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Sephardi Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List - September 9, 2007

Association for Jewish Studies Sephardi/Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List

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

Week of Sunday, September 9, 2007 (26 Elul 5767): PART II [Note: this issue is being dispatched in two parts]

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Index (Part II of II):

17. Query: Group Conversions and _Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora_ (Ehrlich)

18. Conference: International Symposium of Sephardic Studies (CIDICSEF)

19. Conference: How to Write the History of Sephardi Jewry? (Trigano)

20. Presentation on Haketia (American Sephardi Federation)

21. Report on NEH Summer Seminar on Argentine Jews (Kandiyoti)

22. Tour of Jewish Spain (Cohen)

23. Job Opening: History of the Jews of the Mediterranean Basin, University of California (Biale)

24. Job Opening: American Jewish Studies, Baltimore Hebrew University (Zirkin)

25. Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish History, Purdue University (Elmore)

26. Job Opening: Professor in Modern Judaism, University of California, Riverside (Singh)

27. Job Opening: Pulver Family Professorship in Jewish Studies, Colby College (Weisbrot)

28. Job Opening: Professor of Early Modern or Modern Jewish History, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Chair, Jewish History Search Committee)

29. Job Opportunity: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Modern European Jewish History, University of South Carolina, Columbia (Search Committee Chair)

30. Job Openings: Visiting faculty: Women's Studies in Religion, Harvard (Sutton)

31. Job Openings: Tenure-track and tenured positions, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Bartal)

32. Job Opening: Jewish literary and cultural studies, University of South Carolina (Search Committee Chair)

33. Postdoctoral Fellowships in Caribbean History, McGill University (Cdas)

34. Fellowship Opportunity: Research Awards from Shoah Foundation, Los Angeles (Walter)

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17. Query: Group Conversions and _Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora_ (Ehrlich)

From: "M. Avrum Ehrlich" avrum(dot)ehrlich(at)gmail(dot)com

Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2007 11:09:50 -0400

via:  H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

 

Information relating to tribes and groups associated with Jewish identity including various African tribes,  the Indian Bnei  Menashe, the Pashtun / Pakhtun tribes of the Pakistani / Afghanisi border, Kaifeng Jewish descendants and other peripheral Judeo / Israelite identities are covered in the soon to be published Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora, Edited by M. Avrum Ehrlich, ABC CLIO, Santa Barbara, to be published March 2008.

 For more information on the Pashtun / Pakhtun, please contact me directly, I visited them recently in the North Western Frontier province near Peshawa,  Pakistan and the Khaiber pass to Afghanistan, I will be pleased to speak to anyone interested, the findings are none less than intriguing and I hope to write them up at some point.

 Professor M. Avrum Ehrlich

 School of Philosophy and Sociology

 University of Shandong,

 5 Hong Lou, Jinan, Shandong, 250100, China,

 Webpage: www.avrumehrlich.net, www.cjs.sdu.edu.cn

 Email: a(dot)ehrlich(dot)99(at)cantab(dot)net, avrum(dot)ehrlich(at)gmail(dot)com

 Mobile: +86 13793163722, Home: +86 531 88016083

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18. Conference: International Symposium of Sephardic Studies (CIDICSEF)

[Note from Editor/Moderator Aviva Ben-Ur: Although the conference dates have passed, readers may be interested in the papers presented.]

Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:55:33 -0300 (SA Eastern Standard Time)

From: info(at)cidicsef(dot)org(dot)ar

Puede ver toda la informacion en www.cidicsef.org.ar/simposio2007

SABADO 4 DE AGOSTO 20:30 Acreditaciones 21:00

Dr. Haim Avni Universidad Hebrea de Jerusalem Algunas reflexiones sobre el judaísmo latinoamericano y su futuro. Los sefarditas

Dra. Paloma Díaz-Mas Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid Viejos y nuevos acercamientos a la cultura sefardí

De mil amores. Conjunto Musical

DOMINGO 5 DE AGOSTO 09:00 Entrega de material

9:30 a 10:10

SIGLO XX. LA CREATIVIDAD JUDÍA EN SALÓNICA Y LOS BALCANES.

