Masters degree studies at the University of Manchester, 2016-17. This is a home/EU fees bursary for MA students who make Jewish Studies topics their main study focus in their MA in Religions and Theology. Three bursaries will be awarded each year on a competitive basis. There are no eligibility criteria based on nationality, but please note that the bursary is restricted to the maximum cost of home/EU fees. Further information.
"Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow of Jewish-Polish Relations". Ewa Ochman is among those contributing to this half-day workshop taking place under the auspices of the Israeli Information Center, the Polish Consulate General in Manchester and the Centre for Jewish Studies. The workshop is part of a programme promoting a new exhibition entitled 'Righteous Among the Nations: Help of Polish people for the Jewish Population 1939-1945', which will be exhibited at the Whitworth Hall. Workshop date and venue: 1.00-4.00pm on Mon 30 Nov, Whitworth Hall, University of Manchester. Further information.
Call for proposals in Jewish and Hebrew Studies. The John Rylands Research Institute is pleased to announce that it intends to sponsor Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships beginning in 2016. Projects must demonstrate a strong connection to the University of Manchester Library’s Special Collections, which include extensive Judaica and Hebraica holdings and many other collections relevant to Jewish and Hebrew Studies. Potential applicants are invited to submit preliminary applications by 11 January 2016. An internal panel will then decide which applications to put forward to the Leverhulme (by 10 March 2016). Further information.
Post-graduate prize. This prize is awarded annually to the student with 'the highest grade for a master's dissertation in Jewish Studies' at the University of Manchester. It honours the Centre's second co-director Bernard Jackson. For 2015 the prize of £100 was awarded to the winner Caroline Kaye (MA in Religions & Theology) for a dissertation supervised by Alex Samely and entitled 'The Wicker Man: A Trace of the Holocaust? An Analysis of The Wicker Man (1973) as a Post-War Phenomenon'. Further information.
Research Centre administrator in Jewish Studies. This position has been made possible by new funding to help develop the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester as a European Regional Hub for Jewish Studies. 14 hours per week, fixed term: 1 Jan 2016 to 31 Aug 2018. Deadline for application: 26 Nov 2015. Further information.
Antisemitism and Islamophobia. Philip Alexander is among a group of scholars and interfaith practitioners taking part in a seminar on the theme of 'Challenging Antisemitism and Islamophobia' organised by the International Abrahamic Forum in partnership with other groups. 7pm on Thu 3 Dec 2015 at a north Manchester venue. Further information.
Italian views of Alexandrian Jews. Georg Christ, 'Transients? Jews in Alexandria in the Late Middle Ages Through Venetian Eyes' in Expulsion and Diaspora Formation: Religious and Ethnic Identities in Flux from Antiquity to the Seventeenth Century, ed. by John Victor Tolan, Religion and Law in Medieval Christian and Muslim Societies (Turnhout: Brepols, 2015), 195-216. Further information.
Call for papers for the John Rylands Research Institute conference 2016. Theme: 'The Other Within: The Hebrew and Jewish Collections of the John Rylands Library'. Proposal deadline: 29 Jan 2016. Conference dates and venue: 27–29 June 2016, The John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester. Further information.
Gaster and Jewish Literature. Maria Cioată presented a paper entitled 'Moses Gaster, Hebrew Tobit, and Folklore’ at the Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period, Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University. Clarendon Institute Building, Oxford, Tue 13 October. Further information.
Early Jewish Responses to the Roman Empire. George J. Brooke, 'The Kittim and Hints of Hybridity in the Dead Sea Scrolls', 17-32, in People under Power: Early Jewish and Christian Responses to the Roman Empire. ed. Michael Labahn and Outi Lehtipuu (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2015). Further information.
Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitism. Marcel Stoetzler will give a talk entitled 'Durkheim's and Simmel's reactions to antisemitism and their reflection in their views on modern society' as part of an international symposium organized by the Max Weber Foundation and the Centre for Research on Anti-Semitism. German Historical Institute, Paris, on Tuesday 21 October. Further information.
Old Testament and its Reception and Study. A new collection of essays by the former CJS Fellow Roger Tomes. Interpreting the Text: Essays on the Old Testament, its Reception and its Study, eds. Walter J. Houston and Adrian Curtis (Hebrew Bible Monographs 71; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2015). Further information.