Funding Europe’s Leading Jewish Studies Research Centre
The Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies of the University of Oxford, fully funded by the Oxford Centre, is the leading research centre for academic Jewish Studies in Europe. Today, Hebrew and Jewish Studies at Oxford are more wide-ranging, more influential and more exciting than at any time in the history of the University.
Teaching one of the
World’s Greatest Cultures
Undergraduate and graduate courses in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford, taught by the Centre’s Fellows, cover the study of Jewish history, culture and relations with other traditions from antiquity to modern times, and the study of Hebrew of all periods, Aramaic and Yiddish. For information about these courses, please contact the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.
Curating the Past,
Creating the Future
The Centre’s Leopold Muller Memorial Library holds unique collections of books, journals, archives, and pamphlets which constitute an irreplaceable resource for scholars, students, and visitors.
We are delighted to announce that Zoë Waxman, one of our Senior Associates, has been made Professor of Holocaust History at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Oxford! Many congratulations to Professor Waxman on this well-deserved appointment. You can read more about it on the Faculty’s website.
We are happy to announce that Dr Diana Matut will be teaching a new music class through the Oxford School of Rare Jewish Languages (OSRJL) in Michaelmas Term 2023 and throughout the academic year. Introduction to the History of Yiddish Music This academic year, Dr Diana Matut has set at theme for the entire year…
We are pleased to announce that applications for classes beginning in Michaelmas Term 2023 through our Oxford School of Rare Jewish Languages are now open! For more information and to apply, please consult this page. The deadline to apply is 5 September 2023 at 12 noon UK time.
If you currently receive a copy of our Annual Report each year, or if you wish to sign up to receive the Report, please fill out this form to ensure we have your up-to-date details/preferences on file. We are now offering the Report in digital as well as paper formats. If you have any questions,…
Thanks to the generosity of Tad Taube and Taube Philanthropies, the Taube Prizes for Student Writing in Hebrew and Jewish Studies for postgraduate students were offered for the first time this year. We received twenty-three excellent submissions across numerous areas of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and the committee selected the following recipients for the prize:…
You now can watch part of our 50th-Anniversary Celebration, which took place on 25 June 2023, on Vimeo! This recording features: Welcome & Introduction by Professor Judith Olszowy-Schlanger FBA (President of the OCHJS) 50th-Anniversary Film of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew & Jewish Studies David Grossman & Professor Adriana X. Jacobs in Conversation, co-hosted with…