The Centre for 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).

About

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).

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In the past two decades, there has been a new direction in Holocaust commemoration in Poland. The shift started with...

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Join us for the latest in our research seminar series, with speaker Dr Tomasz Łysak of the University of Warsaw.

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

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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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A set of 13 unique, almost a century old wax cylinder recordings of Samaritan chant have been found safe and...

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Sun 13- Mon 14 March 2016, Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Leeds Generously supported by a grant from the...

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Research Projects

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