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The Parkes Institute


The Parkes Institute has a strong record of achievement in research, and we enjoy a reputation for world-class research in Jewish Studies and particularly Jewish/non-Jewish relations. Our work makes use of the substantial resources of the Parkes Library and the Jewish Archives held at the Hartley Library.

The Parkes Institute has strengths in many different areas. Our research covers all periods from antiquity to the twenty-first century and is global is geographical scope. Amongst our specialised interests are the Ancient World, Migration, Maritime Studies, Holocaust Studies, and Heritage, and our work is underpinned by examining questions of the relations between Jews and non-Jews and Jewish identity and culture more broadly.

Our interdisciplinary approach facilitates collaboration with academics around the world and we are always seeking new partnerships.

With academics engaged in diverse areas of research in different disciplines, the Parkes Institute also offers an exciting and engaging environment in which to undertake postgraduate study.


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Some of our research has been represented in the exciting Sea City Museum in which I, James Jordan and Tim Bergfelder have played a prominent part. The Museum opened to international interest in 2012, time to coincide with the hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

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