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Association for Canadian Jewish Studies Conference 2023, 29–31 May 2023

The Association for Canadian Jewish Studies is pleased to announce its 2023 annual national conference taking place at York University, Monday to Wednesday, May 29-31, 2023, in association with the Vered Jewish Canadian Studies Program at the University of Ottawa, the Concordia Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies,  the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University, and the Jewish Studies Program at Huron at Western. We are so excited to meet in person again. Please note the days of the conference, which are different from our usual Sunday to Tuesday schedule. Due to the timing of Shavuot (Thursday to Saturday) and our desire to join Congress this year, observant members of the ACJS would not have enough travel time to make a Sunday morning start.

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Shi’ur Komah: An Issue of the Journal Jewish Thought commemorating the 500th year of R. Moses Cordovero’s birth

2022/5782 marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of R. Moses Cordovero (1522-1570), one of the key figures in the Safedian sixteenth-century kabbalistic renaissance and one of the most proliferous writers in the history of Jewish thought. Cordovero’s voluminous and comprehensive literary corpus deals with the full plethora of topics concerning both human life and the Divine. It reveals one of the most impressive intellectual endeavors of his era and places him among the central Jewish thinkers of the early modern Ottoman empire.

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Job: Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese, University of Virginia

The Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at the University of Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship or a tenured associate professorship in medieval or early modern Peninsular Spanish literature and culture. Applicants are welcome from a variety of different specializations, perspectives, and methodologies, including, but not limited to, Arabic, Basque, Catalan, Hebrew, Galician, or Portuguese literatures and cultures; diaspora and migration; digital humanities; material and visual culture; race, religion, and ethnicity; theater and performance studies; women, gender, and sexuality studies.

Application review will begin December 2, 2022.

Transcendent Transnationalism? Jewish History and Heritage Across Time and Space (Yearbook of Transnational History Vol. 8)

Although originated thousands of years ago from historical Israel and Judah, the Jewish people today are an ethnoreligious group and a nation that transcends physical borders and is spread throughout the world. Connected by faith, ethnicity, and culture, Jews possess a unique collective identity. The Jewish peoples are a universal phenomenon with a distinct story of multiculturalism, diversity, and constant renewal.

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Graduate Research Fellowships at the Center for Jewish History

The Center for Jewish History offers ten-month fellowships to doctoral candidates to support original research using the collections of the Center’s Partners – American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Preference is given to those candidates who draw on the archival and library resources of more than one Partner institution. Fellowships must run for 10 months, starting September 2023, and applicants should have completed all requirements (i.e., coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation.

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Simon Barton Memorial Junior Scholar Research Grant

The American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain (AARHMS) welcomes applications for the Simon Barton Memorial Junior Scholar Research Grant. This year AARHMS will offer one grant of $750 in support of general research in the field of medieval Iberian history. Applicants must be active members of AARHMS and must either be enrolled in doctoral programs or have received their doctorate within the past five years.

Deadline: 1 February 2023.