International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry

International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry

The Nevzlin Research Center Dr Jonathan Dekel-Chen
United Kingdom
Vom - Bis
01.07.2007 - 06.07.2007
Dekel-Chen, Jonathan

The Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in cooperation with the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University, the International Center for Russian and East European Jewish Studies in Moscow, and the Vilnius Center for the Study of the Culture and History of East European Jews are pleased to invite applications for the third session of the International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry, to be held in London, England. Its purpose is to promote the research and career progress of promising young scholars from all countries.

This is an ongoing forum, comprised of 15-20 advanced Ph.D. students (ABD) and recent Ph.D.s (before tenure-track appointments). It meets periodically and is intended to allow these young scholars an opportunity for cross-fertilization in their fields with their own peers and with an esteemed group of senior scholars led by Profs. Jonathan Frankel (chairman), Dan Diner, Zvi Gitelman, Oleg Budnitskii, John Klier and Israel Bartal. We invite candidates in all branches of the humanities and the social sciences connected to the study of East European Jewry.

The first session of the International Forum was held at the Dubnow Institute in Leipzig in July 2004. The second session was hosted by the Vilnius Center in July 2005. The Institute of Jewish Studies at University College London will host the third session of the Forum from 1-6 July 2007. The Nevzlin Center at the Hebrew University serves as the Forum’s permanent headquarters.

Transportation and housing costs for the participants will be paid in full by the organizers of the Forum, except for those candidates accepted from North America. The latter must obtain one-half of their transportation costs from their home universities or from other sources.

Applications must include:
1. A cover letter with exact contact details 2. Updated CV
3. Transcript 4. Publications list
5. A description of current research 6. Two letters of recommendation.

Those who participated in, or applied to, previous sessions of the Forum are welcome to reapply for the third session.
All application materials must be received at the Nevzlin Center no later than January 15, 2007.
Applicants will be informed of the selection committee’s decision in March 2007.
The mailing address is:

The Nevzlin Research Center
Rabin Building
Hebrew University
Mt. Scopus
Jerusalem 91905

Further inquiries can be made at the Nevzlin Center:
Tel: + 972-2-5881959 Fax: +972-2-5881950 e-mail:



Dr Jonathan Dekel-Chen

The Nevzlin Research Center, Rabin Building, Hebrew University
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905, Israel
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