. The Institute is based on the life work of the Reverend Dr James Parkes (1896-1981), one of the most remarkable figures within … Continue reading CFP: ‘Jewish/non-Jewish Relations from Antiquity to the Present University of Southampton’, 7-9 September 2015

Workshop: ‘Stabilising Sacred Texts in Judaism, Christianity and Islam: c.750-c.1000’, 5 December 2014, University of Cambridge

09:30 - 12:00, S1, CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DT For more information and registration please see http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/25977. In the long histories through which the sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam have come down to us from Late Antiquity, few eras were as consequential as the last quarter of the first millennium. This … Continue reading Workshop: ‘Stabilising Sacred Texts in Judaism, Christianity and Islam: c.750-c.1000’, 5 December 2014, University of Cambridge

2016 Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize in German-Jewish Studies

The Leo Baeck Institute for the Study of the History and Culture of German-speaking Jewry is delighted to announce its 2016 Year Book Essay Prize. The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book is a fully refereed Oxford journal. The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize was established to Stimulate new research on the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry Promote young researchers in the field. … Continue reading 2016 Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize in German-Jewish Studies

Oxford Chabad Society Seminar in Jewish Philosophy: ‘Maimonides: Life and Thought – Judaism’s most influential medieval philosopher’, 30 November 2014

Sunday, 30 Nov, 1pm-6pm at Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George St, Oxford, OX1 2BQ Programme: 12pm Lunch 1pm Dr. Naftali Loewenthal, University College London 'Maimonides and Devekut: Did Maimonides influence the Hasidim?' Naftali Loewenthal lectures in Jewish Spirituality at University College London’s Hebrew and Jewish Studies Department. He is the author of Communicating the Infinite: the … Continue reading Oxford Chabad Society Seminar in Jewish Philosophy: ‘Maimonides: Life and Thought – Judaism’s most influential medieval philosopher’, 30 November 2014

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives Fellowships 2015

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is pleased to present its Fellowship program. Two or three fellowships will be awarded each year to deserving scholars engaged in graduate level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or Jerusalem. Research topics in the fields of twentieth century Jewish … Continue reading American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives Fellowships 2015

Prof. Amy-Jill Levine, ”Is the New Testament Anti-Jewish?”, 25 November – 3 December, The Cadbury Lectures 2014, University of Birmingham

Despite progress in both historical studies and interfaith relations, Jews and Christians continue to misunderstand each other, and to misunderstand the relationship of the New Testament to its Jewish context. By looking at major parts of the New Testament - the Christmas story, the sermon on the mount, the passion narrative, the letters of Paul, … Continue reading Prof. Amy-Jill Levine, ”Is the New Testament Anti-Jewish?”, 25 November – 3 December, The Cadbury Lectures 2014, University of Birmingham

Job: Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies (Palestine / Israel 19th-20th centuries), University of Manchester

This post will be based in Middle Eastern Studies (MES) which is part of the Language-Based Area Studies (LBAS) division in the School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures. Research proposals should address some periods, years and aspects linked to the history, society, culture or politics of Palestine / Israel from the mid-19th century up to … Continue reading Job: Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies (Palestine / Israel 19th-20th centuries), University of Manchester

CFP: ‘Israel in Egypt / Egypt in Israel: An investigation of the land of Egypt as concept and reality for Jews in Antiquity and the early medieval period’, Visiting Fellowships, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies 2016

Project leaders: Dr Alison Salvesen (University of Oxford) Prof. Sarah Pearce (University of Southampton) Dr Miriam Frenkel (Hebrew University, Jerusalem) Dr Dorothy Peters (Trinity Western University, Canada) For Jews in ancient and medieval Palestine and the Diaspora, the land of Egypt was a real place and also an abstract notion shaped by scriptural texts. The … Continue reading CFP: ‘Israel in Egypt / Egypt in Israel: An investigation of the land of Egypt as concept and reality for Jews in Antiquity and the early medieval period’, Visiting Fellowships, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies 2016

CFP: Oxford Seminars in Advanced Jewish Studies 2016-2017 and 2017-2018

CLOSING DATE: 16 JANUARY 2015 The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies invites proposals from individuals or institutions wishing to direct an Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies in 2016–2017 or 2017-2018. The Centre will host up to two Seminars in Oxford in each of the academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. In each academic … Continue reading CFP: Oxford Seminars in Advanced Jewish Studies 2016-2017 and 2017-2018

