EAJS Newsflash, June 2016
If this email is not displaying properly, view it in your browser
EAJS Newsflash, June 2016


Establishment of a Network for South-Eastern European Jewish Studies

Belgrade, 7th July 2016


A panel to discuss the potential creation of a Network for South-Eastern European Jewish Studies will form part of the international conference “The Western Balkan Encounter of Sepharad and Ashkenaz: Between Tradition and Change”, to take place at the Institute for Literature and Art in Belgrade 5-7 July 2016. The panel will meet on the last day of the conference, Thursday 7th July 2016.

Colleagues in the region and beyond with an interest in the history and culture of the Jews in South-East Europe are urged to join this panel and discuss the potential activities of such a network.

The proposed international academic network would promote Jewish Studies in the region by establishing cooperation between scholars in Jewish studies, encouraging the coordination and organization of conferences, seminars, courses, colloquia, workshops, and supporting publications dedicated specifically to Jewish studies in the region.

Scholars (professors, senior researchers, PhD and MA candidates, independent researchers, etc.) are invited to join the discussion about the formation of this regional network.

Scholars wishing to attend should contact the conference organisers at


Please send all items for inclusion in future mailings to, after reading our policy on posting notifications.

The European Journal of Jewish Studies (EJJS) is the journal of the EAJS and published in cooperation with the University of Halle-Wittenberg. Its main purpose is to publish high-quality research articles, essays and shorter contributions on all aspects of Jewish Studies. Submissions are all double blind peer-reviewed.  [Further information]

Members of the EAJS may subscribe to the online-only version of EJJS at EUR 15 / US$ 20, which is a highly reduced rate (individual online-only rate is EUR 55 / US$ 72).

EAJS members should refer to the Members Area of the EAJS website for details of how to subscribe at the members’ rate.

For more details of the current volume 10(1) 2016, click here.

EAJS Funding Advisory Service

The Funding Advisory Service, which is available to all EAJS members, includes both the extensive online Funders Database relevant to academics, postdoctoral researchers and students interested in research related to Jewish Studies, and access to the EAJS Funding Advisor, Jonathan Starbrook, who may be consulted directly by email to discuss possible research grant opportunities. Support is provided as follows: 
  • Advice on appropriate funders or schemes for a specific project
  • Advice on the application process for applying for a specific grant
Wherever possible, members should ensure they also consult with local Research Administrators (or equivalent) in their home institutions (if appropriate).

Jonathan Starbrook is the EAJS Funding Advisor, and he may be contacted by email at:


Positions available

  German follows Research Fellow in Jewish Studies Heidelberg University Heidelberg University’s Collaborative Research Centre 933 (CRC 933) “Material Text Cultures” offers a vacant job position for a Research Fellow (E 13 100%) In the sub-project B04 (Jewish Studies) The Collaborative Research Centre 933 (CRC 933) “Material Text Cultures“ … [Further information]

  Dublin City University School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music Lecturer in Islamic and Jewish Studies Fixed Term Contract of up to 3 Years Introduction Dublin City University ( is a research-intensive, globally-engaged, dynamic institution that is distinguished by both the quality and impact of its graduates and its … [Further information]

  Universität Hamburg Three Ph.D. Scholarships in the Study of Manuscript Cultures The Graduate School of the “Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures” (CSMC, Integriertes Graduiertenkolleg im Sonderforschungsbereich 950 “Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa”) at the University of Hamburg invites applications for 3 Ph.D. … [Further information]

Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies University of Michigan Yiddish Lecturer III  The Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for a full-time Lecturer III position to begin September 1, 2016, pending authorization. This … [Further information]

Scholarships, fellowships, grants and prizes

  PhD Studentships in Biblical Studies University of Gloucestershire KIRBY LAING PHD STUDENTSHIPS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE (CHELTENHAM) STARTING 1 OCTOBER 2016 With the support of the Kirby Laing Foundation, the University of Gloucestershire is offering a number of PhD studentships in Biblical Studies, to cover …[Further information]

Nominations: The Holberg Prize 2017 The Holberg Board is receiving nominations for the Holberg Prize 2017. The Prize is awarded for outstanding scholarly work in the academic fields of the arts and humanities, social sciences, law and theology. The deadline for nominations is 15 June 2016. The Holberg … [Further information]

