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)

‘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)

‘(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/

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)

Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture: Professor Mary Fulbrook, ‘A Bystander Society? Passivity and Complicity in Nazi Germany’, 18 February, 2020 (Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture – Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in collaboration with the Institute of Historical Research)

Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture - Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in collaboration with the Institute of Historical Research A Bystander Society? Passivity and Complicity in Nazi Germany DATE: Tuesday, 18 February 2020 SPEAKER, UNIVERSITY: Professor Mary Fulbrook, University College London TIME: 6:30pm – 8:00pm LOCATION: Birkbeck, University of London, Torrington Square, WC1E 7HX … Continue reading Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture: Professor Mary Fulbrook, ‘A Bystander Society? Passivity and Complicity in Nazi Germany’, 18 February, 2020 (Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture – Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in collaboration with the Institute of Historical Research)

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)

‘German Reparations and Rebuilding Jewish Life after the Holocaust’, Public Lecture, Pears Institute (21 March, 2019)

German Reparations and Rebuilding Jewish Life after the Holocaust  This lecture is one of a series exploring themes from the exhibition, Jews, Money, Myth at the Jewish Museum London (19 March – 7 July), developed in collaboration with the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism. Speaker: Ron Zweig, New York University Date: 21 March … Continue reading ‘German Reparations and Rebuilding Jewish Life after the Holocaust’, Public Lecture, Pears Institute (21 March, 2019)

Antisemitism and Zionism in Soviet Cinema: Screenings with Panel Discussions, Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism

Antisemitism and Zionism in Soviet Cinema: Screenings with Panel Discussions To mark the recent centenaries of the Russian Revolution and the Balfour Declaration, the Pears Institute explores questions of antisemitism and Zionism in Soviet cinema. Rarely screened in the UK, these two films address the neglected story of the ‘Soviet Zion’ in Birobidzhan, and the … Continue reading Antisemitism and Zionism in Soviet Cinema: Screenings with Panel Discussions, Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism

‘From Berdichev to Minsk and Onward to Moscow: Jewish Voices of the Russian Revolution’, Pears Institute Public Lecture

From Berdichev to Minsk and Onward to Moscow: Jewish Voices of the Russian Revolution Pears Institute Public Lecture Speaker:              Professor Elissa Bemporad, City University of New York Date:                     Monday 27 November 2017 Time:                     6.30pm – 8.00 pm Venue:                 Birkbeck, University of London, Clore Lecture Theatre, Clore       Management Centre, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, … Continue reading ‘From Berdichev to Minsk and Onward to Moscow: Jewish Voices of the Russian Revolution’, Pears Institute Public Lecture

Oxford University Chabad Society, Oxford Seminar in Jewish Studies – Yom Limmud, 23 July 2017.

Oxford University Chabad Society cordially invites you to a Mid-Summer Oxford Seminar in Jewish Studies - Yom Limmud Sunday, 23 July, 1pm-5.30pm Slager Jewish Student Centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ Programme 1pm: Buffet lunch 2pm: Professor Adam Ferziger, ‘Is High Tech Changing the Way We Engage Religion? Novel Approaches Emerging from the 2017 Oxford Summer Institute on … Continue reading Oxford University Chabad Society, Oxford Seminar in Jewish Studies – Yom Limmud, 23 July 2017.

Fifth event of the Astaire Seminar Series in Jewish Studies ‘Jews, movement, migration, location’, 11 July 2017, University of Edinburgh

Part of the British Association for Jewish Studies Conference 2017 at the University of Edinburgh Venue: Elizabeth Templeton Room, School of Divinity, New College, Edinburgh Time: 3:30-5pm Hana Wirth-Nesher (Tel Aviv University),To move, to translate, to write: Jewish American immigrant voices Hana Wirth-Nesher is Professor of English and American Studies at Tel Aviv University where she … Continue reading Fifth event of the Astaire Seminar Series in Jewish Studies ‘Jews, movement, migration, location’, 11 July 2017, University of Edinburgh

‘The memories of the Holocaust and Nakba and the politics of binationalism in Israel/Palestine’, Pears Institute Public Lecture, 25 May, 2017

'The memories of the Holocaust and Nakba and the politics of binationalism in Israel/Palestine' Pears Institute Public Lecture Speaker: Bashir Bashir, Open University, Israel and The Van Leer   Jerusalem Institute Date: 25 May 2017 Time: 6.30-8.00pm Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E       7HX. Room B35, Torrington Square main entrance Free event … Continue reading ‘The memories of the Holocaust and Nakba and the politics of binationalism in Israel/Palestine’, Pears Institute Public Lecture, 25 May, 2017

Fourth event of the Astaire Seminar Series in Jewish Studies ‘Jews, movement, migration, location’, 9 May 2017, Durham University

