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CfA: Max and Hilde Kochmann Summer School for PhD Students in European-Jewish History and Culture 2021

Deadline: 15 January 2021

News vom 17.11.2020

Dates: 27–30 June 2021 Venue: University of Sussex (Brighton, UK). Depending on the situation of Covid 19, the event might be moved partly or fully online. For the time being, we are planning to host the Summer School on campus. However, please do not book travel or accommodation until we confirm this. Deadline: 15 January 2021


The Sussex Weidenfeld Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex (https://www.sussex.ac.uk/research/centres/jewish-studies/) in cooperation with the Center for Jewish Studies of the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (https://juedischestudien.uni-graz.at/) and the Institute of Contemporary History of the Czech Academy of Sciences (http://www.jewishhistory.usd.cas.cz) invite PhD students to apply for the biennial Max and Hilde Kochmann Summer School for PhD students in European-Jewish History and Culture 2021.


The Summer School brings together young researchers who are currently working on topics in Jewish history and culture (e.g. on Jewish religion and inner life, literature, culture, ideological movements, inter-religious and inter-cultural relations and everyday life, and antisemitism) giving them the opportunity to present and discuss their projects in an informal and friendly atmosphere with leading scholars in the field. In doing so, the Summer School continues the efforts of previous events creating an interdisciplinary network of younger scholars engaged in areas of European-Jewish studies, thought and culture from the early modern periods to the present day. Applicants must be PhD students at the time the summer school starts. 


Candidates are invited to send, via email, a 500-word proposal outlining their PhD project (not including references and short bibliography), a short CV and one reference from their supervisor or relevant scholar in the field to (all material must be in English): 


Katrin Steffen, Victoria Walden, David JüngerSussex Weidenfeld Institute of Jewish Studies E: d.juenger@sussex.ac.uk


The Sussex Weidenfeld Institute will offer a travel allowance of up to £300 for candidates coming from Europe. Candidates from Israel, the United States and other non-European countries will be considered but may be asked to contribute towards their flight costs. Accommodation cost will be covered for all students.


Deadline for applications: 15 January, 2021


Successful candidates will be notified in March 2021. We will confirm whether the Summer School will be on campus or online by the end of April 2021. 


We look forward to receiving your applications

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