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.

Tuesday
Feb072017

Podcast, Bogdanow Lectures 2017

Holocaust Studies. The 2017 Bogdanow Lectures by Dr Vicki Barnett (Washington Holocaust Memorial Museum) on 'The Church and the Holocaust' are now available to view online. The lectures are entitled: 1 Unfinished Hero: Dietrich Bonhoeffer in History, and 2. International Responses from Catholics, Jews and Protestants during the Holocaust. Originally presented 30 and 31 January 2017. Further information.

Tuesday
Feb072017

PhD completion

Victoria Biggs on Israeli and Palestinian youth. The Centre would like to congratulate Victoria Biggs on the successful defence of her doctoral thesis 'Storytelling on the Fault Lines: Storytelling, Community, and Memory among Israeli and Palestinian Youth'. Her supervisors were Prof Bertrand Taithe and Dr Alison Jeffers. Her internal examiner was Dr Jenny Hughes and her external examiner was Prof Dawn Chatty (Oxford). See the list of current PhD students in the area of Jewish Studies at Manchester.

Saturday
Feb042017

Bogdanow Lectures 2017

Holocaust Studies. See the Church Times report on Vicki Barnett's lecture series 'The Church and the Holocaust'.

Wednesday
Jan182017

PhD completion

Janek Gryta on The Politics of Memory and Jewish Heritage in Poland. The Centre would like to congratulate Janek Gryta on the successful defence of his doctoral thesis 'The Politics of Memory and Jewish Heritage: Warsaw - Krakow - Lodz after 1989'. His supervisors were Dr Ewa Ochman and Dr Cathy Gelbin. His internal examiner was Prof Vera Tolz-Zilitinkevic and his external examiner was Prof Barbara Törnquist-Plewa (Lund). See the list of current PhD students in the area of Jewish Studies at Manchester.

Sunday
Jan152017

Radio, Jewish Hour

Interview with the Bogdanow Lecturer for 2017. Vicki Barnett, director of Programs on Ethics and Religion at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will give the Bogdanow Lectures on 'The Church and the Holocaust' in late January. The Salford City Radio interview 7-8pm on Mon 16 Jan (94.4FM), begins at 38:30 mins. Listen again.

Friday
Jan132017

New publication

Ladino and Sephardic Jews. Richard Fay and L. Davcheva, 'Zones of interculturality and linguistic identity: Tales of Ladino by Sephardic Jews in Bulgaria', 24-40, in P. Holmes et al, eds, Intercultural dialogue: Questions of research, theory and practice (London: Routledge, 2016). Further information.

Friday
Jan132017

Public lecture, IHR

Israel-Palestine studies. Moshe Behar will give a lecture entitled 'The First Ashkenazi-Mizrahi Controversy on the "Arab Question"' at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, 23 Jan 2017. Further information.

 

Friday
Jan132017

New publication

Corpses of mass violence. Jean-Marc Dreyfus and Élisabeth Anstett, eds, Human Remains in Society: Curation and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Genocide and Mass-violence (Manchester: MUP, 2016). Holocaust related papers include: '(Re)politicising the dead in post-Holocaust Poland', 'Exhumations in post-war rabbinical responsas' and 'Forensic and archaeological approaches to locating the remains of Holocaust victims'. Further information.

Friday
Jan132017

New funding

Jewish religion and science. Daniel Langton has been awarded a fellowship ($30,000) at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at Pennsylvania University for the autumn semester of 2017. He will contribute to their research programme ('Nature between Science and Religion') with a project on Jews and evolutionary theory. Further information.

Wednesday
Dec212016

Bogdanow travel bursary

Student travel awards for educational visits to concentration camps. As part of her bequest to the University of Manchester, Prof. Fanny Bogdanow funded an annual lecture on the Holocaust and a number of student travel bursaries for educational visits to concentration camps. For 2016-17, the Centre for Jewish Studies was able to allocate 8 awards of £400 each. Further information.

Tuesday
Dec202016

Research Guide, Jews and Methodism

Jews, Judaism and Methodism. We are delighted to announce the availability of Simon Mayers' Background to the Methodist Collection and Andy Crome's Listing of the Methodist Collection, both of which focus on the materials held in the John Rylands Library relevant to those interested in Methodist attitudes towards Jews and Judaism. They complement the library's catalogue description (online). Together, these provide an excellent Research Guide for scholars. See opportunities for funding.