Online film event, ‘A collection of art and blood, the Goering catalogue’ (Thurs 10 June 2021, 5.45pm ), The Centre for Jewish Studies at Manchester University

“A collection of art and blood. The Goering catalogue. Online film event (10 June 2021) The Centre for Jewish Studies at Manchester University is pleased to announce that the next Screen & Talk event will be the screening of 'A collection of art and blood, the Goering catalogue' followed by a Q&A panel with Jean-Marc Dreyfus, co-writer of the … Continue reading Online film event, ‘A collection of art and blood, the Goering catalogue’ (Thurs 10 June 2021, 5.45pm ), The Centre for Jewish Studies at Manchester University

‘Jewish Immigration in Myth and Reality’, Online conference (June 21-25, 2021)

Jewish Immigration in Myth and Reality June 21-25, 2021 Organizers: Dr Natalie Wynn, Herzog Centre, Trinity College Dublin and Dr Mara W. Cohen Ioannides, Missouri State University; Sponsors: Herzog Centre, Trinity College Dublin; Midwest Jewish Studies Association of the USA; Western Jewish Studies Association of the USA. Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/organizations/events?org=33305035647 Mara Cohen Ioannides Events | Eventbrite … Continue reading ‘Jewish Immigration in Myth and Reality’, Online conference (June 21-25, 2021)

Online lecture: Prof. Isaac Nahón-Serfaty, ‘Affirmed and Hidden Identities: from the Inquisition to the Shoah’ (27 May, 2021)

The Sephardi Association of Ottawa invites you to the virtual lecture: 'Affirmed and Hidden Identities:  from the Inquisition to the Shoah' Isaac Nahón-Serfaty, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Ottawa Thursday, May 27 - 7 pm (Ottawa time) Register here to attend the virtual lecture https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYudOGgqDopGdC64sHr8WiMd0SS0Ckw1yhF To decide to forget Judaism is not a … Continue reading Online lecture: Prof. Isaac Nahón-Serfaty, ‘Affirmed and Hidden Identities: from the Inquisition to the Shoah’ (27 May, 2021)

A Special Offer from Polity Press: ‘Correspondence 1939-1969’ by Theodor W. Adorno & Gershom Scholem

A Special Offer from Polity Press: Correspondence: 1939 - 1969 by Theodor W. Adorno & Gershom Scholem This new volume brings together the long-running correspondence between two towering figures of German intellectual culture, covering a wide range of their discussions on philosophy, religion, history, politics, literature, and the arts. April 2021 | Cloth | ISBN … Continue reading A Special Offer from Polity Press: ‘Correspondence 1939-1969’ by Theodor W. Adorno & Gershom Scholem

Research training event in Jewish Studies for PhDs and Early Career Researchers, University of Manchester, 10-11 June 2021 (online via zoom)

Research training event in Jewish Studies for PhDs and Early Career Researchers, University of Manchester, 10-11 June 2021 (online via zoom)The Centre for Jewish Studies at Manchester University is pleased to announce the fifth doctoral and early career research training event of the Northern UK and Dublin Jewish Studies Partnership. Advanced PhD students and post-doctoral … Continue reading Research training event in Jewish Studies for PhDs and Early Career Researchers, University of Manchester, 10-11 June 2021 (online via zoom)

Seminar: ‘Prophets, Priests, and Promises: Reflections on Gary Knoppers’ Posthumously Published Volume’ (15 June, 2021)

Prophets, Priests, and Promises: Reflections on Gary Knoppers’ Posthumously Published Volume Tuesday, 15 June | 4:00-7:00 Chair: Hindy Najman (Oxford) 4:00 - 4:10       Hindy Najman (Oxford) Welcome 4:10 - 4:15       Christl Maier (Marburg) Opening Remarks 4:15 - 4:35       Steven McKenzie (Memphis TN) The Whole Megilla: Gary Knoppers’ Approach to Biblical Scholarship. 4:35 - 4:55       Louis … Continue reading Seminar: ‘Prophets, Priests, and Promises: Reflections on Gary Knoppers’ Posthumously Published Volume’ (15 June, 2021)

Visiting Fellowships, Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies: “‘Philosophy in Scripture’: Jewish Philosophical Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in the Late Medieval Period” (24 April to 18 June 2022)

OXFORD SEMINAR IN ADVANCED JEWISH STUDIES Hosted by the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies in consortium with Mandel Scholion Centre, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg “Philosophy in Scripture”: Jewish Philosophical Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in the Late Medieval Period 24 April to 18 June 2022 Project Leaders:Professor … Continue reading Visiting Fellowships, Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies: “‘Philosophy in Scripture’: Jewish Philosophical Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in the Late Medieval Period” (24 April to 18 June 2022)

