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CfA | Postdoctoral Researcher in Jewish-Arab Relations

NOVEMBER 2022 - The Heidelberg Center for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) of Heidelberg University invites applications for a postdoctoral research position (100% E13) as part of the joint research project Beyond Conflict and Coexistence: Towards an Entangled History of Jewish-Arab Relations.
Deadline for application: December 15, 2022 details

CfP | 12th EAJS Congress - Juli 2023 - Frankfurt am Main

OCTOBER 2022 - The European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS) and the Seminar for Judaic Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt invite scholars of Jewish Studies from Europe and beyond to propose papers and sessions for the 12th EAJS Congress.
The congress will take place from July 16-20, 2023 at Goethe University Frankfurt.
Deadline for application: December 31,2022 details

CfA | Dubnow Institute Visiting Research Fellowship Program

OCTOBER 2022 - The Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture - Simon Dubnow (DI) invites researchers to apply for up to five fellowships for a visit in Leipzig during the Academic Year 2023/24. The fellowship is open to doctoral candidates, postdocs and senior scholars who will be able to stay at the DI for one to three months.
Deadline for application: December 15, 2022 details

FID Jewish Studies Funding extended

JULY 2022 - The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved the third project phase of the Specizialized Information Service (FID) for Jewish Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
The three-year project phase will be funded with 1.6 Million Euros and enables the FID Jewish Studies to further develop its service for researchers in all fields of Jewish Studies, including Israel Studies, for scholar from other fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences engaged in research on Judaism and Jewish life in the past and the present, and for museums, archives and libraries with relevant Herbaria and Judaica collections. Providing access to literature, sources and digital databases will continue to be a key feature of the FIDs work.
The FID for Jewish Studies is a collaboration between the University Library at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and Professor Dr. Kai Eckert from the Hochschule für Medien Stuttgart.
Press Release - in German

New Database: Yerusha - European Jewish Archives Portal

JUNE 2022 - Yerusha (Hebrew for "inheritance") is a new online platform uniting Jewish archival heritage held in hundreds of archives, libraries and museums across Europe. This database features thousands of in-depth archival descriptions giving researchers access to a wealth of records covering all major subjects of Jewish history. Yerusha is an initiative of the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe.

Otzar HaHochma: New Interface

MAY 2022 - Otzar HaHochma, one of our FID-Licences has launched a new interface improving search navigation features in this key digital Judaic Studies library.
Short user-guide

The Ben Gurion Archive - New Digital Ressource

May 2022 - The Ben-Gurion Archive was founded in the 1970s to preserve the memory to the first prime minister of Israel. The Archive is run by the Ben-Gurion Heritage Institute and the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. The archive includes collections of Ben Gurion's journals, correspondences (circa 1900-1973), speeches, protocols of organizations and institutions he served in throughout his life as well as audio and video clips.
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