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.
Wednesday
Jan302019

New publication

Holocaust Studies. Jean-Marc Dreyfus, 'The Mass Graves of Hohne and the French Attempt (and Failure) at Exhumation (1958-1969)' in Accessing Campscapes: Inclusive Strategies for Using European Conflicted Heritage (Autumn, 2018). Further information.

Wednesday
Jan302019

New publication

Holocaust studies. Jean-Marc Dreyfus, 'Love After an Apocalypse Holocaust survivor Marceline Loridan-Ivens never stopped grappling with loss—or fighting to live' in Foreign Policy magazine (Winter 2019). Further information.
Wednesday
Jan302019

New publication

Jews and Cosmopolitan Thought. Cathy Gelbin and Sander L. Gilman have co-edited Jews on the Move: Modern Cosmopolitanist Thought and its Others (London: Routledge, 2018). Further information.

Wednesday
Jan302019

Radio interview

Holocaust Studies. Cathy Gelbin gave a radio interview on German national radio in early December 2018 marking the 40th anniversary of the German TV premiere of the US miniseries 'Holocaust'. Further information.

Wednesday
Jan302019

Paper, New Europe College

Interfaith Relations. Ion Popa presented a paper at New Europe College in Bucharest entitled: "Ecumenism, Politics and the Jews. Examining the August 1937 antisemitic declarations of Miron Cristea, the Romanian Orthodox Patriarch." 16 January 2019. Further information

Monday
Jan282019

MA fees bursaries in Jewish Studies 

Masters degree studies at the University of Manchester, 2019-20. This is a home/EU fees bursary for MA students who make Jewish Studies topics their main study focus in their MA in Religions and TheologyTwo bursaries will be awarded each year on a competitive basis. There are no eligibility criteria based on nationality, but please note that the bursary is restricted to the maximum cost of home/EU fees. The bursaries may be offered to eligible students before the final deadline so applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible. The final date for submission of the online application to the Religions and Theology MA programme and the MA Funding Application Form is 5pm on 3 May 2019 or until the bursaries have been awarded. Further information.

Friday
Jan252019

Paper, KT80 Symposium

The Kindertransport. Jane Brooks presented a paper 'Nursing Lives and Work of Young Jewish Girls who Escaped on the Kindertransports' at the KT80 Symposium: The Kindertransport 80 Years On at UCL on 22 January 2019. Further information.

Friday
Jan252019

Barbara Brodie Fellowship 

Jewish refugee nurses. Dr Jane Brooks has been awarded the Barbara Brodie Fellowship by the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, University of Virginia for 2019-20 for her work on Jewish refugee nurses and will be visiting the University of Virginia and the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC later in the year as part of the Fellowship. Further information.

Friday
Jan252019

New publication 

Dead sea scrolls. George Brooke,  'The Politics of the Patriarchs in the Dead Sea Scrolls,'  The Politics of the Ancestors: Exegetical and Historical Perspectives on Genesis 12–36 (ed. M.G. Brett and J. Wöhrle in collaboration with F. Neumann; FAT 124; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018), 401–17. Further information.

Friday
Jan252019

Lecturer in Jewish Studies

The Centre for Jewish Studies welcome Dr Marton Ribary in his new role as Lecturer in Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester. The post will be from January - July 2019.

Thursday
Jan172019

Screen & talk

UK premiere of Nazi looted art documentary. Sponsored by the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester, in collaboration with the Centre for Jewish Studies the screening of 'Hitler versus Picasso and the others. The Nazi obsession for art' will be followed by a Q&A panel with Jean-Marc Dreyfus who appears in the film. Tuesday 26 February 2019 6pm, HOME Manchester, M15 4FN. Further information.

Thursday
Jan102019

Scriptural Encounters

Reading challenging sacred texts. Scriptural Encounters bring together different faiths to debate and discuss controversial topics. The fourth session, led by Philip Alexander, will be the first of three conversations on the story of the Binding/Sacrifice of Isaac/Ishmael in Judaism, Christianity and Islam Come along and listen or take part in the discussion. 4:00-5:30pm, Thu 24 January 2019, in A116 Samuel Alexander building, University of Manchester. Please note the new date for this meeting.  Further information. 

Tuesday
Jan082019

Public lecture, Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society

Jews in the Graeco-Roman world. Prof Sarah Pearce (Southampton) will give a lecture 'Fresh Light on Cleopatra' as part of the AIAS lecture series. The lecture is organised in collaboration with The Centre for Jewish Studies and The Jewish Historical Society of England. Mon 21 January 2019, 7.30pm. Sephardi Synagogue, 24 Wicker Lane, Hale Barns Cheshire WA15 0HQ. Further information.

Thursday
Dec202018

Jewish Historical Society Lecture

Jewish history and theology. The Jewish Historical Society Manchester Branch, partnering with The Centre for Jewish Studies, will have its first lecture of 2019 on Wed 30 January at 7.30pm. Philip Alexander (Manchester) will give a talk on "A Non-Jew Looks at Jewish History: Fifty Years Studying and Teaching Judaism." The meeting will be in A113 Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester. Further information.
Thursday
Dec202018

Scriptural Encounters

Reading challenging sacred texts. Scriptural Encounters bring together different faiths to debate and discuss controversial topics. The fourth session will be led by Philip Alexander on the topic of People of the Book: How the Abrahamic Religions interpret their Scriptures, Comparisons and Contrasts. Come along and listen or take part in the debate. 4:00-5:30pm, Thu 17 January 2019, in B2.4 Ellen Wilkinson building, University of Manchester. Further information.

Wednesday
Dec122018

New position, Jewish Studies

Part-time Lecturer Jewish Studies. Applications are welcome for a part-time position in Jewish Studies in the Dept of Religions and Theology at the University of Manchester. Tenure: 14 January 2019 to 13 July 2019. Salary: £36,261 - £39,609 per annum pro rata according to experience (0.64 FTE on grade 6). Deadline: 3 Jan 2019. Further information.