Lecture: “A Life, a Death, a Legacy: Writing the History of Ritual Murder”, Professor Miri Rubin (Queen Mary, University of London), 3 November 2014, 6:30-8pm, Birkbeck University of London, Bloomsbury

Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7HX, Room B34, Torrington Square entrance. Free event open to all: Please register your interest (https://historyofritualmurder.eventbrite.co.uk) The Life and Passion of William of Norwich, written in the twelfth century by Thomas of Monmouth a Benedictine monk, contains the earliest accusation that Jews killed a Christian child for … Continue reading Lecture: “A Life, a Death, a Legacy: Writing the History of Ritual Murder”, Professor Miri Rubin (Queen Mary, University of London), 3 November 2014, 6:30-8pm, Birkbeck University of London, Bloomsbury

‘Transnational Holocaust Memory’, 26-27 January 2015 at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom

We are pleased to announce that an international conference entitled Transnational Holocaust Memory will take place on 26-27 January 2015 at the University of Leeds. Recognizing that Holocaust ‘memory’ (in the broadest sense) is increasingly shaped by transnational forces such as mass migration, global travel and tourism, economic globalization, digital media and the internet, this … Continue reading ‘Transnational Holocaust Memory’, 26-27 January 2015 at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Three fully-funded PhD studentships, ‘Performing the Jewish Archive’, University of Leeds

Performing the Jewish Archive is pleased to announce details of three fully-funded PhD studentships: Jewish Composers in Exile (School of Music, University of Leeds) Jewish Archives in Exile (School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds) Testing Audience Response to Theatre and Music (Department of Theatre, Film and Television & Department of Psychology, University of York) … Continue reading Three fully-funded PhD studentships, ‘Performing the Jewish Archive’, University of Leeds

Postdoctoral Fellowship ‘Performing the Jewish Archive’, University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is delighted to advertise a Postdoctoral Fellowship as part of the major research project 'Performing the Jewish Archive'. Location:   Leeds - Main Campus Faculty/Service:   Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts & Communications School/Institute:   School of Music Category:   Research Grade:   Grade 7 Salary:   £31,342 to £37,394 per … Continue reading Postdoctoral Fellowship ‘Performing the Jewish Archive’, University of Leeds

Chair: Shvidler Chair in Jewish Studies, Fordham University

Early Modern or Modern European Jewish History The Department of History at Fordham University is seeking to hire the first holder of the Shvidler Chair in Jewish Studies to broaden our existing offerings in Jewish history and Jewish studies, and to help build Jewish Studies as a field at Fordham University. We are looking for a senior … Continue reading Chair: Shvidler Chair in Jewish Studies, Fordham University

Yom Limmud SEMINAR IN JEWISH STUDIES, 14 September 2014, Oxford University Chabad Society, Oxford

Oxford University Chabad Society warmly invites you to a Pre Rosh Hashana Jewish New Year Yom Limmud SEMINAR IN JEWISH STUDIES Exploring Jewish Philosophy, Mysticism and History Sunday, 14 September, 1pm-4pm Programme: 12pm Lunch 1pm Rabbi Yehudah Black, Kenton Synagogue 'The dramatic history of the liturgy of the High Holidays prayer book' Yehudah Black is senior rabbi … Continue reading Yom Limmud SEMINAR IN JEWISH STUDIES, 14 September 2014, Oxford University Chabad Society, Oxford

Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships 2015-16

The Woolf Institute in Cambridge, UK, has been dedicated to the provision of graduate and postgraduate study for more than 15 years. In partnership with the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust, the Woolf Institute established the Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships. These scholarships are intended to support outstanding research students at the University of Cambridge … Continue reading Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships 2015-16

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 together than Judaism and Islam. In some instances, the similarities underpin shared advocacy and politics, as in Europe around protection of Halal and Kosher meat practices. Yet, too often, Judaism and Islam … Continue reading Announcement: APPLY NOW for e-learning course: Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter

Post-doctoral fellowship 2015-16: “Jews Beyond Reason: Exploring Emotion, the Unconscious, and Other Dimensions of Jews’ Inner Lives”, Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Application Deadline: November 9, 2014 Please visit: https://katz.sas.upenn.edu/fellowship-program/next-year for more information The mind, as the Jewish philosopher Philo of Alexandria recognized two thousand years ago, is not guided by rationality alone; it is also driven by appetite and by the passions, and from his age until our own, Jewish thinkers and producers of culture have … Continue reading Post-doctoral fellowship 2015-16: “Jews Beyond Reason: Exploring Emotion, the Unconscious, and Other Dimensions of Jews’ Inner Lives”, Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Conference: ‘Scottish Jewish Arts and Scottish Jewish Life 1914 to 2014’. Rozelle House, Ayr, 14-15 September 2014