9 May 2017, University of Durham Elad Lapidot (Freie Universität Berlin), Deterritorialized Immigrant: The Talmudic Ger as a Cross-Border Figure Ilan Baron (University of Durham), The International Cultural Politics of Israeli Cuisine Elad Lapidot Ger is a non-Jew who becomes a Jew – a convert or more literality a proselyte, a new-comer. As such, the … Continue reading Fourth event of the Astaire Seminar Series in Jewish Studies ‘Jews, movement, migration, location’, 9 May 2017, Durham University

Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop, University of Manchester

Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop, University of Manchester For UK-based Jewish Studies research postgraduates and early career researchers. The Centre for Jewish Studies at Manchester University is pleased to announce the second postgraduate research training event of the Northern UK Jewish Studies Partnership. PhD students and post-doctoral researchers from the Jewish Studies Partnership institutions and … Continue reading Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop, University of Manchester

Third event of the Astaire Seminar Series in Jewish Studies ‘Jews, movement, migration, location’, 26 April 2017, University of St Andrews

Venue: A113 Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester Time: 5-7pm Sander Gilman (Emory University), Jews as Exiles and their Representations after 1933 Cathy Gelbin (University of Manchester), German Jews and the Cosmopolitan Ideal in Exile from National Socialism Sander Gilman is a distinguished professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as Professor of Psychiatry at Emory […]

Second event of the Astaire Seminar Series in Jewish Studies ‘Jews, movement, migration, location’, 21 March 2017, University of Manchester

Venue: A113 Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester Time: 5-7pm Sander Gilman (Emory University), Jews as Exiles and their Representations after 1933 Cathy Gelbin (University of Manchester), German Jews and the Cosmopolitan Ideal in Exile from National Socialism Sander Gilman is a distinguished professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as Professor of Psychiatry at Emory … Continue reading Second event of the Astaire Seminar Series in Jewish Studies ‘Jews, movement, migration, location’, 21 March 2017, University of Manchester

Pears Institute – Spring 2017 Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pears Institute Lunchtime Seminar, Autumn 2016

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

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

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

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

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

UCL Institute of Jewish Studies: PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES AUTUMN 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pears Institute Events March 2016

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

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

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

Institute of Jewish Studies at UCL Seminar Programme Spring 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society Lecture Programme Autumn 2015

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

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

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

Workshop: ‘Making the Private Public: Refugee Correspondence and Academic Writing’, 5 June 2015, Wiener Library, London

A One Day Workshop at the Wiener Library, 5 June 2015. An event co-organised by the Wiener Library and the Parkes Institute, University of Southampton for its Jubilee Celebrations The passing on of the generation of refugees from Nazism and survivors of the Holocaust has left behind its own personal archives, some in the private … Continue reading Workshop: ‘Making the Private Public: Refugee Correspondence and Academic Writing’, 5 June 2015, Wiener Library, London

‘Race, Equality and the Law’ – 16 June 2015, An event to mark the 50th anniversary of the UK’s first Race Relations Act, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in collaboration with the Jewish Council for Racial Equality

Speakers: Dr Omar Khan, Runnymede Trust; Dr Camilla Schofield, University of East Anglia; Dr Anastasia Vakulenko, University of Birmingham Date: 16 June 2015 Time: 6.30-8.00pm Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX, Room B33, Torrington Square main entrance Free event open to all: Please register here. This collaborative event marks the 50th anniversary of … Continue reading ‘Race, Equality and the Law’ – 16 June 2015, An event to mark the 50th anniversary of the UK’s first Race Relations Act, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in collaboration with the Jewish Council for Racial Equality

Academic Workshop: ‘Paupers and Bankers: Modern Representation of Jews and Money’ – 9 June 2015, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London, in collaboration with the SOAS Centre for Jewish Studies, University of London

Speakers: Bryan Cheyette, University of Reading; Derek J. Penslar, University of Oxford; and the University of Toronto; Gideon Rueveni, Centre for German Jewish Studies, University of Sussex; Yonatan Sagiv, Israel Institute, SOAS Centre for Jewish Studies, University of London; Adam Sutcliffe, Kings College London, Nadia Valman, Queen Mary, University of London Date: 9 June 2015 … Continue reading Academic Workshop: ‘Paupers and Bankers: Modern Representation of Jews and Money’ – 9 June 2015, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London, in collaboration with the SOAS Centre for Jewish Studies, University of London

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

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

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

OXFORD BIBLICAL HEBREW SUMMER SCHOOL, 1-11 September 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Announcement: APPLY NOW for e-learning course: Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter

Never has there been a greater need for an understanding of other faiths and relations between faiths. No two world religions are closer together than Judaism and Islam. In some instances, the similarities underpin shared advocacy and politics, as in Europe around protection of Halal and Kosher meat practices. Yet, too often, Judaism and Islam … Continue reading Announcement: APPLY NOW for e-learning course: Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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