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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Dr Israel Moshe Sandman is a postdoctoral research fellow at University College London’s Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies. His areas of research include medieval Jewish thought, medieval Jewish literature, and medieval Hebrew manuscripts. As part of the team working on the Arts and Humanities Research Council project ‘Medieval Hebrew Monographs on the Jewish Calendar’ (together with Dr Ilana Wartenberg, directed by Professor Sacha Stern), he critically edits Hebrew texts from manuscript, renders the text into annotated English translation, and explores literary, paleographical, cultural, and historical issues that emerge from the textual work.
Alongside his research, Dr Sandman teaches medieval Jewish thought and literature, as well as comparative medieval Jewish, Christian, and Islamic thought and literature.
Dr Sandman received his PhD from the University of Chicago’s Department of Near Eastern
Languages & Civilizations in 2006. His doctoral dissertation, The
Meshobeb Netibot of Samuel Ibn Matut (‘Motot’): Introductory Excursus, Critical
Edition and Annotated Translation, is the editio princeps of this
14th century Sephardic work that synthesizes Kabbalah and philosophy.
Hebrew scribality in medieval Italy (associations of copyists?)
Regional features of the migration / transmission of medieval Jewish literature
Medieval Jewish relations to Christian biblical interpretation (in text and art)
Text, iconography, and meaning in medieval Hebrew manuscripts
Chapters in Books
- "Biblical Hermeneutics in Abraham Bar Hayya’s (Hiyya’s) ‘Book of Intercalation’: Explicitly Reading Science and Philosophy into the Bible", in J. Holo and M. Wechsler (eds.), Pesher Nahum: Texts and Studies in Jewish History and Literature from Antiquity through the Middle Ages, presented to Norman Golb (in press).
- "Love in Hasidism", "Love in Jewish Poetry", and "Love and Death in Judaism", in Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions (2007)