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Конференции, стажировки, докторские программы, гранты по иудаике 2013/2014: обзор от Paideia

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Updates from Paideia:


Upcoming public lectures at Paideia:

Depart, Dybbuk: Jewish Exorcism From Isaac Luria\’S Gate Of The Holy Spirit To Sam Raimi\’S The Possesion

Date: November 15, 2012

Prof. Boaz Huss (Ben-Gurion University)


Shading Light On The Meaning Of Hannuka

Date: December 6, 2012

PhD Cand. Rani Jaeger (Bar-Ilan University)


Can Jews Become Farmers? Rurality, Peasantry And Cultural Identity In The World Of East European Jews

Date: January 10, 2013

Prof. Mordechai Zalkin (Ben-Gurion University)


And, Paideia Scholar-in Residence, Dr Reuven Kiperwasser will speak about "The appointment with Death in narrative tradition” at a SALT Conference at Uppsala University on Nov 8. Registration by Nov 1 at





Updates from alumni:



Torkel Wächter (Korczak Fellow 2003-2004 and Project-Incubator/Jpropel 2011) has concluded the first part of his project 32 Postcards, publishing authentic postcards sent from Hamburg on the date 70 years after they were sent. 20 000 people from all over the world have been following the project in simulated real time.

Check out the project here: and sign up for part two here:

Anna Gorbenko (Isaiah Berlin Fellow 2011-2012) just concluded a conference dedicated to Raoul Wallenberg’s memory in Jewish Community in Almaty in August, with about 70 participants, including members of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan. Among others, the Charge d'Affaires of Sweden in Kazakhstan Mr Manne Wängborg and Counsellor of Economic and Trade Issues of Consulate General of Hungary in Almaty Mr. István Maklári spoke during the meeting.
Short article here:

Anna Litovskaya and Olga Savchuk (Walter Benjamin Fellows 2009-2010 and Project-Incubator/Jpropel 2011) have gone full steam ahead with their volunteer training project, Shituf Peula, in Bila Tsverka and Krivoy Rog, with 50 volunteers, and reaching some 1000 people in total. They are hoping to expand in the Ukraine next year and want to spread the word. Get in touch with Anna and get involved! Some older features with Anna and Olga can be found here:







From Elisabetta Abate (Walter Benjamin Fellow 2009/2010)

Position available:

At the University of Vienna (15 faculties, 3 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.400 members of staff, more than 90.000 students) the position of a University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Jewish Studies is vacant. Deadline 29.10.2012. See attached!





Also from Elisabetta::

The Woolf Institute, which specialises in the study of relations between Jews, Christians, and Muslims, invites applications for the position of Academic Director of the Centre for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations.


The appointment begins summer 2013, the exact date to be negotiated with the candidate. The field of interest and academic specialisation are open but the candidate must demonstrate expertise in some aspect of Muslim-Jewish relations. We would welcome candidates engaged in one or more of the following areas of research: medieval, Ottoman, or Mediterranean history; multiculturalism in contemporary Europe; the politics of the Middle East; and the comparative study of law, culture, and religion. Practical experience in dialogue, reconciliation, and co-operation would also be welcomed. The successful candidate should be able to lead independent research projects and secure funding, represent the Centre for the media and in other public venues, direct the activities of the Centre, including running conferences and seminars, and manage the Centre budget. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach at a postgraduate level within the Faculty of Middle East and Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge and to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students. As the Director of the Centre, the successful candidate will be responsible for raising its academic and public profile and maintaining a reputation for balance and rigorous scholarship. The candidate must be able to work collegially within a small team. In particular, the incoming Academic Director will need to coordinate with the development officer to sustain funding for the Centre and the other academic staff in building the academic reputation of the Woolf Institute. The candidate must have a Ph.D. and preferably postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate will be expected to know at least Arabic and preferably another relevant Middle Eastern or European language. The salary of the position is negotiable. A cover letter, CV, one sample publication, and names of two referees should be submitted to Tina Steiner at The deadline for applications is November 23, 2012, with first-round interviews to be held December 6, 2012. The position is initially for three years, with potential for renewal. Questions are welcomed and should be addressed to Dr. Shana Cohen at




From Natalie Lantz (Walter Benjamin Fellow 2009-2010):

Call For Papers  

The Official Council of Swedish Jewish Communities (JC) is working proactively against the increased anti-Semitism in Sweden by providing knowledge on subjects relevant for the Swedish Jewish minority.
We are currently establishing an online archive consisting of articles and research papers in the subject fields of: 

  •        Different expressions of anti-Semitism
  •        Circumcision and kashrut
  •      Aspects of the relationship between Jews and Israel
  •      Gender roles 

We invite submissions dealing with these subjects preferably in the Scandinavian society, but also on a larger European scale.
Interested authors are encouraged to contact the project manager in advance. For publication in 2012, papers should be submitted by December 10, 2012.
All articles and papers will be subject to peer-review before acceptance for publication.
Selected articles in English or Hebrew will be translated into Swedish.

Project manager: Natalie Lantz





Reminder – last chance: MINI-NAHUM GOLDMANN FELLOWSHIP in BRAZIL, which will take place Sao Paulo at the Higienopolis Hotel and the Centro Judaico-Bayit on January 27-29, 2013.

Deadline: Oct 31. The link is here:




Open Society Fellowships and grants:


The Open Society Justice Initiative together with Central European University (CEU) calls for applications for its 2013-2015 Justice Initiative Fellows Program. The Justice Initiative Fellows Program is a two-year program of study and practical work experience whose objective is to support and further develop a network of lawyers and activists working internationally on human rights issues. 

Deadline January 24. Link here.


Open Society Fellowship for pursuing innovative approaches to fundamental open society challenges

The Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.

Deadline February 1. Link here.


Grant: Advancing Roma Inclusion Through Arts and Culture

The Arts and Culture Program works at the nexus of arts, culture, human rights, and social advocacy. Through its grants, the program strives to encourage broad-based critical reflection and catalyze social action in parts of the world where open societies are absent or weak, and where the cultural rights of minority groups are endangered.

In particular, the program provides grants to projects that aim to promote the cultural inclusion of Roma in Central and Eastern Europe.

Deadline July 31. Link here.




Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

History of Religions in the Ancient Near East

Käte Hamburger Kolleg “Dynamics in the History of Religions”

Deadline Nov 15. More here

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