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).

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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).

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Professor Kathy Lavezzo (Iowa University) Kathy Lavezzo specializes in medieval literary studies with special attention to issues of community, nationhood...

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The latest in the Sadler Seminar Series on the legacies of Zygmunt Bauman, with speaker Professor Bryan Cheyette (University of Reading).

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Generously supported by a conference grant from the EAJS (European Association for Jewish Studies). Speakers Lorenzo Borgonovo (IMT-Institute for Advanced...

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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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The exhibition “The Library of Rescued Memories” is a selection of photographs and interviews conducted with Jewish people in Central...

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http://pvac-sites.leeds.ac.uk/wagner2013/ A Wagner conference with a difference, organised not only to celebrate an anniversary, but also to confront some of...

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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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