Durham University is home to the Centre for the Study of Jewish Culture, Society and Politics, which brings together a group of leading scholars representing nine departments and coming from a wide range of disciplines including Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Geography, History, Literary Theory, Political Science, and Theology. The Centre conducts both empirical and theoretical research involving different aspects of the lives of Jewish communities around the world, with current research interests including, but not limited to, post-Biblical Judaism, anthropology and political sociology of Jewish communities, twentieth-century Jewish history and literature, Jewish political thought, and the study of the State of Israel.
This interdisciplinary Centre offers a range of modules ranging from antiquity to the modern era at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The teaching pursues a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Jewish history, philosophy, culture and religion, from antiquity to the present day, and facilitates the exploration of the unique experience of Jewish communities and individuals in various contexts from life under Muslim rule to Jewish life in Britain, eastern Europe and America, and not least the Holocaust and the founding of the state of Israel.
You can find out more about the Centre here.