Vacancy, Post-Doctorate Researcher in Arabic Poetry in the Cairo Genizah: History of Literacy and Education, Trinity College Dublin

Research Fellow - Post-Doctorate Researcher in Arabic Poetry in the Cairo Genizah: History of Literacy and Education The School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies and the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies at Trinity College Dublin is seeking to recruit a Research Fellow - Post-Doctorate Researcher (Arabic Poetry in the Cairo Genizah: History … Continue reading Vacancy, Post-Doctorate Researcher in Arabic Poetry in the Cairo Genizah: History of Literacy and Education, Trinity College Dublin

Vacancy, Post-Doctorate Researcher in Arabic Poetry in the Cairo Genizah: Social History, Trinity College Dublin

Research Fellow (Post-Doctorate Researcher - Arabic Poetry in the Cairo Genizah: Social History) The School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies and the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies at Trinity College Dublin is seeking to recruit a Research Fellow/Post-Doctorate Researcher - Arabic Poetry in the Cairo Genizah: Social History. Post Status: Specific Purpose Contract … Continue reading Vacancy, Post-Doctorate Researcher in Arabic Poetry in the Cairo Genizah: Social History, Trinity College Dublin

The Selig Brodetsky Memorial Lecture 2021, Prof. Asa Simon Mittman, ‘Far From Jerusalem: The Exclusion of Jews on Christian Maps’ (23 March, 2021)

The Selig Brodetsky Memorial Lecture 2021 23 March 2021, 17:30 (UK time) Prof. Asa Simon Mittman (Art History, California State University-Chico) “Far From Jerusalem: The Exclusion of Jews on Christian Maps” Prof. Asa S. Mittman is an authority on conceptions of medieval monsters. This lecture is about how medieval Christian maps use principles of inclusion … Continue reading The Selig Brodetsky Memorial Lecture 2021, Prof. Asa Simon Mittman, ‘Far From Jerusalem: The Exclusion of Jews on Christian Maps’ (23 March, 2021)

Conference: Swedish Synagogue Architecture (1795–1870), 19 April 2021 via zoom

Our colleagues in Jewish Studies at Lund University, the University of Potsdam and the Jagiellonian University in Krakow have organised a one day symposium on Swedish Synagogue Architecture (1795–1870) and the Cultural Milieu of the Early Jewish Immigrants to Sweden on 19 April 2021. All are welcome. If you would like to join the event, please register … Continue reading Conference: Swedish Synagogue Architecture (1795–1870), 19 April 2021 via zoom

Sephardi Thought and Modernity, 2021 Webinar Series

Sephardi Thought and Modernity 2021 Webinar Series Series organizers:   Angy Cohen (University of Calgary) and Yuval Evri (King’s College London) The series on Sephardi thought and Modernity is a collaboration between the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology of University of Calgary, King’s College London, Universidad Complutense of Madrid and American Sephardi Federation which will be presented … Continue reading Sephardi Thought and Modernity, 2021 Webinar Series

Call for Proposals for an Academic Conference, ‘Celebrating 100 Years of Religious Teacher Education’

Call for Proposals for an Academic Conference The Humanities and Social Sciences Fund International Conference on Jewish Education: Celebrating 100 Years of Religious Teacher Education Teacher education in the religious education stream in Israel is now approaching its centennial, beginning with the Rabbi Eliezer Meir Lipschutz Mizrahi Teacher Seminar, which was the precursor to the Lifshitz … Continue reading Call for Proposals for an Academic Conference, ‘Celebrating 100 Years of Religious Teacher Education’

CfP: ‘Jewish Immigration in Myth and Reality: A Conference to uncover the stories and explore the truths n the Virtual World (via Zoom)’ (June 21, 2021)

Call for papers: 'Jewish Immigration in Myth and Reality: A Conference to uncover the stories and explore the truths in the Virtual World (via Zoom)' Week of June 21, 2021 This conference is about uncovering the myths about immigration that Jewish families and communities have created. Migration is a transformational, sometimes traumatic experience that has played a … Continue reading CfP: ‘Jewish Immigration in Myth and Reality: A Conference to uncover the stories and explore the truths n the Virtual World (via Zoom)’ (June 21, 2021)

University of Manchester Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies 2021

University of Manchester Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies 2021 The University of Manchester Centre for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce the 2021 Bogdanow Lecture in Holocaust Studies will be delivered by Oscar-winning film director László Nemes. The globally acclaimed filmmaker, whose 2015 film 'Son of Saul' won numerous international prizes including an Academy Award, … Continue reading University of Manchester Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies 2021

