Archival Fellowships

 

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Archival Fellowship, Wissenschaft des Judentums

Archival Research Guide Project. The Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester is seeking to fund a short-term project to generate a guide to the Marmorstein Collection, which has as its core the working library of this eminent scholar of Jewish Studies, for the facilitation of future scholarly research. The expectation would be that the successful candidate would be based in Manchester for the research period of 4-6 weeks. The precise methodology and scope of the project would be agreed with the Centre’s directors.
    Arthur Marmorstein (1882-1946) was a prominent Hungarian-born rabbi, theologian and proponent of Wissenschaft des Judentums, based at Jews' College, London. His Collection of printed books and periodicals, now housed at the University of Manchester, contains material of particular interest to historians of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Wissenschaft des Judentums, and of the print history/history of the book of rabbinic materials in nineteenth-century Central and Eastern European contexts. The works are written in a variety of languages which include, apart from Hebrew, prominently German, English and Hungarian, and many are in a state of fragile preservation. There is a brief online overview (webpage) of the collection; it is also catalogued in detail (excel file) as part of the printed book holdings of the University Library of Manchester. It is hoped that the successful candidate will (i) outline the strengths of this particular collection for future researchers, especially the Central and Eastern European strengths, and (ii) provide contextual information on, among other things, Wissenschaft des Judentums in Europe and associated collections at Manchester. In this context it is worth mentioning that two related projects are underway at the University of Manchester, focused on the scholar Moses Gaster.
    The Centre acts as a focus for Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester and also as the hub for the Northern UK Jewish Studies Partnership. The proposed project is one of a number of activities intended to facilitate the research use of University of Manchester Library archival holdings, sponsored by the Centre for Jewish Studies, alongside similar projects under the auspices of the John Rylands Research Institute and other research-related bodies.
    Further particulars. Payment: A consultancy fee of £3500 for 4-6 weeks. Period in which the work must be completed: Anytime in the period 1 March 2017 - 31 Aug 2017. Application: PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAIL IN THE FIRST INSTANCE, just to confirm whether or not the position has been filled: cjs@manchester.ac.uk. You will then be requested to send a cover letter outlining your suitability for such a project and a CV, detailing relevant PhD or equivalent experience/qualifications.

Visiting Research Fellowship, JRRI and Wesley Center

Short-term fellowships at the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester. This call for applications for John Rylands Research Institute / Manchester Wesley Research Centre Joint Visiting Fellowship is open to post-doctoral scholars who wish to conduct research at The John Rylands Library in the broad area of Methodist/Wesleyan studies. (It offers the opportunity to examine the materials from the perspective of the study of interfaith relations. In particular, there is considerable potential for work on the history of Methodist-Jewish relations, that is, on references to Jews and Judaism in the material held in the collections; see the background information and draft listing of relevant references.) The John Rylands Library is the official archive repository of the British Methodist Church, and contains the largest collection of Methodist printed books and manuscripts in Europe. It is regarded as one of the world's most important collections of source material relating to evangelical studies. The fellowship provides free accommodation for up to six weeks at the Nazarene Theological College, with a bursary of up to  £150 a week to cover travel and living expenses. Deadline for the application to the JRRI: 16 January 2017. Further information.

Archival Fellowship, Anglo-Israel Relations

Archival Research Guide Project. The Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester is seeking to fund a short-term project to generate a guide to the Anglo-Jewish holdings on the Arab-Israeli conflict, which are scattered throughout the University’s archives, for the facilitation of future scholarly research. The expectation would be that the successful candidate would be based in Manchester for the research period of 4-6 weeks. The precise methodology and scope of the project would be agreed with the Centre’s directors.
   Collections that would be surveyed include the massive Guardian Archive, which documents through dispatches and published articles the history of the Second World War, the founding of Israel and the later Middle East conflicts, and which includes important correspondence with Chaim Weizmann; the papers of Samuel Alexander (1859-1938), a supporter of the campaign for a Jewish homeland in Palestine; the W.P. Crozier Papers which incorporate interviews with Weizmann and other statesmen over the issue of the Jewish National Home; the Military Papers of Major-General Eric Edward Dorman O’Gowan, which include material relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the Dame Mabel Tylecote Printed Collection, which contains printed material relating to the Anglo-Israel Association, the foundation of Israel and the Middle East conflict.
   The Centre acts as a focus for Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester and also as the hub for the Northern UK Jewish Studies Partnership. The proposed project is one of a number of activities intended to facilitate the research use of University of Manchester Library archival holdings, sponsored by the Centre for Jewish Studies, alongside similar projects under the auspices of the John Rylands Research Institute and other research-related bodies.
   Further particulars. Payment: A consultancy fee of £3500 for 4-6 weeks. Period in which the work must be completed: Anytime in the period 1 Dec 2016 - 31 Aug 2017. Application: Please send a cover letter outlining your suitability for such a project and a CV, detailing relevant PhD or equivalent experience/qualifications, to cjs@manchester.ac.uk. The expectation is that the successful candidate will be notified by mid November 2016. Deadline for applications: 31 Oct 2016.