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)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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)

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

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

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

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

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’

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BAJS Conference 2017 DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO 15 FEBRUARY 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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