The symposium will take place in LUX building, room B:152, 10:00-18:15.
The symposium organisers have shared the below information about the event:
Inspired by Levinasian’s ethic of responsibility in encounters with the Other, the main idea of the symposium is to bring together scholars from the field of theology, religious studies, memory studies and Jewish studies to discuss various aspects of memory in relation to Otherness.
How does the memory affect our own identity and relations with the Other? How does it function in collective and individual memory? How does it translate into prejudice and politics? These are some of the questions that can be posed in relation to the main theme of the symposium.
Through scholarly debate, this academic venture aims at exploring new paths in the meeting between religious and cultural traditions, and in accommodating otherness in interreligious and intercultural encounters. The contributions will approach the questions related to memory and otherness in intergroup encounters from historical, textual and qualitative perspectives, which will enrich the discussion and the exchange of the ideas.
The Symposium will have a compact form and will include 4 key note lectures and one panel session. Among confirmed presenters are:
Prof. Manuela Consonni (Pela and Adam Starkopf Chair in Holocaust Studies at the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, Director of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism at the Hebrew University).
Dr. Mercédesz Czimbalmos (The Inez and Julius Polin Institute For Theological Research, Åbo Akademi),
Prof. Michał Galas (the head of the Department of History of Judaism and Jewish Literatures, Director of the Marcell and Maria Roth Center for the Research on the History and Culture of Polish Jewry and Polish-Jewish Relations at the Institute of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University),
Prof. Šarūnas Liekis (Professor of Politics and Dean of the Faculty of Politics and Diplomacy at the Vytautas Magnus University).
The full programme with times and further details will be published shortly. In the meantime, please contact organiser Magdalena Dziaczkowska for more information.
Applications are open for four PhD positions at Oslo University in two research units: the unit for biblical studies and church history; and the unit for contemporary theology, religious studies, interreligious studies, and practical theology.
The deadline for applications is 2 June 2023 with a start date of 1 February 2024.
Christine Hayes, Sterling Professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaica, Yale University, will be appointed honorary doctor at Lund University on May 26 2023. On May 25 at 10:15 she will give a public lecture: “Radical Rabbis and Other Serendipities” at the Centre of Theology and Religious Studies, LUX C:121.
April 25 at 15.00 (sharp) at the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies in Lund, LUX B336
A book review panel will discuss Emma O’Donnell Polyakov’s new book The Nun in the Synagogue: Judeocentric Catholicism in Israel, a project she worked on as a postdoctor at Lund University. Panelists: Emma O’Donnell Polyakov, Merrimack College, Tord Fornberg, Uppsala University, Maria Småberg, Lund University and Magdalena Dziaczkowska.
Onsdag 29 mars kl. 12.00–13 presenteras kurser i judaistik, jiddisch och modern hebreiska som ges vid Lunds universitet höstterminen 2023. Medverkar gör lärare från Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap och Språk och litteraturcentrum.
Two positions as doctoral students at the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies (in either Old Testament Exegesis, Global Christianity and Interreligious Relations, Jewish Studies, Church History, New Testament Exegesis, Practical Theology, Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, History of Religions, History of Religions specialising in Islamology or Systematic Theology). More information here.
One position as doctoral student at the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, within the Graduate School “Society, Theology, and Church”. More information here.
One position as doctoral student at the Centre of Theology and Religious Studies, within the graduate School Society, Theology, and Church – focusing on the interaction between Church and non-Christian faith traditions. More information here.
One position as doctoral student at the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, within the project Scripture and Secularism. More information here.
Two positions as doctoral students in History of Religions, specialising in Islamology, within the National Graduate School of Islamic Studies. More information here.
We are pleased to share news of a workshop coming up at Copenhagen University next week. It has been organised by postdoctoral researcher Naima Afif as part of the ERC Synergy Grant project, the “European Qur’an. Islamic Scripture in European Religion and Culture’” (PI: Jan Loop, euqu.eu).
The workshop aims to explore how Jews approached the Qur’an and Islam from the Middle Age to the early modern period both in the lands of Islam and in Europe. Through various sources and textual genres ranging from polemics, exegesis to Qur’anic translations, we will discuss how Islam was perceived, how the Qur’an was used and how the Jews in some contexts were influenced by the material, textual and theological aspects of the Islamic tradition.
You are all welcome to join us at Lund University for our spring Jewish Studies seminar series. Seminars take place in English and/or in Swedish, and are either in-person only, online only, or both.
Please note that 15–17 means that we start at 15.15 in accord ance with the old Lund University custom. 15.00, by contrast, means 15 sharp.
For more information and to get access to precirculated material please contact Karin Zetterholm (Karin.Zetterholm@ctr.lu.se).
Subject and speaker
Public lecture by our new Pro Futura scholar, Wally Cirafesi, “The Synagogue in the World of Ancient Christians: Between Polemics and Participation,” in person in LUX C126.
Wally Cirafesi: “Ethnic Heterogeneity in Ancient ‘Synagogues’ from the Roman–Byzantine Periods.” Joint seminar with New Testament Studies and the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, in person at LUX A233.
Masteruppsats Tobias Ålöv, “Jesus the Pharisee: Expectation and Engagement Over Table-Fellowship as Indication of Jesus’ Socio-Religious Identity.” Opponent: Lukas Hagel. Samseminarium med NT (svenska). Endast via zoom: https://lu-se.zoom.us/j/64424435837
Miriam Gerson Selén presenterar ett avhandlingskapitel om rabbinska (om)tolkningar av tempeloffren. Samseminarium med GT högre seminarium i Uppsala (svenska). Please contact Karin.email@example.com for the link.
Public lecture by Yonatan Adler, Ariel University,“The Origin of Judaism.” In-person in LUX C121.
Yonatan Adler, title tbc. Joint Seminar with New Testament Studies. In-person in LUX B429.
Guest lecture by Miriam Hjälm, Stockholm School of Theology: “The Reception of the Bible in the Quran.” Joint seminar with History of Religions. In person (LUXB417) and on Zoom. Please contact Karin.firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
Julia Sahlström, Stockholms universitet, presenerar avhandlingsdel om minnet av Förintelsen bland judar i Sverige 1945–1966. Samseminarium med historia. LUX (svenska).