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Defining Jewish Medicine

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"...And Thereafter: the impact of World War One on the Jews and their Europe"

Publications

Dedicated to the academic study of all aspects of Jewish Civilisation, the Institute of Jewish Studies' annual programmes include one or more major international conferences, public lectures, seminars and publications. The programme of publications is intended to ensure that all international conferences sponsored by the IJS remain of lasting value for the academic community and general public. 

The Institute sponsors the publication of its conference proceedings and other academic works under its own series IJS Studies in Judaica with Brill academic Publishers. Co-operation with other publishers has included Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and the Littman Library of Jewish Civilisation.

Publication List

Jewish Theatre: A Global View

2002 Conference 18-20 June on Jewish Theatre: A Global View, ed Prof. Edna Nahshon, Appendix by Prof.Paulo Puppa, Series IJS  Studies in Judaica Vol 8 (Brill:Boston,2009) (ISBN978 90 04 17335 4;ISSN (1570-1581) Order online...

2003 Conference17-19 June "Science in Medieval Jewish Thought" ed. Dr Gad Freudenthal

2004 Conference 14-17 June on Maimonides' Medical Work, and Maimonides, the Man and His Image, eds Stefan Reif and Samuel Kottek

2007 Conference 18-20 June on The Call of the Homeland: Diaspora Nationalisms, Past and Present, eds Allon Gal, Athena Leoussi & Anthony D Smith Order online...

Herod and Augustus

2005 Conference on Herod and Augustus, eds Prof. D. Jacobson & Dr N. Kokkinos, IJS Studies in Judaica Vol.6, Brill Academic Publishers (Leiden. Boston, 2009) 

Proceedings of a Conference 21-23 June 2005 (ISBN 978 90 04 16546 5; series ISSN 1570-1581)

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Imagining Creation, eds Profs Mineke Schipper & Markham J Geller, Series IJS Studies in Judaica Vol.5, Brill Academic Publishers (Boston, 2007) Proceedings of a Symposium 26-27 March 2003 on Creation Stories at University College London (ISBN 978 90 04 15765 1; series ISSN 1570-1581)

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Officina Magica

Officina Magica: Essays on the Practice of Magic in Antiquity, ed Shaul Shaked, Series IJS Studies in Judaica Vol.4, Brill Academic Publishers (Leiden, 2005) (ISBN 90-04-14459-5; series ISSN 1570-1581) Proceedings of a conference 15-17 June 1999 at the Warburg Institute, London

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Proceedings of the Twelfth British Conference on Judeo-Spanish Studies 2001): Sephardic Language, Literature and History, eds Hilary Pomeroy and Michael Alpert, Series IJS Studies in Judaica Vol 3, Brill Academic Publishers (Leiden , 2004) (ISBN 90-04-139567-7; series ISSN 1570-1581)

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Nationalism, Zionism

Nationalism, Zionism and Ethnic Mobilisation of the Jews in 1900 and Beyond, ed. Michael Berkowitz, Series IJS Judaica Vol. 2, Brill Academic Publishers (Leiden, 2003) (ISBN 90-04-131841; series ISSN 1570-1581) Proceedings of a conference 13-15 June 2000 at University College London Order online...

Isaac Bashevis Singer: His Work and World, ed. Dr Hugh Denman, Series IJS Judaica Vol. 1, Brill Academic Publishers (Leiden, October 2002) (ISBN 90-04-12564-7; ISSN: 1570-1581 - series number) Order online...

1996 Conference 9-10 December on Concepts of Disease in Ancient Babylonia in conjunction with the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine; eds Prof. Mark Geller & Dr Irving Finkel; Styx Publications. Order online...

Dutch Jewry

Dutch Jewry: Its History and Secular Culture (1500-2000), Brill's Series in Jewish Studies Vol.29, eds Profs Jonathan Israel & Reinier Salverda, 335 pp, Brill Academic Publishers (Leiden, 2002) (ISBN 90-04-12436-5) Proceedings of a conference held with the Centre for Low Countries Studies at University College London, 17-19 June 1997, in co-operation with the Association for Low Countries Studies in Great Britain and Ireland. Order online...

Studies in the Archaeology of the Iron Age in Israel and Jordan, ed. Prof. Amihai Mazar; Sheffield Academic Press (Sheffield, 2001) (orders@orcabookservices.co.uk) (ISBN 1-8412720-35) Proceedings of a conference held at University College London, 16-17 April 1996 as the Institute of Jewish Studies' contribution to the Jerusalem 2000 celebration. Order online...

Jews in Italy

The Jews of Italy: Memory And Identity, eds Dr Barbara Garvin & Prof.Bernard Cooperman, Studies and Texts in Jewish History and Culture VII, University Press of Maryland (Bethesda 2000) (ISBN 1-883053-366) Proceedings of a conference held at University College London, 16-17 April 1995, jointly with the Department of Italian and the Italian Cultural Institute. Order online...
Perspectives on Jewish Thought and Mysticism, eds Professors Alfred L. Ivry, Elliot Wolfson and Allan Arkush, 507 pp, Harwood Academic Publishers (Amsterdam, 1998) (ISBN 90-5702-194-3) Proceedings of the 40th Anniversary International Conference of the Institute of Jewish Studies in Memory of Alexander Altmann, held at University College London, 28-30 June 1994. Order online...

