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EAJS Newsflash, April 2017

 
 


 


New legislation by the Hungarian government
and the Central European University in Budapest

New Hungarian legislation threatens the existence of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. Most of you will know that the Jewish Studies programme has been one of the most important academic outlets to promote high standard academic Jewish Studies over the past 25 years. It has also been an important partner for other research institutions and university departments in this part of Europe. The EAJS has written to the Hungarian Minister of Education, suggesting not to pursue this legislation.

For further details please see the following webpages:
https://www.ceu.edu/node/17842 and https://www.ceu.edu/istandwithceu


For the signed letter that Professor Edward Dabrowa, President of the EAJS, has signed in protest against the measures proposed by the Hungarian government against the CEU, please see the following PDF:
Protest Letter by Professor Edward Dabrowa.

 



EAJS Conference Grant Programme in European Jewish Studies:

Support for EAJS Conferences and Summer Schools

Call for Submissions for 2017/2018

 

The European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS) invites the submissions to the EAJS Conference Grant Programme in European Jewish Studies for the academic year 2017/18, funded by the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe. As in the case of the earlier EAJS Programme in European Jewish Studies, the purpose of the programme is twofold: to foster cooperation among scholars involved in Jewish Studies across Europe, and to support early career researchers in this field to develop a professional network.

Grants will be offered for two types of academic events, EAJS Conferences and EAJS Summer Schools. The programme allows for the allocation of between £1,600 and £8,000 for an individual event. Funds can be requested for travel expenses, accommodation and maintenance of the active participants. Academic excellence and the impact on network building in Jewish Studies across Europe will be key criteria; international cooperation in the development of proposals is strongly encouraged. Proposals should be submitted by at least one Full Member of EAJS. Membership in EAJS of other applicants as well as the active participants in the event is not required. Events need to be held within the Academic Year 2017/18 (i.e. between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018).

Applicants are urged to identify and contact the relevant cost center at their home institution (Department, Faculty, University) in order to avoid complications in the transfer of funds in case of a successful application. Also, they will need to document sufficient institutional support for holding the event and the adequate administration of funds.

Both EAJS Conferences and Summer Schools may be devoted to any topic of relevance in Jewish Studies, including but not limited to Jewish history, Jewish thought, Jewish languages and literatures, Jewish history of science and knowledge, Jewish material heritage, and Jewish topics in the Social and Political Sciences. Events need to be hosted by an academic institution based in a European country.

In the case of EAJS Conferences, the format can range from discussion-focused one-day workshops to wide-ranging, synoptic conferences. EAJS Summer Schools need to give a detailed description of how the proposed theme will be translated into both lectures by faculty and active forms of involvement for the non-faculty participants (discussions, group work, presentations).

The EAJS welcomes a reflection on how the proposed theme of the Summer School as well as the interaction between faculty and participants will enhance international academic cooperation and networking. A summer school proposal needs to include a description and a justification of the theme, the faculty involved, and the duration and location of the event. It also needs to offer information about the expected non-faculty participants (undergraduate/graduate students, postdocs and early career scholars, general public).

For both formats, the applicant/s are encouraged to invite participants from across Europe in order to allow for a broad representation of approaches and academic cultures. EAJS welcomes applications that demonstrate a degree of public or Jewish communal impact. Successful applicants are invited to produce an short academic report of the major outcomes which will be posted to the EAJS homepage. English needs to be one, but not necessarily the only conference language.

Grant: Proposed budgets will be assessed against the academic excellence and relevance of the submission as well as its expected outcomes and outputs. Applicants may request between £1,600 and £8,000 for travel expenses, accommodation and maintenance of the active participants. In case of an event budget exceeding this amount, the applicants need to show evidence for the ability to provide for the remaining amount.

Eligibility: Applications are to be submitted by one or more scholars actively involved in Jewish Studies. At least one applicant needs to be a Full Member of the European Association for Jewish Studies. Active participants are not required to be members of the EAJS, however the EAJS expects that a significant proportion of the active participants will be involved in academic pursuits at European universities and academic institutions. Cooperation across Europe is strongly encouraged. The academic who will host the event will function as main applicant. S/he will need to document sufficient institutional support for holding the event and the adequate administration of funds.

Submission process: Proposals for EAJS Conferences and Summer schools need to be submitted including full documentation (details of the applicant/s: academic affiliation, short CV and selected bibliography; details of the proposed event, including description of theme and rationale, preliminary budget, proposed venue, and in the case of summer schools, faculty involved; details about hosting institution) through this online form not later than April 20, 2017 latest. Notifications of awards will be made in early June 2017, and award letters will be mailed out in early July.

We encourage members to contact our funding consultant, Jonathan Starbrook (University of Manchester), to seek independent advice about successfully applying for external funding: Jonathan.Starbrook@manchester.ac.uk

Enquiries about the programme should be sent to: admin@eurojewishstudies.org

 

 

 
XI Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies, Kraków 2018

Preparations are under way for the eleventh Congress of the EAJS, to take place in Kraków from 15th to 19th July 2018. The Congress website is already online here, and will be filled with further relevant information as the date draws closer.

