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Conference of the British Association for Jewish Studies (BAJS)
Annual Conference of the
British Association for Jewish Studies (BAJS),
University of Southampton,
5-7 September 2010
The theme of this year’s BAJS Conference is: ‘The Image and the Prohibition of the Image in Judaism’
The conference will be held at the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations. The Parkes Institute is a unique centre for the study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations across the ages. The Institute, through its research, publications, teaching and outreach work, is based on the library and life work of the Christian scholar and activist, the Reverend Dr James Parkes (1896-1981). The library now consists of over 20,000 printed items – books, pamphlets and journals – and is supplemented by one of the largest collections of Jewish archives in Europe, consisting of many hundreds of individual and institutional records, totalling millions of individual items.