Art-, Religion- and Cultural Studies, University of Amsterdam
Contact details147 Oude Turfmarkt
Tel: +31 (0)20 525 3891
Tel: +31 (0)20 525 2031
Head of Department/Director
Prof. Dr. Frans Grijzenhout
+31 (0)20 525 2050 / 3503
Offers courses in Jewish Studies
Provides supervision in Jewish studies for students working towards a research degree
There is a Jewish Studies library
Main research activities
1. Biblical studies, from undergraduate to PhD and postgraduate levels, inc. an MA program in Bibles and Cultures (B&C)
2. Jewish Studies, inc. an MA program in Jewish Cultures (JC)
3. Hebrew Studies, inc. an MA program.
All programs are independent and non-confessional, respecting all religious and non-religious traditions. Courses cover a wide chronological range, from antiquity to the present; and a number of Jewish and related languages. In the B&C and JC MA programs there's a strong emphasis on cultural aspects (texts and literatures; constructing Jewish identities; changes and developments throught history; reception and modification of tradition) and on the Amsterdam and Dutch contributions to Jewish Studies, inc. Biblical studies.