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EAJS Newsflash, March 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 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.

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
 
The Wingate Foundation - Jewish Life and Learning
Deadline: Monday, 20 March 2017
Applications are invited from academic institutions specialising in Jewish subjects.
 
Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe – Archives and Libraries
Deadline: Monday, 27 March 2017
A variety of calls to support Archives and Libraries are offered. Specifically, the Spring grant programme offers support in relation to Conservation and Preservation, Professional Training, and Digital Humanities Resource Development and Enhancement.
 
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.
 
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


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]

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 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]

The Holocaust Research Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London, is pleased to invite applications from outstanding students for three postgraduate scholarships commencing in September 2017. Applications for all scholarships close on 17 March, 5.00pm, 2017 (London GMT). Please click on each link for application information. Applicants are … [Further information]

Applications are invited for one-year postdoctoral positions related to Israel Studies that will begin in the Fall of each academic year. One or two fellowships may be provided each year, depending upon funding availability. Those who are accepted to the postdoctoral program will be expected to: Pursue original research about the modern … [Further information]

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

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: One postdoctoral position (E 13/TV-L 75%, third-party funded through 31.03.2022, subject to funding commitment) in the Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg at the Freie Universität Berlin The Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg is seeking to fill one postdoctoral position in Jewish studies for the period of … [Further information]

Young, modern, and research oriented... the University of Potsdam has firmly established itself within the scientific landscape since its founding in 1991. Nationally and internationally renowned scientists teach and perform research here at Brandenburg’s largest university. The University of Potsdam is successful in acquiring third-party funds, … [Further information]

The Zentrum Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg (ZJS – Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg) at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is seeking to fill one postdoctoral position (E 13/TV-L 75%, third-party funded through 31.03.2022, subject to funding commitment) in the field of Jewish studies, from 1 May 2017 to 31 March 2022, in the … [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]

 

Calls for papers

 

A Workshop of the Collaborative Research Centre 1136 “Education and Religion in Cultures of the Mediterranean and its Environment from Ancient to Medieval Times and to the Classical Islam” The workshop aims at highlighting current ways of interdisciplinary inquiry into Rabbinic Judaism and related traditions. It will also explore new paths 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]

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]

Calls for Papers. ‘Image of the Enemy in Europe during World War II’. Comenius University in Bratislava. 1 – 3 October 2017

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]

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

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]

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 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]

 
 

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]

 

 

News and events


Symposia, 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]

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]

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 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]

Leo Baeck Summer University Advanced Program in Jewish Studies. June 29 to August 12, 2017

Leo Baeck Summer University is an annual, six-week summer program in Jewish studies at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, under the auspices of the Zentrum Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg (Center for Jewish Studies). Advanced undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students are encouraged to apply. Upon successful completion of the program … [Further information]

 

News

AJS and EAJS: Programme of Cooperation in Jewish Studies

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 … [Further information]

 

 

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