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Sir Martin Gilbert Obituary

Sir Martin Gilbert (z''l), Visiting Jewish Chronicle Professor in the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies (1995-96) : A historian of authority and meticulous scholarship…and a life-long friend to past and present students. More...

Dr Lily Kahn's Grammar of the Eastern European Hasidic Hebrew Tale

A Grammar of the Eastern European Hasidic Hebrew Tale provides the first detailed linguistic analysis of the Hebrew narrative literature composed in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Eastern Europe by followers of the Hasidic spiritual movement. It presents a thorough description of Hasidic Hebrew orthography, morphology, syntax, and lexis illustrated with extensive examples. Attention is devoted to the relationship between Hasidic Hebrew and its biblical, rabbinic, and medieval antecedents; to its links with Aramaic, contemporaneous Maskilic Hebrew, and its authors’ native Yiddish; and to its contributions to Modern (Israeli) Hebrew. The grammar fills a major scholarly gap on the diachronic development of Hebrew and as such will be a key resource for anyone interested in the language’s history. More...


AHRC Grants PhD Fellowship for Dubno Project

The AHRC London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) has awarded a full research studentship for a project developed by Zuzanna Krzemien in cooperation with Dr Francois Guesnet. More...


Professor Michael Berkowitz & team win prize for new app

Professor Michael Berkowitz and his team (Yining Shen, Linda Wang, Xianjun Xiang) have created an app - 'Jewish East End, Not Quite Kosher' that has won a prize certificate from the British Computing Society and will be shortly available on the app store through UCL Advances. More...

Moses Gaster

Europe, the Jews of Romania, and Moses Gaster Workshop

10.30 – 11:00 Welcome, tea & coffee More...