The Centre today
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Throughout the four decades of its existence, the Centre has enabled many dozens of scholars 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.
IN ADVANCED JEWISH STUDIES
The OSAJS project in 2014-15 is:
Professor Shlomo Berger, University of Amsterdam
Dr César Merchán-Hamann, OCHJS/Bodleian Library
Read about the project here
Information about the future OSAJS project (2015-16) is outlined below.
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.
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)
(For details of earlier projects please see Previous Research Projects)