The Brown Judaic Studies Visiting Scholar in 2015 is Thomas C. Römer, Professor at the Collège de France (Paris) and the Université de Lausanne. Römer is the author of many influential books and articles on the Hebrew Bible and the world out of which it emerged. He has been a visiting professor in Montpellier, Neuchâtel, Zürich, Pretoria and Managua, and Sackler Scholar at the University of Tel Aviv, among other honors. He will present a public lecture on Tuesday, Feb.
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.
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 David_Jacobson@Brown.edu.
Congratulations to Professor Michael Satlow for a three-year grant from the Goldhirsh-Yellin Foundation in order to further his project, "Inscriptions of Israel/Palestine" (http://www.brown.edu/iip). This comes in addition to funds the Foundation generously provided last year. The bulk of the grant will be spent on a two-year postdoctoral fellowship for the project.
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.