CFP for 'Women and Violence in the Late Medieval Mediterranean, ca. 1100-1500', 27-28 September 2019, Maison Française d’Oxford, Oxford

This two-days conference explores assumptions linking violence and ideas of femininity in the late medieval Mediterranean (Latin Europe, Byzantine Commonwealth, Islamic world, Jewish communities in the Mediterranean). Papers on violence on women, female crime, women and war and any other aspect of the relationship between women and violence encouraged. ***We would particularly love to receive some papers on women and violence in Jewish communities of the Medieval Mediterranean***

Ars Judaica: CFP and Press Release

Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art calls for papers for its prospective volumes. Ars Judaica is delighted to announce it has made an agreement with Liverpool University Press to co-publish the journal from 2019.
Liverpool University Press is an innovative academic publisher who combines a distinguished 120-year history and scholarly expertise with the forward-thinking mindset of the post-Gutenberg age.

New Book ToC: To Fix Torah in Their Hearts

We are pleased to announce the publication of: 

To Fix Torah in Their Hearts: Essays on Biblical Interpretation and Jewish Studies in Honor of B. Barry Levy 

edited by 

Jaqueline S. du Toit, Jason Kalman, Hartley Lachter, and Vanessa R. Sasson (Hebrew Union College Press)

Introduction 1
Jaqueline S. du Toit, Jason Kalman, Hartley Lachter, and Vanessa R. Sasson

Of Sons and Students 9

David, Jonathan, and Daniel Levy

Text, Texture, Context, Pretext: Biography of a Professor, Educator, Mentor, Researcher 11

Re: Erlewine on Mendes-Flohr, 'Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent'

I was surprised, in a quick search of this book's text and its index, to find no mention of what I believe was an important and revealing episode in Buber's life. I and my co-researcher Isabella Ginor encountered this affair in the course of our biographical study of Dr. Max Eitingon, the disciple and financial sponsor of Sigmund Freud who was a pioneer of psychoanalysis in Palestine after his immigration there in 1934.

CFP: Jewish Families and Kinship in the Early Modern and Modern Eras (PaRDeS: Journal of the German Association for Jewish Studies)

The Jewish family as a field of inquiry is at the intersection – or in the shadow – of the great topics in Jewish historiography and modern social and cultural family research: modernization and privatization of Judaism and Jewish life, integration and distinctiveness, and gender roles and education, to name but a few.

Job: Yiddish Lecturer III, Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies

The Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for a full-time LEO Lecturer III position to begin September 1, 2019 pending authorization. This is a non-tenure track position with a university year appointment period (September 1 through May 31), and may be renewed annually. Renewal is contingent upon programmatic need, funding, and performance review based on excellence in classroom teaching, curricular development and administrative service.


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