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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 susan_rottenberg@brown.edu.

(Distributed January 26, 2014)

UTRA Spring 2014 Award, "Bonds of Life. Reconstructing the Social Networks of Holocaust Survivors"

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.

(Distributed December 16, 2013)

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)
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