Starts: Oct 28, 2013 9:30:00 AM
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...
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UCL's Hebrew and Jewish Studies is the only UK academic department dedicated to the study of every aspect and phase of the Jewish historical experience. This contrasts with the usual setting of Jewish Studies components within broad subject-areas and disciplinary frameworks. The integrity of Jewish Studies as a field of enquiry is implicit in our constitution as a department, and underpins the disciplinary diversity that marks our research-activity.
Our research-interests stretch over wide chronological and geographical
spans, entail a range of both ancient and modern languages, and are
pursued from a variety of methodological approaches.
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. This grant, to the value of €2,499,000, is the largest ever
achieved in the Faculty. The five-year project was launched on 1 February 2013,
and employs a total of five research associates.
External Grant-Funded Projects
Medieval Christian and Jewish Calendar Texts from England and Franco-Germany A Leverhulme-Funded Research Project.
The Jewish Calendar in Early Islamic Sources (2010–2012)A Leverhulme-Funded Research Project.
Medieval Calendars (2008–2013)
"Medieval Monographs on the Jewish Calendar" (funded by the AHRC).
Jewish Self-Government in Poland from its inception to the present — a critical and annotated source reader
A project to identify, translate and comment on the most relevant and most significant sources pertaining to the history of Jewish self-government in Poland from its beginnings in the Middle Ages to the contemporary world.
Introductory Poems to the Babylonian Targums
A grant from the Rothschild Foundation Europe in the Post-doctoral Research Fellowships Programme.
Anti-Semitism in an Era of Transition. The case of Post-Communist Eastern Central Europe (2009–2010)
in cooperation with SSEES at UCL (funded by the Rothschild Foundation, Europe).
The Montefiore Testimonials Digitization Project
UCL Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies in Cooperation with the Montefiore Endowment.
- Diversity and Unity in Ancient and Medieval Calendars (18 February 2014)
Three leading academic journals are edited by members of the department:
- The Journal of Jewish Studies (Professor Sacha Stern)
- Aramaic Studies (Dr Willem Smelik)
- Jewish Historical Studies: Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society England (Professor Michael Berkowitz)