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

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

Encyclopedia of Jewish Women: call for entries for new edition

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

Vacancy: Librarian at Leo Baeck College

LEO BAECK COLLEGE, LIBRARIAN A wonderful opportunity has arisen for the post of Librarian at Leo Baeck College to start in September 2017. This position is a unique chance for the right person to participate in the exciting developments planned for our exceptional library. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following: A qualification … Continue reading Vacancy: Librarian at Leo Baeck College

Vacancy: Programmes Director, The Holocaust Educational Trust

Job Description Title: Director of Programmes Contract: Full Time/Permanent Department: Education Responsible to: Chief Executive Usual Hours: 9.00am - 5.30pm Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 depending on experience Location: Central London Holidays: 22 days per annum, plus Bank Holidays, plus two days for Rosh Hashanah and one day for Yom Kippur should they fall on weekdays … Continue reading Vacancy: Programmes Director, The Holocaust Educational Trust

New Jewish Studies digital resource now live: The Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization

New Jewish Studies digital resource now live: The Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization Following on from our notice last month, Liverpool University Press are delighted to announce the launch of The Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization. Browse all 90 volumes: http://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/series/lejc  How do I access the LEJC? 2017 prices: £3,700 / US $4,950 The LEJC … Continue reading New Jewish Studies digital resource now live: The Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization

TOC: Medaon: Current Issue 10 (2016):19 online

TOC: Medaon: Current Issue 10 (2016): 19 online  We are pleased to announce that the lastest issue of the online journal Medaon – Magazin für jüdisches Leben in Forschung und Bildung has just been published: Articles Mike SchmeitznerTödlicher Hass: Antisemitismus und Judenverfolgung in Dresden 1933–1945 Anja Thiele„Welch Wort in die Kälte gerufen“ – eine Lyrikanthologie … Continue reading TOC: Medaon: Current Issue 10 (2016):19 online

The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (FAMES), University of Cambridge, MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (specialisation in Muslim-Jewish relations) now welcoming applications for 2017-18.

The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (FAMES), University of Cambridge, is delighted to offer the MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Specialisation: Muslim-Jewish Relations) for the 2017-18 academic year.  Apply now for the programme beginning in the 2017-18 academic year. Disfigured by the Gaza War and the explosive rise of Islamic State, … Continue reading The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (FAMES), University of Cambridge, MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (specialisation in Muslim-Jewish relations) now welcoming applications for 2017-18.

TOC: Melilah: Manchester Journal of Jewish Studies Volume 12 (2015)

TOC: Melilah: Manchester Journal of Jewish Studies Volume 12 (2015). Theme: Atheism, Scepticism and Challenges to Monotheism. Proceedings of the BAJS 2015 conference. Editor: Daniel R. Langton http://www.melilahjournal.org/p/2015.html Open Access, freely available online. Contents: 0. Introduction. 1. Kenneth Seeskin, From Monotheism to Scepticism and Back Again. 2. Joshua Moss, Satire, Monotheism and Scepticism. 3. David … Continue reading TOC: Melilah: Manchester Journal of Jewish Studies Volume 12 (2015)

European Association for Jewish Studies Newsflash July 2016

This month's newsflash with details of European-wide activities (including forthcoming funding deadlines; positions available; scholarships, fellowships, grants, and prizes; conferences and calls for papers; new books and journals; and news and events) is available at: http://eurojewishstudies.org/jobs/position-available-administrator-of-the-european-association-for-jewish-studies/    

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’

Table of Contents: Leo Baeck Institute Year Book 2015

  Preface by Cathy S. Gelbin and Raphael Gross I. Austrian, Jewish, German, Czech: Reframing Max Brod and Prague Zionism Introduction by Mark H. Gelber Abraham Rubin, Max Brod and Hans-Joachim Schoeps: Literary Collaborators, Ideological Rivals Sebastian Schirrmeister, On Not Writing Hebrew: Max Brod and the 'Jewish Poet of the German Tongue' between Prague and … Continue reading Table of Contents: Leo Baeck Institute Year Book 2015

Josephus Reception Archive

We are pleased to announce a new digital resource, the Josephus Reception Archive:  http://josephus.orinst.ox.ac.uk/archive/jra. We hope you will visit it and find it useful. We warmly welcome feedback and offers of participation in the future development of the JRA. The online platform presents concise information about the reception of Josephus to scholars, students, and indeed … Continue reading Josephus Reception Archive

Journal of Jewish Studies Supplement Series: Call for Contributions

The Journal of Jewish Studies publishes a supplement series. Supplements may take the form of monographs, conference proceedings, or collected works on a particular theme. We welcome proposals for our Supplement series. Any book length, from 50,000 words upwards, will be considered. All our publications are peer-reviewed. Submissions should be sent to the Executive Editor. … Continue reading Journal of Jewish Studies Supplement Series: Call for Contributions

BAJS and Israeli Institutions

In response to the recent advert by a number of British academics to cease co-operating with Israeli Universities the British Association for Jewish Studies (BAJS), representing scholars of many backgrounds and a variety of perspectives on the State of Israel, deplores any attempt to weaken educational links with Higher Education institutions in Israel. We believe … Continue reading BAJS and Israeli Institutions

BAJS mourns Professor David Cesarani (1956-2015)

It is with a great sense of sadness that we have learnt of the death of the eminent historian of Anglo-Jewish history and the Holocaust, David Cesarani (1956-2015). David was Research Professor in History at Royal Holloway, University of London, and a leading figure behind the re-invigoration of Anglo-Jewish history in the 1990s. He played … Continue reading BAJS mourns Professor David Cesarani (1956-2015)

New Book, contributions from BAJS 2013 Conference: Maria Diemling, Larry Ray (eds.), Boundaries, Identity and Belonging in Modern Judaism (Routledge Jewish Studies Series). London: Routledge 2016 (published September 2015).

This book publishes original and peer-reviewed research contributions first presented at the BAJS conference 2013 at the University of Kent, Canterbury. It explores how modern Jewish identity and notions of belonging are shaped by boundaries. The drawing of boundaries has always been a key part of the Jewish tradition and has served to maintain a distinctive … Continue reading New Book, contributions from BAJS 2013 Conference: Maria Diemling, Larry Ray (eds.), Boundaries, Identity and Belonging in Modern Judaism (Routledge Jewish Studies Series). London: Routledge 2016 (published September 2015).

CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘New Historical and Socio-Legal Perspectives on Jewish Divorce’, Nashim no. 31

For issue no. 31 of Nashim, under the consulting editorship of Lisa Fishbayn Joffe of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law and Haim Sperber of Western Galilee College, the editors of Nashim invite proposals for articles exploring the ways in which spouses, communal organizations, rabbinical authorities and civil courts have … Continue reading CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘New Historical and Socio-Legal Perspectives on Jewish Divorce’, Nashim no. 31

OXFORD BIBLICAL HEBREW SUMMER SCHOOL, 1-11 September 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Manchester Centre for Jewish Studies: Podcast of Sherman Lectures 2014

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

Digitization of the original series of Melilah, 1944-1955

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

BAJS Policy statement regarding Israeli academics and Israeli academic institutions

The British Association for Jewish Studies (BAJS), representing scholars of many backgrounds and a variety of perspectives on the State of Israel, deplores any attempt to weaken educational links with Israeli institutions or individuals. We believe that such actions contradict the aims of scholarship and the mission of an academic body, and do not ultimately … Continue reading BAJS Policy statement regarding Israeli academics and Israeli academic institutions