Sunday
Feb162014

The Jewish Chronicle

How Jews hothoused cosmopolitanism. Cathy Gelbin wrote an essay in the Jewish Chronicle (7 Feb 2014) in relation to her AHRC project: 'When I was growing up behind the Wall in East Germany, cosmopolitanism was not a good word for the Jews. Hitler had persecuted us as 'rootless parasites'. And hushed up as they were, rumours of Stalin’s purges of Jews as 'rootless cosmopolitans' had not escaped me either.' Further information.

Wednesday
Feb052014

New Publication

Judaism and Natural Sciences. CJS fellow Norman Solomon has published an entry entitled 'Natural Sciences in Judaism' in the Judaism section (Langton and Lancaster, eds) of Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religion ed. Anne L. C. Runchov and Lluis Orviedo (Springer, 2013). Further information.

Wednesday
Feb052014

New Publication

Jewish views on Fetus. CJS fellow Norman Solomon has published a chapter entitled 'The Eight-Month Fetus' in As a Perennial Spring: A Festschrift Honoring Norman Lamm (Downhill Publishing LLC, 2013). Further information.

Wednesday
Feb052014

New Publication

Jewish Pilgrimage. CJS fellow Norman Solomon has published a chapter entitled 'Jewish Pilgrimage and Peace' in Antón M. Pazo, ed, Pilgrims and Pilgrimages as Peacemakers in Christianity, Judaism and Islam (Ashgate, 2013). Further information.

Wednesday
Feb052014

New Publication

Bible Geography. CJS fellow Adrian Curtis has published an entry entitled 'Geography and Topography in Biblical Interpretation' in Steven McKenzie, ed, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation (Oxford University Press, 2013). Further information.

Wednesday
Feb052014

New Publication

Writing the Bible. CJS fellow Adrian Curtis has published a chapter entitled 'Ilimilku of Ugarit: Copyist or Creator?' in P.R. Davies and T. Römer, eds, Writing the Bible (Acumen, 2013). Further information.

 

Wednesday
Feb052014

New Publication

Psalm Titles. CJS fellow Adrian Curtis has published a chapter entitled '"A Psalm of David, When... ": Reflections on Some Psalm Titles in the Hebrew Bible' in James K. Aitken. Jeremy M.S. Clines, and Christl M. Maier, eds, Interested Readers: Essays in Honor of David J.A. Clines (SBL 2013). Further information.

Tuesday
Feb042014

Radio, The Jewish Hour

Mein Kampf copyright. On Monday 3 February 2014, Dr. Jean-Marc Dreyfus was interviewed about the end of copyright restrictions on  Mein Kampf and the CJS workshop on the subject. Listen again: mp3 or wav.

Monday
Feb032014

Manchester Limmud

Dedicated to Jewish learning in all its variety. Alex Samely was among those contributed to this year's Manchester Day Limmud, a full day of Jewish learning for the general public on Sunday 2 February 2014. He spoke on the topic 'Do we justify our lives through our work? Strivers and shirkers, art and religion in Jewish and philosophical perspectives.' Further information.

Friday
Jan312014

Workshop, French Senate

On looted art. Jean-Marc Dreyfus participated in a workshop at the Sénat, Salle Monnerville, Palais de Luxembourg on 30 January 2014 on 'Public activities in France and perspectives following the parliamentary mission on looted art in the Holocaust'. Further information.

Friday
Jan312014

Radio 4

Antisemitic French comedian. On Thursday 30 January 2014 Dr. Jean-Marc Dreyfus contributed to a BBC Radio 4 edition of The Report on the antisemitic French comedian Dieudonné. Listen again: mp3 or wav.

Monday
Jan272014

Public Sénat TV

On looted art. On 24 January 2014 Jean-Marc Dreyfus participated in the talk show 'Bibliothèque Mazarine' on the French TV channel Public Sénat on looted art and cultural objets, with the French minister of Culture, Ms Aurélie Filippetti. Watch on YouTube.

