Monthly Archives: December 2023

Online Talk by Amir Ashur about „The Cairo Geniza as a Source for Mediterranean Economic History“

Take part in this online talk by Dr. Amir Ashur (Haifa/Tel Aviv/Princeton) about „The Cairo Geniza as a Source for Mediterranean Economic History“ at the Arye Maimon Institute, Trier University, on 5 February 2024, 18:15 CEST. The talk is organised by TRANSMARE Institute.

To do so, please register with Dr. Christoph Cluse or Dr. Jörg Müller for the Zoom link.

AAJR Disseration Research Funding

AAJR provides stipends for up to $4,000 for dissertation research grants. The funds are not intended for language study or equipment.  Funding is available to Ph.D. graduate students, and those up to four years following their graduation, in any field of Jewish studies at a North American university.  Applicants must have submitted their Ph.D. Dissertation prospectus and have a demonstrated need for materials from archival, library, or manuscript collections or for ethnographic research. Applications for research-related expenses and/or the purchase of copied or scanned items will be considered.

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AAJR Workshop for Early Career Scholars in Jewish Studies, July 7-9, 2024

The purpose of this workshop is to impart knowledge and skills relevant to a range of career prospects for late-stage Ph.Ds. and recent Ph.Ds.  The workshop will draw on the experience of a college president, a veteran university professor, and a number of other professionals who work in the academic and related fields.  Participants will include early career scholars across a range of disciplines and areas of specialization in Jewish studies.

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Western Jewish Studies Association Conference, Tempe, AZ, 5–6 May 2024

Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars of Jewish Studies are invited to submit proposals for papers, panels, and roundtable discussions Paper proposals should be no longer than one double- spaced typed page and should be submitted with a short CV that contains contact information. Organizers of panels and roundtable discussions should submit a cover sheet with the title of the session, the titles and abstracts for each paper and bios and contact information of the participants. Individuals wishing to chair a session should indicate their area of expertise and submit a short CV. A few partial travel stipends are available for graduate students and overseas scholars presenting at the conference. The conference will be primarily in-person, though there will be one entirely virtual panel in each morning time slot reserved for overseas presenters. . Deadline for submission of proposals is January 6, 2024.

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