The Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies
invites applications for the
2020-21 Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica
on the theme:
The Changing Contours of Jewish Thought
The fields of Jewish Thought— Philosophy, Mysticism and Kabbalah, and Intellectual History—have witnessed a recent upsurge of interest fueled by the blurring of borders between its various subfields; a more interdisciplinary approach which has viewed its subjects through the lens of critical theory, sociology, and legal studies (among others); and greater efforts to understand developments and changes in Jewish Thought within its larger intellectual contexts in Western culture.
The 2020-21 Starr Fellows program will assemble a working group of six scholars whose work deals substantively with Jewish Thought in any of its fields or modalities. Proposals may address any topic in Jewish thought in any geographic region and in any historical period, but preference will be given to projects focusing upon the changes that scholarship in the field has undergone in the recent past.
The Starr Fellowship covers travel expenses and a stipend for a group of scholars from around the world to gather at Harvard to engage in full-time research in a designated subject area in Judaica. Applications will be accepted from scholars at any rank including independent scholars. A Ph.D. degree is required and Fellows must be in residence in the Boston area. (Applicants who have not completed their doctorate must supply with their application a letter from their doctoral director stating that the applicant will have the degree in hand before July 1, 2020.) It is hoped that fellows will participate in the academic and social life of the University and the Jewish studies community at Harvard. The stipend is $40,000 for the spring semester or $60,000 for the full year.
For more information contact:
HARRY STARR FELLOWSHIP
CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES
6 DIVINITY AVENUE
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138
TEL: (617) 495-4326, FAX: (617) 496-8904
Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.
Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies, 6 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138