The Program in Judaic Studies announces Graduate Student Research Grants. Graduate students currently enrolled in a doctoral program at Brown Universty are eligible to submit an application for a research grant. The purpose of the grants is to promote and support the study of Jews and Judaism across Brown University. Funds may be used in a wide variety of ways, including the acquisition of research materials, traveling to research sites, expenses related to presenting a paper at a conference, etc.
Professor David Jacobson is offering a Wintersession course, UNIV 1001 - The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Contested Narratives, which will include course study and travel to Israel and Palestine. The course will run January 3-20, 2017 with travel dates on January 11-19, 2017. In this seminar and study tour to Israel/Palestine, students will compare the radically different narratives that Palestinians and Israelis tell themselves and the world about their struggle over Palestine/Israel.
Professors Ruth Adler Ben-Yehuda and David C. Jacobson co-chaired the National Association of Professors of Hebrew at Brown University this June 2016. The conference hosted nearly 200 scholars, teachers and graduate students in fields related to the study of Hebrew, such as the Bible, Hebrew language and linguistics, modern Hebrew literature and Hebrew pedagogy.
Professor Maud Mandel, Dean of the College and Professor of Judaic Studies and History has been elected as a fellow to the American Academy for Jewish Research (AAJR), which works to enhance Judaic studies throughout North America through the fellowship and by providing programs and opportunities for junior scholars and students entering the field.