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EAJS Newsflash, February 2017

 
 


 

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 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 appropriate 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.

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.
 
Fritz Thyssen Foundation – Research Projects
Deadline: Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Support, potentially over three years, for research projects in the area of History, Language and Culture.
 
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives – Fellowship Program
Deadline: Sunday, 19 February 2017
Fellowships to visit come to the American Jewish Archives to study some aspect of the American Jewish past.
 
Fritz Thyssen Foundation – Conferences
Deadline: Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Funding for national and international conferences, including in the area of History, Language and Culture.
 
Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships
Deadline: Thursday, 2 March 2017
Postdoctoral opportunities for early career researchers based in UK institutions.
 
Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe – Post Fellowships
Deadline: Monday, 20 March 2017
Two-year post-doctoral fellowships in Jewish Studies
 
Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe – Doctoral Fellowships
Deadline: Monday, 20 March 2017
Fellowships of up to 3 years for doctoral students to conduct research in the field of Jewish studies.
 
Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe – Research Consortia
Deadline: Monday, 20 March 2017
Support for inter-institutional collaborative research projects.
 
Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe – Teaching Networks
Deadline: Monday, 20 March 2017
Infrastructural grants to facilitate student mobility and exchange across Europe.
 
Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe – Language Schools
Deadline: Monday, 20 March 2017
Grants for students and early career scholars to improve their language skills


 

Positions available


Academic Jewish Studies Grant Programme. Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe. Open for applications: 1 February – 20 March 2017

The Academic Jewish Studies Grant Programme for the 2017-2018 academic year is now open for applications and can be accessed via the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe website. The closing date for submitting an application is 17:00 UK time, Monday, 20 March 2017. The website will not accept applications after this time, and no extension will be … [Further information]

One Year Post-Doctoral Research and Teaching Fellowship in Jewish Studies. Central European University, Budapest.

The Jewish Studies Program at the Central European University invites applications for a twelve-month teaching and research fellowship on a topic related to Jewish cultural and literary studies. The post-doctoral fellow will teach one course in the winter semester. The specific disciplinary and thematic areas of specialization are open, but … [Further information]

Faculty/Departement: Humanities/Philosophy Seminar/Institute: Institute for Jewish Philosophy and Religion Pending approval of external funding, Universität Hamburg invites applications for a Research Associate for the project “Jewish Moralistic Writings of the Early Modern Period: 1600–1800” in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the … [Further information]

One postdoctoral position (E 13/TV-L 75%, third-party financing through 31.03.2022, subject to funding commitment) in the Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg (Zentrum Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg – ZJS) at the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). The Zentrum Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg is seeking to fill one … [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]

Academic Jewish Studies Grant Programme. Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe. Open for applications: 1 February – 20 March 2017

The Academic Jewish Studies Grant Programme for the 2017-2018 academic year is now open for applications and can be accessed via the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe website. The closing date for submitting an application is 17:00 UK time, Monday, 20 March 2017. The website will not accept applications after this time, and no extension will be … [Further information]

The Jewish Studies Program at the Central European University invites applications for a twelve-month teaching and research fellowship on a topic related to Jewish cultural and literary studies. The post-doctoral fellow will teach one course in the winter semester. The specific disciplinary and thematic areas of specialization are open, but … [Further information]

One postdoctoral position (E 13/TV-L 75%, third-party financing through 31.03.2022, subject to funding commitment) in the Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg (Zentrum Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg – ZJS) at the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). The Zentrum Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg is seeking to fill one … [Further information]

The Woolf Institute, which specialises in the study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims from a multidisciplinary perspective, invites applications for its annual visiting fellowship. The Fellowship is tenable for a two to three month period that overlaps one of the Cambridge terms 2018: Lent term: 16 January–16 March 2018 Easter … [Further information]

Workshop. Summer Institute for Curriculum Development in Critical Antisemitism Studies. St. John’s College, Oxford, UK

The ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute is seeking scholars-in-residence for an intensive two-week workshop-based curriculum development program in interdisciplinary critical contemporary antisemitism studies. The program, dedicated to the development of antisemitism studies as a recognised academic discipline, will be held at St John's College, in … [Further information]

 

Calls for papers

 

The Fifth Annual Conference of the International Consortium for Research on Anti-Semitism and Racism (ICRAR). Co-sponsored by the Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism and the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration at Yale University. Recent political events in the United States have turned the spotlight on … [Further information]

The aim of the workshop is to examine the attempts of Jewish scholars to delineate the role of philosophical inquiry in medieval Jewish religious practice, and the ways in which philosophical motifs and vocabulary were appropriated and employed by Jews to construct and represent both Jewish and non-Jewish religious identity. The inquiry will focus … [Further information]

We would like to invite submissions of proposals for a themed session devoted to Jewish biblical scholarship in Berlin in the 19th and 20th centuries, which is one of two sessions scheduled for the new unit on The History of Biblical Scholarship in the Late Modern Period, at the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. General … [Further information]

This summer school, organized by the Institut d’histoire moderne et contemporaine (Ecole normale supérieure-Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, with the support of the Laboratoire Identités Cultures Territoires, Université Paris Diderot) will take place at the Centre de recherche français de Jérusalem (Cnrs). It is part of a more extensive … [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]

The year 2017 will mark the sixtieth anniversary of the death of Sholem Asch, a renowned writer and social and political activist born in Kutno. In the interwar period he was among the most popular, the most translated and honoured Yiddish writers in Poland. His candidacy was submitted twice for the Nobel Prize for Literature. Moreover, Asch was … [Further information]