  Universität Hamburg Three Ph.D. Scholarships in the Study of Manuscript Cultures The Graduate School of the “Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures” (CSMC, Integriertes Graduiertenkolleg im Sonderforschungsbereich 950 “Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa”) at the University of Hamburg invites applications for 3 Ph.D. … [Further information]

  Jewish life and learning grants The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation Closing Date 14 Jun 16 The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation invites applications for its Jewish life and learning grants. These support projects, institutions and activities that encourage Jewish cultural, academic and educational life in a manner that enhances the Jewish … [Further information]

  Jewish History Postdoctoral Fellowship Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London Thanks to generous benefactions from the Polonsky Foundation, the Wolfson Family Charitable Trust, and from the Dorset Foundation in memory of Harry M Weinrebe, the IHR is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral fellow in Jewish … [Further information]


  The Northern UK Jewish Studies Partnership Workshop: Postgraduate Research Training University of Manchester, 30th June to 1st July 2016 The Centre for Jewish Studies at Manchester University is pleased to announce the first postgraduate research training event of the Northern UK Jewish Studies Partnership. PhD students and post-doctoral … [Further information]

  Annual Conference of the German Association of Jewish Studies “Jewish Languages, Jewish Cultures: New Perspectives in Jewish Studies” LMU Munich 12-14 July 2016, The Annual Conference 2016 is devoted to the neglected facets of Jewish literature and culture, in particular those that express themselves in a Jewish language. In a … [Further information]

  Blood Libels: from the Middle Ages to the Modern World Date: Monday 27 June Time: 10.30 am - 5.45 pm Venue: Birkbeck University of London, Room 101, 30 Russell Square, WC1B 5DT This workshop will explore how blood, in its regulation and its representation, has been interpreted and traded as a symbol between Jews and non-Jews, and … [Further information]

  University of Manchester John Rylands Research Institute Conference 2016 “The Other Within - The Hebrew and Jewish Collections of the John Rylands Library” Monday, 27 June to Wednesday, 29 June 2016 The John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH  The John Rylands Library preserves one of the world’s valuable collections of … [Further information]

  The Holocaust Research Centre Royal Holloway, University of London   is pleased to invite you to a one-day workshop on:   Gender, Sexuality and the Holocaust   Friday 10th June 2016   The workshop is open to undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and others. The idea of the workshop format is to explore issues and ideas in an … [Further information]

  Heritage and Its Communities 1st International Workshop on Jewish Heritage 2016. Highfield House Hotel, Southampton and University of Southampton Monday 11 - Wednesday 13 July 2016   We at the Parkes Institute are proud to host the 1st International Workshop on Jewish Heritage on 11 to 13 July 2016. The theme of the workshop is … [Further information]

  EAJS Laboratory Workshop   Research Approaches in Hebrew Bible Manuscript Studies. A Critical Overview Based on Evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls, Cairo Genizah and European Genizah  Aix-en-Provence (France)  6th to 8th June 2016 This EAJS Laboratory workshop will focus on the material transmission of the Hebrew Bible from Antiquity to … [Further information]

UCL Institute of Jewish Studies IJS SUMMER CONFERENCE 2016 Tuesday July 26th – Wednesday July 27th Jewish Languages  This conference aims to provide a platform for fruitful exchange on Jewish languages and linguistics by bringing together established scholars who have conducted pioneering work in the area with younger researchers who are …[Further information]

  Conference Nationhood and Religion in Hellenistic-Roman Judaea Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, 21-23 June 2016 In debates about modern Jewish identity, the respective roles and shares of religion and nationhood remain fundamental questions. Even in the two centuries since the European Enlightenment and the … [Further information]

  The Western Balkan Encounter of Sepharad and Ashkenaz: Between Tradition and Change  Belgrade Jewish Community, Kralja Petra 71a Belgrade, Serbia July 5-7, 2016 This conference intends to explore the cultural and religious exchanges of Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jewries in the regional space of the Western Balkans and the transformation they … [Further information]

  Workshop on the Latin Talmud ERC-Project LATTAL, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 27-28 June 2016 The purpose of the LATTAL project is to edit and publish the largest extant collection of Talmudic passages translated from Hebrew into Latin, that is, the ‘Extractiones de Talmud’, while studying this ground-breaking document in the context of … [Further information]

