The European Association for Jewish Studies condemns Russia’s unprecedented and barbaric aggression against Ukraine. We express solidarity with Ukraine, with its democratically-elected government and with its people. All Ukrainian academics and university students are in our thoughts and prayers. This is a critical moment for the whole civilized world and we call on all the members of our Association to consider helping Ukraine by any means that are available to them – we must not delay.
We have received messages from colleagues and students in Ukraine with whom we have worked in the past who now are defending their home and their families against the Russian aggression. We stand with them in solidarity.
Link for Message from Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies (UAJS): https://uajs.org.ua/en/news/help-ukraine-its-struggle-freedom-uajs-statement
Membership Waiver for Scholars Based in Ukraine
The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has led to significant hardship across Ukrainian society. In order to support Jewish Studies scholars based at Ukrainian institutions of higher learning who have been affected by the hostilities that began on 24 February 2022, and where possible to help them to continue their teaching and research, the EAJS has decided to waive the membership fees for Full Members (including successful new applicants for Full Membership) who are currently based in Ukraine (or who were based in Ukraine at the beginning of the invasion in February 2022). Membership fees will be waived until 31 December 2024. For more information, please contact the EAJS Administrator.
The following application form should be used by scholars based in Ukraine (this version of the form does not require a payment): https://www.eurojewishstudies.org/ukraine-membership/
PhD students in the field of Jewish Studies who are based in Ukraine are encouraged to apply for EAJS Student Membership which is free for the duration of their PhD.
Resources for Scholars in Danger (for Ukraine and elsewhere)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VPvwMzaScGbAG5sBMhFoS8RC3zZy0JbsxVK35NTuGI4/edit (Resource List for Scholars in Danger)
https://www.cara.ngo/what-we-do/a-lifeline-to-academics-at-risk/ukraine-crisis (Council for At-Risk Academics – CARA)
https://www.aseees.org/news-events/aseees-news-feed/aseees-initiatives-support-displaced-scholars-and-students-ukraine (ASEEES Initiatives to Support Displaced Scholars)