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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amelia Armitage '15, Jennifer Sieber' 14 and faculty sponsor Paris Papamichos Chronakis, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, will collaborate with Jean Bauer from the Center for Digital Scholarship to reconstruct the survival networks of Greek Jewish Holocaust survivors in the Auschwitz concentration camp. The project will analyse audiovisual Holocaust survivor testimonies in English, Hebrew, Greek, and French to examine the breadth, depth and nature of these networks.