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

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.

Thursday
Feb142019

Seminar, Lives of Letters network

Samaritan StudiesKatharina Keim will be giving a seminar presentation on 'Ethical challenges in early Twentieth Century Samaritan Manuscript Collecting’ at 3-4.30pm on Wed 6 March 2019, A112 Samuel Alexander Building, as part of the 'Lives of Letters' seminar series. Further information.

Monday
Feb112019

Public Lecture

German-Jewish studies. Prof Cathy Gelbin will give her inaugural lecture on “‘Citizens of nowhere’: German-Jewish Questions for the 21st Century” on Weds 27 February 5.00pm in the Lecture Theatre, Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester. Further information.
Monday
Feb112019

Scriptural Encounters

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

Wednesday
Feb062019

Seminar paper, Religions & Theology

Jewish ethnography. Dr. Lea Taragin Zeller (Cambridge), 'Making a Jewish Life: An Ethnographic Approach to Religious Authority and Ethical Freedom.' R&T research seminar. 4pm on 7 Feb 2019, Room 6.212, University Place, University of Manchester. Further information.

Tuesday
Feb052019

Conference paper

Antisemitism studies. Marcel Stoetzler, ‘Still fighting the Zionist Machia-villains: continuities of antisemitic defences of good capitalism from bad’ at the international conference on ‘Resurgences of anti-Semitism: Realities, Fictions, Uses’ Free University Brussels (ULB), Institut Marcel Liebman, 12-13 December 2018. Further information.
Tuesday
Feb052019

New publication

Antisemitism studies. Marcel Stoetzler, ‘Dialectic of Enlightenment. Philosophical Fragments’, in Best, Beverley; Werner Bonefeld; Chris O’Kane (eds.),The Sage Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory, 2018, vol. 1, 142-160. Further information.

Thursday
Jan312019

Summer School, Katz Center & Hebrew University

Jews and Science. Daniel Langton will teach on 'Judaic Engagement with Scientific Evidence and Truth' at the Katz Center & Hebrew University's Advanced Summer School for Graduate Studies, which this year has the theme 'Secrets and Lies: Truth, Evidence, and Deception in Jewish History'. Hebrew University, 30 June - 4 July 2019. Further information.

Thursday
Jan312019

New commission, 50 Jewish Objects artist 2019

Artist commission. As part of major new public engagement initiative of the University of Manchester's Centre for Jewish Studies, we seek to select an artist for a two-month project working to create Manchester-based artwork and public encounters in response to one or more of the historical and unique Jewish artefacts and manuscripts held at Manchester University’s John Rylands Library. The payment for the two-months’ period is £6,615 (note: all expenses, costs and taxes are be covered by the artist). Deadline 25 February 2019. Further information.

Thursday
Jan312019

Jewish Historical Society Lecture

Jewish history and theology. The Jewish Historical Society Manchester Branch second meeting will be at 19.30 on 27 Feb in A113 Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester. Dr Toby Haggith (Senior Curator at the Imperial War Museum) will give a talk on 'The hunt for the identity of the voice of the ‘harangue’ in German Concentration Camps Factual Survey (1945-2014).' Further information.