Call for applications: Max and Hilde Kochmann Summer School for PhD students

The Sussex Weidenfeld Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex, in cooperation with the Center for Jewish Studies of the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz and the Institute of Contemporary History of the Czech Academy of Sciences, invites PhD students to apply for the biennial Max and Hilde Kochmann Summer School for PhD students in European-Jewish History and Culture 2021.

The Summer School brings together young researchers who are currently working on topics in Jewish history and culture (e.g. on Jewish religion and inner life, literature, culture, ideological movements, inter-religious and inter-cultural relations and everyday life, and antisemitism), giving them the opportunity to present and discuss their projects in an informal and friendly atmosphere with leading scholars in the field.

In doing so, the Summer School continues the efforts of previous events creating an interdisciplinary network of younger scholars engaged in areas of European-Jewish studies, thought and culture from the early modern periods to the present day. Applicants must be PhD students at the time the Summer School starts.

Dates: 27–30 June 2021

Venue: For the time being, we are planning to host the Summer School on the University of Sussex campus (Brighton, UK). Depending on the situation of Covid-19, the event might be moved partly or fully online. However, please do not book travel or accommodation until we confirm this. We will confirm whether the Summer School will be on campus or online by the end of April 2021.

How to apply:

Candidates are invited to send, via email, a 500-word proposal outlining their PhD project (not including references and short bibliography), a short CV and one reference from their supervisor or relevant scholar in the field to:

Katrin Steffen, Victoria Walden, David Jünger
Sussex Weidenfeld Institute of Jewish Studies

All material must be in English.

We look forward to receiving your applications.

Deadline for applications: 15 January 2021

Travel and accommodation costs:

The Sussex Weidenfeld Institute will offer a travel allowance of up to £300 for candidates coming from Europe. Candidates from Israel, the United States and other non-European countries will be considered but may be asked to contribute towards their flight costs. Accommodation cost will be covered for all students.

Successful candidates will be notified in March 2021.

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By: Saumya Ranjan Nath
Last updated: Thursday, 19 November 2020

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