Rowan Dorin, No Return: Jews, Christian Usurers, and the Spread of Mass Expulsion in Medieval Europe. Histories of Economic Life, 36 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2022) will be out on October 1st.
October 14- 15, 2022, in-person (UCLA) and Online
The goal of this conference is to bring together a diverse group of scholars to evaluate the state of research regarding the evolving inter-relationships of Christians, Jews, and Muslims within premodern Iberia.
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.
Have a look at this new MA program at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva.
The Department of History at Western Carolina University is searching for an Assistant Professor of History/History Education and Social Sciences Education. Research fields open. This is a 9-month Tenure-track appointment to begin in the 2023-2024 academic year.
Deadline: Open until filled.
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).
The Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow (DI) offers up to five fellowships to external researchers for a visit in Leipzig during the academic year 2023/24. The fellowship’s duration is one to three months.Continue reading Dubnow Institute Visiting Research Fellowship Program 2023/24
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.
Estara Arrant writes about “A Story of Scribal Collaboration: the Targum of T-S 6H5.1” in the new Fragment of the Month via the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit.