Parkes Institute news archive
01 December 2010
A chance discovery of forgotten letters in a garage in South Africa has led to a fascinating research project for historian Dr Shirli Gilbert.
26 January 2010
The Jewish Book Council has announced that out of its many submissions: "Place and Displacement in Jewish History and Memory: Zakor V'makor" by David Cesarani, Tony Kushner, Milton Shain, eds., has been selected as a finalist in the annual National Jewish Book Award in the category of Anthologies and Collections.
30 January 2010
The Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Day will take place on the 30th of January 2010.
12 April 2010
The 2010 Montefiore Lecture will be given by Baroness Neuberger DBE. 'Dying Well and Grieving Well'. Thursday 13th May, 2010.
21 December 2009
Emmy award winning documentary filmmaker, Simcha Jacobovici was filmed when he visited the Parkes Institute.
30 Jun'10 updated
The theme of this year’s BAJS Conference is: ‘The Image and the Prohibition of the Image in Judaism’.
20 October 2009
The eminent Bafta and Oscar-winning author, playwright and screenwriter will examine the validity of historical plays and films, particularly those dealing with events leading up to World War 2 and the Holocaust.
14 August 2009
An international two-day symposium is to be held at the University of Southampton on 21 and 22 March 2010 focusing on the various governments-in-exile established in Britain during the war.
22 January 2009
Novelist Adriana Armony from the Centre for Jewish Studies, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, visits Southampton.
15 January 2009
Dr Neil Gregor, Reader in Modern German History in the School of Humanities, introduced his new book, Haunted City: Nuremberg and the Nazi Past after 1945 (Yale University Press, 2008) at a packed book launch held at the Wiener Library in London.
19 August 2010
Conference and Call for papers. International Conference organised by the Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research, University of Cape Town, and the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton.
21 June 2011
Call for papers: Sydney Conference 2012
21 June 2011
Ian Karten, an obituary
The winners of the 2008 Moss Prizes received their awards at a presentation given just before the Annual Parkes Lecture.
27 November 2008
The Virtual Magic Bowl Archive is the creation of Dr Dan Levene and has been made possible courtesy of the University of Southampton's EdShare project
31 July 2008
The British Association for Jewish Studies (BAJS) holds its annual conference at a different university every year and in 2010 Southampton has been chosen to host this prestigious event.
01 July 2008
Whatever Happened To British Jewish Studies?
An exciting new way to enable Humanities students to broaden their studies to include aspects of Jewish History and Culture as part of their degrees.
Deadline: July 08
Two prizes of £200 are awarded annually for the best Postgraduate and the best Undergraduate essays on the theme of the year's BAJS conference. The theme of this year's conference is: 'Normative Judaism'.
Deadline: May 08
Jewish Migration and the Family, Cape Town, 5 – 7 January 2009. Please send proposals of 250 words by 31 May 2008.
Sarah Pearce, from the Parkes Institute, has a new publication entitled 'The Land of the Body: Studies in Philo's Representation of Egypt'
Dan Levene, from the Parkes Institute, has a new publication entitled 'A Metallurgical Gemara: Metals in the Jewish Sources'
The Parkes Institute is delighted to announce an exciting development through an endowment made by the Moss family in memory of Stephen Moss and his mother Daphne Moss.
Teaching members of the Parkes Institute regret the decision of the UCU to promote an academic boycott of Israeli universities.
Ben Helfgott receives the honorary degree of Doctor of the University
Dan Levene was invited to be one of a small group of hand picked scholars who would be guests of The Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem . The main objective of the Institute for Advanced Studies is to serve as a catalyst for outstanding scholarly work in a wide variety of fields such as Jewish studies, history, philosophy, Islamic studies, literature, life sciences, mathematics, and physics. The project of the group that he was a part of was entitled: ‘Occult Powers and Officiants in Near Eastern Cultures'.
This research project will explore and explain key issues in the historiography and representations of the Holocaust, the emergence of the Holocaust as a cultural subject post-1945, and the eruption of Holocaust-era issues into politics since the 1980s.
The project will analyse the experience and representation of Jews in the 20th century in comparison with other ethnic minorities in British society.
2002 - 2003
News from the Parkes Institute 2002-03
The aim of this project is to focus on the discursive construction of Jewish identity in cultural texts by Jewish and non-Jewish writers in order to establish the particular historical contexts in which representations of Jews were produced. This interdisciplinary approach will analyse the ways a number of widespread and shifting political, social and cultural anxieties or aspirations were focused around the figure of the 'Jew', and it will account for the complex and dynamic nature of 'semitic discourse' in modern Britain.
The project aims to evaluate the relations between Jews and non-Jews in port cities where Jews settled between 1650 and 1914.
This project will provide a re-evaluation of the Greek Bible as a source for Jews' interpretation of the political, social and intellectual culture of their hellenistic world (defined as continuing into the period of the early Roman Empire).
We are delighted to announce the establishment of the AHRC Parkes Centre for the Study of Jewish/ non-Jewish Relations, a new research centre within the existing Parkes Centre structure.