Past Activities Archive


Sherman Lectures  | Research Seminars | Conferences and Workshops



2014 Miri Rubin on "Thinking about Jews in Medieval Europe: Explorations with Text, Images and Sounds"

2013 Derek Penslar on "What is Israel Studies?"

2012 Philip Alexander on "The Messianic Idea within Judaism"

2011 Martin Goodman on "Toleration within Judaism"

2010 Bernard Jackson on "Halakah, Inheritance and the 'Heritage of Israel'"

2009 Sander Gilman on "Confronting the Present in the Past: German Jewish Exiles in London 1933-1950"

2008 Melissa Raphael-Levine on "A Post-Holocaust Theology of Jewish Art"

2007 Gadi Ben-Ezer on "Ethiopian Jews Encounter Israel: Social, Psychological and Cultural Perspectives of the Immigrant and Refugee in Society"

2006 Ada Rapoport-Albert on "Women in Jewish Mysticism"

2005 Barry Kosmin on "Rethinking the Jewish World in the 21st Century"

2004 Daniel Sperber on "The Modern Study of Halakhah"

2003 Fred Rosner on "Jewish Medical Ethics in the 21st Century"

2002 Tony Kushner on "Refugees Then and Now"

2001 Norman Solomon on "Torah from Heaven" 

2000 Judith Plaskow on "Contextualising Sex": summaries

1999 David Patterson on "The Religious Dimension in Modern Hebrew Literature": abstracts

1998 Bernard Wasserstein on "The Jerusalem Question in International Diplomacy 1798-1998": abstracts



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12/12/14 CJS Study Day

20/10/14 Holocaust Workshop at Imperial War Museum

8-10/09/14 Corpses Project: 3rd Annual Conference

7/02/14 Mein Kampf workshop

20/01/14 Cosmopolitanism Project Town meeting: Migration and Culture in London’s East End 1800 to the Present


2013 Levinas Reading Group

7/10/13 Holocaust day-conference

9-11/09/13 Corpses Project: 2nd Annual Conference

14/06/13 Workshop: Social Media and Political Horizons: Israel / Palestine, the Middle East and Beyond


2012 Levinas Reading Group

22/10/12 Holocaust day-conference

12-14/09/12 Corpses Project: 1st Annual Conference

1-4/07/12 International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ), Manchester 2012

01/03/12 Open Evening


2011 Levinas Reading Group

25/11/11 Medical Ethics Conference

10/11/11 Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society Lecture

10/10/11 New Directions in Holocaust Research Conference

26/05/11 Anglo-Israel Archeaological Society Lecture

13/05/11 Holocaust Workshop


2008 Religion and the Welfare State Lecture Series

2008 W. G. Sebald Seminar

2008 JudaicaFest (2008)

2008 Anti-Semitism and the Emergence of Sociological Theory Conference (2008)


2007 Continuing education course: Frank Adam, "The Arab Israel Conflict: A History with Complexities" and Ya'akov Wise, "Piety, Poverty and Persecution; A Radical New Look at Anglo-Jewish History 1880-1980"


2006 Continuing education course: Frank Adam, "A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict", Clive Gilbert, "Russian Jewry 1800-1917", and Jeremy Michelson, "The Holocaust - A World Tragedy'


2005 Continuing education course: Jeremy Michelson, "The History of the Jews in the Middle Ages', Michael Tunnicliffe, "Five Hebrew Scrolls" and Frank Adam, "A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict"


2004 Continuing education course: Frank Adam, "A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict"


2003 Rabbinics Seminar Series: On the Chief Rabbi's essay

2003 Continuing education course: Jeremy Michelson and Clive Gilbert, "Two centuries of Russian Jewry" and Frank Adam "Israel"


2002 Jewish Heritage at Rylands Day Conference

2002 Bernard Jackson, "Agunah: The Halakhic Sources"


2001 Southport Rep Council Lecture Series: "Us and Them: Jewish Identity, Ancient and Modern"

2001 MMU Lectures on "Jews in Society"


2000 Limmud Day

2000-01 Extra-mural lectures: Abstracts/Transcripts


1998 Professor Jackson on "An Academician's View of Jewish Law", 18 November 1998 (full text)

1998 Manchester and Zionism: The Community, the University and the State of Israel Day Conference (21 October)

1998-99 Extra-mural lectures Abstracts/Transcripts




Some fellows constributions

Liturgical Collaboration by Rev. Roger Tomes
Omer Counter by Pauline Frankenberg
Fascism in Manchester by Dr. Yaakov Wise
Sir Sidney Hamburger by Bill Williams

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