Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies in collaboration with the Berman Center, Lehigh University

Oxford Summer Institute on Modern and Contemporary Judaism:
Modern Judaism, Technology, and Authority: Historical, Social Scientific and Theological Perspectives

 3 July to 10 July 2017

Call for applications
The Oxford Summer Institute on Modern and Contemporary Judaism (OSI-MCJ) is an advanced academic seminar that is intended to raise innovative and challenging perspectives that have the potential to influence broader thinking about contemporary Judaism. A combination of outstanding senior scholars of Jewish religion and culture from around the globe join with a select group of early career European Jewish Studies scholars for eight days of rigorous study and intellectual exchange.

The fourth annual OSI-MCJ will address: ‘Modern Judaism, Technology, and Authority: Historical, Social Scientific and Theological Perspectives.’
This seminar will be dedicated to exploring the multiple ways in which modern and contemporary Jewish life, thought, and practice have responded to a broad range of innovations. The multi- and inter-disciplinary approach of the seminar is designed to bring into conversation distinctive fields of study and attract a diverse range of specialists. Full description here

Oxford Summer Institutes involve a period of intense study in the setting of an advanced seminar. To join a core group of twelve senior scholars of Jewish religion and culture, the Centre now invites applications from a further eight European scholars in the field at an early stage in their career (i.e. scholars who are about to complete a doctorate or have completed a doctorate since December 2012). Up to eight European scholars will be selected to join the 2017 OSI. The Centre will cover travel and accommodation costs.

To apply, please send a completed application form, curriculum vitae, a research proposal relating to the topic of the 2017 OSI, and two academic references to Martine Smith-Huvers (registrar@ochjs.ac.uk) by 3 March 2017.

OSI 2017 application information

Application-form OSI-MCJ 2017) here 

The closing date for completed applications has been extended to :
3 March 2017

The Centre will inform you of the result of your application after the closing date.