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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Study Abroad at UCL
We are a small, friendly and extremely ambitious department at UCL teaching every aspect of Jewish culture to every type of student.
The department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies goes back to the very foundations of UCL, as Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778-1859), one of the leading figures in the struggle for Jewish emancipation in England, was among the principal founders of UCL and the chief promoter of its Hebrew department.
Today, the department’s range of Jewish Studies courses is the widest anywhere in Europe. With offerings in language and literature, history, politics, religious and gender studies, it is no surprise that many students (even those who are registered in another department) choose to take a class with us.
Our strongest appeal is the chance
for study abroad students to work in an intimate setting with leading scholars
in diverse areas of the field.
As a study abroad student you will:
- Study alongside regular UCL and international students, benefiting from UCL's world-class teaching system and renowned academics.
- Have the flexibility to take courses across a range of UCL subjects and departments, tailoring your course to your own particular interests in this area.
- Have access to your own academic tutor (known as an ‘Affiliate Tutor’).
- Be encouraged to integrate into UCL student life, with access to events, societies and clubs both within your department and across UCL as a whole. The department has a lively social calendar, with events such as our Hanukkah Party and our famous Purimspil, performed entirely in Yiddish.
- Be taught in small seminar groups rather than large formal lectures (for our popular courses such as the Arab-Israeli Conflict or Comparative Peace Processes in Ireland and the Middle East, we will meet demand and just find a bigger room!).
- Benefit from the department’s links to the Jewish Historical Society of England and the Institute of Jewish Studies who organise annual public lectures, international conferences and facilitate new research on all aspects of Jewish civilisation.
- UCL Study Abroad Pages (admission, term dates, fees and application forms)
- Study Abroad Guide (information on UCL's study abroad programme)
- Courses (current course listing for this academic year)
If you are looking to enrol in Hebrew & Jewish Studies as an Erasmus student, please check if an Erasmus agreement is in place with your institution.
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If you have studied at UCL for more than three months then you are a member of
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We send our twice-yearly Departmental Newsletter to all Hebrew & Jewish Studies alumni, either by post or by email. If you would like to contribute to an edition, please email your article, together with your name and years of study, to email@example.com.
We also invite alumni to departmental events during the academic year.
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Details of HJS courses can be downloaded here. The timetable
is available on the departmental website in May. Bibliographies and
syllabi are available to download in early August. Do make sure that you
have this information before the course begins.
Please submit the following two forms together with payment (see details below):
The academic year is divided into three terms, with two reading weeks (see UCL Term dates). The UCL Term begins on Monday 30th September 2013.
In accordance with departmental policy on Jewish holidays, no teaching will take place. Missed classes will be made up during Reading Week or as arranged by individual lecturers. Please consult your course lecturer.
The UCL Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies is located on the third floor of Foster Court. The Departmental Office is in room 318, third floor, Foster Court.
All classes are taught on the UCL campus (see UCL maps). These are subject to change at short notice due to circumstances beyond our control. Nearest tube stations are Goodge Street (Northern Line), Warren Street (Northern and Victoria Lines), Euston Square (Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan Lines), and Euston (Northern and Victoria Lines).
There is a lift in Foster Court. However, other UCL buildings may be difficult for students with physical disabilities. Before making an applications, CE students are advised to contact the Departmental Office. This information will be treated in confidence and is only requested in order that UCL may offer advice on the facilities that are available for students with disabilities.
To book a place, complete and return the application form
and the UCL Visitor Registration Form. Your details will be added to the
UCL system and you will be eligible for a UCL Visitor ID card.
The standard fee is £500 per course unit (i.e. a course
which ordinarily meets for two hours a week over two terms). The cost of
a half course unit is £250. Should you wish to pay in two instalments,
please indicate this on your application form. For this fee, CE students
are entitled to sit in the class, receive all course materials and
handouts. If you would like to sit the termly/end of year examinations
and/or submit coursework/essays, please discuss this with the relevant
lecturer at the first class. CE students can access the UCL library for
reference use. (The fee does not include borrowing privileges.) CE
students are also entitled to a computer account for the duration of the
course. Once registered, CE students will be sent details of their
You will need to return the application form and visitor's
form along with a cheque made payable to UCL to the Departmental office.
Please note that credit card payments are not accepted.
Click on the following link for information on possible concessions: Continuing Education Concessions
For further information, contact the HJS Departmental Office:
Telephone: 020 7679 7171 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The information given above is accurate at the time of publication. However, the UCL Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies reserves the right to cancel / amend courses.
Please note that the UCL Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies reserves the right to refuse admission.