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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)

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)
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