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On 12 January 2022 colleagues from a range of Nordic universities, educational institutions, museums and archives met for a day-long workshop to share experiences and explore collaboration across the Nordic region in Jewish Studies research and teaching. The workshop took online and was been organised…Keep reading
Colleagues in Jewish Studies at Lund University warmly welcome you to join us for our Jewish Studies seminar series this spring. All seminars will take place via zoom. To register your interest and to get access to the zoom links and precirculated material please contact…Keep reading
Event: Public Lecture on Nazism: Utopia of Life, Dystopia of Death by Johann Chapoutot, Sorbonne Université, January 28 at 10.15 online
Public lecture on occasion of the Holocaust Memorial Day organized by the Hugo Valentin Centre, Forum för judiska studier och Forum för levande historia. You are kindly asked to pre-register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.Keep reading
Event: Virtual Open Day at Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden (Monday 17 January, online via Zoom)
Are you, your students, or members of your community interested in studying Jewish Studies through a dedicated programme? This coming Monday 17 January Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden is hosting a virtual open day online via Zoom to showcase its…Keep reading
Karin Zetterholm and Katharina Keim at the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University have organised a one-day workshop on Jewish Studies in the Nordic Countries that will take place on 12 January. The workshop will take place online and has been organised…Keep reading
The editors of Nordisk judaistik/Scandinavian Jewish Studies, Svante Lundgren and Ruth Illman, are pleased to announce the recent publication of the latest issue of the journal on 20 December 2021. The issue includes research articles by Christhard Hoffmann, Jens Carelsson Magalhães & Fredrik Jansson and Erik Magnusson,…Keep reading
Event: Conference at Södertörns högskola, Jewish-Christian Contacts, Past and Present: Sweden and Germany Compared, 12–14 September 2022.
This conference aims to explore commonalities and differences in patterns of Jewish-Christian contacts in Germany and Sweden. It also focuses on changes over time with a special emphasis on the period from the 1870s to the present. Although the conference as a whole has a…Keep reading
Event: Samtal mellan Göran Rosenberg och Karin Hedner Zetterholm om hans bok, “Rabbi Marcus Ehrenpreis obesvarade kärlek.” 29 November 2021 i Lund.
Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap vid Lunds universitet inbjuder till samtalskväll med Göran Rosenberg om hans senaste bok, Rabbi Marcus Ehrenpreis obesvarade kärlek. Varmt välkomna!Keep reading
Event: Second Nordic Postgraduate Forum and Public Lecture, Lund University, 14 October (online via Zoom)
On Thursday 14 October Lund University will host the Second Nordic Postgraduate Forum in Jewish Studies in collaboration with the University of Tübingen. The programme presents discussion of pre-circulated papers by doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers in Jewish Studies from a number of Nordic institutions…Keep reading
We are delighted to share with you a Call for Papers for the upcoming conference, A Jewish Europe? Virtual and Real-Life Spaces in the 21st Century (jointly organised by the Universities of Gothenburg and Southampton). The conference will be hosted by the University of Gothenburg and will take…Keep reading
On Tuesday 5 October at 12:00-13:00 CEST Lund will be holding another ‘Lunch with Jewish Studies’ event. The organisers welcome all staff and students at Lund University, as well as interested future students from across the Nordic region, to join us for an hour to…Keep reading
*Please note that the time below has changed to 16:00 CEST (GMT+2)* On 14 October at 15.30 CEST (GMT+2) Professor Michal Bar-Asher Siegal (Ben Gurion University of the Negev) will offer a guest lecture on the topic “How much Christianity did the Babylonian Rabbis know?…Keep reading
PhD Disputation: “Reading Romans, Constructing Paul(s): A Conversation between Messianic Jews in Jerusalem and Paul within Judaism Scholars,” Lund University, 24 September 2021 (and online via zoom)
Jennifer Nyström (Lunds Universitet) disputerar på den nytestamentliga avhandlingen “Reading Romans, Constructing Paul(s): A Conversation between Messianic Jews in Jerusalem and Paul within Judaism Scholars” kl 13:15, 24 September 2021. Fakultetsopponent är prof. Kathy Ehrensperger vid Universität Potsdam. Du som vill följa disputationen via Zoom…Keep reading
On Friday 24 September 2021 the history seminar at Malmö University will welcome Arne Järtelius, who will present his forthcoming book, “Judar och andra Malmöbor som skildrar tiden från 1933 till 1951” (Kira Forlag, autumn 2021). The publisher describes the book in a recent blogpost:…Keep reading
Lecture announcement: Amy-Jill Levine (Vanderbilt University and Hartford Seminary) at Gothenburg University, 20-21 October 2021, online via Zoom.
