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EAJS Newsflash, October 2015
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EAJS Newsflash, October 2015
 
 
 
 
 
Internship at EAJS
 
The European Association for Jewish Studies encourages academic research and teaching in all disciplines contributing to Jewish Studies. With more than eight hundred members in Europe and beyond, the Association significantly contributes to the visibility of Jewish Studies across the continent. It has recently expanded its activities by initiating two conference grant programmes to support the academic endeavours of its members.
 
The EAJS now invites applications for an internship for the duration of six months, from January to June 2016.
 
The task of the intern will be twofold: to contribute to improving contacts between the Association and postgraduate students (MPhil, MSt and PhD students) across the continent, and to contribute to an up-to-date internet presence of the Association.
 
In close cooperation with the Association's administrator in Oxford, the intern will follow up on contacts between the Association and Jewish Studies programmes and departments across Europe aiming at encouraging postgraduate students to join the Association. Furthermore, and connected to this task, the intern will review existing institutional information available on the EAJS website.
 
The intern will gain insights in the present state of Jewish Studies in Europe, establish contacts across the continent, and gain hands-on experience of an academic organisation. The time investment should be between two and four hours per week.
 
The successful candidate should be enrolled in a Jewish Studies programme at a European university. S/he will be able to complete the tasks involved from his/her place of study; a physical presence at the Association's office is not required. As the Association's language is English, the intern is expected to have a high level command of this language. S/he also should be comfortable with basic IT programmes and applications (MS-Word, MS-Excel, Wordpress).
 
The EAJS will contribute to the intern’s attendance at one of the academic events funded by the Association’s two conference grant programmes (contribution to include travel, accommodation and per diem expenses up to an agreed amount). A list of these conferences is available here: http://eurojewishstudies.org/cgp/details/). In addition, the Association offers a one-off payment of 400 GBP at the successful conclusion of the internship.
 
Please send a short letter of application to the Association's secretary, Dr. François Guesnet (University College, London): secretary@eurojewishstudies.org, nominating an academic teacher/your supervisor as a referee, including his/her institutional e-mail-address.
 
Closing date for applications: 20th November 2015

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EAJS Conference Grants Programmes
 
Details of the ten EAJS events to take place in 2015/16 have now been posted on the EAJS website. In the EAJS Programme in European Jewish Studies, funded by the Stiftung "Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft" (Berlin), two events are scheduled, one Roundtable and one Laboratory, and in the EAJS Conference Grant Programme in European Jewish Studies, there will be eight Conferences. 

Details of all these events, and the two programmes, are on our website, here

Calls for Submissions for both programmes will be posted later in 2015 on the EAJS website and in the Newsflash.
 

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EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF JEWISH STUDIES

EJJSThe 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]

Current issue: Volume 9 (1)
 
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.
 

Volkswagan Foundation - 'Freigeist' Fellowships
Deadline: Thursday, 15 October 2015
The Foundation describes the opportunity as focusing on junior researchers (up to 5 years of postdoctoral experience) working at the borders of neighbouring fields or disciplines. Flexible funding is available for 5 years.
 
The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture – Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships
Deadline: 31 October (each year)
The purpose of the Foundation's Fellowship program is to assist well-qualified individuals in carrying out an independent scholarly, literary or art project, in a field of Jewish specialization, which makes a significant contribution to the understanding, preservation, enhancement or transmission of Jewish culture.
 
Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies – Fellowships, 2016–2017
Deadline: 1 November (each year)
Applications are invited from scholars whose work falls within this year’s selected programme theme, Political Ramifications: Expanding Jewish Political Thought.
 
European Research Council – Starting Grant
Deadline: Tuesday, 17 November 2015
ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme. 
 
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - Fellowships
Deadline: Monday, 30 November 2015
Fellowships for 2016-17 to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust.
 
The Gerda Henkel Foundation
Deadline: Monday 30 November 2015
Provides support for Research Grants or Scholarships in the field of Humanities.

 

Positions available

Position Available: Lector in Semitic Languages, Yale University

      Yale University Department of Religious Studies   Lector in Semitic languages   YALE UNIVERSITY, the Department of Religious Studies, is seeking to make a full-time appointment of a Lector or Senior Lector whose teaching responsibilities may include Aramaic, Advanced Syriac, Ugaritic, and additional Semitic languages, such … [Further information]

Scholarships, fellowships, grants and prizes

 

 

Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize in German-Jewish Studies

  2017 Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize in German-Jewish Studies The Leo Baeck Institute for the Study of the History and Culture of German-speaking Jewry is delighted to announce its 2017 Year Book Essay Prize. The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book is a fully refereed Oxford journal and covers cultural, social, and economic history. … [Further information]

POLIN Research Fellowships for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Candidates

    POLIN Research Fellowships for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Candidates   POLIN Museum’s Global Educational Outreach Program, supported by the William K. Bowes Jr Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture, is offering up to six doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships for from three to five consecutive months in … [Further information]

