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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.




Call for Applications for Fellowships
Closing Date: 1 October 2015


Jews, Liberalism, Anti-Semitism:
the Dialectics of Inclusion (1780-1950)

(October 2016 to March 2017)

This Seminar examines the place of Jews in the liberal political culture of Europe and the United States of America from the first period of emancipation to the birth of the State of Israel and the postwar struggles for human rights in which Jewish activists played a prominent role. In particular, the Seminar will explore the tension between the key role of Jews in constituting liberal political culture in a wide variety of contexts, and the limits and constraints imposed on Jewish political activity by the rise of modern Anti-Semitism, including their tragic climax in the Holocaust seen especially through Jewish reactions to persecutions.

Project Leaders:
Abigail Green (Brasenose College, Oxford)
Simon Levis Sullam (Ca’Foscari University of Venice)

Read more about the project here
Application information
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The OSAJS project in 2015-16 is:

Israel in Egypt/Egypt in Israel:  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

The OSAJS project in 2014-15 was:

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)