Aron Dotan z”l passed away on 27 May 2022. You can read an obituary via the Blog of the Genizah Research Unit.
As part of a series of events to mark the unveiling of a statue of Licoricia of Winchester, and her son Asher, Professor Anna Sapir Abulafia will be giving a lecture at the University of Winchester on the role of money in Christian-Jewish relations. This in person event will be streamed on Microsoft Teams.
Tzafrir Barzilay will speak about “Dragons of Summer and Winter: Lay Traditions of Jews and Christians between South and North in Medieval Europe,” at the Haifa Center for Mediterranean History, Haifa University. The event is hybrid and you can join via zoom at 12:15 IST.
You can download and read this review of Daniel J. Lasker’s Karaism: An Introduction to the Oldest Surviving Alternative Judaism. The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization Series (London: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2022). The book was also featured HERE by its author on medievalJewishStudiesNow! in a Research Spotlight.
The current, not yet completed volume 19 of Zutot features several articles relevant to medieval Jewish Studies.
Yehuda Halper is one of the winners of this years’ Goldstein-Goren Book Award with his book Jewish Socratic Questions in an Age without Plato: Permitting and Forbidding Open Inquiry in 12-15th Century Europe and North Africa (Leiden, Bosten: Brill, 2021).
This Fellowship is hosted at Bar Ilan University “for scholars focusing on eastern European Jewish History.”
Deadline: 20 June 2022.
The Halpern Center for the Study of Jewish Self-Perception at Bar-Ilan University supports “projects that deal with self-perception and/or Jewish societies in historical perspective.”
Deadline: 20 June 2022.
Recently, an important 15th/early 16th-century Hebrew manuscript, which also includes a mahzor and a Passover haggadah, was auctioned off in Jerusalem for $340,000. The 5.5 centimeters roundels of this manuscript were produced in Italy and illuminated.
This Spring School will take place both in Madrid and Toledo. The School has been organized jointly by the Hebrew and Jewish Studies Department of the University of Amsterdam; The Open University of Israel; King’s College London; Jewish Cultures across Mediterranean Europe (J-Med) CSIC-UCM; and the Sephardic Museum (Toledo). According to the organizers, “the School is intended for graduate students in Jewish Studies, with participants from the Netherlands, Israel, Spain and United Kingdom. The academic sessions and field trips will deal with the concepts of home, belonging and exile through Jewish history, with a special focus on Sepharad and the Mediterranean Diaspora.”