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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All BA degrees are taught and examined on the course-unit system, in which a student normally takes four units a year. Examinations are taken at the end of each year, and most courses have an essay component, or are assessed by essay work alone. Language courses are assessed by coursework, an oral component and exams.
The department offers four BA Honours degree programmes:
- BA Hebrew & Jewish Studies Q480
- BA Jewish History V290
- BA Jewish Studies Q481
- BA History (Central and East European) and Jewish Studies VV23
In the first year, students for both the Hebrew & Jewish Studies and Jewish History degrees (unless exempted) study Introduction to Classical Hebrew, Modern Hebrew for Beginners, and a Survey of Jewish History and Culture (2 units). These together make up the four units required in the first year.
Of the remaining units required after the first year, one per year may be drawn from adjacent fields (such as Egyptology, archaeology, European history or indeed from any other subject taught by UCL or elsewhere within the University of London, by arrangement with the relevant department) and the rest from the range of options available.
All students are required to take some language and text courses within the department. The minimum requirement is five course units for the BA in Hebrew & Jewish Studies and three for the BA in Jewish History.
The normal length of each degree programme is four years, though students who on entry have a good knowledge of Hebrew, defined as comparable to the Advanced Modern Hebrew course (HEBR7304) demonstrated by examination in the middle of the second year, may be permitted to complete it in three years.
The department offers a combined-studies degree with the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, for which SSEES is the admitting institution. The degree is entitled BA History (Central and East European) and Jewish Studies.
Undergraduate students can also study in the department as an Intercollegiate Student.
The Professor Chimen Abramsky Scholarship has been established through a generous donation from an alumnus of the UCL Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies. The scholarship will provide financial support to an outstanding UK undergraduate student in the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies. One scholarship will be awarded in 2014 subject to successful applications.