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The Centre for Jewish Studies is a transdisciplinary research centre based in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. It was set up in 1995 to continue the Jewish Studies legacy of the Department of Semitic Studies, and to build bridges with a number of Arts disciplines by means of the interdisciplinary Montague Burton Fellow in Jewish Studies.

The Centre houses two main branches: a research centre for Jewish visual and cultural studies, and the project Antisemitism in Contemporary Culture (supported by the Stanley and Audrey Burton Trust).


Secret lives of our Jewish mothers: A conversation between two writers

Please join us for this special event with visiting writer Monique Charlesworth and University of Leeds writer Jay Prosser in conversation.

Erasures in an Imagined Geography

Please join us for a presentation by visual artist and writer Leslie Hakim-Dowek, to be followed by a conversation with Griselda Pollock, Professor emerita of Social and Cultural Histories of Art.

Queer Experiences in the Holocaust

Organised by the Centre for Jewish Studies, this workshop seeks to explore the ways in which victims of Nazi persecution have testified to and have left traces of queer experience.

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Queer Experiences in the Holocaust — call for workshop contributions

Contributions are welcome for Queer Experiences in the Holocaust, a workshop taking place on 16 April 2024 at the University of Leeds with keynote speaker Dr Anna Hájková (University of Warwick).

BAJS conference 2020

The Centre for Jewish Studies is organising a panel about "Jewish heritage and crisis" at the BAJS annual conference in...

Sadler Seminar Series

Eva Frojmovic and Jay Prosser were awarded by the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute a small grant for the...

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Research Projects

Antisemitism in Contemporary Culture

This project seeks to stimulate a new debate about Antisemitism by providing a meeting ground between university researchers and critical thinkers from other areas of public life and the media.

Jewish Visualities

This project is on the visual realms in medieval and early modern Jewish culture