Visiting Research Fellows, University of Manchester

  Visiting Research Fellows, University of Manchester Short-term fellowships at the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester. The  John Rylands Research Institute is pleased to announce its latest call for Visiting Research Fellowships. The Library’s Special Collections include highly significant collections of Judaica and … [Further information]

Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships

    Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships   Applications for entry 2016-17 are now open for the Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships.   A partnership between the Woolf Institute and the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust, these scholarships are intended to support outstanding research students at the … [Further information]

Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2016-17: “Political Ramifications: Expanding Jewish Political Thought”

    Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Now accepting applications for our 2016-2017 Post-Doctoral Fellowship: "Political Ramifications: Expanding Jewish Political Thought"   Application Deadline: November 1, 2015   Please visit: … [Further information]

Postdoctoral Fellowships: Political Ramifications, Expanding Jewish Political Thought. Katz Center, University of Pennsylvania

      HERBERT D. KATZ CENTER FOR ADVANCED JUDAIC STUDIES University of Pennsylvania Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2016–2017 Application Deadline: November 1, 2015 Political Ramifications Expanding Jewish Political Thought   Over the course of their history, Jews have championed a range of ideological views and operated within a variety … [Further information]

Conferences

 

 

EAJS Conference: The Role of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modern Philosophy and Science: Kabbalah, “Atheism” and Non-Mechanical Philosophies of Nature in the 17th-18th Centuries, Paris, 10-13 October 2015

EAJS Conference The Role of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modern Philosophy and Science: Kabbalah, “Atheism” and Non-Mechanical Philosophies of Nature in the 17th-18th Centuries Center for Jewish Studies, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris 10th - 13th October 2015 Organizers Dr Cristina Ciucu, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences … [Further information]

International Conference: “The Role of Women’s Leadership in faith Communities. Marking 80 Years of Women in the Rabbinate.” Potsdam/Berlin, 17-19 November 2015

  “The Role of Women’s Leadership in faith Communities. Marking 80 Years of Women in the Rabbinate” International Conference at the School of Jewish Theology at the University of Potsdam Date: November 17 – November 19, 2015, Convener:  Rabbi Prof. Dr. Walter Homolka PhD DHL. University of Potsdam, Am Neuen Palais 10, Haus 8, Auditorium … [Further information]

International Conference: Colonial History – Sephardic Perspectives (16-19th Centuries). Potsdam, 27-29 October 2015

    Colonial History – Sephardic Perspectives (16-19th Centuries) International Conference at the Institute for Jewish and Religious Studies at the University of Potsdam Date: October 27-October 29, 2015, Convener: Prof. Dr. Sina Rauschenbach (University of Potsdam) University of Potsdam, Am Neuen Palais 10, Haus 8, Raum 0.60/61 (Foyer), … [Further information]

Conference in Washington, DC: “Reinventing Israel: Transformations of Israeli Society in the 21st Century.” 29-29 October, 2015

    “Reinventing Israel: Transformations of Israeli Society in the 21st Century” American University, Washington, DC October 28-29, 2015   Travel Subsidies for Junior Faculty Available RSVP FOR SESSIONS: http://www.american.edu/cas/israelstudies/rsvp       Scholars are invited to attend “Reinventing Israel: … [Further information]

 

Calls for papers

 

Call for Papers. How do we see each other? The Abrahamic religions and interreligious relations in the past and present. Pamplona, 10-11 March 2016

  Call for Papers  How do we see each other? The Abrahamic religions and interreligious relations in the past and present  University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain March 10th-11th 2016 Ongoing conflicts, acts of terrorism and religiously motivated violence mean that religious intolerance and prejudice are a continuing aspect of today’s world. … [Further information]

 

New books and journals

 

 

Book Announcement: Hector Patmore, The Transmission of Targum Jonathan in the West: A Study of Italian and Ashkenazi Manuscripts of the Targum to Samuel

  The Transmission of Targum Jonathan in the West: A Study of Italian and Ashkenazi Manuscripts of the Targum to Samuel (Journal of Jewish Studies Supplement 35). by Hector Patmore ISBN: 978-0-198-76585-1 (£25.00  /  $41.50) 503 pages Journal of Jewish Studies Supplement 35 Journal of Jewish Studies Supplement Series … [Further information]

 

News and events

 

Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies (UAJS)

   Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies The Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies (UAJS) is a professional non-governmental organization, established on March 13, 2015 in Kyiv and registered by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. The mission of the Association is to coordinate activities aimed at the development of Jewish Studies in … [Further information]

AJS and EAJS: Programme of Cooperation in Jewish Studies

    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]

UCL Institute of Jewish Studies Public Lecture Series Autumn 2015

    UCL Institute of Jewish Studies   PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES AUTUMN 2015   Wednesday October 7th Michael Berkowitz, Francois Guesnet , UCL Historical views of refugee crises (Title t.b.a.) Discussion 6.30pm Pearson lecture theatre, Pearson Building   Monday October 12th In conjunction with Anglo-Israel … [Further information]

Moses Maimonides, Guide for the Perplexed, end of part 1. Cod Hebr 37 fol 112b. © Copenhagen LibraryCopyright © 2015 European Association for Jewish Studies, All rights reserved.
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