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Student Research Grants in Judaic Studies

The Program in Judaic Studies aims to promote and support the study of Jews and Judaism across Brown. To that end, we announce research grants for Brown undergraduate and graduate students working in related fields. Funds may be used in a wide variety of ways, including acquisition of research materials, traveling to research sites, etc. Preference will be given to those who have taken courses in or who plan to work with an adviser in the Program in Judaic Studies. Grant proposals can be for as little as $250 but should not exceed $1000.

(Distributed November 22, 2013)

JS Faculty Seminar Schedule, fall 2013

To: Participants in the JS Faculty Seminar
From: Maud Mandel
Re: JS Faculty Seminar Schedule, fall 2013
After a one year hiatus, I am pleased to announce the return of the JS faculty seminar. Below please find the schedule of meeting times and presenters for the fall. I will send paper titles and further details in the weeks to come.

(Distributed August 21, 2013)

2013 Judaic Studies Essay Prize Winners

Announcing the recipients of the 2013 Judaic Studies Essay Prize:

Lee Bernstein, "The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann"
Gabriel Lesser, "The Merchant of Newport"

Congratulations!

(Distributed May 9, 2013)

Concentrator Lex Rofes '13 published in Contact journal

Judaic Studies Concentrator Lex Rofes '13 was published in the Winter 2013 issue of Contact, a quarterly journal run by the Steinhardt Foundation. His article, "Jewish Learning on Campus: Why I Care About Rabbis Who Died 2,000 Years Ago," discusses his vastly different but equally strong connections to Jewish learning and to Judaic Studies.

The issue can be found at the following link: http://www.jewishlife.org/pdf/Winter2013/winter_2013.pdf

(Distributed April 10, 2013)

$500 Undergraduate Essay Prize in Judaic Studies

The award will go to the best academic essay written by a current Brown University undergraduate (regardless of concentration) on any topic relating to Jews and Judaism. Papers that use interdisciplinary approaches are especially encouraged.

Submissions can include (but are not limited to) a paper used in a course (revised or not), original research, or a thesis chapter that can stand on its own.

(Distributed March 18, 2013)
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