Call for Applications: Advanced Summer School for Graduate Students in Jewish Studies

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The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are now accepting applications for Troublemakers: Rebels, Radicals, and Rascals in Jewish History and Culture, a week-long intensive course for graduate students exploring the role of Jews in the history of subversion and resistance.

Taking place in Philadelphia June 28–July 2, 2020, the Summer School will be guided by leading scholars of Jewish studies from around the world. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the role of Jews in heretical and revolutionary movements, their participation in crime and other illicit activities, and their role as intellectual and cultural agitators and agents of change. 

The program will be interdisciplinary and will extend into all periods of Jewish history. It is also meant to promote a sense of intellectual community with scholars and fellow graduate students from around the world. Graduate students at any institution worldwide, in any subfield of Jewish studies, past or present, are eligible to apply. Fellowships are available for students who do not have applicable funding from their home institutions.

Applications are due by February 27, 2020.

For more information and to access the application form, please visit our website: https://katz.sas.upenn.edu/