Monthly Archives: February 2023

Transcendent Transnationalism? Jewish History and Heritage Across Time and Space – Volume 8 of the Yearbook of Transnational History

Although originated thousands of years ago from historical Israel and Judah, the Jewish people today are an ethnoreligious group and a nation that transcends physical borders and is spread throughout the world. Connected by faith, ethnicity, and culture, Jews possess a unique collective identity. The Jewish peoples are a universal phenomenon with a distinct story of multiculturalism, diversity, and constant renewal.

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Parkes Institute Visiting Fellowships 2023–24

The Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton is delighted to once again invite applications for two visiting fellows to take up temporary positions at the Parkes Institute.

This year’s theme is ‘Jewish Economic History from Antiquity to the Present Day’, with a particular focus on Jewish/non-Jewish relations. We welcome applications from scholars at any stage of their career, working on topics related to Jewish economic history, culture, and heritage/memory. Special consideration will be given to applications that demonstrate engagement with the Parkes Library and Jewish archives at the University of Southampton. Scholars should have completed their PhD and be affiliated to a non-UK institution.

Deadline: 3 May 2023.

Online Talk: Erfurt und sein jüdisches mittelalterliches Erbe – auf dem Weg zum Welterbe by Karin Sczech (German)

March 21 2023, 5.30 pm

In Erfurt, outstanding structural and material witnesses of the medieval Jewish community have been preserved, which have only been intensively discovered and researched in recent decades. In 2008, the city of Erfurt decided to apply for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List: The medieval synagogue with several construction phases, the mikveh (ritual bath) from the 13th century and a Jewish residence from the same period constitute the components of the application.

Jewish Thought, European Thought in the Italy of the Long Renaissance Seminar Fellowships, 19–21 June 2023

The Institute for Jewish Religion and Philosophy at Universität Hamburg would like to invite PhD students and postdoctoral researchers to apply for fellowships to attend the “Jewish Thought, European Thought in the Italy of the Long Renaissance” seminar to be held in Hamburg on 19–21 June 2023.

Deadline: 15 March 2023.

2023 AJS Contingent Faculty and Independent Scholar Research Grants

The Association for Jewish Studies is pleased to again offer its Contingent Faculty and Independent Scholar Research Grants. The AJS will award five research grants of $1,000 each. Eligible applicants must be current AJS members and hold a PhD. These awards are meant to assist scholars who do not have any guaranteed institutional funding.

Research funds may be used to support travel to archives or libraries or to pay for childcare while you are conducting research. These are examples and not an exhaustive list. The research associated with this grant must be completed by December 31, 2023.

Deadline: 31 March 2023.

AJW Scholars of Color Fellowship

The Scholars of Color Fellowship invites applications for its 2023 – 2024 academic year cohort. The mentorship program pairs scholars who have made or will make contributions to Jewish Studies scholarship with experienced mentors, while also building a community among the cohort. The program is focused on finding racialized scholars who are underrepresented in the academy and/or directly impacted by racialization due to their lived experience as a person of color. Mentorship, networking, and professional development sessions will take place on Zoom. An in-person workshop will also be held for fellows during the 55th Annual AJS Conference in San Francisco from December 17 – 29, 2023. The AJS will cover fellows’ transportation and lodging associated with the conference.

Deadline: 31 March 2023.

2023 Summer Writing Group

The Association for Jewish Studies is pleased to again offer an online summer writing group in 2023 oriented towards women, transgender, and non-binary scholars of Jewish Studies. This program will be run by Sarah Abrevaya Stein, Professor of History, the Director of the Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, and the Viterbi Family Chair in Mediterranean Jewish Studies at UCLA.