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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MA in Holocaust Studies
MA (Master of Arts) in Holocaust Studies (MA in Language, Culture and History), concentrating on the history of the Holocaust, German history in the nineteenth and twentieth century, and modern European Jewish history.
Candidates for the MA in Holocaust Studies take the following courses:
- Graduate Seminar in Holocaust Studies
- One elective course in Modern Jewish History
- Two appropriate elective courses from the offerings of the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Courses selected are subject to approval of the Graduate Tutor (the adviser to MA students in the Department).
MA candidates are assessed on their studies through written work. Students write a substantial paper as a central requirement of the seminar. The courses other than the seminar will be assessed (evaluated for a grade or mark) on the basis of take-home essays and a final examination.
Outside of formal coursework MA candidates write a dissertation of up to 15,000 words (separate from the seminar paper), which should be based in part on primary sources. MA students from the Department of History, and other MA programmes such as those in European Social and Political Studies and Human Rights and International Politics are encouraged to enroll in the seminar and relevant departmental courses. It also is possible for students in these units, with an interest in the Holocaust, to be supervised by specialists in the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies for their dissertations and other research projects.
The MA in the history of the Holocaust has developed links with a number of institutions which allow MA candidates to receive work experience and training, or to pursue research at the Imperial War Museum, the Beth Shalom Holocaust Education Centre, the London Metropolitan Archives, the Public Records Office, and the Wiener Library.
On three occasions the MA programme has offered students a study-tour to Eastern Europe. We hope to establish this as a permanent component of the programme.