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About Craig Perry

Craig Perry is assistant professor in the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies and in the department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, GA (USA). He researches and teaches medieval Jewish history with a focus on social history and the Cairo Geniza. His current book project is a study of slavery and the slave trade in medieval Egypt.

Researcher of the Week

Gal Sofer

MD/PhD candidate in the department of Jewish Thought at Ben-Gurion University, an Azrieli fellow, and an intern in Soroka Hospital.
Supervisors: Prof. Boaz Huss and Prof. Yuval Harari

“My work focuses on demonic magic from the late Middle Ages to the modern period. I am particularly interested in Solomonic magic (texts of demonic magic that are often attributed to King Solomon), and its reception.

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Job Announcement: Medieval/Early Modern Jewish History, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (USA)

The Department of History and the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, invite applications for a jointly-appointed, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Medieval/Early Modern Jewish History to begin Fall 2022. 

Geographical and chronological focus open, but applicants whose teaching and/or research connect European Jewry to other global regions are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Review of applications begins on 26/10/2021.