Tuesday
May242016

Blog entry on antisemitism and Labour

Antisemitism and the British Labour Party. Marcel Stoetzler has written an opinion piece on the blog History and Policy. 18 May 2016. Further information.

Tuesday
May032016

Conference paper

Representations of the Holocaust in film. Caroline Kaye, who recently completed an MA in Religions & Theology at Manchester, will give a paper entitled '"The Wicker Man" (1973): Film Reflecting the Holocaust' at the forthcoming BAHS Conference 2016, which has as its theme 'The presence of the Holocaust in society, politics and culture, c.1970–2015’. UCL, London: 19-21 July 2016. Further information.

Friday
Apr292016

New funding

Holocaust in Romania. Ion Popa, currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin, will be returning to Manchester having been awarded $20,000 for a Saul Kagan Claims Conference Postdoctoral Fellowship for a project entitled 'Rescue, Indifference and Everything Else In-between: The Catholic Church and the Holocaust in Romania, 1938-1948'. 1 Sept 2016 - 31 Aug 2017. Further information.

Friday
Apr222016

Podcast, Israel Studies seminar

Literary representations of Jewish-Arab marriage.  Yohai Hakak (Brunel), Forbidden Love and Moral Panic: Jewish-Arab Couples in Contemporary Israel. Originally presented Thu 21 April 2016. Further information.

Thursday
Apr212016

New publication

Citizenship rights in Palestine. Lauren Banko,  'Citizenship rights and semantics of colonial power and resistance: Haifa, Jaffa and Nablus, 1931-1933,' in Violence and the City in the Modern Middle East, ed. Nelida Fuccaro (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016). Further information.

Thursday
Apr212016

New publication

Israel and Middle Eastern Jews. Following completion of his PhD under Moshe Behar in Middle Eastern Studies, Bryan K. Roby has published the book of his doctoral thesis as The Mizrahi Era of Rebellion: Israel’s Forgotten Civil Rights Struggle, 1948–1966 (New York: Syracuse University Press, 2016). Further information.

Thursday
Apr212016

Public lecture, Frankfurt

Jewish Mysticism. Philip Alexander will give a talk entitled 'Judaism and the Christian Mystical Tradition' at the Jewish Studies Seminar, Goethe University Frankfurt, 17 May 2016. Further information.

Thursday
Apr212016

Public lecture, Amsterdam

Writings by Middle Eastern Jews. Moshe Behar gave a talk entitled 'Unambiguously "Eastern", and Ignored: Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought’ to the Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies on 6 April 2016. Further information

Friday
Apr152016

Modern Hebrew

Learning Hebrew at Manchester. Sherry Ashworth reflects in the Rep Presents: The Voice of the Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester (Spring 2016, p.3) on her experiences of Beginner's Hebrew in the new, innovative mixed classroom/distance learning environment. Further information.

Friday
Apr152016

Podcast, Jewish Studies seminar

Alexander Altmann and Manchester. Dominique Bourel (CNRS, Paris), From Kassa to Manchester and Forward: Alexander Altmann and the Mendelssohn Forschung. Originally presented Thu 14 April 2016. Further information.

Thursday
Apr072016

Blog entry, Rylands Library

The Legacy of WP Crozier. See the Library's blog entry by Stephanie Bredbenner on the papers of the Manchester Guardian editor and, in particular, in his interest in Zionism. Further information.

Tuesday
Apr052016

Seminar, Levinas

Levinas and the Disruption of Knowing. CIDRAL Theory Intensives are seminars for postgraduates and staff dedicated to the work of major figures in the humanities. Alex Samely will consider the Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas; selected readings (available online) include excerpts from Levinas' Time and the Other and Totality and Infinity, and Simon Critchley's The Problem with Levinas. 3-5pm on Wed 20 April 2016 in A112 Samuel Alexander Building. Further information.

Tuesday
Apr052016

PhD studentships

Faculty of Humanities Doctoral Studentships. 50 fully-funded PhD studentships are available for 2016-17 entry. You should identify a potential supervisor (see the list of current PhD projects), register (online) for your PhD programme by 29 April 2016, and then submit the (online) Funding Declaration form by 29 April 2016. Further information.

Saturday
Apr022016

New funding

Holocaust Exhumations. Jean-Marc Dreyfus has been awarded £45,760 for a British Academy 'Thank Offering to Britain' Fellowship 2016-17. The project is entitled 'Disclosing Post-Holocaust and Deportation Exhumations: The Example of the French National Search Mission for Corpses, 1945-1958'. Further information.

Thursday
Mar312016

Sherman Lecture 2016

Jewish-Muslim Relations. This year's Community Sherman Lecture is entitled 'Jewish-Muslim Relations in the UK: History, Experience, Context' and will be given by Dr Yulia Egorova (Durham University) at 7:30pm at the Manchester Jewish Museum on Sun 8 May 2016. Further information.

Monday
Mar072016

Podcast, Bogdanow Lectures 2016

Holocaust Studies. The 2016 Bogdanow Lectures by Prof. Michael Marrus (Toronto) on 'Lessons of the Holocaust' are now available to view online. The lectures are entitled: 1 My Problems with Lessons, and 2. Why I prefer History. Originally presented 15 and 16 February 2016. Further information.

Sunday
Mar062016

Podcast, Israel Studies seminar

EU-Israel Relations. Alan Craig (Leeds), 'EU-Israel Relations: Sanctions by any other name?' Originally presented Thu 3 March 2016. Further information.

Friday
Feb192016

Podcast, Israel Studies seminar

The Canaanite Movement. Roman Vater (Oxford), 'National alternatives to Zionism: the case of the Young Hebrews, 1939-1976.' Originally presented Thu 18 Feb 2016. Further information.

Friday
Feb122016

Feature in The New Yorker

Revelations of a Nazi art catalogue. Jean-Marc Dreyfus and his book Le Catalogue Goering feature in a New Yorker article by Sarah Wildman (12 Feb 2016) on the subject of Nazi art. Further information.

Friday
Feb122016

Oxford, research paper

Holocaust Commemoration? Jean-Marc Dreyfus gave a paper to the Seminar in Modern Jewish History at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, entitled 'In Search of Holocaust Commemoration: The Transfer of Ashes, 1945-1955.' Mon 25 Jan 2016. Further information.