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.

Friday
Feb122016

New Publication

To finish with Mein Kampf. Jean-Marc Dreyfus has co-authored the study Pour En Finir Avec Mein Kampf. Et Combattre La Haine Sur Internet (Editions Le Bord de l'eau, 2016). Further information.

Friday
Feb122016

Edge Hill, research paper

Antisemitism and sociology. Marcel Stoetzler will give a paper entitled 'Integrating Antisemitism into the Teaching of Sociological Theory'. 17 Feb 2016, Edge Hill University. Further information.

Friday
Feb122016

Day conference

The Holocaust and European Identity. Speakers include Dan Stone and Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway), Cathy Gelbin, Ursula Tidd and Michelle Magin (Manchester), Sam Stuart-Booth (MMU), and Max Silverman (Leeds). Joint conference between the University of Manchester and MMU. Fri 11 March, Ellen Wilkinson Building. Further information.

Thursday
Feb042016

Feature in ArtsResearch

Moses Gaster project. Dr Katharina Keim discusses the Samaritan correspondence of Moses Gaster held at the university's John Rylands Library, which is one aspect of the multi-faceted Gaster project(s). See page 3 of the January edition of ArtsResearch.

Tuesday
Feb022016

Rylands visiting research fellow

Early-modern institutional record books. Dr Michael Miller, head of the Nationalism Studies Program and member of the Jewish Studies faculty at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, has been awarded a JRRI visiting research fellowship at the Rylands Library to work on pinkasim (early-modern institutional records). He will visit in June/July 2016.

Tuesday
Feb022016

Rylands visiting research fellow

Magical incantations. Dr Dan Levene, Reader in Jewish History and Culture at the University of Southampton, has been awarded a JRRI visiting research fellowship at the Rylands Library to work on Ethiopic magic scrolls. He will visit in February 2016.

Friday
Jan292016

Postgraduate workshop

For UK-based Jewish Studies postgrads. The Centre for Jewish Studies at Manchester University is pleased to announce the first postgraduate research training event of the Northern UK Jewish Studies Partnership. The annual event is open to all UK-based doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in Jewish Studies in the widest sense. It will take place at Manchester University on 30 June and 1 July 2016. For more details including the registration form, provisional programme, and information on financial assistance for students, see further information.

Friday
Jan292016

Workshop, Digital Humanities

Text Encoding Initiative. As part of their development of the Hebrew Collections catalogue project at the Rylands library, Renate Smithuis and Stefania Silvestri organised a two day workshop for Humanities researchers, librarians, curators, and IT specialists, to explore the importance of the use of TEI XML for innovative and interdisciplinary research in the Digital Humanities. The event, co-funded by Digital Humanities Manchester and the John Rylands Research Institute, included speakers from Sheffield, Cambridge, Oxford, Finland, and Ireland: 27-28 Jan 2016. Further information.

Thursday
Jan282016

TV interview, France 24

Controversial publication of Mein Kampf. Dr Jean-Marc Dreyfus spoke to the news channel France 24 about Hitler’s Mein Kampf, which re-enters the public domain in Germany from 11 January. Further information.

Thursday
Jan282016

Conference, JRRI

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'. Extended proposal deadline: 26 Feb 2016. Conference dates and venue: 27–29 June 2016, The John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester. Further information.

Monday
Jan112016

New Publication

A Catalogue of Hebrew Manuscripts. Peter Pormann has published a new book entitled A Descriptive Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts of Corpus Christi College, Oxford (Boydell & Brewer, 2015). Further information.

Wednesday
Jan062016

New Publication

Mizrahi Literature. Moshe Behar has published an article entitled 'The Foundational Antinativism of Mizrahi Literature' in the Journal of Levantine Studies 5/1 (2015), 107-126. Further information.

Saturday
Dec192015

Rothschild PhD funding opportunity

Doctoral fellowships in Jewish Studies. Students entering their first year of doctoral study can apply for grants of up to £16,000 per year for up to three years. Students in later years of a doctoral programme may apply for shorter periods of funding. Applicants must demonstrate that their application has the support of their proposed supervisor, who should provide one of the references (see the academic interests of staff at Manchester). Deadline: 11 Feb 2016. Further information.

Saturday
Dec192015

Rothschild Fellowship opportunity

Call for proposals for post-doctoral fellowship. The Rothschild Foundation Europe offers a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies for two years for up to £32,500 p.a. (in the UK, this equates to a part-time position). The Foundation only allows one application per institution, and so there will be an internal selection process for The University of Manchester. Internal deadline: 8 Jan 2016. Further information.

Thursday
Dec172015

PhD completion

Michelle Magin on Holocaust Representation. The Centre would like to congratulate Michelle Magin on the successful defence of her doctoral thesis 'Toward a Globalised Memory of the Holocaust: An Exploration of the Exhibition Spaces and Educational Programmes at Four Sites of Remembrance in Post-Unification Berlin'. Her supervisor was Dr Cathy Gelbin and the external examiner was Prof. Bill Niven (Nottingham Trent). See the list of current PhD students in the area of Jewish Studies at Manchester.

Thursday
Dec172015

Modern Hebrew for Beginners

Tuition in Modern Hebrew for classroom and/or video-conferencing modes. The University of Manchester is offering places for Beginner's Modern Hebrew (MEST10212) for those who wish to audit the course (i.e. participate without formal assessment). The cost is £545 for an eleven week course, 5 hours per week. Students can attend the university class in person or by video-conferencing - the University is piloting a system that allows the student (via a computer with camera/microphone and without any special software) to attend and participate in the same class via a swivl robot and video-conference link. Further information.

Friday
Dec042015

New Publication

Contribution to volume of essays on Midrash. Katharina Keim, 'The Role of Small forms in Pirqei deRabbi Eliezer' in It’s better to hear the rebuke of the wise than the song of fools (Qoh 7:5), ed. W. David Nelson & Rivka Ulmer, Vol. 6, Judaism in Context 18 (Gorgias Press), 153-178. Further information.

Friday
Dec042015

Conference paper, SBL, Atlanta

Paper on Midrash. At the Society of Biblical Literature Annual meeting in Atlanta in Nov 2015, Katharina Keim presented a paper to the Midrash Section entitled 'The Thematic Exposition of Bible in Pirqei deRabbi Eliezer' on Sunday 22 November. Further information.