May 7, 2013 1:00:00 PM
End: May 17, 2013 7:30:00 PM
Location: various venues, UCL Bloomsbury Campus More...
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.
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 More...
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. More...
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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- UCL CLASSICS SUMMER SCHOOL July 2013 - An intensive summer school
in beginners' Biblical Hebrew will be running at UCL from 9 to 18 July
2013 as part of the London Summer School in Classics. The course is
organised by the UCL and King's Classics Departments and will be taught
by Hebrew and Jewish Studies Department staff. For further details and
registration, click on the link below:
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- THE WARTIME DIARIES OF EDMUND KESSLER 28 May, 2013
- ERC GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT - Professor Sacha Stern (Hebrew and Jewish Studies) has been awarded an ERC (European Research Council) Advanced Grant for a research project entitled Calendars in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: standardization and fixation. The five-year project was launched on 1 February 2013, and will employ a total of five research associates. Two research associates still need to be recruited, in the fields of (1) Greek and Latin epigraphy and (2) Hebrew codicology. This project will study the evolution of calendars in late antique and medieval societies. This complex process was closely related to politics, science, and religion, and contributed to the standardization of culture in the ancient and medieval worlds. The project will be divided into several research areas: the seven-day week in the Roman Empire, late antique comparative calendars (the hemerologia), medieval Jewish calendar disputes, and medieval monographs in Arabic and Hebrew on astronomy and the many ancient and medieval calendars.
- PROFESSOR CHIMEN ABRAMSKY SCHOLARSHIP - The Professor Chimen Abramsky Scholarship was established in 2012 through a generous donation of an alumnus of the UCL Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies. The Scholarship will provide financial support for an outstanding UK undergraduate in the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies. One scholarship will be awarded in 2013, subject to successful applications. For more information, click here: Prof Chimen Abramsky Scholarship
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- UCL FESTIVAL OF ARTS 7-17 May, 2013
- NEGOTIATING RELIGION CONFERENCE 1st May, 2013
- HJS DEPARTMENTAL SPRING/PURIM NEWSLETTER March 2013
ANNOUNCEMENT: SAD NEWS - It is with great sadness that we announce the recent
death of Mr. William Margulies in Jerusalem. Mr. Margulies was a long-standing friend and benefactor
of the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at UCL. He established the
Benzion Margulies Lectureship in Yiddish in his late father's name and helped
to create and support our exceptional Yiddish library (the William Margulies
Yiddish Library): one of the largest Yiddish libraries in Europe. He also
donated a substantial part of his own Jewish and general library to UCL. In 2007, Mr.
Margulies was awarded a UCL Honorary Fellowship in honour of his exceptional
service to UCL. Mr. Margulies and his wife Judith always took a keen interest
in the activities of our department and would keep updated with all
Yiddish-related news. When in London, they always visited UCL. We have lost a kind, generous and modest man whose
contribution to Yiddish and to Jewish Studies has been remarkable.
2012 Hannukah Departmental newsletter
The panel investigated shifts in the role of the Holocaust in European public debates in the recent past. Contrasting developments in Poland, Germany, and Great Britain, common threads were identified as well as differences in perceiving, presenting, memorizing the mass murder of European Jewries.
Jewish Spirituality in Eastern Europe—A Textual
UCL Graduate Student Conference on 'Jewish Spirituality in Eastern Europe - A Textual Perspective'. The programme of the conference is available at: blogs.ucl.ac.uk/jewish-spirituality. There is no pre-registration, the conference is free of charge and open to the public.
British Academy Postdoctoral Research Grant
A full-time three-year British Academy postdoctoral research grant has been awarded to Dr Lily Kahn to conduct the first linguistic study of the Hasidic Hebrew narrative literature produced in Eastern Europe between 1864 and 1914. The language of this genre is significant because it is one of the only extensive source of narrative Hebrew used by traditional Eastern European Jews in the early modern period. These texts draw on Biblical, Rabbinic, and Medieval Hebrew literature, but were written by native Yiddish speakers and often derive from oral Yiddish tales. The final output of the project will be a book-length reference grammar of narrative Hasidic Hebrew, which is designed to be serve as a much-needed resource for scholars and students of Hebrew language and linguistics as well as of Hasidic history and literature.