New Books Network Podcast interviewed Hélène Jawhara Piner on her new book, published via Cherry Orchard Books in 2021.
This special program is organized in conjunction with the exhibition at The Met Cloisters, Spain, 1000-1200: Art at the Frontiers of Faith. The roundtable will feature three scholars who have pioneered work on Jewish life in medieval Spain. The discussion will respond to the themes of the Frontiers of Faith exhibition, focusing particularly on Jewish presence within and across the geopolitical regions at the meeting points of Christian- and Muslim-ruled Spain, as well as the other kinds of “frontier zones,” or sites of intensive interaction between faiths, from urban markets to princely courts.
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.
This Hebrew language journal (with English summaries) offers articles on the critical study of Talmudic and Halakhic issues.
The new volume features the following articles:Continue reading New Issue of Sidra: A Journal for the Study of Rabbinic Literature, No. 33 (2021) is out
The Jewish Studies Program at UC Davis invites applications for the second annual New Directions in Jewish Studies Lecture Series.
The lectureship carries an honorarium of $1500 and is open exclusively to scholars who do not currently hold a tenured or tenure track.
Deadline: October 1, 2021
This conference at the Institut für jüdische Philosophie und Religion Hamburg will take place under the title “Jewish Scholarship, Arabic Heritage and Christian Culture: The Study of Philosophy and Science among Jews in 14th- and Early 15th-Century Provence and the Development of the Hebrew Language“
Deadline: August 31, 2021.
Post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Art History
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
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“I am interested in Jewish-Christian relations in Medieval History and Architecture in the regions of the German Palatinate and Upper-Rhineland. Although my current research regards the application of Artificial Intelligence to searching 3D models of historical architecture, I am fascinated by how social networks and economic and political events ultimately impacted the designs of buildings. My completed doctoral project (2021) focused on 4 castles. For each of them, I carried out detailed architectural analyses, geo-spatial analyses of their landscapes, and network analyses of proceedings by their inhabitants derived from over 700 medieval charters. The information from the individual analyses were then combined using a graph database to search for convergences in the data, garnering new interpretations regarding the socio-political contexts of medieval buildings and who their builders most likely were. Various Jewish people were active in these castle networks, a research topic that I seek to explore more.
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Join a two-day Zoom symposium on Apocalyptic in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the early Islamic centuries.
by Peter Stein, University of Jena
Since November of last year, the Thuringian University and State Library Jena (ThULB) has been hosting the exhibition “Tora, Talmud, Tefillot. Jewish Literature from Five Centuries in the Thuringian University and State Library Jena”. The ThULB has a collection of more than 1000 titles of Jewish works (or works closely related to Judaism) from the 13th to the 19th centuries, a representative selection of which is now being shown to the public for the first time.Continue reading Hebrew Manuscripts on Display in Exhibition “Torah, Talmud, Tefillot. Jewish Literature from Five Centuries” in the Thuringian University and State Library Jena