Post doctorate opportunity, University of Manchester

Post doctorate opportunity, University of Manchester The Rothschild Foundation Europe offers a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies for two years. The Foundation only allows one application per institution, and so there will be an internal selection process for The University of Manchester. The time frame for the two-page outline is tight but the approach … Continue reading Post doctorate opportunity, University of Manchester

Bursary for MA degree study in Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester, 2021-22

Bursary for MA degree study in Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester, 2021-22 This is a home/EU fees bursary for an MA student who chooses Jewish Studies topics as their main focus in the MA in Religions and Theology (https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/01297/ma-religions-and-theology/). One bursary will be awarded each year on a competitive basis. There are no … Continue reading Bursary for MA degree study in Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester, 2021-22

Reminder: CfP, British Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference, ‘World in Crisis: Reflections and Responses from Antiquity to the Present’ (5-7 July, 2021)

British Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference 5-7 July, 2021 World in Crisis: Reflections and Responses from Antiquity to the Present University of Southampton and the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations The annual conference of the British Association for Jewish Studies 2021 will explore Jewish perspectives on a world in crisis, whether … Continue reading Reminder: CfP, British Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference, ‘World in Crisis: Reflections and Responses from Antiquity to the Present’ (5-7 July, 2021)

Conference, ‘Hebrew Bible and Jewish Antiquity’ (8-9 March, 2021)

Groningen-Leuven-Oxford Network Conference, 8-9 March 2021 University of Oxford | Oriel Centre for the Study of the Bible Hebrew Bible and Jewish  Antiquity For any questions please contact: Stefania Beitia, PA to Professor Hindy Najman and Administrator for the Oriel Centre for the Study of the Bible (stefania.beitia@oriel.ox.ac.uk) Lula Mae Blocton, Summer Ease, 1975 Session … Continue reading Conference, ‘Hebrew Bible and Jewish Antiquity’ (8-9 March, 2021)

Online AIAS talk: Dr Gideon Avni, ‘Jerusalem between Late Antiquity and Early Islam- The Creation of a Multicultural City’ (6th January 2021, 5.00pm)

Anglo Israel Archaeological Society Online Lecture Dr Gideon Avni, 'Jerusalem between Late Antiquity and Early Islam- The Creation of a Multicultural City' We’re still taking registrations for our next Zoom lecture which will take place on Wednesday 6th January 2021 at 5.00pm (GMT) when DR.GIDEON AVNI (Hebrew University of Jerusalem & Israel Antiquities Authority) will be speaking about ‘ … Continue reading Online AIAS talk: Dr Gideon Avni, ‘Jerusalem between Late Antiquity and Early Islam- The Creation of a Multicultural City’ (6th January 2021, 5.00pm)

Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies 2022: Call for Proposals

Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies 2022 Call for Proposals Closing Date: 19 February 2021 The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, in conjunction with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg, invites proposals from individuals or institutions wishing to direct an Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies in spring … Continue reading Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies 2022: Call for Proposals

CfP: ‘The history, culture and heritage of Jews in Belarus across the age’ (28-30 June, 2021)

‘The history, culture and heritage of Jews in Belarus across the age’ The Belarusian-Jewish Cultural Heritage Center and The Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton are delighted to announce that the international conference on ‘The history, culture and heritage of Jews in Belarus across the age’ will take … Continue reading CfP: ‘The history, culture and heritage of Jews in Belarus across the age’ (28-30 June, 2021)

Online Lecture: Anglo Israel Archaeological Society, ‘Anthony Sheppard, ’Fuzzy Frontiers and Funny Faiths’ (16th December, 4pm)

Anglo Israel Archaeological Society Anthony Sheppard, ’Fuzzy Frontiers and Funny Faiths’ 4.00pm Wednesday 16th December This talk explores the concept of a fence or hedge round the Jewish Law and asks how solid that fence was in the Greek-speaking diaspora of the Roman Empire. Fluid boundaries allied to the high standing of many Jewish communities, … Continue reading Online Lecture: Anglo Israel Archaeological Society, ‘Anthony Sheppard, ’Fuzzy Frontiers and Funny Faiths’ (16th December, 4pm)

Vacancies: Four salaried PhD positions, Lund University

The Centre of Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University will shortly advertise four paid PhD positions in a range of fields including Jewish Studies. Applicants will be asked to submit course transcripts, a copy of their MA thesis and a dissertation plan. The successful candidates will receive full funding for four years and will be required to spend the larger part of that … Continue reading Vacancies: Four salaried PhD positions, Lund University

