28 June 2019

Award, doctoral supervision

Excellence in PhD supervision. Congratulations to Peter Scott, who has achieved 'recognised research supervisor' status, awarded by the national pilot scheme of the UK Council for Graduate Education.

Symposium, Lambeth Palace

For the Common Good. On 18 June 2019, Peter Scott participated in a symposium entitled On Political Theology, Democracy and Virtue Ethics at Lambeth Palace, London. Funding was provided by the US-based Issachar Foundation.

New PhD award

Public Theology at Manchester Cathedral. Congratulations to Dominic Budhi on being awarded Faculty of Humanities funding for a PhD Studentship on the theology of public engagement at Manchester Cathedral. This will be collaborative doctoral research, located both at the Lincoln Theological Institute in the Department and at Manchester Cathedral. His supervisors will Peter Scott and David Holgate (sub-Dean at the Cathedral).

New publication

Jews and Science. Daniel Langton, Reform Judaism and Darwin: How Engaging with Evolutionary Theory Shaped American Jewish Religion (De Gruyter, 2019). Further information.

Conference contributors, BAJS 2019

What is commentary? Contributors from Manchester to the BAJS Conference 2019 include Dr Stefania Silvestri, University of Manchester, 'Interpreting a Jewish Object: A Circumcision Wimple as Religious and Affective Artefact', Tuesday 23, Session 4, 9:00-10:30am. Prof. Philip Alexander, 'Between Revelation and Commentary: The Apocalyptic Turn in the Middle East in the Early Centuries of Islam’, and Dr Katharina Keim, 'Scriptural Commentary and Apocalyptic in Pirqei deRabbi Eliezer’ Monday 22, Session 1, 9:00-10:30am. Oxford, 21-24 July 2019. Further information.

Limmud, Manchester

Jewish Life Long Learning conference. Among those contributing to this year's Limmud in Manchester is Stefania Silvestri on 'Jewish Women and Emotional Objects'. 30 June 2019. Further information.

27 June 2019

Summer School, Katz Center & Hebrew University

Jews and Science. Daniel Langton will teach on 'Judaic Engagement with Scientific Evidence and Truth' at the Katz Center & Hebrew University's Advanced Summer School for Graduate Studies, which this year has the theme 'Secrets and Lies: Truth, Evidence, and Deception in Jewish History'. Hebrew University, 30 June - 4 July 2019. Further information.

17 June 2019

Conference paper, Prague

South Asian Studies. Jackie Suthren Hirst, 'The pedagogical “I”: subjectivity in Swami Satchidanandendra Sarasvati’s interpretation of Advaita Vedānta', at a workshop on Subjectivity and its Modes of Expression in Indic Traditions, Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, 9-10 May 2019. Further information.

12 June 2019

Conference, Oxford University

Jewish Music. Marton Ribary (Manchester University) is co-organising an international invitational conference entitled 'Jewish Music Between Oral and Written Traditions: The 19th Century in Context'. Clarendon Institute, Oxford, 14-15 July, with free attendance after registration. Further information

10 June 2019

ArtsResearch newsletter

Research in religion. ArtsResearch, the newsletter of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, reports this month on Hannah Barker's project on 'Faith in the Town: Lay Religion, Urbanisation and Industrialisation in England, 1740-1830', on Naomi Billingsley’s book The Visionary Art of William Blake: Christianity and the Pictorial Imagination (IB Tauris, 2018), and on Erica Baffelli’s project 'Religion and Minority: Lived Religion, Migration and Marginalities in Secular Societies’. Further information.

09 June 2019

New publication

Black Theology in the History Dept. Kerry Pimblott, 'Black Theologies' in P Harvey & K Gin Lum (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018). Further information.

04 June 2019

Lecture, Al-Maktoum College, Dundee

Religion and Politics. Michael Hoelzl (Manchester) is giving a lecture on 'What is Wrong with Populism?' at Al-Maktoum College, Dundee, as part of their Open Lecture Series. 6 June 2019. Further information

Concert, Bridgewater Hall

Jewish Music. Richard Faye and Dan Mawson present Amid the Mirk Over the Irk: When Irish Meets Klezmer. Traditional folk tunes, new compositions, intriguing fusions and spoken word evoke the confluence of cultures across the banks of the River Irk. Friday 12 July 2019 12.45pm, Bridgewater Hall. Further information.

Sherman Community Lecture

Hebrew Manuscripts. Professor Judith Olszowy-Schlanger (Oxford) will give the next Sherman Community Lecture on 'How Jewish Books Survive' at 8pm on Tuesday 4 June. Further information

Lecture, Yale University

Holocaust Studies. Ion Popa (Manchester) presented his research on Jews' experiences of conversion to Christianity before and during the Holocaust at a symposium at Yale University. 3 May 2019. Further information

Lecture, Vienna Wiesenthal Institute

Holocaust Studies. Ion Popa (Manchester) presented a paper on 'Conversion and Identity. Experiences of Jews who converted to Christianity before and during the Holocaust' at the Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies. Further information