Monday
Mar252019

Doctoral and ECR training workshop

For UK-based Jewish Studies research postgraduates. The Centre for Jewish Studies at Manchester University is pleased to announce the fourth doctoral and early career research training event of the Northern UK Jewish Studies Partnership. PhD students and post-doctoral researchers from the Jewish Studies Partnership institutions and other Universities in the UK will meet for a range of training and information sessions on 25-27 June 2019 at the Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester. The event will include advice on turning a PhD thesis into a monograph and funder-acceptable open access publication practices, research impact, how to cope with negative responses to your work, and academic engagement with online audiences, as well as a series of sessions on 'Current Trends' in fields of Jewish Studies including Biblical Studies, Jewish Literary Studies and Palestine/Israel Studies. This year there will be a special focus on getting involved in writing large grants and on the application and interview experience from the perspectives of both the applicant and selection panel. There will also be the opportunity for one-to-one discussions with mentors. For details including the provisional programme, online registration form, and financial assistance with travel and accommodation costs, see further information.

Friday
Mar222019

New publication

Dead sea scrolls. George J. Brooke “Son of God, Sons of God, and Election in the Dead Sea Scrolls,” in Son of God: Divine Sonship in Jewish and Christian Antiquity (ed. G.V. Allen, K. Akagi, P. Sloan and M. Nevader; University Park, PA: Eisenbrauns, 2019), 28–40 (ISBN 978-1-57506-992-0). Further information.

Monday
Mar182019

Blog entry, 50 Jewish Objects

Judaica artefacts.  Stefania Silvestri discusses the latest developments of the 50 Jewish Objects project in her blog titled 'Exciting things ahead'. Further information.

Monday
Mar182019

Scriptural Encounters

Reading challenging sacred textsScriptural Encounters bring together different faiths to debate and discuss controversial topics. The third meeting of 2019 will be led by Philip Alexander and Mohammed Ullah on the story of 'the Binding/Sacrifice of Isaac/Ishmael in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.The Story in Islam.' Come along and listen or take part in the discussion. 4:00-5:30pm, Thu 28 March 2019, in A116 Samuel Alexander building, University of Manchester.  Further information.

Monday
Mar112019

Consultancy, BBC

GCSE Judaism web resources. Daniel Langton advises the BBC's Bitesize in Religious Studies in the area of Judaism. Further information.

Thursday
Feb142019

Seminar, Lives of Letters network

Samaritan StudiesKatharina Keim will be giving a seminar presentation on 'Ethical challenges in early Twentieth Century Samaritan Manuscript Collecting’ at 3-4.30pm on Wed 6 March 2019, A112 Samuel Alexander Building, as part of the 'Lives of Letters' seminar series. Further information.

Monday
Feb112019

Public Lecture

German-Jewish studies. Prof Cathy Gelbin will give her inaugural lecture on “‘Citizens of nowhere’: German-Jewish Questions for the 21st Century” on Weds 27 February 5.00pm in the Lecture Theatre, Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester. Further information.
Monday
Feb112019

Scriptural Encounters

Reading challenging sacred textsScriptural Encounters bring together different faiths to debate and discuss controversial topics. The second meeting of 2019 will be led by Philip Alexander and Caroline Wickens on the story of 'the Binding/Sacrifice of Isaac/Ishmael in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.The Story in Christianity.' Come along and listen or take part in the discussion. 4:00-5:30pm, Thu 28 February 2019, in A116 Samuel Alexander building, University of Manchester.  Further information.

Wednesday
Feb062019

Seminar paper, Religions & Theology

Jewish ethnography. Dr. Lea Taragin Zeller (Cambridge), 'Making a Jewish Life: An Ethnographic Approach to Religious Authority and Ethical Freedom.' R&T research seminar. 4pm on 7 Feb 2019, Room 6.212, University Place, University of Manchester. Further information.

Tuesday
Feb052019

Conference paper

Antisemitism studies. Marcel Stoetzler, ‘Still fighting the Zionist Machia-villains: continuities of antisemitic defences of good capitalism from bad’ at the international conference on ‘Resurgences of anti-Semitism: Realities, Fictions, Uses’ Free University Brussels (ULB), Institut Marcel Liebman, 12-13 December 2018. Further information.
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.