Events and Activities 2018-19

 

PROGRAMME

For the time being, there will be no research seminar programme in Jewish or Israel studies. We are moving to a different model comprising public lectures, day conferences, and workshops:

Scriptural Encounters (2019)

The Screen & Talk film programme (Feb 2019)

The Astaire Seminar Series 2019 (date TBC)

The Sherman Community Lecture in Jewish Studies 2019 (4 June 2019)

The Postgraduate Jewish Studies workshop (June 2019)

The Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies (Sept 2019)

The 50 Jewish Objects Artist workshop (May 2019)

 

OTHER JEWISH / ISRAEL STUDIES RELATED EVENTS 

21 Jan 19. Fresh Light on Cleopatra. Sarah Pearce (Southampton). Part of the AIAS lecture series.  7.30pm at Sephardi Synagogue, 24 Wicker Lane, Hale Barns Cheshire WA15 0HQ. Further information.

24 Jan 19. Conversations on the Story of the Binding/Sacrifice of Isaac/Ishmael in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Story in Judaism. Led by Philip Alexander and Bobby Silverman (venue: A116 Samuel Alexander Building). Further information.

30 Jan 19. The Jewish Historical Society Manchester Branch, partnering with The Centre for Jewish Studies, will have its first lecture of 2019. Professor Philip Alexander (Manchester) will give a talk on 'A Non-Jew Looks at Jewish History: Fifty Years Studying and Teaching Judaism.' 19.30 in A113 Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester. Book your place through jhsmanchester@gmail.com. Further information.

7 Feb 19. Making a Jewish Life: An Ethnographic Approach to Religious Authority and Ethical Freedom. Dr. Lea Taragin Zeller (Cambridge). R&T research seminar. 4pm at Room 6.212, University Place, University of Manchester.

26 Feb 19. Screen & Talk showing of ‘Hitler versus Picasso and the others. The Nazi obsession for art’ followed by Q&A with Jean-Marc Dreyfus who appears in the film and chaired by David Berkley QC. HOME Manchester 6pm. Further information.

26 Feb 19. CIDRAL Public Lecture 'Do the Humanities Make You a Better Person? A Foundational Myth About Higher Education’. Sander Gilman (Emory University). 5-7pm Samuel Alexander Lecture Theatre. Further information.

27 Feb 19. CIDRAL Key Ideas seminar ‘The Humanities and Professional Education: Fables and Fallacy’. Sander Gilman (Emory University). 1-3pm Room 2.02, Mansfield Cooper Building. Further information.

27 Feb 19. Cathy Gelbin (Manchester)  inaugural lecture “‘Citizens of nowhere’: German-Jewish Questions for the 21st Century”. From the Wandering Jew to the rootless parasite, as capitalist, cosmopolitan, socialist internationalist (and Zionist), Jews have become seen as modern Europe’s key in- and outsiders, culminating in the National Socialist and Stalinist persecutions of Jews as “rootless Cosmopolitans.” Traversing literary, film, German, Jewish, gender and sexuality studies, the talk traces the ruptures and continuities in Jewish responses to these paradigms of otherness from the Enlightenment to the present, and across the historical divide of the Holocaust. Exploring the diverse views of Jewishness that emerge when Jewish Studies and postmodernism meet, and consider the role of popular culture – from the Golem to Superman, from Early German cinema to Holocaust film – in shaping the modern voices and perceptions of Jews. The talk introduces you to a German-Jewish memorial project of sorts, which has come full circle in the present: as a tribute to the Jewish intellectual pioneers who have shaped, chronicled and lived through the momentous times of modernity, and whose predicament continues to reverberate in our own. 5.00pm in the Lecture Theatre, Samuel Alexander Building and there will be an opportunity to speak with Professor Gelbin after her talk over celebratory drinks in Room A4. It would be helpful for catering purposes, if you could let me (Bethany.pedder@manchester.ac.uk) know if you will be attending. 

27 Feb 19. The Jewish Historical Society Manchester Branch second meeting will be at 19.30 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).' Book your place through jhsmanchester@gmail.com. Further information.

28 Feb 19. Conversations on the Story of the Binding/Sacrifice of Isaac/Ishmael in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Story in Christianity. Led by Philip Alexander and Caroline Wickens (venue: A116 Samuel Alexander Building). Further information.

6 March 19. Katharina Keim will be giving a seminar presentation on 'Ethical challenges in early Twentieth Century Samaritan Manuscript Collecting’ at 3-4.30pm, A112 Samuel Alexander Building, as part of the 'Lives of Letters' seminar series. Further information.

12 Mar 19. The Jewish Historical Society Manchester Branch third meeting, in partnership with MMU and RAH, will be at 18.30. This is a two-part programme that will start with a talk by Dr Rachel Lichtenstein on The Vanishing Street - a sense of belonging, stories in film from the old Jewish East End of London. Part two of the programme will be talk given by Isabel Taube on Granada Television’s Jewish Identity. The two talks will be followed by a conversation between the two speakers about their respective research.  Further information.

14 March 19. Mika Pajunen (Helsinki),' Models of Textual Development and the Dead Sea Scrolls'. As part of the Ehrhardt Seminar series. 2pm University Place 2.219, University of Manchester.

28 Mar 19. Conversations on the Story of the Binding/Sacrifice of Isaac/Ishmael in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Story in Islam. Led by Philip Alexander and Mohammed Ullah (venue: A116 Samuel Alexander Building). Further information.

1 May 19. Stefania Silvestri will be giving a seminar presentation on 'Weizmann before Israel: Letters between Chaim and Charles Prestwich (Scott)' at 3-4.30pm, Room A112, Samuel Alexander Building, as part of the 'Lives of Letters' seminar series. Further information. 

8 May 19. Stefania 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.  4-5.30pm, Brotherton Room, University of Leeds. Further information

Archive: Previous CJS Research Seminars