Friday
May242019

Jewish Historical Society event

Jewish history and theology. The Jewish Historical Society Manchester Branch will be hosting a Collection Encounter event at the John Rylands Library. 27th June 2019, 5-7pm. Further information.

Tuesday
May212019

Blog entry, 50 Jewish Objects

Judaica artefacts.  Stefania Silvestri discusses the latest developments of the 50 Jewish Objects project in her blog titled 'Interview with the artist Jacqueline Nicholls'. Further information.

Tuesday
May212019

Research Network Reading Group

Jewish Muslim Research Network. Second session of the JMRN reading group on June 7 at 12:30-2pm. Will be reading a selection from Yulia Egorova's recent book 'Jews and Muslims in South Asia'. Further information

Wednesday
May152019

Bogdanow student report

Holocaust studies. A recipient of a Bogdanow student travel grant, Abigail Elderfield, BA (Hons) Theological Studies in Philosophy and Ethics, has written about her visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau. Further information.

Wednesday
May152019

Research Network Reading Group

Jewish Muslim Research Network. Inaugural session of the new reading group. May 10, 12.30pm, Room WG.21 Samuel Alexander Building. Further information

Thursday
May092019

Bogdanow student report

Holocaust studies. A recipient of a Bogdanow student travel grant, Joseph Lawlor, BA History, has written about his visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau. Further information.

Wednesday
May012019

New funding

Literary Reception of the Book of Esther. Congratulations to Sherry Ashworth in being awarded a prestigious School PhD Studentship.  Her supervisors will be Daniel Langton and Holly Morse and her project, which will begin in Sept 2019, is entitled 'The Reception of the Book of Esther in Nineteenth Century Novels'. See the list of current PhD students in the area of Jewish Studies at Manchester.

Thursday
Apr182019

Artist workshop

Handmade Books/Handmade Inheritance. Workshop on traditional book binding techniques, working with you to create your own book, and inspire you to consider what you have inherited and what you will hand on. Led by the artist Jacqueline Nicholls, who is collaborating with the 50 Jewish Objects project at the Centre for Jewish Studies. This workshop is a free event open to the public. 29 May 19 at 2- 4.30pm at Friends' Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS. Places are limited, book through Eventbrite. Further information.

Thursday
Apr182019

Seminar, University of Leeds

Cultural historyStefania Silvestri will be presenting the '50 Jewish Objects project' as part of the Sadler Seminar Series, The Archive After Cecil Roth: Jewish Studies, cultural history and the Cecil Roth Collection. 8 May 19 at 4 - 5.30pm, Brotherton Room, University of Leeds. Further information

Thursday
Apr182019

Seminar, Lives of Letters network

Weizmann before IsraelStefania Silvestri will be giving a seminar presentation on 'Weizmann before Israel: Letters between Chaim and Charles Prestwich (Scott)' Weds 1st May 2019, 3-4.30pm, Room A112, Samuel Alexander Building, as part of the 'Lives of Letters' seminar series. Further information.

Tuesday
Apr162019

New publication

Dead Sea Scrolls. George Brooke, 'Textual Plurality in the Pesharim' in Revue de Qumrân 30/2 (2018), 143-157. Further information

Thursday
Apr042019

Sherman Community Lecture 2019

Hebrew manuscripts. Prof. Judith Olszowy-Schlanger (University of Oxford) will give the next Sherman Community Lecture on 'How Jewish books survive'. 8.00pm Tue 4 June 2019. Registration through EventbriteFurther information.

Monday
Apr012019

Klezmer concert

The Michael Kahan Kapelye. Students from the University of Manchester Michael Kahan Kapelye will be giving their assessed lunchtime klezmer concert on 4 April at 1.10pm in the Martin Harris centre. This free event is part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series. Further information

Monday
Mar252019

Bogdanow student report

Holocaust studies. A recipient of a Bogdanow student travel grant, Molly Callon, BA History, has written about her visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau. Further information.

Monday
Mar252019

Panel Discussion, Hebden Bridge Film Festival

Cathy Gelbin was on the Q&A panel for the film 'The Last Goldfish' at the Hebden Bridge Film Festival on 23 March 2019. Further information

Monday
Mar252019

Doctoral and ECR training workshop

For UK-based Jewish Studies research postgraduates. The Centre for Jewish Studies at Manchester University is pleased to announce the fourth doctoral and early career research training event of the Northern UK Jewish Studies Partnership. PhD students and post-doctoral researchers from the Jewish Studies Partnership institutions and other Universities in the UK will meet for a range of training and information sessions on 25-27 June 2019 at the Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester. The event will include advice on turning a PhD thesis into a monograph and funder-acceptable open access publication practices, research impact, how to cope with negative responses to your work, and academic engagement with online audiences, as well as a series of sessions on 'Current Trends' in fields of Jewish Studies including Biblical Studies, Jewish Literary Studies and Palestine/Israel Studies. This year there will be a special focus on getting involved in writing large grants and on the application and interview experience from the perspectives of both the applicant and selection panel. There will also be the opportunity for one-to-one discussions with mentors. For details including the provisional programme, online registration form, and financial assistance with travel and accommodation costs, see further information.

Friday
Mar222019

New publication

Dead sea scrolls. George J. Brooke “Son of God, Sons of God, and Election in the Dead Sea Scrolls,” in Son of God: Divine Sonship in Jewish and Christian Antiquity (ed. G.V. Allen, K. Akagi, P. Sloan and M. Nevader; University Park, PA: Eisenbrauns, 2019), 28–40 (ISBN 978-1-57506-992-0). Further information.

Monday
Mar182019

Blog entry, 50 Jewish Objects

Judaica artefacts.  Stefania Silvestri discusses the latest developments of the 50 Jewish Objects project in her blog titled 'Exciting things ahead'. Further information.

Monday
Mar182019

Scriptural Encounters

Reading challenging sacred textsScriptural Encounters bring together different faiths to debate and discuss controversial topics. The third meeting of 2019 will be led by Philip Alexander and Mohammed Ullah on the story of 'the Binding/Sacrifice of Isaac/Ishmael in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.The Story in Islam.' Come along and listen or take part in the discussion. 4:00-5:30pm, Thu 28 March 2019, in A116 Samuel Alexander building, University of Manchester.  Further information.

Monday
Mar112019

Consultancy, BBC

GCSE Judaism web resources. Daniel Langton advises the BBC's Bitesize in Religious Studies in the area of Judaism. Further information.