Monday
Jun122017

Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop

For UK-based Jewish Studies research postgraduates and early career researchers. The Centre for Jewish Studies at Manchester University is pleased to announce the second postgraduate 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 are invited to participate in a range of training and information sessions on 4-6 July 2017 at the University of Manchester. The event will include advice sessions on funding applications, public engagement and REF2021, career planning for library, museum and publishing sectors, tips for submitting for publication, as well as a series of sessions on Current Trends in Jewish Studies and, for example, Cultural Studies, Israel Studies, Social Science, and Holocaust Studies. For details including the registration form (deadline: 22 June 2017), funding assistance, accommodation options, and the provisional programme, see further information.

Friday
May192017

New publication

Festschrift for George Brooke. The Centre is delighted to report the publication of Is There a Text in this Cave? Studies in the Textuality of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Honour of George J. Brooke, edited by Ariel Feldman, Maria Cioată, Charlotte Hempel (Leiden: Brill, 2017). The presentation to George Brooke took place on 11 May, and was followed by a reception sponsored by Brill. Further information.

Tuesday
May162017

Paper, University of Oxford

Israel/Palestine studies. Moshe Behar will present a paper titled 'Partition and the Study of Israel/Palestine' at the Israel Studies as a Global Discipline Conference, 28-29 May 2017, University of Oxford. Further information.

Tuesday
May162017

Paper, Birkbeck College

Zionism and Antisemitism. Moshe Behar will be presenting a paper on 'Ottoman Jewish views on nominal semitism' at the international conference 'Zionism and Antisemitism,' organised by the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism,  24-26 May 2017, University of London. Further information.

Thursday
May112017

Modern Hebrew Course

Modern Hebrew course 2017. There are 3 levels of Hebrew courses currently available at the University of Manchester. The cost is £550 to audit these courses (i.e. to participate without formal assessment). The courses will be taught in a mixed teaching environment for classroom-based students alongside distance-learning students (via a swivl robot and video-conferencing link). Further information.

Thursday
Apr272017

New publication

Migration and Nationality. Lauren Banko, 'Claiming identities in Palestine: Migration and Nationality under the Mandate,' Journal of Palestine Studies, vol. 46, Winter 2017, 26-43. Further information.

Thursday
Apr272017

Bogdanow student report

Educational visit to Auschwitz and BirkenauA recipient of a Bogdanow student travel grant, Caitlin Touhey, BA Hons History, has written about her visit to Krakow and Auschwitz. Further information.

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.