Monthly Archives: November 2021

Doctoral Fellowships, Postdoctoral Fellowships, and Senior Fellowships at the Maimonides Centre

The Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies (MCAS) at Universität Hamburg now welcomes applications for various fellowships in 2022/23, when they “will examine the role of scepticism in limitations of faith and then turn the question inside out and examine what happens when scepticism becomes its own object.”

Deadline: 10 December 2021

XIIIth Doctoral Study Day in Hebrew Paleography and Codicology

For thirteen years now, phd candidates and postdocs affiliated with the Hebrew paleography chair at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris, held by Judith Olszowy-Schlanger, have convened a one-day symposium on Hebrew palaeography and codicology. This year’s symposium will be held exclusively on line on Monday, 6th December, from 9am to 7.10pm, Paris time. It will deal with Jewish communal registers, its materiality, scripts, historical significance, provenance and problems of definition. Keynote papers will be given by Javier Castaño (CSIC, Madrid) and Mauro Perani (Bolonia). Speakers include Annegret Holtmann Mares, Esperança Valls Pujol, Evgeniya Zarubina, Yoel Finkelman, Gershon Hundert, Adam Teller, Yisrael Bartal, Mikołaj Wojciechowski, Sykstus Pfajfer, Jérémie Allouche, Elena Lolli, Elena Barile and Antonio Spagnuolo.

Lecture by Karin Sczech “A Medieval Jewish Bakery in Erfurt?” (in German)

The lecture will take place on Nov. 30, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. (German time) via Zoom.

In 2007, an archaeological survey was conducted on the site of today’s restaurant Cognito, documenting a circular wall that initially posed many mysteries. The study of the written sources revealed a trace that was not initially considered due to the size of the structure: The Jewish community bakery is documented right here in 1407. The uncovered finding is the largest baking oven that has been excavated in Germany so far! The lecture will present other commercial bakeries in Erfurt, both from surviving sources and archaeological excavations.

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