Prof. María Esformes Prof. De Literatura Española. University of South Florida "Shlomo Reuven: Un poeta judío de Salónica" [entrar]

Dra. Matilde Morcillo Cátedra de Historia Contemporánea en la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha "La comunidad sefardita de Salónica. Cuestión del reconocimiento de la nacionalidad española: desde la primera a la segunda guerra mundial" [entrar]

10:30 a 11:10

LOS SEFARDÍES Y EL SIONISMO

Arq. Ricardo D’jaen Investigador- Seattle. EE.UU. "Sefardismo y Sionismo en el período de entreguerras (1918-1939): el caso de la Confederación Universal de los Judíos Sefaradim"

Dra. Adriana Mariel Brodsky St. Mary’s College of Maryland “Trabajando por el Estado de Israel: Los Sefaradíes de la Argentina y el Sionismo, 1910-1960”

11:30 a 12:30

LOS SEFARDIES EN LA ESTAPA IBERICA Y POST IBERICA. ESTUDIOS HISTÓRICOS.

Lic. Susana Likerman de Portnoy "Los Teva, una familia castellana judaizante ante los tribunales inquisitoriales. Sus personalidades"

Lic. Alicia Benmergui Investigadora del Centro de Investigación y Difusión de la Cultura Sefardí de Buenos Aires (CIDiCSef) "La Modernidad y los Sefardíes: Familias, Negocios y Tradición" [entrar]

Dr. José Menascé Investigador y Presidente Honorario del Centro de Investigación y Difusión de la Cultura Sefardí de Buenos Aires (CIDiCSef) "La comunidad sefardi de Argentina y la visita del Príncipe de Asturias en 1991" [entrar]

14:30 a 15:10

TRADICION Y MODERNIDAD EN LAS COSTUMBRES Y LAS CANCIONES SEFARDITAS

Prof. Liliana Benveniste y Prof. Graciela T. de Ryba Investigadoras y Docentes del Centro de Investigación y Difusión de la Cultura Sefardí de Buenos Aires (CIDiCSef) "Nuevas producciones, nuevas esperanzas: Florecimiento de la creatividad musical y poética en judeo-español" [entrar]

Lic. María Esther Cywiner Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Universidad Nacional de Tucumán "Manifestaciones del humor en la Cultura Tradicional Sefaradí" [entrar]

15:15 a 16:15

EL ROL DE LA MUJER EN LA CULTURA SEFARDITA

Dra. Amor Ayala Freie Universität Berlin. “La instruksion es el mas ermozo afeite por la mujer”. Una conferencia de David Fresco sobre la nueva mujer sefardí (Estambul, 1929)" [entrar]

Dr. Fernando Szlajen Doctor en Fiilosofía (Bar Ilan University). "El Androcentrismo Medieval en el Judaísmo y la Transformación Filosófica de lo Femenino" [entrar]

Prof. Esther Cohen de Cohen Investigadora y Docente del Centro de Investigación y Difusión de la Cultura Sefardí de Buenos Aires (CIDiCSef) "La función del símbolo en la Cultura Sefardí" [entrar]

16:30 a 17:10

LOS SEFARDITAS EN LA AMERICA LATINA CONTEMPORANEA

Dra. Diana Epstein Cátedra de “Historia Social General”—Departamento de Historia-Facultad de Filosofía y Letras—UBA-Argentina “Judíos de Marruecos en Argentina-La inmigración de la segunda mitad del siglo XX”

17:15 a 8:00

CONFERENCIA DE CIERRE

Dra. Margalit Bejarano Universidad Hebrea de Jerusalem "Las identidades étnicas de los sefardim en América Latina" [entrar]

Maria Cherro de Azar Investigadora y Docente del Centro de Investigación y Difusión de la Cultura Sefardí de Buenos Aires (CIDiCSef) “El periodismo sefardí. La Revista La Luz en la década de 1930”

18:00 CIERRE Y EVALUACION

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19. Conference: How to Write the History of Sephardi Jewry? (Trigano)

From: shmuel trigano shmuel(dot)trigano(at)gmail(dot)com

Date:    Mon, 6 Aug 2007 23:13:11 +0200

The following is a conference organized on the occasion of the publication of _Le Monde Sépharade_ (Editions du Seuil, 2006).