The Biblical Studies seminar at Gothenburg University will host two evening guest lectures by Professor Amy-Jill Levine (Prof Levine is Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Hartford Seminary, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies Emerita &…Keep reading
Event announcement: Apocalyptic as a Literary Phenomenon in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, 13-14 September, online via Zoom
We are pleased to announce an upcoming workshop on the theme of Apocalyptic as a Literary Phenomenon in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This online two-day workshop is the first from a consortium that brings together scholars from different disciplines to encourage innovative discussion about the…Keep reading
The Centre for Jewish Studies at Lund University is pleased to announce this autumn’s Jewish Studies Seminar schedule. All meetings (except the joint seminar with History of Religions on 24 November) will take place on online via Zoom. All are welcome! Please get in touch…Keep reading
So, it is that time of year again when the summer break is rapidly coming to an end and the academic year begins anew. We hope that you have all had a restful, Nordic-style summer break and that you are ready for the new term.…Keep reading
The peer-reviewed open access journal Nordisk judaistik/Scandinavian Jewish Studies is currently accepting submissions. NJ aims at promoting Jewish studies in Scandinavia by publishing scholarly articles, surveys and documents, by reviewing recent literature, and compiling bibliographies. The journal is multidisciplinary and welcomes articles from a vast range of…Keep reading
We are glad to announce an upcoming day symposium on Symposium on Swedish Synagogue Architecture (1795–1870) and the Cultural Milieu of the Early Jewish Immigrants to Sweden. The event has been co-organised by colleagues at the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University,…Keep reading
Svante Lundgren and Ruth Illman, editors of Nordisk judaistik/Scandinavian Jewish Studies, have announced that Vol. 31/2 of the journal has been published and is available online now. Table of contents for Vol. 31/2 EditorialRuth Illman, Svante Lundgren ARTICLESDidaktiska reflektioner om judendom, stereotyper och tankefigurerHåkan Bengtsson…Keep reading
The Centre of Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University will shortly advertise four paid PhD positions in a range of fields including Jewish Studies. Applicants will be asked to submit course transcripts, a copy of their MA thesis and a dissertation plan. The successful candidates will receive full funding for four…Keep reading
Event: Evening Lecture Series on “Jews and Health: Tradition, History, and Practice,” Centre for Jewish Studies at SOAS (online)
The Centre for Jewish Studies at SOAS, University of London is hosting an evening lecture series for 2020-21 on ‘Jews and Health: Tradition, History, and Practice’. All are welcome, but advance registration is required via eventbrite. The programme is provided in full below. Please note…Keep reading
Event announcement: “Antisemitism or Anti-Judaism? Jews and non-Jews in Interwar Poland”, Sunday 22 Nov (online via zoom)
This Sunday 22 November Magdalena Dziaczkowska, a doctoral student at the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University and a visiting research fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will present an online seminar on “Antisemitism or Anti-Judaism? Jews and non-Jews in Interwar…Keep reading
On Friday 2 October at 12:00 CET Lund will be holding a ‘Lunch with Jewish Studies’ event. The organisers welcome all staff and students at Lund University, as well as interested future students from across the Nordic region, to join us for an hour to…Keep reading
The Nordic Network for Jewish Studies was founded earlier this year to connect scholars in Jewish Studies and related fields from across the Nordic region. Our aim is for the Network’s website to become a hub of activity that brings people with an interest in Jewish…Keep reading
A new course is offered at Lund University in the spring semester of 2021 entitled “Från Jesus till rabbinerna”. Course description: Kursen behandlar judendomens utveckling från första århundradet fram till och med den rabbinska judendomens framväxt och konsolidering. I fokus står den rabbinska judendomen och…Keep reading
Students of the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology at Lund University are eligible to study abroad as part of their programmes. We would like to highlight that this opportunity includes the chance to study at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with which Lund has…Keep reading
Event: The First Nordic Postgraduate Forum in Ancient and Early Medieval Jewish History and Literature, Lund University (22–23 September 2020)
This is our first blog post since the summer break, and we hope that you are all having a safe and healthy start to the new academic year. We are pleased to announce that in two weeks today Lund University will be hosting the first…Keep reading
It has been a while since we have posted a blog, in which time you will all have felt the effects of Covid-19 in your teaching, research, and personal lives. We hope that you are as well as you can be, and wish you all…Keep reading
Course title: Classic Rabbinic Texts (TRVN13) Host institution: Lund University Abstract: This course offers a study of a selection of texts from classical rabbinic literature from the Mishnah to the Babylonian Talmud. After a brief survey of the emergence of the rabbinic movement and the…Keep reading
We are so grateful to see how positively this initiative has been received by colleagues across the Nordic region. We circulated an introduction to the Network to colleagues and students across the Nordic region by email, and have been surprised by how many responses we…Keep reading
Event: Lund University, Transformations in Stone: Archaeological Testimonies to Transitions within and between Religious Traditions in Antiquity, 5 March 2020
The Centre for Theology and Religious Studies in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Lund University invites you to join us for a one-day symposium entitled, Transformations in Stone: Archaeological Testimonies to Transitions within and between Religious Traditions in Antiquity Lund…Keep reading
Why do we need a network for Jewish Studies? The idea behind this network emerged from informal conversations with colleagues at universities across the Nordic region. It became clear that colleagues in Jewish Studies (and we include here disciplines engaging with a range of texts,…Keep reading
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