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March 29, 2019
Professor Deluty will be joining the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Saint Joseph’s University as Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible.
March 29, 2019
Professor Marion Kaplan, world-renowned scholar of German-Jewish history, will serve as the 2018-2019 Sara and Asa Shapiro Scholar in Residence at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research after being awarded its most esteemed fellowship. Professor Kaplan will deliver a public lecture and spend one week in residence at the Center this Spring. Click here for more information.
March 22, 2019
This biography of Julius Rosenwald explores his attitudes toward his own wealth and his distinct ideas about philanthropy, positing an intimate connection between his Jewish consciousness and his involvement with African Americans. The book shines light on his belief in the importance of giving in the present to make an impact on the future, and on his encouragement of beneficiaries to become partners in community institutions and projects. Rosenwald emerges from the pages as a compassionate man whose generosity and wisdom transformed the practice of philanthropy itself.
March 20, 2019
March 15, 2019
A formal presentation of the award will take place at the GSAS Master’s Convocation at the Beacon Theatre on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm
March 5, 2019
ISAW's scope embraces research and graduate education in the history, archaeology, and culture of the entire Old World from late prehistoric times to the eighth century AD, including Asia and Africa. Projects of a theoretical or comparative nature relevant to this domain are also welcome. Academic visitors at ISAW should be individuals of scholarly distinction or promise in any relevant field of ancient studies who will benefit from the stimulation of working in an environment with colleagues in other disciplines. Applicants with a history of interdisciplinary exchange are particularly welcome. They will be expected to be in residence at the Institute during the period for which they are appointed and to take part in the intellectual life of the community.
March 25, 2018
Keren Dotan (NYU PhD 2016) and Yigal Nizri (NYU PhD 2014) have been accepted in the 2018-19 class of fellows at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. The 2018–2019 cohort of fellows are devoted to scholarship on the theme of “Jews in Modern Islamic Contexts.” More information may be found here.
January 5, 2017
Judah Bernstein has been awarded the Mark and Ruth Luckens International Prize in Jewish Thought and Culture for his paper, "A Preacher in Exile: Shmaryahu Levin and the Making of American Zionism, 1914-1919." The Luckens Prize is awarded by the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Kentucky to the best unpublished original essay that is also suitable for oral presentation to a general audience.
December 20, 2016
Michael Stahl has been awarded the 2017-2018 Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities.
January 4, 2016
Julie Deluty has been awarded the 2016-2017 Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities.
July 17, 2015
Yitzchak Schwartz has been awarded the Naomi Anolic Memorial Jewish Art History and Visual Culture Award for the 2014-2015 academic year.
July 16, 2015
Shira Kohn (NYU PhD 2013) has received the Taube/Koret Early Career Fellowship for Fall 2015 at the Center for Jewish History in New York.
May 19, 2015
How Human is God? by Prof. Mark Smith received an Excellence in Publishing Award from The Association of Catholic Publishers. The book won first place in the category of Scripture.
January 14, 2015
Outside the Bible, 3-Volume Set: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture co-edited by Lawrence Schiffman, Louis Feldman, and James Kugel won the 2014 National Jewish Book Award for Scholarship.
September 10, 2014
The Skirball Department is pleased to announce two new publications by Prof. Mark Smith that came out in summer 2014, Poetic Heroes: Literary Commemorations of Warriors and Warrior Cultures in the Early Biblical World (Eerdmans, 2014) and How Human is God? Seven Questions about God and Humanity in the Bible (Liturgical Press, 2014).
August 20, 2014
Prof. Marion Kaplan was named JB Maurice C. Shapiro Scholar-in Residency at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC for the Fall 2014 semester.
July 15, 2014
Prof. Lawrence Schiffman, former Vice Provost of Yeshiva University, returns after three years to the Skirball Department as the Judge Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew & Judaic Studies.
July 15, 2014
Prof. Benjamin Hary, formerly of Emory University, joins the Skirball Department Faculty as the new Director of NYU Tel Aviv, Israel.
June 20, 2014
Allan Amanik (NYU PhD 2014) has been named Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies at Brooklyn College.
June 1, 2014
Clemence Boulouque (NYU PhD 2014) has received the Ruth Meltzer Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
March 20, 2014
Andrea Cooper (NYU PhD 2013) has been named Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Thought and Culture at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
March 13, 2014
Donna Herzog has been awarded a research fellowship from the National Science Foundation for her dissertation on the history of water management in Israel (quite a rarity for a historical project).
March 13, 2014
Yonatan Sagiv (NYU PhD 2013) has received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Israel Institute in Washington, DC.
February 15, 2014
Prof. Hasia Diner and Prof. Gennady Estraikh's edited work, 1929: Mapping the Jewish World (NYU Press, 2013) won the 2013 National Jewish Book Award in the category of best anthologies and collections.
May 8, 2013
Prof. Elliot Wolfson has been elected a fellow of the American Society for the Study of Religion.
April 30, 2013
The Skirball Department would like to announce the publication of The Future of Text and Image: Collected Essays on Literary and Visual Conjunctures, edited by Ofra Amihay (Current NYU PhD) and Lauren Walsh.
April 29, 2013
We are pleased to announce the publication of The Poetics of Trauma by Ilana Szobel (NYU PhD 2007). Book Description: The work of the renowned Israeli poet, translator, peace activist, and 1998 Israel Prize laureate Dahlia Ravikovitch (1936–2005) portrays the emotional structure of a traumatized and victimized female character. Ilana Szobel’s book, the first full-length study of Ravikovitch in English, offers a theoretical discussion of the poetics of trauma and the politics of victimhood, as well as a rethinking of the notions of activity and passivity, strength and weakness. Analyzing the deep structure embodied in Ravikovitch’s work, Szobel unearths the interconnectedness of Ravikovitch’s private-poetic subjectivity and Israeli national identity, and shows how her unique poetics can help readers overcome cultural biases and sympathetically engage otherness.
April 24, 2013
Julie Goldstein received the Lady Davis Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
March 3, 2013
David Koffman (NYU PhD 2011) has been named assistant professor of history at York University in Toronto.
February 27, 2013
We are pleased to announce the publication of Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture (Wayne State University Press: 2012) an anthology on the future of Yiddish studies by Lara Rabinovitch (NYU PhD 2012), Shiri Goren, and Hannah Pressman (NYU PhD 2013).
February 14, 2013
The Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies wishes to congratulate Rachel Kranson (NYU PhD 2012). She has been accepted as a Frankel Institute Fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Rachel is currently an assistant professor in the religion department at the University of Pittsburgh.
January 24, 2013
Congratulations to Professor Robert Chazan on receiving NYU's 2013 Martin Luther King Award. The purpose of this award, which is given to five individuals across the university each year, is to recognize outstanding faculty who exemplify the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. through their teaching, their social and/or political activities, the inspiration they provide, their leadership, and/or their community-building activities. They make a positive impact within the classroom and in the greater NYU community. You can read more about this award here. Coincidentally, David Elcott, co-director of the Wagner/HJS MPA-MA program, also received the award this year.