Colloquium

Ben-Zvi Institute, Jerusalem

December 25-26, 2007

How to Write the History of Sephardi Jewry?

The project to write the history of a group requires a definition of this group. This definition may be an essential or an existential one. Our conference will put the accent on the historian's definition, without ignoring that this definition is also theoretical or ideological, according to certain viewpoints. It is one of the aims of this conference to clarify these dimensions. In order to answer this question, we will have to ask some preliminary questions, such as: Is there such an entity as "Sephardi Jewry"? If so, how can it be defined? Is it sufficiently cohesive despite its obvious multiplicity? What are the criteria used to reach this definition?

If we can establish the coherence of the Sephardi entity, we should ask ourselves: How should we organize this coherence, especially in light of its great geographical, political, linguistic and cultural dispersion? How can we reconstruct the story of its past? Any historical writing involves periodization and determining significant formative events.

At the same time we should address the following basic question: What is the desirable ratio between external periodization that takes into account the history of the neighboring society and internal periodization that considers mainly internal developments?

We hope that we will be able to consider the lacunae in the history of Sephardi Jewry in all those areas that have not been sufficiently investigated, to discover why they have been neglected and consider the ideological blocks behind them. We shall try to discuss openly both the explicit goals of historiography and the hidden agendas that do not usually receive full expression.

Colloquium

Ben-Zvi Institute, Jerusalem

December 25-26, 2007

How to Write the History of Sephardi Jewry?

This is the question underlying the colloquium. The story of what happened in the past constitutes a highly significant element in identity, whether the subject is the biography of an individual or the history of a group. Consequently, the colloquium will deal with questions of identity. In order to answer this question, we will have to ask some preliminary questions, such as: Is there such an entity as "Sephardi Jewry"? If so, how can it be defined? Is it sufficiently cohesive despite its obvious multiplicity? What are the criteria used to reach this definition? At this stage we propose the following four basic criteria:

  1. The religious-halakhic criterion
  2. The socio-political criterion
  3. The linguistic criterion
  4. The economic function

 Sephardi identity should be also defined in relation to:

  1. The different elements and various groups that comprise it from Yemen to Morocco
  2. Its host society, whether traditional Muslim-Arab or modern colonial society
  3. Ashkenazi Jewry.

If we can establish the coherence of the Sephardi entity, we should ask ourselves: How should we organize this coherence, especially in light of its great geographical, political, linguistic and cultural dispersion? How can we reconstruct the story of its past? Any historical writing involves periodization and determining significant formative events. At this stage we propose considering the following major intersections in the formation of the past:

  1. "The Golden Age" and the framework of dhimmi status under which Jews operated in this period
  2. Colonialism and its influence
  3. Modernism and Zionism. An essential question that rises immediately is whether Sephardi Jewry was peripheral in relation to these two phenomena?

At the same time we should address the following basic question: What is the desirable ratio between external periodization that takes into account the history of the neighboring society and internal periodization that considers mainly internal developments?

We hope that we will be able to consider the lacunae in the history of Sephardi Jewry in all those areas that have not been sufficiently investigated, to discover why they have been neglected and consider the ideological blocks behind them. We shall try to discuss openly both the explicit goals of historiography and the hidden agendas that do not usually receive full expression.

