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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.