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Sephardi Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List - Week of April 3, 2005, Part II

Sephardi Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List - Week of April 3, 2005, PART II

Association for Jewish Studies Sephardi/Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List

Editor/Moderator: Aviva Ben-Ur <aben-ur(at)judnea.umass.edu>

Week of Sunday, April 3, 2005 (22 Adar II 5765), PART II

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[Note from Editor/Moderator Aviva Ben-Ur: This week’s Discussion List comes in two parts.  This is Part II.]

Index:

1.  New Publication: George Zucker, ed., *Sephardic Identity: Essays on a Vanishing Jewish Culture* (Zucker)

2. Call for Applications: 3 Postdoctral Fellowships on Modernity and Islam (Khalil)

3. Association for Jewish Studies Proposal Deadline April 18/Chairing Conference Session (Horowitz and Sheramy)

4. Invitation to subscribe to “The Sephardic Heritage Update Newsletter” (Sasha)

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1.  New Publication: George Zucker, ed., *Sephardic Identity: Essays on a Vanishing Jewish Culture* (Zucker)

From: george.zucker(at)uni.edu

Date: Thu Mar 17 10:51:53 2005

SEPHARDIC IDENTITY: ESSAYS ON A VANISHING JEWISH CULTURE, ed. George K. Zucker.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2005 (ISBN 0-7864-2021-9) contains 17 essays on how Sephardim faced assimilation/identity problems across the centuries, following both the first and second Sephardic diasporas.

George Zucker

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2. Call for Applications: 3 Postdoctral Fellowships on Modernity and Islam (Khalil)

Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 21:12:22 -0500

From: HJ Newsletter hjnews(at)OISE.UTORONTO.CA

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

3 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

The Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin’s Working Group Modernity and Islam invites scholars to apply for three postdoctoral fellowships. In 2005-2006 the thematic emphasis will be on

CIRCULATING GENRES: LITERATURE, HISTORY AND THE POLITICS OF

TRANSLATION

Since the early 19th century, new literary and historical genres have emerged in the Middle East.  These new forms have usually been positioned within Europe-centered genealogies that privilege elite cultural narratives while obscuring the complexity of textual and intellectual itineraries.  As a result, popular syncretic texts and movements have been excluded from canonical literary and cultural history. Against teleological approaches to these histories, the fellowships are intended to serve comparativist approaches to literary and historiographical genres that eschew the limitations of area studies and aim to situate their disciplinary concerns within broader transregional and intertextual contexts. A special emphasis should be placed on the comparative aspects of exchanges, links, transfers and the transportability of genres and discursive constructs across national and cultural borders.

The Working Group Modernity and Islam, an interdisciplinary research network of the federal state of Berlin, is striving to tie regional studies more closely to other disciplines. To ensure the inclusion of non-European experiences and perspectives, the Working Group seeks closer cooperation with researchers from non-European regions. Germany’s Federal Ministry for Education and Research is funding the fellowships.

PREREQUISITES FOR APPLICATION

The fellowships are intended above all for scholars of cultural studies, literature and history from the Middle East who want to carry out their research projects in connection with the Berlin project. Fellows of the Working Group Modernity and Islam gain the opportunity to pursue research projects of their choice. In Berlin, they will be integrated in a university or non-university research institute. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of €

1,800 (supplement for married Fellows: € 250) and are obligated to work in Berlin and to help shape the project-related seminars and working discussions. As a rule, the fellowships begin on 1 October 2005 and end on 31 July 2006. The applicant’s doctorate should have been completed no earlier than 1997. An application consists of a curriculum vitae, a 2 to 4-page project sketch, a sample of scholarly work (maximum 20 pages from an article, conference paper, or dissertation chapter) and two names of potential referees (no letter of recommendation required). It should be submitted in English and received by 30 April 2005, sent to:

Arbeitskreis Moderne und Islam

Geschäftsstelle Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

Attention: Georges Khalil

Wallotstraße 19, 14193 Berlin

Fax +49 30 - 89 00 12 00

Email: khalil(at)wiko-berlin.de.

For further information, please see: http://www.wiko-

berlin.de/Information/eakmi_i.htm.

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3. Association for Jewish Studies Proposal Deadline April 18/Chairing Conference Session (Horowitz and Sheramy)

Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2005 11:37:02 -0400

From: Association for Jewish Studies <ajs(at)ajs.cjh.org>

Dear Colleague,

A reminder that the deadline for submitting proposals for the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies is Monday, April 18, 2005.  All proposals must be submitted through the AJS Conference Proposal Submission Site by the deadline in order to be considered for

presentation. Both the proposal website and payment website get very busy in the days immediately preceding the deadline, so applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their online payment and proposals as soon as possible.  To access the submission site, go to www.brandeis.edu/ajs and click the link "Submit a Proposal."  The site will guide you through the submission process, which includes online payment of 2005-2006 AJS membership dues and the 2005 conference registration fee.  Please contact the AJS office at 917.606.8249 or ajs(at)ajs.cjh.org if you have any questions.  

Also, please be sure to inform the AJS if you are interested in chairing a session at the conference.  Just complete the chair volunteer section when submitting your proposal or send an e-mail (including the subject

area you are interested in chairing) to ajs(at)ajs.cjh.org.

We look forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C., December 18-20, 2005.

Sincerely,

Sara R. Horowitz

Vice-President for Program

Association for Jewish Studies

Rona Sheramy

Executive Director

Association for Jewish Studies

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4. Invitation to subscribe to “The Sephardic Heritage Update Newsletter” (Sasha)

Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2005 11:34:26 -0400 (EDT)

From: <Davidshasha(at)aol.com>

I would also invite you and others on the list to subscribe to my weekly newsletter.  Here is a synopsis:

“The Sephardic Heritage Update Newsletter”

Back in March 2001 The Center for Sephardic Heritage began to distribute articles and information that had been exchanged in private e-mails to our students and members in a unified newsletter format.  Since that time we have expanded the newsletter which now averages to some 20 pages or so per week.  

In addition to articles that I myself have written on Sephardic cultural and historical issues, “The Sephardic Heritage Update” presents many articles from the media which effectively present the news of the day from within a Sephardic perspective.

A special sample of the newsletter has been prepared for those who wish to learn more about the project.

We invite you to subscribe to the newsletter or request a sample copy by e-mailing me at: <Davidshasha(at)aol.com>

David Shasha

[ed: slight edit]


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