Shmuel Trigano

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20. Presentation on Haketia (American Sephardi Federation)

From: American Sephardi Federation <info(at)americansephardifederation(dot)org>

Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 16:04:08 -0400 (EDT)

Monday, October 29, 2007 at 7PM

Center for Jewish History | 15 West 16th Street | New York City

Voces de Haketia and the American Sephardi Federation present

Tu Boca en Los Cielos

El Judeo-Espanol de los nuestros

Artist Gladys Benaim Bunan will discuss her new book, presenting the culture and Judeo-Spanish (Haketia) language of the Sephardim of Morocco. Ms. Bunan, born and raised in Tangiers, Morocco, combines her father's words with her own lush, watercolor illustrations, creating a rich, multi-layered graphic synthesis, bringing many facets of Sephardic culture to life. Her original watercolors will be on view. Following Ms. Bunan, international performer and comedian, Solly Levy, will bring his wit and talent to our stage. Born in Tangiers, he performs in Spanish, Haketia, English, Hebrew and French.  Well-loved throughout the Sephardic Diaspora, Levy captivates the hearts and souls of his audience in live performance and on his weekly Radio Sefarad program.

A reception will follow.

For more information and to purchase tickets call the Center Box Office at 917.606.8200

Tickets: $15

American Sephardi Federation

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21. Report on NEH Summer Seminar on Argentine Jews (Kandiyoti)

[Note from Editor/Moderator Aviva Ben-Ur: The following report was submitted at my request]

From: Dalia Kandiyoti <kandiyoti(at)gmail(dot)com>

Date:    Wed, 1 Aug 2007 15:06:10 -0400

I am pasting the official announcement for the seminar--- i think that's the best thing to quote, since each participant has her/his interpretation of the seminar. The books we read were: Mestizo by Ricardo Feierstein, Los gauchos judíos by Alberto Gerchunoff, Tercera clase by J. Rabinovich, Requiem para un viernes en la noche by German Rozenmacher, Músicos y relojeros by Alicia Steimberg, and El libro de los recuerdos by Ana María Shua. Two books a week--we worked hard!

Here's the website for it:

http://www.public.asu.edu/~atdwf/neh_summerBA/index.html

The seminar will focus on major texts in twentieth-century Jewish culture as it has played out in the contest of immigration and assimilation in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the major center of Jewish culture in Latin America. Through a detailed examination of these works as literary texts that interpret the Jewish experience in Buenos Aires, the seminar will provide participants with an important grounding in this important dimension of ethnic culture in Argentina and, by implication, in other Latin American societies. Participants will be college and university professors of Latin American studies, some of whom may have some familiarity with Argentina; all will have a working command of Spanish. Latin American Jewish Studies is a relatively recent area of interest to Latin Americanists, and the seminar will contribute toward addressing the critical lack of trained scholars in the field.

Dalia Kandiyoti

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22. Tour of Jewish Spain (Cohen)

From:  "Mario E. Cohen" <cohenme(at)fibertel(dot)com(dot)ar>

Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 13:45:00 -0300

Imperdible viaje "RAICES JUDIAS EN SEFARAD"

Estimados amigos:

Me han contratado de esta agencia mayorista para que acompañe a la España judía a un grupo selecto.

Nos encontraremos con los más importantes investigadores, con artistas que ejecutan música sefaradí y con autoridades en la materia. Creo que vale la pena formar un grupo que salga de distintos lugares y nos encontremos en Sefarad

Mis saludos y agradecimiento

Mario Eduardo Cohen

Mas detalles en:

http://vietur.com.ar/agencias/circuitos/maual05/aero_t/Caminos%20de%20Sefarad%20AT0095.htm

Me dicen que el costo sin aereo es U$S 3770

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23. Job Opening: History of the Jews of the Mediterranean Basin, University of California (Biale)

From: H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

Date:  Mon, 3 Sep 2007 23:19:49 -0400

Jewish History The Department of History at the University of California at Davis invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, in the history of the Jews of the Mediterranean Basin. Candidate's specialization may include Jews of North Africa, Middle East, Ottoman Empire, Italy or Spain in any historical period from the ancient to the modern. Candidates should be prepared to teach broad survey courses in Jewish history and Jewish Studies as well as courses in the general history of their geographical area. The position requires active participation in the UC Davis Program in Jewish Studies. Teaching experience and Ph.D. by September 2008 are required. Applicants should submit a letter of application, a C.V. which includes a list of any publications, prospectus of dissertation, sample of written work, syllabi of any relevant courses and letters of reference to Professor David Biale, Search Committee Chair, Department of History, University of California at Davis, One Shields

Avenue, Davis, California 95616-8611. The deadline for receiving applications is November 15, 2007 or until filled.

