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Recent Content

CFP: Edited Volume "Jewishness and Sexuality in the United States"

Call for Proposals

Jewishness and Sexuality in the United States


Editors: Gillian Frank, Rachel Kranson & Jonathan Krasner


What differences have Jews and Judaism made in the history of American sexuality? How has the history of sexuality shaped the history of American Jews and Judaism? 


Job: Assistant Professor in German-Jewish Studies, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://gsll.unc.edu/) invites applications for a full time, tenure track position: Assistant Professor in German-Jewish Studies to begin July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, teach a range of courses in German and Jewish culture, literature, and/or film, and perform service for the department and other units in the university such as the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies.

Job: Associate Professor/Professor - Samuel J. Zacks Chair of Jewish History, University of Toronto - St. George

The Department of History and the Centre for Jewish Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in the area of Jewish History. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will be appointed as the endowed Samuel J.

Leo Baeck Institute Fred Halbers Fellowship

The LBI announces the availability of one or more fellowship per year for students enrolled in a Ph.D. program at an accredited institution of higher education. The fellowships provide financial assistance to scholars whose research projects are connected with the culture and history of German-speaking Jewry.

The fellowship(s) consists of an award, not exceeding $ 3000–, to be determined according to the requirements of the project. The fellowship should be used by the end of the year in which it was granted. Support for travel or family members is not available.

Leo Baeck Institute David Baumgardt Memorial Fellowship

The LBI announces the availability of one fellowship per year for academics affiliated with an accredited institution of higher education. The fellowship provides financial assistance to scholars whose research projects are connected with the writings of Professor David Baumgardt or his scholarly interests, including Ethics, Wissenschaft des Judentums and the Modern Intellectual History of German-speaking Jewry.

The AJS Women's Caucus Award for Mentorship

We are delighted to announce the first year of The AJS Women's Caucus Award for Mentorship. This award recognizes outstanding service in the profession through mentorship of women scholars in Jewish Studies. Please submit nominations to:


Deadline: 30 November 2018

The award will be presented at the Women's Caucus breakfast at the AJS in December (in Boston).

Rachel S. Harris and Helene Sinnreich (Co-Chairs of the AJS Women's Caucus)

Conference Announcement: "Arendt and Antisemitism" (Nov. 1-2)

Please join us on November 1-2 for a conference sponsored by the Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism, entitled: "Arendt and Antisemitism." The conference will be held in the Whitney Humanities Center and will feature a keynote lecture by Martin Jay (University of California, Berkeley) as well as a keynote book panel with Se