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Please note: The Parkes Institute Visiting Fellowship is currently postponed due to the pandemic.  We will endeavour to resume the scheme once the situation allows it.

Parkes Institute Visiting Fellowship in Cultural Encounters between Jews and non-Jews

The Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton is delighted to invite applications for 2 visiting fellows to attend a residential workshop in the field of ‘cultural encounters between Jews and non-Jews’.

We welcome applications from scholars at any stage of their career, working on topics related to cultural transfers, encounters and representations in Jewish/non-Jewish relations, from antiquity to the present. Special consideration will be given to applications that demonstrate engagement with the Parkes Library and Jewish archives at the University of Southampton. Scholars should have completed their PhD and be affiliated to a non-UK institution.

The fellowships are for a minimum of one month and a maximum of two months, and will provide up to £2,500 to cover travel, accommodation and living expenses. The fellowships are offered for the autumn term and should be taken up between October and mid December 2019, with as much overlap as possible between the two fellows.

The Parkes Institute will provide access to the Parkes Library and Special Collections, as well as to a working space and university facilities. We can also provide support for visa applications where needed.

Fellows will be based in Southampton and are expected to attend Parkes events (such as the Tuesday evening seminars and doctoral seminars) and to participate in the intellectual life of the Institute.

Fellows are also expected to deliver a seminar paper and to present their work to students.

Please send a CV and a 500-word statement outlining your research project and your plan for the fellowship.

Workshop: Shared Spaces - Methodological Approaches to Jewish/non-Jewish Relations

13.00 - 18.00 on Tuesday 5 November 2019

More information can be found by clicking here.



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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