Juda and the New Jew: Undead Jewish Israeli Identities with Vered Weiss (November 17, 5:00pm [San Francisco time])

Juda and the New Jew: Undead Jewish Israeli Identities with Vered Weiss Event Date: Tuesday, November 17 - 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm Online event. Register here to receive the Zoom link. What happens when a Jewish Israeli television series appropriates antisemitic tropes about blood thirsty vampires? Join Prof. Vered Weiss as she explores the 2017 … Continue reading Juda and the New Jew: Undead Jewish Israeli Identities with Vered Weiss (November 17, 5:00pm [San Francisco time])

Remembering Rightly: A Conversation on Race and Jewish-Christian Relations (3rd December 2020, 11am)

Remembering Rightly: A Conversation on Race and Jewish-Christian Relations Thursday 3rd December 2020, 11.00am - 12:30 pm Join The Council of Christians and Jews and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland for conversation including talks on: ‘What Yad Vashem taught me about Remembering the Transatlantic Slave Trade’ Richard Reddie, CTBI Director of Justice and Inclusion … Continue reading Remembering Rightly: A Conversation on Race and Jewish-Christian Relations (3rd December 2020, 11am)

Anglo Israel Archaeological Society lecture, ‘Re-approaching the Babatha Archive’ (18 November, 2020)

Anglo Israel Archaeological Society lecture at 4pm on Wednesday 18th November: Dr Kimberley Czajkowski (University of Edinburgh) on ‘Re-approaching the Babatha Archive’. The Cave of Letters in Israel’s Judean Desert has offered up a wealth of documentary evidence, including the rare archives of two families. These are commonly named after the Jewish women to whom most … Continue reading Anglo Israel Archaeological Society lecture, ‘Re-approaching the Babatha Archive’ (18 November, 2020)

Online Lecture: Dr Yana Tchekhanovets, ‘The Holy City? Fourth-Century Jerusalem in the Light of the New Archaeological Data’ (Thursday 1st October at 4.00pm)

Thursday 1st October at 4.00pm (UK time). Dr Yana Tchekhanovets (Israel Antiquities Authority, Ben Gurion University in the Negev) The Holy City? Fourth-Century Jerusalem in the Light of the New Archaeological Data In order to receive the log-in details please write to Sheila Ford (secretary@aias.org.uk) indicating your interest. The Christianization of Aelia Capitolina/Jerusalem, is usually associated with … Continue reading Online Lecture: Dr Yana Tchekhanovets, ‘The Holy City? Fourth-Century Jerusalem in the Light of the New Archaeological Data’ (Thursday 1st October at 4.00pm)

Online Lecture: ‘Jewish Treasures in Oxford’ (27 October 2020, 1–2pm)

Online Lecture: ‘Jewish Treasures in Oxford’ 27 October 2020, 1–2pm Free, book in advance Email: fob@bodleian.ox.ac.uk There are many rare, beautiful and scholarly valuable Hebrew and Jewish manuscripts in the Bodleian Library and the libraries of the colleges of the University of Oxford. What is less known is how these collections of manuscripts were originally assembled, who … Continue reading Online Lecture: ‘Jewish Treasures in Oxford’ (27 October 2020, 1–2pm)

Postgraduate training event – Nordic Network for Jewish Studies, 22-23 September 2020 (online via zoom)

On Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 September Lund University (Sweden) will be hosting the Nordic Network for Jewish Studies' first postgraduate forum, themed on Ancient and Medieval Jewish History and Literature. https://nordicnetworkforjewishstudies.com/2020/09/08/event-the-first-nordic-postgraduate-forum-in-ancient-and-early-medieval-jewish-history-and-literature-lund-university-22-23-september-2020/ Click through to see the blogpost about the event. Papers will be presented by six current doctoral students from around the Nordic region … Continue reading Postgraduate training event – Nordic Network for Jewish Studies, 22-23 September 2020 (online via zoom)

Protect Jewish Studies at SOAS, University of London

UPDATE: Many thanks to those who have signed our petition – we are hugely grateful for your support on this vital issue. Since we launched the petition, SOAS management have affirmed in writing that they retain a broad commitment to Jewish Studies, through the activities of the Centre for Jewish Studies, the Jewish Music Institute, … Continue reading Protect Jewish Studies at SOAS, University of London

Conference Report: BAJS presents “Perspectives from a New Generation of Scholars” (15 July 2020)

As BAJS members will know, this year’s annual conference on “World in Crisis: Reflections and Responses from Antiquity to the Present” due to take place on 13th-15th July had to be postponed to next summer as a result of Covid-19. Instead BAJS President Helen Spurling and BAJS Secretary David Tollerton, along with members of the … Continue reading Conference Report: BAJS presents “Perspectives from a New Generation of Scholars” (15 July 2020)