  Convergence and Divergence: Responses to Involuntary Migration in Jeremiah and Ezekiel Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies Conference at The Diamond in Sheffield 25th June 2016 From their historical setting around the final days before Jerusalem's destruction and the deportation of its elite to Babylonia to their shared … [Further information]

  Talmud and Christianity: Rabbinic Judaism after Constantine Cambridge, UK 27th - 28th June 2016 This international conference will bring together leading and fresh voices in Talmudic studies and select experts in Roman and Persian Christianity in order to explore the complex relationship of both emulation and enmity between the rabbis and … [Further information]

  Discovering, Deciphering and Dissenting: Ben Sira's Hebrew Text, 1896-2016 St John’s College, Cambridge, UK Cambridge, 12-14 September 2016 Places are available to attend this international conference in Cambridge. On the 120th anniversary of the discovery of the Genizah manuscripts of Ben Sira, this conference will consider the particular … [Further information]


Calls for papers



  Call for Papers International Conference Shakespeare and the Jews  University College London 28-30 March, 2017 The relationship between Shakespeare and the Jews is a rich and multifaceted one with an extensive history dating back to the Elizabethan era. Attitudes to Jews in Shakespeare’s England comprise a complex topic with religious, … [Further information]

  Call for Papers New Studies in Braslav Hassidism Monday-Wednesday, 2 - 4 January 2017 at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute Very early on, the teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Braslav had a noticeable impact that extended far beyond his immediate followers, a group that remained very small until several decades ago. The continual expansion of … [Further information]

  The Study of Dispersed Qumran Caves Artefacts and Archival Sources The Department of Theology and Religious Studies of King's College London, together with the Institute di Culture e Archeologic dell Terre Biblische of Faculty of Theology of Lugano and the University of Malta, are delighted to announce the recent success of a Leverhulme Trust … [Further information]

  Call for Journal Submissions   Echoes of the Past The ‘refugee crisis’ and European collective memory A SPECIAL ISSUE OF Patterns of Prejudice EDITED BY DAN STONE   In the October 2015 issue of the Journal of the Association of Jewish Refugees, Rabbi Walter Rothschild spoke of ‘public disgust at images of corpses on the beaches … [Further information]

  Call for Papers “Yiddish Language and Culture. A Relay Station of Modernity and Lieu de Mémoire of Postmodernity” EAJS Laboratory at the University of Vienna 13th to 14th February 2017 In contemporary texts, processes of translation, retranslation, mistranslation and lost originals point to a history of Yiddish literature as an ongoing … [Further information]

  Call for Submissions Journal of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics Special issue: The Theoretical Linguistic Study of Biblical Hebrew Brill’s Journal of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics is initiating a thematic issue on the theoretical linguistic study of Biblical Hebrew (eds. Edit Doron and Tania Notarius). Biblical Hebrew is the …[Further information]

  Call for Papers: The Holocaust and History: The Work and Legacy of David Cesarani, London, 3-4 April 2017 Organised by the Holocaust Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London Our colleague David Cesarani (1956-2015) was a leading historian of the Holocaust and of Anglo-Jewry, and a public intellectual concerned with the … [Further information]

New books and journals



  Teaching the Historical Jesus. Issues and Exegesis edited by Zev Garber   ISBN: 9781138794610 (Hardback, £90.00) 274 pages Routledge, 19th December 2014 Book’s webpage at Routledge Teaching the Historical Jesus in his Jewish context to students of varied religious backgrounds presents instructors with not only … [Further information]

  LXX Isaiah 24:1-26:6 as Interpretation and Translation: A Methodological Discussion by Wilson De Angelo Cunha   ISBN: 9781628370249 (Hardback, $ 47.95) ISBN: 9781628370225 (Paperback, $ 32.95) Pages: 244/264 SBL Press, September-October 2014 Book’s webpage at SBL Press: Hardback  /  Paperback In this volume … [Further information]

  Septuaginta: Paralipomenon liber II edited by Robert Hanhart   ISBN 9783525534496 (Hardcover, €200.00; PDF eBook, €160.00) 430 pages Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014 Book’s webpage at publisher This is the first-ever critical edition of the volume “Paralipomenon II” and represents a major step in the continued … [Further information]

