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. We honour those Russian citizens who oppose this war. We know that many of our cooperation partners in the Russian Federation are not in agreement with their regime, and, once military operations are over, we will consider it our mission to reach out and rebuild trust across borders.
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
Temporary Membership Waiver for Scholars Based in Ukraine (Deadline: 31 July 2022)
The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has led to significant hardship across Ukrainian society. In order to support Jewish Studies scholars based in Ukraine, and where possible to help them to continue their teaching and research, the EAJS has decided to waive the membership fees for the next three years for existing EAJS Full Members who are paid up until at least 31 December 2021 and who are based in Ukraine. Existing EAJS Student Members based in Ukraine who have now finished their PhDs will also be entitled to this waiver if they contact the EAJS by 31 July 2022 to request to become Full Members. Existing EAJS Full Members based in Ukraine whose membership has been in arrears since 31 December 2020 or earlier will also be entitled to a discount, with all their membership arrears being waived and their membership paid up until 31 December 2023, if they contact the EAJS by 31 July 2022. Jewish Studies scholars based in Ukraine who are not currently members of the EAJS, but who already hold a PhD and are members of the Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies, who apply for Full Membership of the EAJS by 31 July 2022, and whose membership application is successful, will also be entitled to a three-year membership waiver. 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. Ukrainian Jewish Studies scholars who have left Ukraine since the war began may also be entitled to a membership fee waiver depending on their circumstances. For more information, please contact the EAJS Administrator before the deadline of 31 July 2022.
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)
[ANNOUNCEMENT ORIGINALLY POSTED 28 FEBRUARY 2022]