Monday
Apr242017

Postgraduate Study Day lecture, Manchester

Jewish Engagement with Atheism. Daniel Langton will give a presentation on 'Atheism, Scepticism and the Judeo-Christian Tradition' at the annual Religions & Theology Postgraduate Study Day. 9 June 2017, 6.207 University Place.

Friday
Apr212017

Public lecture, Manchester Jewish Museum

Biblical archaeology. In collaboration with the CJS and the Jewish Historical Society of England, the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society presents Yosef Garfinkel (Hebrew University), 'The Quest for the Historical King David: New Light from Khirbet Qeiyafa and Khirbet El Rai'. 7.00-9.30pm, Mon 22 May 2017, Manchester Jewish Museum. Further information.

Friday
Apr212017

New publication

Anti-Judaism in Methodism. Simon Mayers, '"Monuments" to the Truth of Christianity: Anti-Judaism in the Works of Adam Clarke', Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 93:1 (Spring 2017). Further information. See also Dr Mayers' recent Research Guide to Jews and Methodism in the Rylands Library.

Sunday
Apr162017

New publication

Eastern Jewish thought in Palestine. Moshe Behar, '1911: The Birth of the Mizrahi–Ashkenazi Controversy' in Journal of Modern Jewish Studies 16:2 (2017), 312-331. This was published in the special section, guest-edited by Dr Behar, entitled 'Fusing Arab Nahda, European Haskalah and Euro-Zionism: Eastern Jewish thought in late-Ottoman and post-Ottoman Palestine'. Further information.

Tuesday
Apr042017

New publication

Dead Sea Scrolls. George J. Brooke, 'Choosing between Papyrus and Skin: Cultural Complexity and Multiple Identities in the Qumran Library' in Mladen Popović, Myles Schoonover and Marijn Vandenberghe, eds., Jewish Cultural Encounters in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern World (Leiden: Brill, 2017). Further information.

Friday
Mar312017

Research Guide, Haskalah collection

The Jewish Enlightenment. We are delighted to announce the availability of Rebecca Wolpe's Guide to the Haskalah Collection (pdf) at the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, which complements the library's catalogue description (online).

Friday
Mar312017

Paper, Ben Gurion University

Israel/Palestine studies. Moshe Behar will be giving a paper at Ben Gurion University on a debate between the Marxists of Israel/Palestine following the 1967 war. 4 April 2017. Further information.

Thursday
Mar232017

Bogdanow student report

Auschwitz and Commemoration. A recipient of a Bogdanow student travel grant, Ellie Stenson, BA Hons English Literature, has written about her visit to Krakow and Auschwitz. Further information.

Thursday
Mar232017

New publication, blog

Fragments of ordinary lives. Bill Williams and PhD student Tereza Ward have established a new blog called 'Fragments', featuring the historical miscellania left behind by everyday people living in Manchester, including Jews. Further information.

Thursday
Mar232017

New publication, blog

Natural Language Processing of Rabbinic Texts. PhD student Marton Ribary has written a post for 'The Talmud Blog' on the interface of Digital Humanities and the study of Rabbinic Literature. Further information.

Monday
Mar202017

Panel, Astaire Seminar Series

Cosmopolitan Jews. The CJS at Manchester is one of several institutions in the north of the UK that will contribute to the Astaire Seminar Series in Jewish Studies, which this year has as its theme 'Jews: movement, migration, location'. We will host an event at which Sander Gilman (Emory University) will speak on 'Jews as Exiles and their Representations after 1933' and Cathy Gelbin (Manchester) will discuss 'German Jews and the Cosmopolitan Ideal in Exile from National Socialism'. 5-7pm, Tue 21 March 2017, A113 Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester. Further information.

Sunday
Mar192017

Sherman Community Lecture 2017, new date

Jews and the evolution of Western liberalism. Prof. Abigail Green (Oxford University) will give the next Sherman Community Lecture, entitled 'A Century of Jewish Liberalism: 1848-1948". 5.30pm Thu 25 May 2017, Manchester Jewish Museum. Please note the change of date. Further information.

Wednesday
Mar152017

New funding

Holocaust in Romania. Ion Popa, currently a Saul Kagan Claims Conference Postdoctoral Fellow, has been awarded $20,000 for an additional year on his project 'Rescue, Indifference and Everything Else In-between: The Catholic Church and the Holocaust in Romania, 1938-1948'. 1 Sept 2017 - 31 Aug 2018. He has also joined the editorial board of the journal Historical Review of the Jews of Romania. Further information.

Monday
Mar132017

A-Level Religious Studies workshop

Religion and Belief in an Age of Conflict. Alex Samely will give a workshop on 'Zionism and Messianism’ for A-level students of religious studies under the auspices of OxNet and the North West Theology and Religious Studies Centre, organised by Pembroke College, Oxford. 21 March 2017, University Place, Manchester. Further information.

Tuesday
Mar072017

New publication

Second Temple Period literature. George J. Brooke, 'What is Editing? What is an Edition? Towards a Taxonomy for Late Second Temple Jewish Literature,' Insights into Editing in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East: What Does Documented Evidence Tell Us about the Transmission of Authoritative Texts? (ed. R. Müller and J. Pakkala; CBET 84; Leuven: Peeters, 2017), 23–40. Further information.

Sunday
Mar052017

Paper, King's College London

Jews and Unbelief. Daniel Langton will give a paper entitled 'The Doubting Jew: Some Observations on Jewish Engagement with Atheism' to the Jewish Studies research seminar. 5pm, 22 March 2017, King's College London. Further information.

Monday
Feb272017

Seminar, Pears Institute

Antisemitism. Marcel Stoetzler will be giving a talk on 'Capitalism, Antisemitism and Stupidity: On Horkheimer and Adorno's Dialectic of Enlightenment' at the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism lunchtime seminar. 1pm, Thu 2 March 2017, Dreyfus Room, 26 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DQ. Further information.

Monday
Feb272017

Panel, Humanities in the City

Moses Gaster's library. Maria Cioată will give a paper on 'Rev. Dr. Moses Gaster and his Library: Collecting, Discovering and Sharing' to the Manchester History of Humanities Research Network. 4.15pm, Mon 13 March 2017, C1.8 Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester. Further information.  

Monday
Feb132017

Ferguson Lecture event

Interfaith readings of Scripture. David Ford (Cambridge University), 'Introducing Scriptural Reasoning - An Interfaith Practice for Our Time'. 12-1 pm, 2 March 2017, Manchester Cathedral. Further information.

Friday
Feb102017

Guardian Conference, Rylands Library

The Guardian and Zionism. As part of the conference "'Comment is free but facts are sacred': The Guardian in Local, National and Global History", Daphna Baram (Journalist, editor and lecturer) will give a paper entitled 'What is The Guardian's 'Heretofore' on Zionism: How C.P. Scott’s legacy was interpreted by his successors'. 2pm, Thu 6 April 2017, John Rylands Library, Deansgate. Further information.