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Recent Content

Research Query: Scholars of Jews and African Americans 19th and early 20th Centuries

Dear all,

My collegues and I are interested in knowing about scholars who work on comparative studies of or study the interactions of Jews and African Americans post emancipation from slavery in the nineteenth century and before the civil rights movement of the twentieth. The particular field or subject matter is quite open, although we would especially be interested in social history, community institutions, print culture, and the arts.

2018 HBI Research Awards

The HBI (Hadassah Brandeis Institute) is accepting proposals for the 2018 Research Awards Program supporting interdisciplinary research and artistic projects on Jewish gender issues. Scholars, activists, writers and artists who are pursuing research on questions of significance to the field of Jewish women's studies may apply.

Application guidelines: http://www.brandeis.edu/hbi/grants/research.html

Proposal deadline: October 4, 2018

Re: Query: Totafot

See Jeffrey H. Tigay, “On the Meaning of T(W)TPT,” Journal of Biblical Literature 101 (1982): 321–31.

Yehudah Cohn
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
New York University

Job: Assistant Professor in American Jewish Studies, Princeton University, Program in American Studies

The Program in American Studies at Princeton University invites applications from scholars who specialize in American Jewish Studies. The successful candidate may work on any scholarly area that engages with the lives, thought, and culture of Jewish people living in North America, past or present. The time period and field of specialization are open, but the search will prioritize scholars who can enhance the strengths of the Program, soon to become a Center for the Study of America, as it develops an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and integrated mission of teaching and scholarship.