      U.C. Davis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for differences.

      Contact Info:

      Professor David Biale

      Search Committee Chair

      Department of History

      University of California at Davis

      One Shields Avenue

      Davis, CA 95616

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24. Job Opening: American Jewish Studies, Baltimore Hebrew University (Zirkin)

From: "Zirkin, Barbara" <bzirkin(at)bhu(dot)edu>

via: H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

Date:  Mon, 30 Jul 2007 17:29:23 -0400

Baltimore Hebrew University (BHU), one of the five historic colleges of Jewish Studies in the United States seeks a parttime faculty member in American Jewish Studies for Spring semester 2008. Applicants should have the PhD in hand or be writing their dissertations in this area. They may be social or cultural historians, anthropologists, sociologists or students of American religion. The successful applicant will have several years of teaching experience. While the appointment at this time is parttime, BHU anticipates hiring fulltime in American Jewish Studies at the Assistant Professor level for the 2008-9 academic year. Cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of three references should be sent to Academic Dean Barbara Zirkin at bzirkin(at)bhu(dot)edu or to BHU, 5800 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215. Review of applications will begin

August 1, 2007 and continue until the position is filled.

Barbara G. Zirkin, EdD

Dean/Chief Academic Officer

Associate Professor of Education

Baltimore Hebrew University

ph:  410-578-6917

fax:  410-578-6940

reply to:  bzirkin(at)bhu(dot)edu

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25. Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish History, Purdue University (Elmore)

From: "Elmore, Nicole" <nelmore(at)purdue(dot)edu>

via: H-JUDAIC(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU

Date:    Tue, 24 Jul 2007 00:02:01 -0400

The Department of History at Purdue University invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish History.  The successful candidate will have the Ph.D. in History by the time of appointment and will demonstrate a strong research agenda.  In addition, he/she will be expected to teach an undergraduate survey course in modern Jewish history from 1492 to the present, to develop undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of specialization, and to participate in the graduate program.  Initial review of applications will begin November 15 and will continue until the position is filled.  Preliminary interviews will be held at the annual meeting of the Association for Jewish Studies in Toronto in mid-December.  Send letter of application, C.V., syllabi, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to R. Douglas Hurt, Head, Department of History, University Hall, 672 Oval Drive, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana  47907.   Purdue University is an affirmative action, equal access, equal opportunity employer.

Nicole Elmore

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26. Job Opening: Professor in Modern Judaism, University of California, Riverside (Singh)

From: H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 00:01:23 -0400

      UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE. The Department of Religious  Studies invites nominations and applications for a senior position (full  Professor or Associate Professor with tenure) in Modern Judaism. We seek expertise in Judaism as a religious tradition, with specialization and methodology open. Examples include: modernity and postmodernity; contemporary ethical/bioethical issues; contemporary interpretations of biblical and rabbinic writings; Judaism and the arts; material culture and memory; Jewish pluralism in Israel and/or the diaspora. Demonstrated competence in theoretical and comparative issues in the field of religious  studies is expected, as well as the ability to relate the study of Judaism  to other programs in the humanities and social sciences. Candidates must possess a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching excellence, a strong record of research and publication, and a commitment to service. PhD required. Salary commensurate with education and experience.  Send letter of interest, CV, list of three-five referees with full contact  information, statements of research and teaching interests to Professor  Pashaura Singh, Chair of the Search Committee, c/o Veronica Quesada,  Religious Studies Department, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521. Review of completed applications will begin October 1, 2007 and continue until position is filled. Appointment to begin July 1, 2008. EOE/AA

      Contact Info:

      Professor Pashaura Singh

      Chair of the Search Committee

      c/o Veronica Quesada,

      Religious Studies Department

      UC Riverside

      Riverside, CA 92521

      Website: http://www.religiousstudies.ucr.edu

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27. Job Opening: Pulver Family Professorship in Jewish Studies, Colby College (Weisbrot)

via: H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 10:37:49 -0400

      Colby College invites applications for the Pulver Family Professorship in Jewish Studies. This is a tenure-track position. The College expects to appoint at the assistant professor level, beginning September 1, 2008, but may consider candidates at other ranks. Departmental affiliation will reflect the candidate's discipline. Ph.D. in Jewish Studies or Jewish History expected by time of appointment. A record of teaching excellence is required; the successful candidate should be qualified to teach a survey of Jewish history from antiquity to the present, an introduction to Jewish religion, and other courses in Jewish history, thought, or literature (a total of five per year). An active, productive program of scholarship is also required. Send letter of application, vita, statements of teaching and scholarly interests, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Robert Weisbrot, 5329 Mayflower Hill, History Department, Colby College, Waterville, ME 04901. Review of applications will begin October 22, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled. Colby is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other under-represented groups. For more information about the College, please visit the Colby Web site:

www.colby.edu

      Contact Info:

      Robert Weisbrot

      5329 Mayflower Hill

      History Department

      Colby College

      Waterville Maine 04901

      Website: http://www.colby.edu

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28. Job Opening: Professor of Early Modern or Modern Jewish History, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Chair, Jewish History Search Committee)

From: H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2007 16:29:54 -0400

      The Department of History invites applications and nominations for a full-time, nine-month position in Early Modern/Modern Jewish History beginning fall semester 2008 (August 25, 2008). Appointment will be made at the rank of tenured associate professor or tenured professor, depending on qualifications and experience and consistent with collegiate and University policy. The successful candidate will hold an endowed chair in the College of Liberal Arts.

      Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History or related field with a focus on history and distinguished research and teaching accomplishments appropriate for an endowed chair and tenured appointment at the University of Minnesota. Candidates must hold the rank of Associate Professor or Professor to qualify for this position.

      Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and strength of recommendations. Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research, teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute service appropriate for the rank of the appointment to the department, college and profession.

      The tenure home of the Chair shall be the Department of History. The successful candidate will also be a full member of the Jewish Studies faculty and will be expected to provide intellectual leadership to the research and curricular mission of the Center for Jewish Studies. Teaching responsibilities consist of four courses over two semesters, including introductory undergraduate courses and graduate and undergraduate courses in areas of specialization.

      The person appointed to this position will be an historian of the early modern and/or modern Jewish experience in Europe, the Mediterranean, and/or the Middle East (including modern Israel) with broad scholarly interests addressing Jewish communities and their interactions with non-Jewish neighbors in comparative and global perspectives.

      To be considered for this position, please follow this link

http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=64573, and follow the instructions. You will be given an opportunity to attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. The letter of application should describe academic training; current and previous research and plans for future research; record of publications; and the undergraduate and graduate courses which the candidate is prepared to teach.

      In addition to the materials submitted electronically, qualified applicants are asked to send 1) three writing samples (chapters from books, journal articles, or recent conference papers); and 2) three letters of recommendation directly to the search committee. These materials should be sent to:

      Chair, Jewish History Search Committee

      Department of History

      University of Minnesota

      Room 614 Social Sciences Building

      267 - 19th Avenue South

      Minneapolis, MN 55455

      Additional materials may be requested later. The search is open until the position is filled; the search committee will begin reviewing files on December 1, 2007.

      For further information on the Department of History, please refer to our website: http://www.hist.umn.edu.

      For further information on the Center for Jewish Studies, visit:

http://jwst.cla.umn.edu/.

      Contact Info:

      Chair, Jewish History Search Committee

      Department of History

      University of Minnesota

      Room 614 Social Sciences Building

      267 - 19th Avenue South

      Minneapolis, MN 55455

      Website: http://www.hist.umn.edu

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29. Job Opportunity: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Modern European Jewish History, University of South Carolina, Columbia (Search Committee Chair)

From: H-JUDAIC(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU

Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 00:01:30 -0400

University of South Carolina, Department of History, invites applications for a new tenured or tenure-track position in Jewish Studies (rank open) in European Jewish History since 1600 beginning Fall 2008. One of a cluster of new Jewish Studies hires in multiple departments, the successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate level courses, and to work closely with other faculty to advance interdisciplinary research and innovative teaching in Jewish Studies. Successful candidates will be able to teach the history of the Holocaust, as well as thematic courses related to the Jewish experience in modern Europe.

