University of Edinburgh Research Network in Jewish Studies

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(Matthew Novenson) In a previous post on our recent guest lectures by Prof. Guy Stroumsa and Prof. Sarah Stroumsa, I mentioned the Research Network in Jewish Studies at the University of Edinburgh, a newly established venture that deserves a post of its own. The RNJS comprises some thirty-odd academic staff from a range of disciplines in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (including biblical studies, classics, history, sociology, literature, European languages, and other fields). My colleague Dr. Hannah Holtschneider, Senior Lecturer in Jewish Studies in the School of Divinity, secured initial funding for and leads the project, which has a number of valuable initiatives in the works: public lectures, specialist workshops, a database of local Jewish archival materials, and, perhaps most exciting, a forthcoming taught MSc degree in Jewish Studies. Watch the RNJS web site in the months to come.

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