Centre for Jewish Studies

Research Seminar Programme 2013-14

Centre for Jewish Studies
Dear friends and colleagues,

We are delighted to announce our research seminar programme for the academic year 2013-14. As was the case last year, this year's seminars tend to have an Israel Studies theme. Please note that the seminar programme will only run in semester one, taking place on Thursdays at 16:00 in room A7 in Samuel Alexander Building (Building 67 on theCampus Map, see directions). Please see the statement on University events open to the public. More information will be sent out nearer the time.

3 Oct: Raphael Cohen-Almagor (University of Hull)
Avoiding the Destruction of the Third Temple: Separating State and Religion in Israel

17 Oct: Marc Hecker (IFRI, Paris)
France and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

7 Nov: Yaron Peleg (Cambridge)
Secularity and Its Discontents: Religion and Cinema in Israel

21 Nov: Tanja Müller (University of Manchester)
What Makes a Refugee?  The case of Eritrean immigrants in Tel Aviv

5 Dec: Tamar Drukker (SOAS)
Home away from home: Israelis abroad in contemporary Israeli literature

30 Jan: Julie V. Gottlieb (Leeds University)
Becoming My Mother's Daughter. Memory, Mourning and Maternal Inheritances: A Daughter's Reading of her Mother's Holocaust Memoir 
(Special Seminar for Holocaust Memorial Day)

PhD completion

 

Hedva Abel on Literary Structures of the rabbinic Midrash Mekhilta. The Centre would like to congratulate Hedva Abel on the successful defence of her doctoral thesis, "Aspects of the Lemmatic Sequencing and Thematic Agenda of the Mekhilta de-Rabbi Ishmael". Her supervisor was Prof. Alex Samely and the external examiner was Dr. Willem Smelik. See the list of current PhD students in the area of Jewish Studies at Manchester.

 

British Academy Postdoc Fellowship

 

New Gaster Project funding.Maria Haralambakis, who is currently a fellow at New Europe College, Bucharest, will be returning to Manchester in Sept 2013 to begin a three year British Academy postdoctoral fellowship entitled 'Moses Gaster (1856–1939): Eclectic Collector'. Further information.

Debate at the House of Commons

 

Round Table Discussion on the Left and Israel. Jean-Marc Dreyfuscontributed to a debate on the topic of "The Left and Israel: Is the debate closed?" conducted under the auspices of the Labour Friends of Israel / Institute of Ideas, which took place at the House of Commons on Wednesday 24 April.

 

Israel/Palestine Workshop

 

Social media and Political Horizons: Israel/Palestine, the Middle East and Beyond. Adi Kuntman has co-organised this event with Rebecca Stein of Duke University on 14 June 2013. At the core of this workshop is a rethinking of the so-called 'digital democracy' proposition – that is, an argument about the ways that digital technologies, chiefly social media, can advance pro-democracy politics. Registration deadline is 1 June 2013.  Further information

 

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