  MEDAON: New Issue 10 (2015), 18 The editors and publishers of MEDAON – Magazin für jüdisches Leben in Forschung und Bildung are delighted to present a new issue of our online journal. This issue includes the special focus “The Great War: Jewish Experiences in Eastern and Middle Europe”, edited by Barbara Breysach, Birgit Krehl and Magdalena … [Further information]

Josephus: Carta’s Illustrated The Jewish War     ISBN: 978-965-220-877-4 (Hard Cover, $60.00) (Voucher on publisher’s website offering 30% discount until end June 2016). 232 pages Carta, June 2016 Book’s webpage at Carta A modern reading of Josephus’ ancient text, profusely illustrated, and placed against its … [Further information]

  Nuptial Symbolism in Second Temple Writings, the New Testament and Rabbinic Literature. Divine Marriage at Key Moments of Salvation History by André Villeneuve   ISBN13: 9789004316034 (Hardback, € 162.00 / $ 210.00) E-ISBN: 9789004316263 Pages: 467 Brill, May 2016 Book’s webpage at Brill In Nuptial Symbolism in … [Further information]

  The Second Jewish Revolt The Bar Kokhba War, 132-136 CE by Menahem Mor     ISBN13: 978-9-004-31462-7 (Hardback, € 150.00 / $ 194.00) E-ISBN: 978-9-004-31463-4 Pages:  xxiv, 596 Brill, May 2016 Book’s webpage at Brill In The Second Jewish Revolt: The Bar Kokhba War, 132-136 C.E., Menahem Mor offers a detailed … [Further information]

News and events



AJS and EAJS: Programme of Cooperation in Jewish Studies   The Association for Jewish Studies and European Association for Jewish Studies are pleased to announce a new partnership. In the interest of promoting collaboration among scholars based at North American and European universities, the AJS will be offering special membership …[Further information]

Establishment of a Network for South-Eastern European Jewish Studies

  Establishment of a Network for South-Eastern European Jewish Studies Invitation Deadline for travel fund applications extended to 5th June 2016 On the occasion of the international conference “The Western Balkan Encounter of Sepharad and Ashkenaz: Between Tradition and Change”, to take place at the Institute for Literature and Art in Belgrade … [Further information]

  Daniel Boyarin â€“ Department of History, University of California, Berkeley, USA “Diaspora and the Jewish Diasporas.” Wednesday, 22nd  June, 18:15   LOCATION Freie Universität Berlin Hörsaal 1a Habelschwerdter Allee 45 14195 Berlin   More information: … [Further information]

  Lecture Series VISITORS TO HEAVEN, VISITORS FROM HEAVEN The Seminar Series is part of the German-Israel Fund (GIF) Project: Visitors from Heaven, Visitors to Heaven: Judeo-Christian Encounters and the Last Lingua Sacra of Europe. PROGRAM 18.5.2016 18:00 - 20:00 Depicting Heaven in Medieval Kabbalah: Visible Maps of the … [Further information]

  Blood Inscriptions: Science, Modernity, and Ritual Murder in Fin de Siècle Europe   Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London   Speaker:                    Professor Hillel Kieval, Washington University in St. Louis   Date:                     28 June 2016   Time:  … [Further information]

  Gesenius-lecture 2016 Professor Moshe Bar-Asher: "A Unique Expression in Biblical Hebrew and Its Reflexes Throughout the Generations" Halle (Saale), 16th May 2016 Moshe Bar-Asher, professor emeritus for Hebrew Language at the Hebrew University Jerusalem and president of the Academy of the Hebrew Language in Jerusalem, is … [Further information]

  Call for Applications Woolf Institute, Cambridge E-learning Course - Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges Closing date for applications: 2nd August 2016   Apply now for e-learning course: Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges The Woolf Institute (Cambridge) is delighted to announce that … [Further information]

  ANGLO-ISRAEL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY Affiliated to the British Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Reg. Charity 220367   LECTURE PROGRAMME   Summer 2016 MONDAY 11th APRIL 2016 PROFESSOR ZVI KOREN (The Edelstein Centre for the Analysis of Ancient Artifacts at the Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art in Ramat Gan, … [Further information]

Moses Maimonides, Guide for the Perplexed, end of part 1. Cod Hebr 37 fol 112b. © Copenhagen LibraryCopyright © 2016 European Association for Jewish Studies, All rights reserved.
unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp