The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School for the Advanced Study in the Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Antwerp announce a summer program for graduate students in Jewish studies.
HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM, JULY 31–AUGUST 4, 2022
WITH THE GLOBE REELING from the current pandemic, the 2022 Summer School will focus on the experience and consequences of crises—how traumatic, overpowering events have transformed Jewish life, and what continuities, changes, and innovations have followed these experiences.
Over a week of intensive learning with a cohort of leading scholars from different subfields and disciplines, graduate students will explore the ways Jews, as individuals and as communities, contended with different sorts of crises over the course of history, ranging from public health emergencies to pogroms, from social and political breakdowns to psychological trauma. The week will also give participants a chance to reflect together on the current pandemic and its impact on scholarship and teaching, and will include sessions devoted to professional development.
We are delighted that the resumption of the summer school in 2022 brings with it a new partner, the Institute for Jewish Studies at the University of Antwerp. The addition of a European partner advances the program’s goal of promoting a sense of intellectual community with scholars and fellow graduate students from around the world. Graduate students at any institution worldwide, in any subfield of Jewish studies, past or present, are eligible to apply. This is an in-person experience, and participation is contingent on a student being able to travel safely to Israel within public health requirements in place at the time. The program will take place the week before the World Congress of Jewish Studies, and participants are encouraged to plan to stay in Jerusalem for the Congress as well.
Fellowships are available for students accepted into the program who do not have applicable funding from their home institutions.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: APRIL 1, 2022