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.
3 Calls for Applications for Visiting Fellowships
The OCHJS is delighted to announce its calls for applications for 3 different forms of Visiting Fellowships: 1 OCHJS-IHBMR Visiting Fellowship in Manuscript Studies, 2 Oxford School of Rare Jewish Languages Visiting Fellowships and 3 Salo and Jeannette Baron Visiting Fellowships in Jewish History. Each of these Visiting Fellowships will last for the duration of…
Taube Prizes for Student Writing in Hebrew and Jewish Studies
The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (OCHJS) is pleased to announce the opening of submissions for 2 Taube Prizes for Student Writing in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, generously funded by Taube Philanthropies. Current Master’s and DPhil students at the University of Oxford across Faculties working on any topic in Hebrew and/or Jewish Studies…
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OSRJL Classes Beginning in Trinity Term 2023
Applications for Oxford School of Rare Jewish Languages (OSRJL) classes beginning in Trinity Term 2023—Judeo-Greek and Judeo-Provençal—are now open! To apply, please use this form. The deadline to submit applications is 23 March 2023 at 12:00 noon UK time. For more information about the specific classes, as well as the programme as a whole, please…
Judeo-Persian Literature in Translation
In conjunction with our Oxford School of Rare Jewish Languages (OSRJL), we are pleased to share information about the online Judeo-Persian Literature in Translation class at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem co-taught by Drs Ofir Haim (also one of our OSRJL Judeo-Persian teachers) and Julia Rubanovich. For details, please consult the class syllabus.
Annual Report 2021-22: Fiftieth-Anniversary Edition
We are delighted to share our 2021-22 Annual Report, a special commemorative edition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. To read this edition as well as previous reports, please consult this page of our website.
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Online Open Classroom: Dr Alan Bern Introduces his Composition ‘Megile fun Vaymar’ (‘The Megile of Weimar’), a Purimplay for the 21st Century
We are delighted to let you know that we are offering this seminar on 23 January 2023 as part of Dr Diana Matut’s Jewish music course, ‘Yiddish Music for the Stage’. Monday, 23 January 2023 (Please see poster here) 18:00-19:00 (UK time) This open classroom is taking place online. Please register at this Zoom link:…
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