Thursday
Oct172019

Melilah 2019

New volume (13) on the theme of 'Gender in Jewish Studies'. Announcing the online publication of the latest volume of the Centre's Open Access journal Melilah, the proceedings of the Sherman Conversations 2017. Edited by Katja Stuerzenhofecker and Renate Smithuis. Assistant editor: Lawrence Rabone. Contributors include Judith R. Baskin, Katja Stuerzenhofecker, Ruth Gilbert, Tamar S. Drukker, Melissa Raphael, Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz, Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, Laliv Clenman, Naomi Graetz, Tali Artman Partock, Cecilia Haendler, Etka Liebowitz, Efraim Sicher, Einat Ramon. Further information.

Monday
Oct142019

Podcast, Bogdanow Lectures 2019

Holocaust Studies. The 2019 Bogdanow Lectures by Prof. Tony Kushner (University of Southampton) on 'Illegality: Jews and Other Humans' are now available to view online. The lectures are entitled: (1) The Concept of Illegality: Defining the ‘Other’, and (2) Illegality and the Migrant Experience: From Mandate Palestine to Lampedusa. Originally presented 23 and 24 Sept 2019. Further information.

Friday
Oct112019

Klezmer performance

Michael Kahan Kapelye concert. The University's klezmer band, in conjunction with the Manchester Liberal Jewish Community, will perform at the event 'Vessels of Song: Journeys into the worlds of Klezmer'. 7.00- 9.30pm, 1 Dec 2019, Cross Street Chapel, Manchester. Further information.

Thursday
Oct102019

50 Jewish Objects event

Jewish Voices: Songs from the collections. An evening event in the Historic Reading Room of the John Rylands Library with a talk by Stefania Silvestri and a performance by the Menorah Synagogue Choir directed by Ruti Worrall. 5.30pm 7 Nov 2019 at the John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester. The event is free but places are limited, book here.

Tuesday
Oct082019

Blog entry, 50 Jewish Objects

Judaica artefacts.  As part of the 50 Jewish Objects project, in addition to 3 major artists' commissions, 10 artist will set up performances of song, dance and stage, deliver workshops, or create smaller-scale art, related to the items that Stefania Silvestri has selected from the John Rylands Library collections. Here is the first of a series of blogpost by the artist Helena TomlinFurther information.

Monday
Oct072019

PhD completion

Izabella Goldstein on Songs of the Jewish Underworld. The Centre would like to congratulate Izabella Goldstein on the successful defence of her doctoral thesis 'Songs of the Jewish Underworld in Pre-World War Two Warsaw'. Her supervisors were Prof Caroline Bithell and Prof David Fanning, and the external examiner was Dr Ilana Webster-Kogen. See the list of current PhD students in the area of Jewish Studies at Manchester.

Monday
Oct072019

Centre for Biblical Studies, Ehrhardt Seminar

Biblical Studies. Mary Mills (Newman), ‘Memorialising Jeremiah’s Jerusalem: Walking the City with Walter Benjamin’. Ehrhardt Seminar series, 10 Oct, 2pm, Room 5.206, University Place. Further information

Thursday
Oct032019

New post, Israel

CJS honorary research fellow. Congratulations to Prof. Avishalom Westreich, who has recently been appointed Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) of Jewish Law, Family Law, and Jurisprudence, at the College of Law and Business in Ramat Gan. Prof. Westreich is a long term member of our Agunah Research Unit.

Thursday
Oct032019

Manchester Literature Festival

Jewish Literature. Sherry Ashworth will chair an event with the author Heather Morris, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, at the Manchester Literature Festival 2pm 20 Oct 2019 at Manchester Central Library. Further information.