Scottish Jewish Arts and Scottish Jewish Life 1914 to 2014.  Rozelle House, Ayr, Sunday 14th Sept 12 noon to 3 pm, Monday 15th Sept, 11am to 4 pm, with a chance to see the Cultural Connections exhibition of drawings, paintings and sculpture by artists Benno Schotz, Josef Herman, Jankel Adler, Hannah Frank, and others. The … Continue reading Conference: ‘Scottish Jewish Arts and Scottish Jewish Life 1914 to 2014’. Rozelle House, Ayr, 14-15 September 2014

CFP: “Tracing Topographies: Revisiting the Concentration Camps Seventy Years after the Liberation of Auschwitz”, Jewish Museum in London, 6-8 January 2015, Extended Deadline!

‘Auschwitz has become a site of memory with a future, and it has thus become another tourist site with all the required amenities, a “must” on any itinerary.’ (Sicher, Breaking Crystal: 21) Formerly locations of abject horror, the concentration camps have arguably been transformed into tourist hotspots, available as part of package deals complete with … Continue reading CFP: “Tracing Topographies: Revisiting the Concentration Camps Seventy Years after the Liberation of Auschwitz”, Jewish Museum in London, 6-8 January 2015, Extended Deadline!

Annual BAJS Student Essay Prize 2015

Two prizes of £200, ordinarily for one outstanding undergraduate and one postgraduate essay by students at institutions in the UK and Ireland are awarded annually. UG submissions should be a final year dissertation from the current academic year on a subject relating to Jewish Studies. PG offerings should be an essay (excluding dissertations) submitted to … Continue reading Annual BAJS Student Essay Prize 2015

CFP: ‘“Noviter in lucem data – iudeorum secreta” – Johannes Pfefferkorn’s Campaign against the Jews: Antisemitism and Ethnography in the Sixteenth Century’, The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, Stockholm, Sweden, 23–25 February 2015

Johannes Pfefferkorn and the dispersion of his texts The beginning of the sixteenth century saw the arrival of a new genre of polemical writing about Jews and Judaism, viz. ethnographical books that aimed at providing their readers with revealing knowledge about Jews, their rituals, and their customs. Among the most prominent of these writers was … Continue reading CFP: ‘“Noviter in lucem data – iudeorum secreta” – Johannes Pfefferkorn’s Campaign against the Jews: Antisemitism and Ethnography in the Sixteenth Century’, The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, Stockholm, Sweden, 23–25 February 2015

Conference: “The Origins of the Origins of Evil: Contesting Interpretations of the ‘Evil Inclination’ (yētser hara) within Judaism and its Impact on Early Christian Thought”, 2-4 September 2014, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge

The Origins of the Origins of Evil: Contesting Interpretations of the ‘Evil Inclination’ (yētser hara) within Judaism and its Impact on Early Christian Thought 2-4 September 2014 Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge All welcome. Student bursaries still available to cover accommodation and food. More details at: http://www.divinity.cam.ac.uk/research/conferences/origins or contact James Aitken, jka12@cam.ac.uk

CFP: ‘The Art of Cultural Translation: Performing Jewish Traditions in Modern Times’, 26-27 January 2015, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford

Conference Theme The dramatic modern processes of secularization, urbanization and immigration have made Jewish traditions an object of nostalgia, rejection, national pride, and ethnographic research, or various mixtures of these attitudes and practices. From the days of the Haskala movement to today, playwrights, theatre and film directors and other artists have been fascinated by Jewish … Continue reading CFP: ‘The Art of Cultural Translation: Performing Jewish Traditions in Modern Times’, 26-27 January 2015, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford

Job: Research Fellow (Doctoral or Post-Doctoral Position), ‘C2-24 “Integration and Diversification in the Judaism of Palestine during the Hellenistic-Roman Period (300 BCE–135 CE)”’, University of Münster (Germany)

