Monday
Jun102019

Concert, Bridgewater Hall

Jewish Music. Richard Fay and Dan Mawson present Amid the Mirk Over the Irk: When Irish Meets Klezmer. Traditional folk tunes, new compositions, intriguing fusions and spoken word evoke the confluence of cultures across the banks of the River Irk. Friday 12 July 2019 12.45pm, Bridgewater Hall. Further information.

Monday
Jun102019

Lecture, Yale University

Holocaust StudiesIon Popa (Manchester) presented his research on Jews' experiences of conversion to Christianity before and during the Holocaust at a symposium at Yale University. 3 May 2019. Further information

Monday
Jun102019

Lecture, Vienna Wiesenthal Institute

Holocaust StudiesIon Popa (Manchester) presented a paper on 'Conversion and Identity. Experiences of Jews who converted to Christianity before and during the Holocaust' at the Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies. 22 May 2019. Further information
Tuesday
Jun042019

New publication

Yiddish Studies. Yaron Matras et al, 'Multilingual repertoire management and illocutionary functions in Yiddish signage in Manchester' in Journal of Pragmatics, 135 (October 2018), 53-70. Further information.

 

Monday
Jun032019

Agunah Project

Religio-legal issues relating to Jewish divorce. In a programme designed to test and promote the impact of the work of the Agunah Research Unit, Bernard Jackson and Avishalom Westreich organised and attended two workshops in Israel in February, one designed for appropriate halakhic scholars and judges in the area, the other for activist groups. Similar activity is planned for the United States in June and in other geographical areas later. We are seeking to construct a database of practical measures being taken to resolve cases where a recalcitrant husband refuses to cooperate in granting a get, and also to encourage pre-marital counselling on the issue. Further information.

Friday
May242019

Jewish Historical Society event

Jewish history and theology. The Jewish Historical Society Manchester Branch will be hosting a Collection Encounter event at the John Rylands Library. 27th June 2019, 5-7pm. Further information.

Tuesday
May212019

Blog entry, 50 Jewish Objects

Judaica artefacts.  Stefania Silvestri discusses the latest developments of the 50 Jewish Objects project in her blog titled 'Interview with the artist Jacqueline Nicholls'. Further information.

Tuesday
May212019

Research Network Reading Group

Jewish Muslim Research Network. Second session of the JMRN reading group on June 7 at 12:30-2pm. Will be reading a selection from Yulia Egorova's recent book 'Jews and Muslims in South Asia'. Further information

Wednesday
May152019

Bogdanow student report

Holocaust studies. A recipient of a Bogdanow student travel grant, Abigail Elderfield, BA (Hons) Theological Studies in Philosophy and Ethics, has written about her visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau. Further information.

Wednesday
May152019

Research Network Reading Group

Jewish Muslim Research Network. Inaugural session of the new reading group. May 10, 12.30pm, Room WG.21 Samuel Alexander Building. Further information

Thursday
May092019

Bogdanow student report

Holocaust studies. A recipient of a Bogdanow student travel grant, Joseph Lawlor, BA History, has written about his visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau. Further information.

Wednesday
May012019

New funding

Literary Reception of the Book of Esther. Congratulations to Sherry Ashworth in being awarded a prestigious School PhD Studentship.  Her supervisors will be Daniel Langton and Holly Morse and her project, which will begin in Sept 2019, is entitled 'The Reception of the Book of Esther in Nineteenth Century Novels'. See the list of current PhD students in the area of Jewish Studies at Manchester.

Thursday
Apr182019

Artist workshop

Handmade Books/Handmade Inheritance. Workshop on traditional book binding techniques, working with you to create your own book, and inspire you to consider what you have inherited and what you will hand on. Led by the artist Jacqueline Nicholls, who is collaborating with the 50 Jewish Objects project at the Centre for Jewish Studies. This workshop is a free event open to the public. 29 May 19 at 2- 4.30pm at Friends' Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS. Places are limited, book through Eventbrite. Further information.

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