European Hebrew Text Cultures: Deciphering Entanglements through Close and Distant Readings
This conference aims at contextualizing Hebrew literature and exploring its creation from a European Jewish Studies and Hebrew Literature scholarly perspective. Moreover, we would like to establish a connection with researchers focusing also on the reception and perception of the rising Hebrew literature from the perspective of its surrounding cultures, mainly Yiddish, German, French, and various Eastern European literary traditions. Deadline for abstracts: 27 July 2024.
From Camp Survival to Camp Life: Digitising Greek-Jewish Social Networks in Auschwitz-Birkenau
Since the mid-1980s, the structure of all major audiovisual Holocaust archives has rested on the conceptual triangulation of 'testimony', the 'witness', and 'survival'. The audiovisual testimony becomes the organising unit of the digital Holocaust archive and thus determines its serial logic. This webinar will discuss these conceptual problems and suggest a novel approach to Holocaust audiovisual archives, through the digital reconstruction of social networks.
AJS 56th Annual Conference
The Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies will take place from 15-19 December 2024 online. This year it features for the first time a Digital Humanities division.
The Value of the Digital. #DHJewish Conference and Hackathon
The second international #DHJewish Conference, including a Hackathon, will take place from 10-12 April 2024 in Potsdam. The program is out now.
Holocaust Testimonies as Language Resources
Final Call for Papers: HTRes 2024 – Holocaust Testimonies as Language Resources. This is a pre-conference workshop at LREC-COLING 2024, which will be held on Tuesday, 21st May, 2024, in Torino, Italy. The extended final date for paper submission is  28 February 2024.
Jewish History Online - Jüdische Geschichte Online
The portal Jewish History online, hosted by the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies in Potsdam and developed in cooperation with the Institute for the History of the German Jews in Hamburg, offers a bilingual (German/English) platform for meta-searching various digital projects in the field of Jewish history.
Mapping Yiddish Publishing
This webmap of Yiddish literature is made from the bibliographic metadata of the ca. 13.000 texts in the Yiddish Book Center's digital collection. You can click the slider and use arrow keys or type to choose a year and see where in the world Yiddish literature was being published then.
CFA: EAJS Nahmanides Programme - Artificial Intelligence and Teaching Jewish Studies in Europe
The European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS) invites applications to the Nahmanides Programme for 2024. The purpose of the Nahmanides Programme is to fund workshops addressing specific issues and problems relating to the teaching of academic Jewish Studies in Europe. One grant of up to £6,500 will be awarded to fund a Nahmanides Workshop in the academic year 2023-24. For this call for submissions, the topic is Artificial Intelligence and Teaching Jewish Studies in Europe.