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Program News: Judaic Studies announces graduate student research awards

The Program in Judaic Studies aims to promote and support the study of Jews and Judaism across Brown University. To that end, we announce research grants for Brown 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, expenses related to presenting a paper at a conference, 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 proposal requests should not exceed $1,500.  

(Distributed September 1, 2017)

Program News: Judaic Studies welcomes Visiting Professor Lawrence Wills, Th.D.

Judaic Studies is pleased to announce the appointment of Lawrence Wills as Visiting Professor of Religious Studies and Judaic Studies. Professor Wills (Th.D., Harvard Divinity School) taught at Harvard Divinity School, Episcopal Divinity School, and at Wesleyan University before coming to Brown. Among his books are The Jewish Novel in the Ancient World and Not God’s People: Insiders and Outsiders in the Biblical World.

(Distributed July 6, 2017)

Program News: The Program in Judaic Studies announces student research grants

The Program in Judaic Studies aims to promote and support the study of Jews and Judaism across Brown University. To that end, we announce research grants for Brown graduate and undergraduate students working in related fields. Funds may be used in a wide variety of ways, including acquisition of research materials, traveling to research sites, expenses related to presenting a paper at a conference, 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 proposal requests should not exceed $1,500.  

(Distributed January 30, 2017)

Program News: Undergraduate Essay Prize in Judaic Studies

The Program in Judaic Studies is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Essay Prize in Judaic Studies.  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.  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.

(Distributed January 30, 2017)
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