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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).


Research Seminar: A Leeds-Sheffield double bill

Please join us for presentations by Dr Anne Caldwell (Teaching Fellow, School of History, University of Leeds) and Dr Mor Cohen (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Sheffield).

A Hebrew Bible and the Bestiary

For this research seminar organised by the Institute for Medieval Studies and the Centre for Jewish Studies, we welcome Dr Adam Cohen, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Toronto.

Book launch: German-Jewish Life Writing in the Wake of the Holocaust: Beyond Testimony

You are invited to the launch of Professor Helen Finch’s new monograph, ‘German-Jewish Life Writing in the Wake of the Holocaust: Beyond Testimony’ (Camden House: 2023).

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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...

Montague Burton PhD Fee Bursary in Jewish Studies

One Montague Burton PhD Bursary in Jewish Studies is available in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies for session 2018/19. The bursary will cover fees at the Home/EU rate. Closing date: extended to 15 June.

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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