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Visiting Fellowships

Throughout the four decades of its existence, the Centre has enabled many dozens of Visiting Fellows from around the world to pursue research in all areas of Jewish history, literature, language, and thought. In recent years, applications have been welcomed from those working within the scope of specific research projects.

Library facilities include the Leopold Muller Memorial Library and the Bodleian Library in Oxford.




Applications are invited for:


Israel in Egypt/Egypt in Israel:  An investigation of the land of Egypt as concept and reality for the Jews in Antiquity and the early medieval period.
(January to June 2016)


This Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies ‘Israel in Egypt’ project addresses a number of questions about identity and belonging among Egyptian Jews over the course of one and a half millennia.

Project Leaders:
Dr Alison Salvesen (OCHJS and University of Oxford)
Prof. Sarah Pearce (University of Southampton)
Dr Miriam Frenkel (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Dr Dorothy Peters (Trinity Western University, Canada)

Read more about the Israel in Egypt project
Please download the Application form and Application procedure by clicking on the links.

The OSAJS project in 2014-15 is:

Jewish Books in Amsterdam 1600-1850:
Authors, Producers, Readers and the Construction of Jewish Worlds

(January to June 2015)

Project Leaders:
Professor Shlomo Berger, University of Amsterdam
Dr César Merchán-Hamann, OCHJS/Bodleian Library

Read about the project here

(For details of earlier projects please see Previous Research Projects)