Summer Schools

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Leo Baeck Summer University (LBSU) 2018

Summer School “Jewish Studies and Gender Research” July 16-28, 2018, Berlin

Organized by
Selma Stern Zentrum für Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg (www.zentrum-juedische-studien.de)

The Leo Baeck Summer University 2018 on “Jewish Studies and Gender Research” intends to lay the foundation for an international network of doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers in the interdisciplinary field of Jewish studies.
The two-week summer school will focus on the application of theoretical approaches and research results in the field of gender research, within the genre of Jewish studies. In so doing we reject limitations to a single discipline, instead firmly embracing the inter- and transdisciplinary dialogue that will foment a multidimensional synergy between gender studies and Jewish studies, fields that themselves are conceptualized as interdisciplinary.

In addition to intensive workshops on basic theories of gender research and the potential application of gender-oriented theory formation in Jewish studies, there will be a special focus on presentation and discussion of research projects by participating students. Three thematic priorities will shape the program

  • Cultural and religious gender images and rituals in Judaism
  • Gender-related coding of knowledge in Jewish intellectual traditions
  • Gender-related dimensions of anti-Semitic stereotyping

Guest lecturers will address these topics and dissect them further in one-day workshops. The summer school will be conducted in English.

Further information is available on www.lbsu.de

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Summer School:

Sceptical Strategies, Methods, and Approaches in the Middle Ages: Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Traditions

July 29–August 3, 2018, Hamburg/Germany
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

In the second Summer School we will focus on major sceptic concepts, strategies and key terms in medieval Hebrew, Arabic, and Latin literature. Participants and instructors will focus on sceptical and anti-sceptical enquiry of concepts of truth and knowledge as well as sceptical methods of doubting and arguing. The Summer School will offer a unique platform to discuss the tension between philosophy and faith, and between reason and revelation within medieval discourses. Participants will be engaged with primary Hebrew, Latin, and Arabic texts. The aim is to provide participants with the tools to examine scepticism and anti-scepticism within Christian, Islamic, and Jewish contexts in relation to attaining true knowledge.

Applications may be submitted via e-mail until January 31, 2018 to maria.wazinski@uni-hamburg.de
Acceptance letters will be sent out by the end of February/beginning of March 2018.
For further information and questions, please contact:
Maria Wazinski, e-mail: maria.wazinski@uni-hamburg.de , phone: +49-(0)40-42838-8605

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Paideia One-Year Jewish Studies Program

The application for the 2018-2019 One-Year Jewish Studies Program is now open. The program offers a unique international Jewish studies experience during eight months in Stockholm with the possibility of  completing a 120 ECTS Master in Jewish Civilizations at the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg.

The highlights of the program include:

  • Academic studies of Jewish text, culture, tradition and philosophy
  • World-leading faculty from the top Israeli, European and US universities
  • Traditional Hevruta text study methodology
  • Applied project work in Informal Education and Community Leadership
  • An open, international and pluralistic European environment
  • Hebrew Ulpan on three different levels
  • Mid-year study trip to Israel in cooperation with Yad Vashem
  • Follow-up programs and yearly conferences
  • Access to a 600-individual strong network of alumni in 40 countries

The studies are tuition free and scholarships are available.

The application is available here. Learn more about the program here.

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Summer School at Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies

The Summer School will address major concepts, strategies and key terms of ancient sceptical traditions in Greek, Hebrew, and Latin literature. Participants will be introduced to the sceptical enquiry of concepts of truth and knowledge and to sceptical methods of doubting and arguing. The aim is to provide participants with tools and means by which they can examine scepticism in relation to the attainment of knowledge and truth – within each of the three traditions.

Course leader is Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Veltri. He will be supported by an international team of experts in scepticism from the fields of ancient philosophy and religious studies.

For further information and questions, please contact:

Maria Wazinski, e-mail: maria.wazinski@uni-hamburg.de , phone: +49-(0)40-42838-8605
Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies

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Summer Session
The Israeli Palestinian Conflict: Understanding Both Sides

Every year Galilee International Management Institute, Israel delivers a summer programme for students of history, political science and Middle East studies and professionals interested in the Middle East. The programme focusses on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, its roots, background and current situation.

The programme seeks to deepen the participants’ knowledge of conditions, developments and trends in Israel and the Palestinian territories and to highlight some of the diverse issues at the centre of the political, social and religious divides.

The programme aims to:

  • Present an overview of the history of the land of Israel-Palestine
  • Acquaint participants with the different ethnic and religious groups in
    the region, their way of life, beliefs, views and inter-relations
  • Present different perspectives and views regarding the Israeli-Palestinian
    conflict
  • Deepen the participants’ understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    and current issues

The summer programme is intended for students and faculty members of history, political science and Middle East studies, and professionals interested in the Middle East.

Please find more information here.

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“One Land, Two People, Three Religions”

An International Programme Delivered by Israeli and Palestinian Academics

The winter programme focuses on the Jewish/Christian/Islam religions their roots and relations in Israel and also on the  Israeli – Palestinian conflict, background and current situation. The Programme,  was developed, due to the ever growing interest of  faculty and graduate students from around the world, in the Middle East region, its  influence and importance  globaly, with religion playing a significant part in it.

The programme begins with an overview of the Land of Israel-Palestine region, presenting the historical background of the region, as well as an overview of social and economic conditions, ethnic and religious backgrounds.

The programme aims to:

  • Present an overview of the history of the Land of Israel-Palestine.
  • Acquaint the students with the different ethnic and religious groups in the
    region, their way of life, beliefs, views and inter-relations.
  • Present different perspectives and views regarding the Israeli-Palestinian
    conflict.
  • Deepen participants’ understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and
    current issues.

For more information please visit www.galilcol.ac.il

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Graz International Summer School Seggau

The Graz International Summer School Seggau is designed for internationally oriented, highly motivated students from all disciplines, who wish to deepen their understanding of current European and international affairs by studying and discussing global developments and challenges within the context of transformation processes and demographic change reflecting aspects of individual, social, political, religious, cultural, literary, regional, economic, cohort and national identities.

5 GOOD REASONS TO APPLY:
  • 2-week summer university with a campus atmosphere at Seggau Castle
  • 6 ECTS credits (for participation and seminar paper)
  • Lectures, panel discussions and 6 parallel seminar modules (small groups)
  • Discussions and networking opportunities with international lecturers and guests
  • All-inclusive-package (tuition, meals, accommodation, extra-curricular program and field trips)

For more information visit http://international.uni-graz.at/de/stud/int-focus/summerschools/gusegg-summerschool/