The University of Münster (Germany) wishes to appoint a Research Fellow (Doctoral or Post-Doctoral Position) within the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics in Modern and Pre-Modern Cultures”, research project C2-24 “Integration and Diversification in the Judaism of Palestine during the Hellenistic-Roman Period (300 BCE–135 CE)” under the direction of Prof. Dr. Lutz Doering. This three-year temporary … Continue reading Job: Research Fellow (Doctoral or Post-Doctoral Position), ‘C2-24 “Integration and Diversification in the Judaism of Palestine during the Hellenistic-Roman Period (300 BCE–135 CE)”’, University of Münster (Germany)

Manchester Centre for Jewish Studies: Podcast of Sherman Lectures 2014

The 2014 Sherman Lectures at the University of Manchester are now available to view online. Miri Rubin, Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History at Queen Mary University of London, speaks on 'Thinking about Jews in Medieval Europe: Explorations with Text, Images and Sounds' . The lectures are entitled: People and Places, The Jewish Body, … Continue reading Manchester Centre for Jewish Studies: Podcast of Sherman Lectures 2014

CFP: ‘The aesthetics of crossing: experiencing the beyond in Abrahamic traditions’, International conference, Utrecht (NL), 19-21 March 2015

Funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Hosted by the Dpt. of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Utrecht University With keynotes from Hans Belting, Lindsay Jones, Christian Lange, Birgit Meyer, and Leigh Eric Schmidt “The aesthetics of crossing: experiencing the beyond in Abrahamic traditions” is a three-day, interdisciplinary, international conference dedicated to studying the manifold ways … Continue reading CFP: ‘The aesthetics of crossing: experiencing the beyond in Abrahamic traditions’, International conference, Utrecht (NL), 19-21 March 2015

Digitization of the original series of Melilah, 1944-1955

Melilah: A Volume of Studies was founded by Edward Robertson and Meir Wallenstein, and published (in Hebrew) by Manchester University Press from 1944 to 1955. Five substantial volumes were produced before the series was discontinued. In his editorial foreword to the first edition, Robertson explained that Melilah had been established to promote Jewish scholarship in the face of the threat … Continue reading Digitization of the original series of Melilah, 1944-1955

Online Short Course: ‘Shakespeare and the Jewish-Christian Encounter: Beyond The Merchant of Venice’, Woolf Institute, Cambridge

2014 celebrates the 450th anniversary of the births of the playwrights, William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe. The Woolf Institute (Cambridge) is delighted to announce the introduction of a new Online Short Course, Shakespeare and the Jewish-Christian Encounter: Beyond The Merchant of Venice. In this course, participants will explore the encounter with the 'Other' as portrayed … Continue reading Online Short Course: ‘Shakespeare and the Jewish-Christian Encounter: Beyond The Merchant of Venice’, Woolf Institute, Cambridge

CfP: Australian Association for Jewish Studies, The 27th AAJS Conference, 15-16 February 2015, The University of New South Wales and the Shalom Institute, Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Neighbours: Relations between Jews and non-Jews throughout History In 2001, Polish-American historian Jan T. Gross published a controversial monograph entitled Neighbours in which he described the destruction of the Jewish community in the Polish city of Jedwabne at the hands of the local Polish population. The term neighbour became synonymous with the suffering of the … Continue reading CfP: Australian Association for Jewish Studies, The 27th AAJS Conference, 15-16 February 2015, The University of New South Wales and the Shalom Institute, Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

E-learning course: ‘Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges’, Woolf Institute (Cambridge)

The Woolf Institute (Cambridge) is delighted to announce that applications are now being accepted for the e-learning course, Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges. This three-part e-learning course focuses on the relationships between Jews, Christians and Muslims in modern Europe. The course examines historical trends, religious and cultural interaction, and issues of contemporary … Continue reading E-learning course: ‘Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges’, Woolf Institute (Cambridge)

BAJS Policy statement regarding Israeli academics and Israeli academic institutions

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 Israeli institutions or individuals. We believe that such actions contradict the aims of scholarship and the mission of an academic body, and do not ultimately … Continue reading BAJS Policy statement regarding Israeli academics and Israeli academic institutions

European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS) Funding Database and Advisory Service

The European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS) offers its members a unique database of funding sources for Jewish Studies related activities, with standardized, up-to-date information about grants available for research projects, conferences, publications, scholarships and teaching. See http://www.eajsfunders.org/ (if members have difficulty logging in, please contact our administrator: admin@eurojewishstudies.org). We also have a Funding Advisory … Continue reading European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS) Funding Database and Advisory Service