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FID Regional Forum in Jewish Studies - Potsdam

MAY 2023 - The FID Jewish Studies invites postdocs and doctoral candidates from Berlin/Brandenburg to its first Regional Forum Jewish Studies on June 14, 2023 in Potsdam. Join us to discuss the requirements for service requirements you have in Jewish Studies.
Share with us your experiences with services provided by the FID for Jewish Studies and other research services in the field. The first FID Regional Forum is organized in cooperation with the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European Jewish Studies and the Selma-Stern-Zentrum für Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg.

Please register by June 2, 2023 further information (in German)
The FID will organize similar events in other German cities.

Visiting Professorship University for Jewish Studies Heidelberg

MAY 2023 - The Hochschule für Jüdische Studien / University for Jewish Studies Heidelberg invites applications for the Lilli and Michael Sommerfreund Chair in Jewish Studies for the academic year 2023/2024. The Visiting Professorship will start in October 2023.
Deadline for applications: June 15, 2023 details

Postdoc at UCLA

MAY 2023 - The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies and the UCLA Initiative to Study Hate (ISH) seek applicants for a one-year Postdoctoral Scholar position in the study of antisemitism. Application review begins on May 1, 2023.
Final Deadline: June 30, 2023 details

Jewish/Queer/Trans Frankel Institute Fellowship Michigan

MAY 2023 - The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan invites applications for its Fellowship Programm. The theme for the academic year 2024/2025 is Jewish/Queer/Trans.
Deadline for application: November 6, 2023 details

Research Associate Martin Buber Institute Cologne

April 2023 - The Martin Buber Institute for Jewish Studies at the University of Cologne invites applications for a Research Associate position (100% 13 TV-L) in Modern Jewish History starting September 1, 2023.
Deadline: May 15, 2023 details in German

Coordinator Maimonides Centre

APRIL 2023 - The Institute for Jewish Philosophy and Religion at the Universität Hamburg is inviting applications for a coordinator (13 TV-L) of the DFG-Research Group Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies (MCAS)- Jewish Scepticism as a parental leave replacement.
Deadline for application: May 10, 2023; beginn June 26, 2023 Details - in German

New in Compact Memory

April 2023 - The Mitteilungsblatt, the journal of the Irgun Olej Merkaz Europa is freely accessible through Compact Memory. As part of a cooperation with the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem and the Association of Israelis of Central European Origin all volumes from 1932 to 2006 were digitized. The journal was published under different titles:
Mitteilungsblatt der Hitachduth Olej Germania, 1932-1939
Mitteilungsblatt der Hitachdut Olej Germania we Austria, 1939-1943
Mitteilungsblatt des Irgun Olei Merkas Europa, 1943-2006 Ausgaben

Judaica Librarian - FID Jewish Studies

APRIL 2023 - We are looking for a Judaica librarian (E11) to join our team at the University Library Frankfurt am Main. This is a temporary position for 30 months. The librarian supports all services of the FID and is particularly responsible for Cataloguing, including Subject Indexing and Authority Data as well as maintaining and mapping subject specific vocabularies. The position requires a degree in Information and Library Science (or equivalent) and substantial knowledge in Jewish Studies or a degree in Jewish Studies (at least B.A. or equivalent) and experience as a librarian. Good command of Hebrew is required as well.
Deadline: April 26, 2023 more Information - in German

Listen to the newest episode of Frankfurts University Library Podcast

MARCH 2023 - Learn about our work at the FID Jewish Studies and about the Judaica Division at Frankfurts University Library in the newest podcast episode of the Library

Jewish Education and Pedagogy - Visiting Professorship in Heidelberg

MARCH 2023 - The Heidelberg University of Jewish Studies invites applications for a Visiting W2 professorship in Jewish Education and Pedagogy starting October 1, 2023 until April 30, 2024. Deadline for application: April 30, 2023

Research Fellows (12 PreDocs & 2 PostDocs) in Heidelberg

MARCH 2023 - The Heidelberg Center for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) and the Heidelberg University of Jewish Studies (HfjS) invite applications for 12 predoctoral (E13, 65%) and 2 postdoctoral Research Fellows (E13, 100%) in the interdisciplinary Research Training Group (RTG) Ambivalent Enmity: Dynamics of Antagonism in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Deadline for applications: April 15, 2023
Details for predoctoral Research Fellows
Details for postdoctoral Research Fellows

Professorship in Jewish Art

FEBRUAR 2023 - The Center for Jewish Studies Heidelberg invites applications for a Professorship in Jewish Art (W2 level, or W1 level with a tenure track leading to W2 level) starting October 1, 2023.
Deadline for application: March 31, 2023 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.
further information

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