Please reserve these dates in your diary now.
 
 

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EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF JEWISH STUDIES
EJJS
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(2) 2016, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Journal, 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:  jonathan.starbrook@eurojewishstudies.org.
 

 
Here follows a short selection of funding opportunities with application deadlines in the next month or two. For fuller information on these and many other grant schemes, see the EAJS Funders' database. For informal advice on identifying funders or schemes for a specific project, or on the application process for applying for a specific grant, please contact the EAJS Funding Information Consultant: jonathan.starbrook@eurojewishstudies.org.

The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS)
Deadline: Saturday, 15 April 2017 – Scholars with non-Dutch affiliation.
Deadline: Tuesday, 1 August 2017 – Scholars with a Dutch affiliation.
Opportunities for Dutch and non-Dutch scholars to conduct research in a field of Humanities or Social Sciences.
 
Humboldt Foundation - Alexander von Humboldt Professorship
Deadlines: Saturday, 15 April 2017 and Sunday, 15 October 2017
Academics of all disciplines from outside of Germany, who are internationally recognised as leaders in their field are eligible to be nominated for an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. Nominations are made in collaboration with German Universities.
 
Leverhulme Trust – Various – including Visiting Professorships and Major Research Fellowships
Deadline:  from Thursday, 11 May 2017
The Visiting Professorship allows a UK institution to fund the visit of an eminent International academic to enrich the skills and experience of staff and students at the host institution. The Major Research Fellowship allows an experience academic complete a discreet individual research project.
 
Gerda Henkel Foundation – Research Project Grants and Research Scholarships
Deadline: Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Support is primarily provided for the historical humanities, in particular to support research projects in the fields of Archaeology, Art History, Historical Islamic Studies, History, History of Law, History of Science, Prehistory and Early History.
 
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Deadline: call recently opened, but no deadline specified. Recommended applications submitted swiftly.
Short-term doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships connected with a number of Jewish Studies research areas.


 

Positions available


Doctoral Position. The Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Bern.

The Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Bern invites applications for an open position at the level of Doctoral candidate beginning on August 1, 2017 or later. This is a four year (non renewable), full time position. Responsibilities: PhD project in Jewish Studies on a topic in ancient Judaism Teaching (1-2 classes per … [Further information]

A wonderful opportunity has arisen for the post of Librarian at Leo Baeck College to start in September 2017. This position is a unique chance for the right person to participate in the exciting developments planned for our exceptional library. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following: A qualification in library … [Further information]

The Post-Doc Fellowship hereby advertised is anchored within the research project Recht und Erfahrung - Jüdische Juristen des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts (Law and Jewish Biography - 19th and 20th Century Legal Theorists). This project investigates the biographies, work and theoretical conceptions as well as impact of select Jewish lawyers and legal … [Further information]

New three-year scholarships - Among the possible fields of research that can be connected with these scholarships are Jewish Studies. The Excellence Cluster 264 Topoi “The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations”, and the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS), with funding of the Einstein Doctoral … [Further information]

The Department of Jewish History and Biblical Studies at the University of Haifa is an interdisciplinary department, pursuing the research of Jewish social, economic, political, and intellectual history. This unique approach allows the department to offer flexible, diverse, and innovative programs that explore Jewish history and thought from the … [Further information]

Scholarships, fellowships, grants and prizes

 

EAJS Conference Grant Programme in European Jewish Studies: Support for EAJS Conferences and Summer Schools CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR 2017/18 The European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS) invites the submissions to the EAJS Conference Grant Programme in European Jewish Studies for the academic year 2017/18, funded by the Rothschild … [Further information]

Doctoral Position. The Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Bern.

The Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Bern invites applications for an open position at the level of Doctoral candidate beginning on August 1, 2017 or later. This is a four year (non renewable), full time position. Responsibilities: PhD project in Jewish Studies on a topic in ancient Judaism Teaching (1-2 classes per … [Further information]

The Post-Doc Fellowship hereby advertised is anchored within the research project Recht und Erfahrung - Jüdische Juristen des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts (Law and Jewish Biography - 19th and 20th Century Legal Theorists). This project investigates the biographies, work and theoretical conceptions as well as impact of select Jewish lawyers and legal … [Further information]

New three-year scholarships - Among the possible fields of research that can be connected with these scholarships are Jewish Studies. The Excellence Cluster 264 Topoi “The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations”, and the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS), with funding of the Einstein Doctoral … [Further information]

The Department of Jewish History and Biblical Studies at the University of Haifa is an interdisciplinary department, pursuing the research of Jewish social, economic, political, and intellectual history. This unique approach allows the department to offer flexible, diverse, and innovative programs that explore Jewish history and thought from the … [Further information]

The SEFER Center awards grants to support research projects in multiple disciplines on Russian Jewry. These research projects may cover different aspects of Jewish history and culture within the territory of the former Russian Empire during various historical periods from the ancient times till post-soviet contemporary period. The range can cover … [Further information]

Calls for papers

 

