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Recent Content

Passing of Dr. Tally Kritzman-Amir

H-Judaic is devastated to learn of the tragic passing from cancer of Dr. Tally Kritzman-Amir, visiting professor at Harvard University and Boston University, past fellow at the Hadassah Brandeis Institute, and a leading young scholar  in the fields of refugee studies, immigration law, and human rights.  Educated at Tel Aviv University, Dr. Kritzman-Amir authored numerous highly regarded articles  and was the recipient of the Association for Israel Studies Early Career Award.  Here is the message that AIS posted:


EVENT: New Directions in Jewish Studies at UC Davis: Andrey Shlyakhter, "Jew, Tailor, Smuggler, Spy: How Transnational Jewish Networks Needled Holes in the Soviet Frontier—and Helped Stitch it Shut" (May 26)

Dear colleagues,

The UC Davis Jewish Studies Program is pleased to announce the final event in the New Directions in Jewish Studies 2022 Lecture Series: "Jew, Tailor, Smuggler, Spy: How Transnational Jewish Networks Needled Holes in the Soviet Frontier—and Helped Stitch it Shut" with Andrey Shlyakhter, Thursday, May 26 at 12 pm PDT. Please find a poster, abstract, and registration link below. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Passing of Prof. Dara E. Goldman

H-Judaic is shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely and unexpected passing of Dara E. Goldman (1971-2022), Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of the Program in Jewish Culture and Society at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  Educated at Columbia and Emory, and author of Out of Bounds: Islands and the Demarcation of Identity in the Hispanic Caribbean (Bucknell Univ.

ANN: Strategic Planning for Your Upcoming Research Grant Proposal

Too many scholars wait until the last minute to begin working on their grant proposal instead of smartly laying the groundwork in advance. Lotte Jaspers, Founding Partner and Director at Yellow Research and an expert evaluator for the European Commission, and Dr. Julie Cwikla, Professor and Director for the Center for STEM Education, grant proposal developer, writer, and reviewer, have helped scholars receive hundreds of millions of dollars in funding from the ERC, NIH, NSF, and more. 

CFA: AJS Contingent Faculty & Independent Scholar Research Grants

Application Deadline: June 3, 2022

The Association for Jewish Studies is pleased to offer its inaugural Contingent Faculty and Independent Scholar Research Grants. The AJS will award five research grants of $1,000 each. Eligible applicants must be current AJS members and hold a PhD. These awards are meant to assist scholars who do not have any guaranteed institutional funding.

Research funds may be used to support travel to archives or libraries or to pay for childcare while you are conducting research. These are examples and not an exhaustive list.


ANN: Does Jewish Culture Have a Future? A zoom event on Efraim Sicher's two recent books: Re-envisioning Jewish Identities and Postmodern Love in the Contemporary Jewish Imagination

The Avraham Harman Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites to the launch of Efraim Sicher's two new books on Jewish identities in contemporary Jewish art, literature, and culture which explore