Monthly Archives: September 2022

New Podcast: ‘What can one woman reveal about Jewish life in medieval England?’, BBC History Extra

In February 2022, a statue of Licoricia of Winchester was unveiled. To mark the event, Professor Miri Rubin, Dr Toni Griffiths and Dr Dean Irwin recorded an episode of the BBC History Extra podcast earlier in summer. This provided an opportunity to discuss Licoricia and to situate her in her historical context. After providing an overview of Licoricia’s life, the speakers go on to consider how typical (or not) her experience was for that of Anglo-Jewry more generally. Inherently, this discussion touches on the good, the bad, and the ugly of Anglo-Jewish life, emphasising the importance of context. Dr Griffiths, who has done really important work on remembering the Jews of medieval England, brought a different dimension to the discussion by highlighting the importance of memory.

The podcast is available from the History Extra website, as well as the Apple Store and Spotify.

JFEW Scholarship Enhancement Grants 2022

JFEW announces a new grant opportunity in 2022-23 to support research and advocacy projects that address Jewish college students with financial need, especially students from low income and working class backgrounds, and middle income families facing unexpected financial challenges. Grants will be given to support: 1) research regarding the dimensions and impact of financial need among Jewish college students at two and four-year institutions; and 2) advocacy campaigns intended to improve college access, persistence and completion for this demographic of student, based on evidence from existing literature and research in the field.

Deadline: 10 November 2022 (February 2023).

OCHJS Visiting Fellowships

The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (OCHJS) and its Oxford School of Rare Jewish Languages (OSRJL) invite applications for 2 Visiting Fellowships from applicants who are current, established academics and/or postdoctoral researchers working on any aspect of rare Judeo-languages, including linguistics, literature, manuscript studies, and book history. (Doctoral students are not eligible to apply.) The 2 successful applicants will become Visiting Fellows of the OCHJS for at least one calendar month during either Oxford University’s Hilary Term 2023 or Trinity Term 2023. Each Visiting Fellow will be the recipient of a £3,000 honorarium.

Deadline: 28 September 2022.