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Institute of Jewish Studies

The Institute of Jewish Studies (IJS) at UCL is a research centre dedicated to the promotion of all aspects of Jewish scholarship and civilisation at the highest level of academic excellence.

We are dedicated to our founding principle that there should be no barriers to learning so we make every effort to reach a wide audience through our lecture programmes, conferences, and collaborations with academic institutions in the UK and abroad.

All our events are free to attend and open to everyone. Pre-booking through Eventbrite is preferable but not required.

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About

The rich history of the Institue of Jewish Studies at UCL

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Resources

Our archive, publications, media from past events, and external resources

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We are supported by donations like yours

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Upcoming Events

 

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Jewish Historical Society of England lecture

Professor Ira Katznelson (Columbia University)

Christian Toleration and Jewish Marginality: Reflections on the Quarter-Millennium Celebrations of 1905 in London and New York

Reception from 6.30pm in the foyer, Lecture 7.00pm in the Gavin de Beer lecture theatre, UCL Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building, Gower Street WC1E 6BT

REGISTER AT: https://tolerationandmarginality.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Thursday, 23 January 2020

With the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies

Jewish Music and Musicians in the Polish Lands

Paying one-day conference at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland

REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL:  https://jewishmusicians.eventbrite.co.uk

Click on this link for more information: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/institute-jewish-studies/polin-conference-0

 

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

With The British Friends of the Hebrew University

Dr Edward Breuer, Department of Jewish History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Community and Controversy: Jews, Anglicans and the Bible in Victorian England

Lecture 6pm followed by reception venue to be announced

PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL:  https://communityandcontroversy.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Wednesday February 5th

Come and hear Simo Muir on the fascinating story of Yiddish Performing Arts in Finland during the Second World War.

Simo Muir (UCL) 

Yiddish Performing Arts in Nazi-Allied Finland

Simo Muir is an Honorary Research Associate at the UCL Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies. He is currently researching Yiddish music and theatre in Helsinki during WWII and the immediate post-war era.

Reception from 6.00pm in the UCL Anatomy Building foyer, lecture 6.30pm in the Gavin de Beer lecture theatre 06, UCL Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building, Gower Street WC1E 6BT

THE EVENT IS FREE BUT PLEASE REGISTER AT: https://yiddishperformingarts.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Monday February 10th

Gideon Bohuk (Tel Aviv University)

Aramaic Manuals of Divination: A Survey and Some Examples

Reception from 6.00pm in the foyer, lecture 6.30pm in the Ambrose Fleming lecture theatre, UCL Roberts Engineering Building, Malet Place WC1E 7JE

 

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Jewish Historical Society of England Lecture

Professor Abigail Green and Dr Thomas Stammers (University of Oxford)

Jewish Country Houses of England

Reception from 6.30pm, Lecture 7.00pm UCL venue to be announced

 

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Jewish Historical Society of England Lecture

Marc Saperstein (Leo Baeck College)

The Rabbis on Zionism and the New State of Israel, 1947-1949

Reception from 6.30pm, Lecture 7.00pm UCL venue to be announced

 

Wednesday March 25th

Zachary Baker (Stanford)

The Goldenberg Variations: A Yiddish Star and His Repertoire

Reception from 6.30pm in the foyer, Lecture 7.00pm in the Gavin de Beer lecture theatre, UCL Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building, Gower Street WC1E 6BT

 

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Mary Fulbrook (UCL, title t.b.a.)

Reception from 6.00 in the Gavin de Beer room, lecture 6.30pm in the J.Z. Young lecture theatre, UCL Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building, Gower Street WC1E 6BT

 

Wednesday May 18th

Raymond Westbrook memorial lecture

Jack Sasson (Vanderbilt University)

‘As God is my Judge’: Ordeals in the Bible and the Ancient Near East

UCL venue t.b.a

 

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Jewish Historical Society of England Lecture  

Professor Sara Lipton (State University of New York at Stony Brook)

The Jew in the Middle: Antisemitism in Cartoons from the Middle Ages until Today

Reception from 6pm in the foyer, lecture 7.00pm in the David Davies lecture theatre, UCL Roberts Engineering Building, Malet Place WC1E 7JE

 

FURTHER EVENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED!

 

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