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CFP: Jerusalem - From the Umbilicus Mundi to the Four Corners of the Earth and Back (Deadline 28 Feb)

Dear Colleagues, 

Attached you will find a Call for Papers for an international conference on Jerusalem. The conference will be held in Yad Ben Zvi Institute, Jerusalem in July 2023. 

QUERY: Jews in latter decades of 18th century Alexandria

I am writing a paper on Rabbi Eliyahu Yisrael's portrayal of Jewish life in Alexandria, Egypt (he served as the community's rabbi from 1772 until his decease in 1784). I would be grateful for pointers to any research that has been done on the Jews of Alexandria in the second half of the 18th century. Many thanks, Zvi

EVENT: Virtual Symposium: A Nazi Killing Center through a Perpetrator's Lens: The Sobibor Perpetrator Collection, March 1

Virtual Symposium: A Nazi Killing Center through a Perpetrator’s Lens: The Sobibor Perpetrator Collection 

March 1, 2023 


Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Bildungswerk Stanisław Hantz

Ludwigsburg Research Center, University of Stuttgart


New OA publication - Puṣpikā: Proceedings of the 12th International Indology Graduate Research Symposium (Vienna, 2021)

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the editors - Vitus Angermeier, Christian Ferstl, Dominik A. Haas and Channa Li - I'd like to draw your attention to a new open access publication. Please see the announcement below:


Dear colleagues,

China's historical cuisines

Hello all!

Anyone interested in China's historical cuisines is welcome to come have a look at my new blog

This site introduces some of the recipes that I encountered during the research for my forthcoming book on China's food history. Unlike Sean Chen's excellent Way of the Eating blog, the focus is on recreating recipes from directions in a historical (6th century-1990s) text. I just got the site running and will probably add one or two new entries each week.

Member Book, KAUL, Retelling Time: Alternative Temporalities from Premodern South Asia

This book edited by me was recently published by Routledge, New Delhi (2022) and London (2021), ISBN 978-1-032-23410-6, number of pages 218. In it I and another 13 international scholars challenge the hegemony of colonial modernity over academic disciplines and over ways in which we think about something as fundamental as time. The volume reclaims a bouquet of alternative practices of time from premodern South Asia, which stem from worldviews that have been marginalized.

Member Book, KAUL, Hitopadesha by Narayana: A New English Translation

This book was recently published by Aleph Book Company, New Delhi, India, ISBN 978-93-91047-94-8, number of pages 197. It is a new translation with critical introduction by me to the Hitopadesha whichlike the Panchatantra, is among the most widely translated classical texts of India. This new version by me brings with it a cultural-historical perspective and is an idiomatic translation in simple narrative prose and free verse that retains the freshness and wit of the original.


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