In these uncertain times, international communication and understanding have never been so important. Please be assured that the EAJS remains as committed as ever to the goal of fostering cooperation among scholars involved in Jewish Studies both within and outside Europe, with a particular emphasis on providing support for postgraduate students and early career researchers.
From 1 January 2020, PhD students within the field of Jewish Studies, irrespective of whether they are based within or outside Europe, are welcome to apply for free Student Membership. Any PhD students who are already Associate or Full Members of the EAJS are encouraged to contact the EAJS Administrator to arrange for their membership type to be changed to Student Membership (this change is effective from 1 January 2020).
Final year BA/BSc and MA/MSc students in a field broadly related to Jewish Studies and who are intending to go on to do a PhD may also apply for free Student Membership [Link for application page].
To encourage membership subscriptions, a new reduced rate for four years of membership is now available for all members. Full and Associate Members may now select the option to pay £100 for four years of membership rather than the annual rate of £35 per year.
As part of our continued plan to promote cooperation among scholars based at European and non-European universities, the EAJS will continue to collaborate with our colleagues in the AJS, by offering a reduced membership rate of £25 per year to members of the AJS based outside Europe, with a new option to pay only £70 for four years of membership. (The AJS also offers reduced membership rates for EAJS Members).
Please look out in the next few weeks for the announcement of a new EAJS internship position (1 Feb 2020 – 31 July 2020). The successful applicant will contribute to the activities of the EAJS Digital Forum. Applicants for the internship should be enrolled in a Jewish Studies programme at a European university or equivalent accredited centre of higher education. More details to follow soon.
The next round of the EAJS Conference Grant Programme in European Jewish Studies will open on 3 February 2020. The deadline for applications is 5 April 2020 and the funds are to cover events held in the period 1 September 2020 – 31 August 2021. The purpose of this programme is to foster cooperation among scholars involved in Jewish Studies, to assist early career researchers to develop professional networks, and to support conferences that strengthen Jewish Studies across Europe. Academic excellence and the impact on network building in Jewish Studies across Europe will be key criteria, and international cooperation in the development of proposals is strongly encouraged. Applicants are encouraged to invite participants from across Europe in order to allow for a broad representation of approaches and academic cultures. The grant awards will be for amounts between £1,600 and £8,000, and are intended to support travel expenses, accommodation and maintenance of the active participants. The main applicant for each application must be a Full Member of the EAJS. More information and an online application form will be announced on the website and via the members’ newsflash in early February 2020.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our assistant administrators, Dr. Noëmie Duhaut and Mrs Kinga Migalska, for their very effective work in helping, respectively, with the management of the conference grant programme and with membership administration.
We send best wishes to all our members for a happy and relaxing winter break and we look forward to hearing from you in 2020.
Professor Sarah Pearce (Honorary Secretary of the EAJS)
Dr Simon Mayers (The EAJS Administrator)
19 December 2019