      Applicants may send a cover letter, a c.v., and three letters of recommendation to Search Committee Chair, Jewish Studies Search Committee, Department of History, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208. Electronic applications may be sent to jsp(at)gwm(dot)sc(dot)edu. Additional information about the Department of History is available at http://www.cas.sc.edu/hist/. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by October 15.

      Contact Info:

      Search Committee Chair

      Jewish Studies Search Committee

      Department of History

      University of South Carolina

      Columbia, SC 29208

      Website: http://www.sc.edu

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30. Job Openings: Visiting faculty: Women's Studies in Religion, Harvard (Sutton)

From: Liz Sutton <esutton(at)hds(dot)harvard(dot)edu>

via:      H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 00:02:00 -0400

      HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL announces five full-time positions as Research

Associate and Visiting Faculty for 2008-09 in its Women's Studies in

Religion Program. The Program supports significant Women's Studies research projects on topics related to the history and function of gender in religious traditions, the institutionalization of gender roles in religious communities, and the interaction between religion and the personal, social, and cultural situations of women. Appropriate topics include feminist theology, biblical studies, ethics, women's history, as well as interdisciplinary scholarship on women in world religions. Full-time residence is required at Harvard Divinity School while carrying out the proposed research project during the 2008-09 academic year. Associates meet together regularly for collective discussion of research in progress; each Associate teaches a one-semester course related to the research project; and the Associates present their research in a public lecture series. Salary: $40,000 plus benefits. Completed applications must be received by October 15, 2007. Information and applications may be accessed at www.hds.harvard.edu/wsrp.

      Contact Info:

      Women's Studies in Religion Program

      Attn: Liz Sutton

      Harvard Divinity School

      45 Francis Avenue

      Cambridge, MA 02138

      USA

      Phone: (617) 495-5705

      Fax: (617) 496-8564

      Email: esutton(at)hds(dot)harvard(dot)edu

      Website: http://www.hds.harvard.edu/wsrp

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31. Job Openings: Tenure-track and tenured positions, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Bartal)

via: H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2007 23:16:08 -0400

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

      The academic departments of the Faculty of Humanities invite applications from outstanding candidates (Ph.D. required, postdoctoral training highly desirable) for tenure-track and tenured positions in the following fields:

      Classical Archaeology

      Israel Studies: Zionism, The Yishuv, Israeli Society

      East-Asian Studies

      Musicology

      Jewish Thought

      Yiddish Language and Literature

      Arabic Language and Literature

      History of Art

      Theatre Studies

      Responsibilities will include teaching both required and elective courses in the candidate's field(s) of specialization and related disciplines.

      The language of instruction is Hebrew.

      Candidates should provide 12 copies of the application no later than October 11, 2007.

      For details please see our site www.hum.huji.ac.il at "faculty news".

      Please note that finalists may be requested to deliver a lecture on the subject of their research. Rank will be determined according to the candidate's qualifications. Appointments will begin on October 1, 2008.

      Contact Info:

      Prof. Israel Bartal

      Dean

      Faculty of Humanities

      Hebrew University of Jerusalem

      Mount Scopus 91905

      Jerusalem

      Israel

      Website: http://www.hum.huji.ac.il

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32. Job Opening: Jewish literary and cultural studies, University of South Carolina (Search Committee Chair)

via: H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2007 23:18:16 -0400

      Jewish literary and cultural studies

      UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, Department of English Language and

Literature, invites applications for a new tenured or tenure-track position (rank open) in Jewish literary and cultural studies beginning Fall 2008. One of a cluster of new Jewish Studies hires in multiple departments, the successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate level courses, and to work closely with other faculty to advance interdisciplinary research and innovative teaching in

Jewish Studies. Commitment to interdisciplinarity and to active engagement with historical, theological, political, and/or comparative literary methodologies is essential. Teaching assignment would include regular offerings in Jewish literature and the development of new courses in these areas.

