Monthly Archives: January 2024

Quest. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History

The new special issue of Quest. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History 24.2 (2023) is edited by Francesca Bregoli and focuses on Jewish Masculinities 1200–1800. Rebekah Sewell (Conversion and Masculinity in Thirteenth-Century England: One Man’s Decision to Leave the Priesthood for Judaism) and Eyal Levinson (Between Rabbinic and Knightly Masculinities: Constructing Gendered Identities Among Jewish Young Men in Medieval Ashkenaz) contributed papers about medieval Jewish Studies.

Ringvorlesung “Die Vertreibung der Kölner jüdischen Gemeinde 1423/1424 im europäischen Kontext” (German)

This series of lectures is now online. You can watch all talks, including the following speakers: Carla Meyer-Schlenkrich, Dorothea Weltecke, Georg Jostkleigrewe, Jörg Müller, Christiane Twiehaus, Tanja Potthoff, Michael Wiehen, Martha Keil, Sophia Schmitt, David Schnur, Christoph Cluse, Wolfram Drews, Rainer Josef Barzen, and Jan-Hendryk de Boer.

12th Annual ucLADINO Judeo-Spanish Conference, 18 April 2024, in Zoom

In its twelfth consecutive year, the ucLADINO conference continues to advocate for the preservation of Ladino language and culture in the Judeo-Spanish diaspora. The theme for this year’s ucLADINO conference, “Encounters with Judeo-Spanish Culture in the MENA and Beyond,” seeks to highlight the ways in which Judeo-Spanish speakers (including but not limited to Haketia and Ladino) came into contact with neighboring languages and cultures throughout its dynamic history. We conceptualize Judeo-Spanish encounters as moments of discovery, dialogue, and/or interaction.

Award for Outstanding New Research on Judaism and the History of Science

The Association for the Promotion of the Study of the History of Philosophy and Science in Judaism (Verein zur Förderung der Erforschung der Geschichte der Philosophie und Wissenschaften im Judentum e.V., Berlin/Germany) invites submissions for a competition recognizing outstanding new research on the in- terface between Judaism and the sciences throughout history. This competition will honor two young scholars for their innovative articles (up to sixty pages) exploring topics connected to this field of research. A total sum of 1500 euro will be awarded to the recipients, and their winning articles will be submitted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Aleph – Historical Studies in Science Judaism in 2024.

EAJS Conference Grant Programme in European Jewish Studies

The European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS) invites applications to the EAJS Conference Grant Programme in European Jewish Studies for the academic year 2024/25, funded by the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe. The purpose of this programme is twofold: to foster cooperation among scholars involved in Jewish Studies across Europe, and to support early career researchers in this field to develop a professional network.

CfA: 2 PhD positions, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University, Sweden

Applications on projects concerning Jewish literature, history and culture in Antiquity, Late Antiquity, and Middle Ages are welcome along with studies on the synagogue in Antiquity and beyond. The field of Jewish Studies in Sweden is broad and interdiciplinary, and as such invite’s applicants from broad backgrounds. 

A PhD position at Lund University means a stable salary for four years (starting at roughly 30 000 SEK a month, an above average salary in Sweden) and the possibility of having a co-advisor from another university. Extension to the four years is given for maternity/paternity leave and sick leave. 

Deadline: February 15 2024