The conference, 'Diasporas: Past and Present', is organized by Department of History and Political Sciences at Pomeranian University in Slupsk, in association with the Research Institute for European Policy. One of the features of modern civilization change is 'diasporization', understood as the transformation of immigrant communities in diaspora. … [Further information]

  The department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the INALCO in Paris publishes a call for papers for a one-day conference which will take place on Thursday 15 June 2017, and will deal with the theme: “Satires in Jewish languages (Judeo-Spanish, Yiddish) in contemporary times (19th-21st cc.): confronting the crises of the modern Jewish world … [Further information]

On the 150th anniversary of the Austro-Hungarian Compromise (1867) and the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolutions (1917), the Jewish Studies Program at Central European University invites proposals for papers to be presented at a workshop on Jewish emancipations in the Austro-Hungarian and Russian Empires. The workshop will take place in … [Further information]

Interpreting Archives: British Association of Holocaust Studies Fourth Annual Conference University of Sheffield, July 25-27 2017 Call for Papers This year’s conference offers scholars and educators the chance to explore new avenues of research and collaboration in relation to Holocaust Studies. Our theme draws on a very wide definition of the … [Further information]

Society for Biblical Literature International Meeting/European Association of Biblical Studies (ISBL/EABS), Berlin, 7-11 August 2017 Papers are invited on the comparative theme “Literary and discursive framing and concepts of (medical) knowledge in (Late) Antiquity”, from biblical and apocryphal texts, into later Jewish, Rabbinic-Talmudic … [Further information]

The editorial board of the journal Melilah invites submissions for its 2017 volume, for which the theme is ‘Gender in Jewish Studies’. The intention is to focus on the development and application of method and theory over the last four decades, and to interrogate what difference gender-sensitive approaches have made in all areas of Jewish Studies … [Further information]

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies in collaboration with the Berman Center, Lehigh University Oxford Summer Institute on Modern and Contemporary Judaism: Modern Judaism, Technology, and Authority: Historical, Social Scientific and Theological Perspectives 3 July to 10 July 2017 Call for applications The Oxford Summer Institute on … [Further information]

  The definition of the concept of “diaspora” is one of the major questions under discussion in contemporary social sciences, both from a theoretical and from a practical point of view. Different fields of research, such as history, ethnology, cultural anthropology, sociology, political science tend to use the term with different meanings. As … [Further information]

The Editors of the online open access journal “Quest. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History”, published by the Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica of Milan, invite scholars to submit articles on any aspect of Jewish history from the XVIIIth century to the present day (see the description of the journal in … [Further information]

Call for Papers. Workshop: Practices of Memory and Knowledge Production. Budapest, Hungary. 17 – 22 October 2017

Since 1994, the “Workshop on the History and Memory of National Socialist Camps and Extermination Sites” has been organized annually by and for university graduates. The workshop addresses young scholars interested in presenting their research projects as well as in connecting and sharing ideas. It provides space for academic discussions, for … [Further information]

PaRDeS, the journal of German Association of Jewish Studies. ‘Cultures of Wissenschaft des Judentums at 200’.

Call for Articles: In recent years, the history of modern Jewish scholarship has been the subject of great attention. Leopold Zunz ranks as the father and master of the academic study Judaism. He coined the term Wissenschaft des Judentums with reference to the prospering German academic humanities and, in his programmatic 1818 essay "Etwas über die rabbinische … [Further information]

 

New books and journals

In recent years, the history of modern Jewish scholarship has been the subject of great attention. Leopold Zunz ranks as the father and master of the academic study Judaism. He coined the term Wissenschaft des Judentums with reference to the prospering German academic humanities and, in his programmatic 1818 essay "Etwas über die rabbinische … [Further information]

This book recounts the nine decades of the Hasmonean rule of Judea (152 - 63 BCE) by going beyond the accounts of the Hasmoneans in Josephus in order to bring together new evidence to reconstruct how the Hasmonean family transformed their kingdom into a state that lasted until the arrival of the Romans. It examines the relationships between the … [Further information]

New Issue of Journal Judaica et Holocaustica 7: Women and WWII The editors of the annual Journal Judaica et Holocaustica, E. Nižňanský and D. Nešťáková, are delighted to present a new issue with the topic 'Women and WWII'. The main goal of the yearbook is to present original studies and papers that represent new research for understanding the … [Further information]

 

News and events

The Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) and the European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS) 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 rates for EAJS members: $55 for Full EAJS Members and $35 … [Further information]

Event. EAJS Laboratory. “Yiddish Language and Culture. A Relay Station of Modernity and Lieu de Mémoire of Postmodernity”

EAJS Laboratory “Yiddish Language and Culture. A Relay Station of Modernity and Lieu de Mémoire of Postmodernity” Time: February 13 – 14, 2017 Location: Übungsraum 1, Department of German Studies, University of Vienna, Universitätsring 1 For more information: http://yiddish-laboratory.univie.ac.at/ Programme of Events: February 13, … [Further information]

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]

Symposium. ‘The Ghetto: From Venice to Chicago’. Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London. 28 March 2017.

This symposium brings together scholars in history, literary studies and sociology, from the US, Israel and Europe, to explore the idea of the ghetto as it developed from the early modern period to the present, and to consider the institutional, social, and cultural practices that have constituted (and constitute) ghettos in everyday … [Further information]

The ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute is seeking scholars-in-residence for an intensive two-week workshop-based curriculum development program in interdisciplinary critical contemporary antisemitism studies. The program, dedicated to the development of antisemitism studies as a recognised academic discipline, will be held at St John's College, in … [Further information]

 

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