Prof. Adam Teller collaborates with international scholars to create the Core Exhibition of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

The Jewish Town:

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews (POLIN) celebrated the opening of its 43,000-square-foot Core Exhibition on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Warsaw. Among those in attendance was Adam Teller, Professor of Judaic Studies and History, who has been part of an international team of 120 scholars involved in developing the exhibition since its inception more than a decade ago.

(Distributed October 28, 2014)

Prof. David Jacobson awarded Global Experiential Learning and Teaching (GELT) award

Congratulations to Professor David C. Jacobson who received a Global Experiential Learning and Teaching (GELT) award, administered by the Brown Office of Global Engagement.  The award will finance a student study tour of Israel/Palestine as part of his course "The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Contested Narratives" in Spring, 2015.  Juniors and Seniors may apply for admittance to the course by contacting

(Distributed September 11, 2014)

Program in Judaic Studies announces Undergraduate Essay Prize

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.  Guidelines:  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.  Submissions should be a maximum of 7000 words, including all notes and bibliography. Only one submission per student is allowed.

(Distributed February 12, 2014)

JS Faculty Seminar Schedule, spring 2014

To: Participants in the JS Faculty Seminar
From: Maud Mandel
Re: JS Faculty Seminar Schedule, spring 2014

Upcoming Judaic Studies faculty seminars scheduled for spring 2014 are open to all Judaic Studies faculty, affiliates, and invited friends.  For more information, please contact

(Distributed January 26, 2014)
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