Vacancy: Registrar, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW & JEWISH STUDIES REGISTRAR           Location                                 Clarendon Institute, Walton Street, Oxford Salary                                     £29,176 [Grade 6, stage 1 of the University of Oxford’s salary scale] Hours                                     Full time – 35 hours per week Contract type                       Permanent The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies is the leading academic Jewish studies centre in Europe … Continue reading Vacancy: Registrar, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Ian and Mildred Karten PhD Studentship in Jewish/non-Jewish relations

Ian and Mildred Karten PhD Studentship in Jewish/non-Jewish relations The Parkes Institute for the study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations at the University of Southampton announces the availability of a studentship to support a doctoral candidate working on any aspect of Jewish/non-Jewish relations throughout ages. The Parkes Institute is a major centre for the study of Jewish/non-Jewish … Continue reading Ian and Mildred Karten PhD Studentship in Jewish/non-Jewish relations

JewTh!nk

JewTh!nk   JewTh!nk (jewthink.org) is a project to set up a popular, not for profit service to allow diverse Jewish voices to be heard in Britain. Why do we need JewThink? Existing Jewish publications in the UK are struggling. The circulation of print-based media continues to dwindle and close, and websites fight to produce revenue. At the same time, newspapers are subject to editorial decisions. JewThink aims to be an open, democratic platform for discussion and debate – free from the … Continue reading JewTh!nk

Call for Respondents – BAJS Report into Jewish Studies in Schools and Colleges

We are currently writing a report on the current status of Jewish studies in schools and colleges. We would like to survey a range of institutions including professional associations of RE teachers; institutions in the culture and heritage sector; representative bodies of religious communities and research institutions. We hope to identify the obstacles which might … Continue reading Call for Respondents – BAJS Report into Jewish Studies in Schools and Colleges

Webinar, ‘Jewish objects in a time of crisis: Cecil Roth as collector’ (8 June, 2020)

Eva Frojmovic and Jay Prosser, 'Jewish objects in a time of crisis: Cecil Roth as collector' 8th June 2020, TIME: 20:00 (British Summer Time)   Cecil Roth began researching in Italy in the 1920s, during a double crisis: Jews were abandoning tradition and emptying their family’s attics of old documents, and Mussolini was rising to power. Cecil … Continue reading Webinar, ‘Jewish objects in a time of crisis: Cecil Roth as collector’ (8 June, 2020)

Webinar, ‘Jewish objects in a time of crisis: Cecil Roth as collector’ (8 Jun, 2020 08:00 PM BST)

Jewish objects in a time of crisis: Cecil Roth as collector Jun 8, 2020 08:00 PM BST Cecil Roth began researching in Italy in the 1920s, during a double crisis: Jews were abandoning tradition and emptying their family's attics of old documents, and Mussolini was rising to power. Cecil Roth had begun to collect what … Continue reading Webinar, ‘Jewish objects in a time of crisis: Cecil Roth as collector’ (8 Jun, 2020 08:00 PM BST)

CfP, ‘Jews in South Africa: New Directions in Research’, 14-15 September, 2020 (Online)

JEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA: NEW DIRECTIONS IN RESEARCH 14-15 September 2020  *UPDATE: This conference will now take place online.*   Many thanks to those who have already submitted proposals.   The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2020.     For much of the twentieth century, the received history of Jews in South Africa was … Continue reading CfP, ‘Jews in South Africa: New Directions in Research’, 14-15 September, 2020 (Online)

Vacancy: Collections manager (curator), Jewish Museum London

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open Forum at JW3, (31 March, 2020)

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

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

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

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

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

Vacancies: Five salaried PhD positions at Lund University, Sweden

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

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

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

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

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

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

British Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference Call for Papers Deadline Extended: Friday 31st January 2020 World in Crisis: Reflections and Responses from Antiquity to the Present 13th to 15th July, 2020 University of Southampton and the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations The annual conference of the British Association for Jewish Studies … Continue reading CfP Deadline Extended: BAJS Annual Conference, ‘World in Crisis: Reflections and Responses from Antiquity to the Present’

Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies 2020, University of Manchester

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

British Association for Jewish Studies Book Prize, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Modern Hebrew Distance-Learning Courses, University of Manchester

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

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

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

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

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

CfP, International Medieval Congress 2020

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

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

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

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

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

BAJS Postgraduate Representative 2019/20: Call for Applications

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

Encyclopedia of Jewish Women: call for entries for new edition

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

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

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