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Parkes Institute Visiting Fellowship in Textual and non-textual Jewish heritage

The Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton is delighted to offer visiting fellowships to academics to take up temporary positions at the Parkes Institute. This year’s theme is ‘Textual and non-textual Jewish heritage’, which can be interpreted broadly and include relations with other groups.


2021/22 Parkes Visiting Fellows

We are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2021/22 Parkes Institute Visiting Fellowships, who will be taking up temporary roles within the Parkes Institute in the upcoming summer term.

Dr Isabelle Hesse, Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, will be taking up a residency from the end of May to work on her project, 'Jewish Speculative Fiction, Nationalism, and Nation-Building'.

Dr Arie Dubnov, Associate Professor and Max Ticktin Chair of Israel Studies in the Department of History at George Washington University, will be joining us at the beginning of May as part of his research 'Between Manchester and Jerusalem (and back?) Leon (H.Y.) Roth, Richard Koebner and the circulation of knowledge between Britain and Mandatory Palestine'.

We are looking forward to their arrival and to having them here with us at the Parkes Institute!

A list of past scholars and fellows can be seen below.


Applications for the 2022 Visiting Fellowships have now closed. Information about future Visiting Fellowships will be detailed here in due course, as well as advertised via our Twitter page and newsletter.



Past fellows:


Dr Susanne Korbel, lecturer at the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Graz (Austria)

Research Project: 'Intimacy in a Splendid Metropolis: Versatile Encounters between Jews and non-Jews in Vienna around 1900'


Dr Reuven Kiperwasser, lecturer at Ariel University (Israel) and research associate at Hebrew University (Israel)

Research project:' A Jew and a Gentile in the mirror of a Rabbinic Conversion story: From Aquila the Proselyte to Abba Goolias'

Dr Nir Cohen
Dr Nir Cohen


Dr Nir Cohen, Senior Lecturer in the department of Geography at Bar-Ilan Universit.

Research project: ‘the changes in Israeli state discourse and policy towards children of Israeli emigrants since the establishment of the state (1948)’

Dr Sebastian Musch, research fellow in history at the University of Osnabrück.

Research project: ‘A biographical exploration of Rabbi Hermann Helfgott-Zvi Asaria (1913–2002)’

Sebastian Musch
Sebastian Musch


Vladimir Levin, Acting Director of the Center for Jewish Art, Hebrew University.

Research project: “The Place and Function of the Synagogue in the East European Jewish Society from the Late Eighteenth to the Early Twentieth Centuries”.

Portrait of Vladimir Levin
Vladimir Levin
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