Monday
Nov142016

Public lecture, Oxford Chabad

Italian Jewry. Stefania Silvestri will give a talk entitled 'The Jewish Ghetto of Venice: Its History, Culture and Women' as part of a day conference on 500 years of the Venice Ghetto for the Oxford University Chabad Society. 20 November 2016. Further information.

Monday
Nov142016

Bernard Jackson student prize 2016

Post-graduate prize. This prize is awarded annually to the student with 'the highest grade for a master's dissertation in Jewish Studies' at the University of Manchester. It honours the Centre's second co-director Bernard Jackson. For 2016 the prize of £100 was awarded to the winner Miruna-Stefana Belea (MA in Biblical Studies) for a dissertation supervised by Renate Smithuis and entitled 'Magic and Religion: Parabiblical elements on four amulets from Moses Gaster collection'. Further information.

Monday
Nov072016

New publication

Reflections on Jewish Studies. Alex Samely, 'Jewish Studies and Reading' in G. Langer and C. Cordoni (eds.), 'Let the Wise Listen and Add to Their Learning'. Festschrift for Günter Stemberger on the Occasion of his 75th Birthday (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2016), 757–789. Further information.

Wednesday
Oct262016

New publication

Israel Studies. Moshe Behar, 'Past and Present Perfect of Israel’s One-State Solution' in Israel and Palestine Alternative Perspectives on Statehood, John Ehrenberg and Yoav Peled, eds (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016), 243-270. Further information.

Friday
Oct142016

New publication

Judaism and evolution. Daniel Langton, 'Elijah Benamozegh and Evolutionary Theory: A Nineteenth Century Italian Kabbalist's Panentheistic Response to Darwin' in European Journal of Jewish Studies 10:2 (2016), 223-245. Further information.

Thursday
Oct132016

Manson Memorial Lecture

The Apostle Paul and Judaism. The 2016 Manson Memorial Lecture will be given by Steve Mason (Groningen) on the topic of 'Judaism and Paul: A Category Crisis'. 2pm, Thu 20 October 2016, SG1, Samuel Alexander Building. Further information.

Tuesday
Oct112016

Archival Fellowship, Anglo-Israel Relations

Archival Research Guide Project. The Centre is seeking to fund a short-term project to generate a guide to the Anglo-Jewish holdings on the Arab-Israeli conflict, which are scattered throughout the University’s archives, for the facilitation of future scholarly research. Payment: A consultancy fee of £3500 for 4-6 weeks. Period in which the work must be completed: Anytime in the period 1 Dec 2016 - 31 Aug 2017. Deadline for application: 31 Oct 2016. Further information.

Tuesday
Oct042016

Limmud, Liverpool

Jewish Life Long Learning conference. Among those contributing to this year's Limmud in Liverpool are Philip Alexander ('Belief v Practice in Judaism and Christianity')  and Daniel Langton ('Isn't Atheism an Appropriate Response to the Shoah?'). 6 November 2016. Further information.

Tuesday
Oct042016

Public Lecture, JHSE

Wissenschaft des Judentums in an Anglo-Jewish Context. Daniel Langton will give a paper to the Jewish Historical Society of England entitled 'Wandering Jews in England’s Green and Pleasant Land' at 7pm on Thu 20 October 2016, UCL, London. Further information.

Tuesday
Oct042016

Paper at the British Academy

Jewish-Islamic relations. On 7 September Renate Smithuis gave a paper entitled 'Donning Borrowed Clothes: Judah Halevi and Shi’i Theology' at a BIPS workshop on 'Interactions of Muslim Intellectuals and Institutions with those of other Faiths in the Medieval Persianate World' at the British Academy in London. Further information.

Tuesday
Oct042016

Funding, SALC

Yemenite manuscripts in the Rylands Library. Funding has been received from the Research Support Fund of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures for Stefania Silvestri's new library project 'Hebrew Manuscript Production between East and West: A pilot study of two Yemenite manuscripts' (£3000).

Tuesday
Oct042016

Haaretz newspaper

Debate about Arab-Jewish Identity. The work of Moshe Behar on Arab-Jewish thought features in this long essay in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Further information.

Tuesday
Oct042016

Rylands library fellowship

Call for applications for the Newberry/Rylands Joint Fellowship 2017/2018. The Newberry Library-John Rylands Institute Exchange Fellowship provides two months of support for a scholar to be in residence for one month at the Newberry Library in Chicago and an additional month in residence at the John Rylands Library in Manchester, England. See the Jewish Studies related holdings at Manchester. Further information.

Monday
Sep262016

Cathy Gelbin on ARTE TV

The Golem. Cathy Gelbin appeared in the German-French TV channel ARTE documentary Golem: Die Legende vom Menschen (The Legend of the Human), which aired on 23 September 2016. Further information.

Tuesday
Sep202016

The Guardian day conference

Call for papers for day-conference "The Guardian in Local, National, and Global History", Thu 6 April 2017, Manchester. The University of Manchester Library and the John Rylands Research Institute invite submissions for a one-day interdisciplinary conference on the history of the Guardian newspaper. Potential topics for papers might include Zionism, the development of foreign correspondence and coverage of foreign policy and international news, and the role of the Guardian in Manchester life, including that of its minority communities. Format: 20 minutes for presentation (with an expectation of an additional 10 minutes for questions). Application: Please submit abstracts of up to 250 words to fran.baker@manchester.ac.uk. Deadline for submissions: Mon 31 October 2016. Further information.

Thursday
Aug182016

Holocaust day conference

Children During the Holocaust. This day conference at the Imperial Museum of the North was organised by Jean-Marc Dreyfus and will explore the experience of children during the Holocaust. The event is free but places are limited and it is necessary to book a place. 9.30am-4.00pm, Wed 26 October 2016. Further information.

Tuesday
Aug092016

Student representative, BAJS

Committee member of BAJS. Congratulations to Marton Ribary, PhD candidate and administrator of the CJS at Manchester, who has been elected the first postgraduate student representative on the committee of the British Association for Jewish Studies (BAJS). Further information.

Tuesday
Aug092016

Conference paper, Czech Republic

Moses Gaster and the Samaritans. Katharina Keim presented a paper on 'The Samaritan Correspondence of Dr Moses Gaster' at the ninth Congress of the Société d’études Samaritaines (31 July to 5 August) at the Protestant Theological Faculty at Charles University in Prague. Further information.

Thursday
Jul282016

Melilah 2015

New volume (12) on the theme of 'Atheism, Scepticism and Challenges to Monotheism'. Announcing the online publication of the latest volume of the Centre's Open Access journal Melilah. This volume, edited by Daniel Langton, is the Proceedings of the British Association for Jewish Studies (BAJS) conference 2015. Contributors include Kenneth Seeskin, Joshua Moss, David Ruderman, Benjamin Williams, Károly Dániel Dobos, Jeremy Fogel, Michael Miller, Federico Dal Bo, Norman Solomon, Melissa Raphael, Daniel Langton, Avner Dinur, and Khayke Beruriah Wiegand. Further information.

Monday
Jul252016

Research program, Pennsylvania University

Call for fellowship applications. The Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at Pennsylvania University has issued a call for applications for (funded) fellowships for their one-year research programme for 2017-18 'Nature between Science and Religion: Jewish Culture and the Natural World' designed by Daniel Langton (Manchester) and David Shyowitz (Northwestern). Further information.

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