28 June 2019
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).
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.
27 June 2019
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.
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12 June 2019
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.
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10 June 2019
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.
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09 June 2019
04 June 2019
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.
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.