Hebrew & Jewish Studies

Biblical Hebrew Summer School

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Start: Jul 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: Jul 17, 2014 12:00:00 AM

We are delighted to announce that an intensive course in beginners' Biblical Hebrew will be running at King’s College London from 8 to 17 July 2014 as part of the London Summer School in Classics. The course is organised by the King’s and UCL Classics Departments and will be taught by UCL Hebrew and Jewish Studies Department staff.

‘Searching for Exile: Truth or Myth?’

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Searching for Exile

Professor Sacha Stern (UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies) appeared on BBC Four in a debate chaired by Ed Stourton on the controversial documentary film ‘Search for Exile: Truth or Myth?’ (Ilan Ziv, 2013), on Sunday 3 November 2013.

Visions of Judaism and Jewish Community in the 19th Century: The Impact of Sir Moses Montefiore

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Start: Oct 28, 2013 9:30:00 AM
End: Oct 28, 2013 5:30:00 PM

UCL Festival of the Arts May 7-17

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Start: May 7, 2013 1:00:00 PM
End: May 17, 2013 7:30:00 PM
Location: various venues, UCL Bloomsbury Campus

Europe and the Holocaust - Shifts in Public Debates in Poland, Germany and the UK

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Europe and the Holocaust - Shifts in Public Debates in Poland, Germany and the UK

The panel investigates shifts in the role of the Holocaust in European public debates in the recent past. Contrasting developments in Poland, Germany, and Great Britain, we will identify common threads as well as differences in perceiving, presenting, memorizing the mass murder of European Jewries.

Graduate Student Conference: Jewish Spirituality in Eastern Europe

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Press Coverage: UCL Graduate Student Conference

The Yiddish Forverts has recently published a report from the Graduate Student Conference on ‘Jewish Spirituality in Eastern Europe – a Textual Perspective,’ held at the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL on 6-7 June, 2012. The article, authored by conference participant Adi Mahalel (Columbia University), is available online on the website of the Forverts: http://yiddish.forward.com/node/4589

New publication: The Russian-Jewish Diaspora and European Culture, 1917-1937

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Over a period of three years, the Hebrew and Jewish Studies Department at UCL has been cooperating in a research project devoted to 'Cultural Continuitiy in the Diaspora: Paris and Berlin in 1917-1937', based at the Department of European Studies and Modern Languages, University of Bath, and in cooperation with the Centre for European and International Studies at the University of Portsmouth. The project had been funded by the Leverhulme Trust Academic Collaboration-International Network scheme. Among the initiators of the project had been the late John D. Klier.

International Graduate Student Conference 2012

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Jewish Spirituality in Eastern Europe — A Textual Perspective

The Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at UCL is pleased to announce plans for an International Graduate Student Conference, devoted to explorations of multiple aspects of Jewish spirituality in Eastern Europe, to be held on 5th and 6th of June 2012 in London. The conference organizers invite graduate students and recent PhD holders to submit their proposals. We welcome presentations addressing any aspect of the religious history and religious culture of Eastern European Jewry, with an emphasis on their textual products. We are particularly interested in proposals which open up new perspectives and pose new questions regarding conceptual frameworks and traditional definitions used to describe Eastern Europe in the field of Jewish Studies. Topics may include:

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