CFA: Saul Viener Book Prize

The Saul Viener Prize ($1,000) is awarded biannually, with the current competition covering books published in 2021 and 2022. Only books that focus on the history of the Jews in the Americas are considered. Interdisciplinary works that draw on methods from fields outside of history, including literature, sociology, political science, and other fields, will only be considered if they largely engage with historical questions about the nature of the past and its meaning. In order to be considered, books have to be an original work in English and not anthologies nor other edited works.

EVENT: Hasia Diner on Meetings in America: Jewish Immigrants and Their New Neighbors, 2/14 @12:30 PM EST

The Judaic Studies Department at Brooklyn College is pleased to announce our annual Frances Haidt lecture will be presented this year by esteemed Prof. Hasia Diner of NYU on 19th and 20th century Jewish immigration to America and their encounters in their new home with a diverse set of peoples and cultures:

EVENT: Columbia University Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies Book Talk—Josh Lambert, "The Literary Mafia" (February 6)

Join the Institute on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 12:00 PM for a Book Talk with Josh Lambert, author of The Literary Mafia: Jews, Publishing, and Postwar American Literature. This event is in-person at IIJS.

In the 1960s and 1970s, complaints about a “Jewish literary mafia” were everywhere.

Query: A Survey for Jewish parents

Hi H-Judaic!

I am looking for a way to get a very brief survey out to American Jewish parents and grandparents.  This is the first time I have conducted such a survey for my research, and I'm hoping to get some recommednations for how to get as many people to take the survey as possible.

Any help would be appreciated, particularly if you're willing to share the link to the survey as far and wide in your networks as possible!

ANN: Diana Korzenik Fund for Books on American Jewish History, Culture, and Life

Brandeis University Press is delighted to announce the new Diana Korzenik Fund promoting the publication of books by emerging scholars, in the Brandeis Series on American Jewish History, Culture, and Life. Created to help launch emerging scholars, this new enterprise seeks innovative, well-written, significant scholarly specialized studies, which may be based on revised doctoral dissertations, in all areas of American Jewish history, culture and life.

EVENT: The Myth of Stan Lee: A Conversation with Abraham Riesman (March 28)

Monday, March 28, 2022, 3:00–4:30 p.m. Pacific, Zoom

Journalist Abraham Riesman will discuss True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee, his revelatory biography of the legendary Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee, Lee’s complicated Jewish identity, and Lee’s role in shaping comics and the entertainment industry today, in conversation with San Francisco State University’s Prof. Rachel Gross (Jewish Studies) and Prof. Nick Sousanis (Comics Studies).

CFP: Conference "Southern Jews and the Atlantic World", Oct 21-23, 2022 Charleston, SC

Call for Papers: 

“Southern Jews and the Atlantic World”

47th Annual Conference of the Southern Jewish Historical Society

Hosted by the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina

October 21-23, 2022 

Charleston, SC


Deadline Extended: Genevieve Geller Wyner Research Fellowship

The application period for the Genevieve Geller Wyner Research Fellowship at the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center (JHC) at New England Historic Genealogical Society has been extended! Now in its second year, the fellowship, in the amount of $2,500, provides an opportunity for a scholar to conduct research at the JHC’s archives. While the research project does not have to take place solely at the JHC archives, JHC collections should comprise a significant portion of the project’s source research.

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