In 1998 Irene Heidelberger-Leonard, an expert on the Holocaust memoirs of Jean Améry, Imre Kertész and Peter Weiss, suggested that Ruth Klüger’s memoir weiter leben (1993, published in the author’s own translation as Still alive in 2001) set a new benchmark in Jewish literature about Auschwitz. Heidelberger-Leonard made her statement a quarter … [Further information]

Upcoming conference organised by the Institute of Jewish Studies of the University of Antwerp: “To me, nothing comes to mind about Hitler” (Mir fällt zu Hitler nichts ein) is the famous opening line of Karl Kraus’s analysis of the first months of National Socialism. This 300-page fragment was written between May and September 1933, and first … [Further information]

Call for Papers from the the German Historical Institute in Warsaw, in cooperation with The Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and The Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews. 'Space' is a category often used by anthropologists, sociologists and historians. Over the last couple of decades, many historical … [Further information]

For most of their history, Jews have been defined by their communal religious observance, kinship, and the status accorded them by the states where they resided. They were born into the first two, but the latter varied depending on whether they belonged to a Jewish state in the Biblical era or Israel after 1948 or in Diasporic societies where they … [Further information]

The Department of Jewish Culture at the Saint-Petersburg State University will host the two-day conference "Jewish Thought in the Context of World Philosophy". The aim of the conference is to examine the interactions between the Jewish thought and the world philosophy in the course of various historical periods. The interaction being a complex … [Further information]

The Call for Papers for the 49th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, the largest learned society and professional association representing Jewish Studies worldwide, is now available on the AJS website. The online proposal submission site is now open for submissions; the deadline for submissions is May 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm EST.  … [Further information]

The Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies announces a conference dedicated to the history of Ukrainian Jews during the revolutionary period (1917–1921), as well as the early years of post-revolutionary modernization. A revitalization of Jewish political life in Ukraine characterized these epochs, as evidenced by the proclamation of … [Further information]

Greek texts written by Jews in the Hellenistic and Imperial period occupy numerous positions within two traditions; Jewish liturgical, religious and legal texts combine with historians, poets, novelists and tragedians. Some are translations, others new compositions. Some are written for a Jewish, others for a non-Jewish audience. Much has been said … [Further information]

International Conference: XX. Century: Image of the Enemy in Europe during World War II. Venue: Comenius University in Bratislava, Department of General History Organizers: Comenius University in Bratislava - Michala Lônčíková, Eduard Nižňanský ATID - civil association, represented by Roland Lanz Bratislava, Slovakia, October 1 – 3, 2017 Even … [Further information]

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, the Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Kennan Institute (Wilson Center) in Washington, D.C. Jews and Others: Ethnic Relations in Eastern and Central Europe from 1917 and Onwards International Conference at POLIN Museum of the … [Further information]

 

News and events


Conferences, Workshops and Summer Programmes

EAJS Workshop. E pluribus unum? Multidisciplinarity in Jewish Studies Programmes and Teaching. Girona, Catalonia-Spain. 28-29 May 2017. In the framework of the EAJS Programme in European Jewish Studies, generously funded by the Stiftung 'Erinnerung, Verantwortung, Zukunft' (Berlin, Germany), the EAJS will host a 1.5 day workshop for developers … [Further information]

EAJS Conference. “Jewish Books and their Christian Collectors in Europe, the New World and Czarist Russia”. Christ Church, Oxford. 22-23 May 2017.

A two day conference at Christ Church that will deal with Christian collectors of Hebraica in order to understand how these collections, whether private or public, were acquired and assembled, and in what way they could be said to represent the cultural universe of their owners. While there have been a proliferation of studies on the manifold ways … [Further information]

The International Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) in cooperation with Rothberg International School - Division of Hebrew Language Instruction and the Academy of the Hebrew Language is now accepting applications for this year session of the Continuing Workshop on University Teaching of the … [Further information]

The Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program. Tel Aviv University. 2-27 July 2017

The Yiddish summer program will take place on the Tel Aviv University campus from 2 July - 27 July 2017. The program offers intensive Yiddish instruction at five levels. Language instruction will be supplemented by a rich afternoon academic and cultural program of lectures, conversation classes, music workshops, and tours, and by evening cultural … [Further information]

 

News

New legislation by the Hungarian government and the Central European University in Budapest

New Hungarian legislation threatens the existence of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. Most of you will know that the Jewish Studies programme has been one of the most important academic outlets to promote high standard academic Jewish Studies over the past 25 years. It has also been an important partner for other research … [Further information]

The EZJM is part of the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media (HMTMH). The EZJM is dedicated to the research, reconstruction, documentation and mediation of Jewish music in all its forms, from synagogue music to paraliturgical and secular musical traditions, in different cultural contexts and epochs. The research focus of the centre is … [Further information]

The Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) and the European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS) are pleased to announce a partnership. In the interest of promoting collaboration among scholars based at North American and European universities, the AJS will be offering special membership rates for EAJS members: $55 for Full EAJS Members and $35 for … [Further information]

 

Moses Maimonides, Guide for the Perplexed, end of part 1. Cod Hebr 37 fol 112b. © Copenhagen LibraryCopyright © 2017 European Association for Jewish Studies, All rights reserved.
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