Launch of the Sheffield Jewish Studies Research Network

 Wed, 31 May 2023 13:00 – 17:00 BST

Online and in-person

Details and registration here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/launch-of-the-sheffield-jewish-studies-research-network-tickets-627162950267

The Jewish Studies theme serves as an umbrella for the diverse and interdisciplinary research and teaching taking place within the university pertaining to the widely defined field of Jewish Studies. The University of Sheffield has a long-standing tradition of offering modules related to the study of the Holocaust and modern Jewish history. Another strong expertise pertains to the teaching and research of biblical texts and the history of the Hebrew bible. Finally, several knowledge exchange endeavours have over the past years contributed to wider societal engagement with Jewish history and memory in the UK and beyond.

To strengthen, consolidate, and further develop all these efforts, several colleagues have come together to establish a cross-departmental and cross-university collaboration that aims to organize yearly scholarly and community-based events, explore collective funding options, and establish contacts with other related research and teaching institutions both nationally and internationally.

We hope that you can join us to celebrate Jewish Studies scholarship and establish a vibrant and lasting connection with local communities.

This event is face to face, with a limited option for online attendance for those who cannot travel to Sheffield.

Lunch (face to face only): 13.00-14.00

Keynote: Bryan Cheyette, ‘Histories of the ghetto and the Sheffield School’: 14.00-15.00

Coffee and tea break (face to face only): 15.00 – 15.30

Round table discussion (with Prof Sue Vice, Dr Laura Almagor, Daniella Hovsha, Richard Brown, Dr Victoria Nesfield, Dr Carmen Levick, Dr Mary Going and Dan Paling): 15.30-16.15

Open discussion (future plans): 16.15-17.00

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