      Applicants may send a cover letter, a c.v., and three letters of recommendation to Search Committee Chair, Jewish Studies Search Committee,

Department of English Language & Literature, University of South Carolina,

Columbia, SC 29208. Electronic applications may be sent to jsp(at)gwm(dot)sc(dot)edu.

Additional information about the Department of English Language and

Literature is available at http://www.cas.sc.edu/engl/. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by October 15.

      The University of South Carolina's main campus in the state capital, close to mountains and coast, is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an institution of "very high research activity." With over 27,000 students, 350 degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system, the university is often considered to be one of the most beautiful campuses in an urban setting, with a population of over 650,000 in the greater metropolitan area.

      The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

      Contact Info:

      Search Committee Chair

      Jewish Studies Search Committee

      Department of English Language & Literature University of South

Carolina

      Columbia, SC 29208

      Website: http://www.cas.sc.edu/engl/

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33. Postdoctoral Fellowships in Caribbean History, McGill University (Cdas)

From: Adm Cdas <adm(dot)cdas(at)mcgill(dot)ca>

via: H-CARIBBEAN(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU

Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 21:22:30 -0400

It is with great pleasure that I announce new postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at McGill University in Montreal, Canada for fellows from Africa and Latin America [including the Caribbean].  Please go to http://www.mcgill.ca/cdas/idrcpostdocs/ for more information.  Please help us to distribute the flyer widely.

McGill University

3715 Peel Street

Montreal, Quebec H3A 1X1

Tele: (514) 398-3507

Fax: (514) 398-8432

Email: adm(dot)cdas(at)mcgill(dot)ca

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34. Fellowship Opportunity: Research Awards from Shoah Foundation, Los Angeles (Walter)

From:  H-ETHNIC(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU

Date:    Fri, 7 Sep 2007 05:58:44 -0600

The University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education announces the availability of the Corrie ten Boom Research Award.  Named for the Dutch rescuer of Jews during the Holocaust and funded by the Ahmanson Community Trust, these research awards are designed to facilitate research in the video archive of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.

The USC Shoah Foundation Institute's mission is to overcome prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry - and the suffering they cause - through the educational use of the Institute's visual history testimonies.  With a collection of nearly 52,000 video testimonies in 32 languages and from 56 countries, the USC Shoah Foundation Institutes archive is the largest visual history archive in the world.  The Institute interviewed Jewish survivors, homosexual survivors, Jehovah s Witness survivors, liberators and liberation witnesses, political prisoners, rescuers and aid providers, Roma and Sinti survivors (Gypsy), survivors of Eugenics policies, and war crimes trials participants.

Applicants for the Corrie ten Boom Research Award should either be post-doctoral scholars or dissertation writers whose  research focuses on rescue and survival, broadly defined.  The term of this Award will vary from one month to six months, depending on the research program of the applicant. Research Awards will cover the cost of round-trip economy class travel to Los Angeles and a stipend that will vary depending upon the seniority of the applicant.  Research at the Institute must be completed by December 31, 2008.

Awarded researchers will have access to the entire visual history archive, training in the use of the Institute’s digital librarysoftware, work space in the Institute, and access to funds and facilities that will facilitate the copying of testimonies foreducational and/or research use at a later time.

Applicants should submit a 1,500 word description of their proposed research, a curriculum vitae, and a letter proposing the terms and dates for their research to TenBoomFellows(at)college(dot)usc(dot)edu. All materials should be sent in Microsoft Word format or as PDF files.

Applicants are strongly urged to consult the Institute s website at www.usc.edu/vhi for information about the Institute, its holdings, and programs.

The application deadline is Friday, November 2, 2007.

Amy Walter

Manager of Archival Access and Special Projects

Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education

University of Southern California

Leavey Library

650 W. 35th Street, Suite 114

Los Angeles, CA 90089-2571

Phone: 213.740.6047 Fax: 213.740.6044

Email: AmyW(at)usc(dot)edu

Website: www.usc.edu/vhi

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