Tuesday
Jan212014

Podcast

Listen to the Panel Discussion. The AHRC project Cosmopolitanism and the Jews run by Cathy Gelbin and Sander Gilman organised a town-style meeting 'Migration and Culture in London’s East End, 1800 to the Present' at London’s RichMix Cinema and Arts Centre, 20 January 2014. Listen to the podcast of the Panel Discussion. Further information.

Sunday
Jan192014

BBC News website

Manchester Eruv. CJS fellow Yaakov Wise comments on past attempts to create an eruv in Manchester.  Further information.

Monday
Jan132014

Workshop, Mein Kampf

Hitler on the horizon. On 1 Jan 2016, Mein Kampf, the most controversial book of the European 20th Century, will enter the public domain. This workshop, organised by Jean-Marc Dreyfus, will consider the social and political history of the book. Historians, legal scholars and criminologists will examine and describe different aspects of Mein Kampf’s troubled history, be it in the Third Reich, its translation in different countries around Europe, or its post-war reception and dissemination. The workshop will also consider the issue of hate speech on the Internet. Open to all. Contact: jean-marc.dreyfus@manchester.ac.uk. Date and venue: 7 Feb 2014, University Place 2.220, University of Manchester. Further information.

Wednesday
Jan082014

New Public Lecture Series

The Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies. The Centre is pleased to announce that a generous bequest to the University from Fanni Bogdanow, a former Professor of French and Medieval Studies at Manchester and a child refugee on the Kindertransporte, will be used to endow a new annual public lecture series on Holocaust Studies. The lecture series will be inaugurated in January 2015. Further information.

Tuesday
Jan072014

Workshop, Ideologies, Identities and Images in Motion 

Jewish-Gentile intermarriage in Hungary. Under the auspices of the CREES-CEELBAS workshop series Ideologies, Identities and Images in Motion, Gábor Gergely will give a paper entitled 'The nightmare of Jewish-Gentile intermarriage in The Hen-Pecked Husband (János Vaszary, 1938): anti-Semitism in Hungarian film before the ban on Jewish participation in the industry'. Time and venue: 4pm on Thu 30 Jan 2014 in SG1 in the Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester. For further information email gabor.gergely@manchester.ac.uk

Wednesday
Jan012014

Plenary sessions, Pendleton College

Knowledge transfer. On 17 December 2013, CJS fellow Harry Lesser contributed from the perspective of Judaism to two sessions at Pendleton College, Salford, on the topic of Faith and Cultural Awareness, for the benefit of Business and Accountancy students.

Tuesday
Dec172013

Leverhulme Fellowship Opportunities

Available for Jewish and Hebrew Studies. The John Rylands Research Institute is pleased to announce that it intends to sponsor two Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships beginning in 2014. Potential applicants are invited to submit preliminary applications by Monday 13 January 2014. Projects must demonstrate a strong connection to the University of Manchester Library’s Special Collections, which includes extensive Judaica and Hebraica holdings and many other collections relevant to Jewish and Hebrew Studies. The JRRI’s director, Professor Peter E. Pormann, and grant writer, Dr Stevie Spiegl, as well as the curatorial staff of the Library may assist the candidate in formulating a viable research proposal that is based on a detailed study of items in the Special Collections. For further details, see www.manchesterjewishstudies.org/leverhulme-fellowships/

 

Friday
Dec132013

PhD Funding Opportunities

Studentships and bursaries available for Jewish Studies, Hebrew Studies, and Israel Studies at the University of Manchester. Announcement of funding opportunities for doctoral studies at Manchester: For full fees and maintenance: AHRC, President's Doctoral Scholar and ESRC competitions, with programme applications to be received by 17 or 31 JANUARY 2014, respectively. The President's award is open to Home and International Students. For PhD awards of the School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures: Home and International Students are eligible for fees and partial maintenance. Programme applications to be received by late JANUARY 2014 (tbc). Further details.