Thursday
Oct032019

Screen & talk

Jewish film festival. Sponsored by the Centre for Jewish Studies, the screening of 'Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles'. Sunday 17 November 2019 3.40pm, HOME. Early booking is highly recommended. This screening is part of the UK Jewish Film Festival taking place on 6-21 November 2019. Further information.
Wednesday
Oct022019

Research Network Reading Seminar

Jewish Muslim Research Network. The next JMRN seminar is on 14 October 2019, 2-4pm. Esra Özyürek (London School of Economics), 'Subcontracting Guilt: Holocaust Memory, Culture and Immigrant Integration in Germany'. G35, Humanities Bridgeford Street Building, University of Manchester. Further information

Wednesday
Oct022019

Scriptural Encounters

Reading challenging sacred textsScriptural Encounters bring together different faiths to debate and discuss controversial topics. The next meeting will on the theme of Holy Places. Come along and listen or take part in the discussion. 4:00-5:30pm, Thu 17 October 2019, in A115 Samuel Alexander building, University of Manchester.  Further information.

Monday
Sep302019

Research Network Reading Group

Jewish Muslim Research Network. The next session of the JMRN reading group is on October 11, 2019, 12.30-2pm. Facilitated by Robert Kanter (Manchester). WG.21, Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester. Further information

Wednesday
Sep252019

Seminar, University of Glasgow

Jewish studies.  Stefania Silvestri gave a paper on "Judaism and Material Culture: Identity, Memory and Gender", 4pm Tues 24 September and Holly Morse will give a paper on "The Desiring Eye: Seeing Sex in the Hebrew Bible", 4pm Fri 4 October, Upper seminar room, 4 Professors' Square, University of Glasgow. As part of the Theology and Religious Studies Research Seminar series. Further information.

Tuesday
Sep242019

Research Network Reading Group

Jewish Muslim Research Network. The next session of the JMRN reading group is on September 27, 2019, 1-2pm. Facilitated by Michael Miller (FAU Erlangen-Nurnberg). Reading Ethan Michaeli’s “Another Exodus: The Hebrew Israelites from Chicago to Dimona” (1999) and Martina Könighofer’s “Israelites and Ishmaelites” (2008). S3.24, Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester. Further information

Friday
Sep062019

Bogdanow Lectures 2019

Holocaust Studies. We are delighted to announce that the Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies 2019 will be given by Prof Tony Kushner (University of Southampton) on the topic 'Illegality: Jews and Other Humans'. Lectures at 6pm 23 and 24 Sept 2019, A113 Samuel Alexander Building. The event is open to the public and there is no need to book a place. Further information.

Tuesday
Aug272019

Call for papers, JMRN

Jewish-Muslim Relations. JMRN Conference 2020: Beyond ‘Jewish-Muslim Relations’ 19-20 May 2020, The University of Manchester. Keynote Speakers: Najwa al-Qattan (Loyola Marymount University), Seth Anziska (University College London), Yulia Egorova (Durham University), and Brian Klug (Oxford University).  Call for papers deadline for submissions 1 December 2019. Further information.

Wednesday
Aug212019

New Jewish Studies resources

Shoah Foundation Archive. The USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive is now available through The University of Manchester Library. With more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide, this resource promises to be a valuable addition to our holdings. Access by keying the full title into Library Search or by scrolling down to “U” on the Databases A–Z listing. If you are working from an off-campus location you will need to complete an initial registration in order to access it. If you have any queries about this please get in touch with our Electronic Resources Helpdesk at uml.eresources@manchester.ac.uk or phone 0161 275 7388. Further information.
Thursday
Aug012019

PhD completion

Tereza Ward on Manchester Jewish History. The Centre would like to congratulate Tereza ward on the successful defence of her doctoral thesis 'Social and Religious Jewish Non-conformity: Representations of the Anglo-Jewish Experience in the Oral Testimony Archive of the Manchester Jewish Museum'. Her supervisors were Prof. Daniel Langton and Bill Williams, and the external examiner was Prof. Tony Kushner. See the list of current PhD students in the area of Jewish Studies at Manchester.

Wednesday
Jul312019

BAJS student essay prize 2019

Manchester award winner. The annual national Postgraduate Student Essay prize offered by the British Association for Jewish Studies was awarded to a Manchester student this year, Hollie Eaton, for an essay entitled 'Blackguards in Bonnets: Women’s Suffrage, Religion and Interfaith Relations, 1910-1914' (supervised by Daniel Langton). Further information.