Hasidism-Reapprised

Hasidism Reappraised, ed. Dr Ada Rapoport-Albert, 896 pp, Littman Library of Jewish Civilisation (1996) (ISBN 1-874774-35-8, paperback; hardback out of print) With contributions from the leading scholars ranging from the history of theology and of ideas, through social and economic history to sociology, Hasidism Reappraised encompasses a complete field of contemporary scholarship in a discipline that is central to our understanding of modern Jewish History and the contemporary Jewish world. Proceedings of a conference held at University College London, 22-33 June 1988. Order online...


Patterns of Migration, 1850-1914, eds Professor Aubrey Newman and Stephen W. Massil, 310 pp, published by the Jewish Historical Society of England in association with the Institute of Jewish Studies (1996) (ISBN 0-902528-31-9) (available from JHSE) Proceedings of a joint conference with the Institute of Jewish Studies and the Jewish Historical Society of England in celebration of the Centenary of the Society, 1993 (held at University College London, 15-17 June 1993). The volume includes articles on: migration to and within the United Kingdom, the French experience of immigration, Jewish-American migration and transmigration, the South African experience, the Sephardi experience, and sources of migration studies.


The Jews of Medieval Islam: Community, Society, and Identity, ed. Daniel Frank, 366 pp, E.J. Brill (Leiden, 1995) (ISBN 90 10404). This volume contains fifteen articles on the communal, social, and intellectual life of medieval Jewry in Islamic lands. The book is divided into three parts: 'Communities and Their Leaders', 'Self Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Others,' and 'Religious Philosophy, Mysticism, and Spirituality in Islam and Judaism.' Proceedings of a conference at University College London, 24-25 June 1992.

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Studia Aramaica

Studia Aramaica: New Sources and New Approaches, eds Prof. M.J. Geller, Prof. J.C. Greenfield and Dr M.P. Weitzman, 262 pp, Special Supplement 4 of the Journal of Semitic Studies, OUP on behalf of Manchester University (1995) (ISBN 0-19-922194; ISSN 0022-4480) The book covers a wide range of subjects in Aramaic: e.g. new Aramaic inscriptions from both Egypt and Arabia (Tayma'), the grammar and lexicon of Biblical Aramaic, the Palestinian Targumim, Jewish Babylonian Aramaic, the Peshitta, Aramaic incantation bowls and Cairo Genizah magical texts. Proceedings of a conference held at University College London, 26-28 June 1991. Order online...

Legal Documents of the Hellenistic World, edited by Profs M.J. Geller and H. Maehler, in collaboration with A.D.E. Lewis, 254 pp, Warburg Institute, London University (1995) (ISBN 085481 0897) Scholars with an interest in legal history, but working in different areas of the Ancient World - Egypt, Babylonia, Palestine, the Greek East - were invited to look at the way in which the various legal systems interacted, or reacted against one another, once Alexander had imposed Greek law on the countries he had conquered. 8 seminars held at the Warburg Institute, London, February-May 1986. Order online...

Assimilation and Continuity

Assimilation And Community: The Jews in Nineteenth-Century Europe, eds Profs Jonathan Frankel & Steven J. Zipperstein,  Cambridge University Press (1992) (ISBN 0-52140284-0) Order online...


Government, Nationalities, and the Jews of Russia, 1772-1990, Special issue of Soviet Jewish Affairs, Volume 21, Number 1, Summer 1991 Order online...

Publications Co-Sponsored by The Institute of Jewish Studies Include:

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Vol 17 (2004) "The Shtetl: Myth and Reality", ed. Prof. Antony Polonsky; Proceedings of a conference at UCL 19-21 June 2001 (1st part); and articles under Section 'New Views', documents, a debate, book reviews.  (ISSN 0268-1056; ISBNs 1-874774-75-7 (hardback), 1-874774-76-5 (paperback). Order online...

Early Israel - Current Debate

The Origin of Early Israel - Current Debate, eds Shmuel Ahituv and Eliezer D Oren, 201 pp, Beer-Sheva Vol. XII, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press (1998) (ISSN 0334-2255) Irene Levi-Sala Seminar, 14 May 1997, held at University College London Order online...
Imperial Russia's Jewish Question in , 1855-1881, John Klier, 560 pp, Cambridge University Press (2005) Order online...

Conference Volumes in Preparation: Details of future volumes to follow or email us for information at: ijs@ucl.ac.uk


IJS volumes with Brill Academic Publishers are available in the UK from Turpin, Stratton Business Park, Pegasus Drive, Biggleswade, Beds. SG18 8QB, tel.01767-604-954, fax.01767-601-640 e-mail brill@turpindistribution.com; other IJS volumes are available direct from publishers or the usual book trade.

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