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MemberJonathan Sarna

…University Professor and Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Prof. Of American Jewish History…
… General Grant Expelled the Jews.  Schocken/Nextbook, 2012. [Finalist, National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies, 2012].
 
Jewish Renaissance and Revival in America, Coedited with Eitan Fishbane.  Brandeis University Press/UPNE, 2011.
 
New Essays in American Jewish History [Commemorating 60th Anniversary of American Jewish Archives].  Coedited with Pamela S. Nadell and Lance J. Sussman.  Ktav/AJA, 2010.
 
Jews and the Civil War:  A Reader.  With Adam Mendelsohn.  NYU Press, 2010.
 
A Time to Every Purpose:  Letters to a …

Jonathan D. Sarna is spending this year as a fellow of the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies.  Ordinarily he serves as University Professor and the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University, where he chairs its Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program. He also is the past president of the Association for Jewish Studies and Chief Historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.  Author or editor of more than thirty books on American Jewish history and life, his American Judaism: A History won six awards including the 2004 “Everett Jewish Book of the Year Award” from the Jewish Book Council. Sarna is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Academy of Jewish Research. His most recent books are When General Grant Expelled the Jews and Lincoln & the Jews: A History (with Benjamin Shapell), which has just appeared in a Hebrew edition. 

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MemberHelen Spurling

My research focuses on the interpretation of midrashic literature, with particular reference to Jewish-Christian and Jewish-Muslim relations, Jewish history from biblical times to Late Antiquity, and apocalypticism and eschatology. Following a BA in Theology and an MPhil in Hebrew Bible, I completed my PhD at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, examining Jewish apocalyptic texts as a response to the emergence of Islam. I then worked as a Research Associate first at the University of Sheffield (2003-2005) and then the University of Cambridge (2005-2009) before joining the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations in 2009.

TopicFinal Call – Apply for a NEH Summer Program in 2019! Deadline 3/1/19

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars and Institutes broaden and deepen understanding of the humanities by supporting professional development programs, specifically designed for a national audience of college and university faculty. The programs provide one- to four-week opportunities for participants (NEH Summer Scholars) to explore a variety of topics relevant to undergraduate education in […]

TopicFinal Call – Apply for a NEH Summer Program in 2019! Deadline 3/1/19

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars and Institutes broaden and deepen understanding of the humanities by supporting professional development programs, specifically designed for a national audience of college and university faculty. The programs provide one- to four-week opportunities for participants (NEH Summer Scholars) to explore a variety of topics relevant to undergraduate education in […]

TopicFinal Call – Apply for a NEH Summer Program in 2019! Deadline 3/1/19

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars and Institutes broaden and deepen understanding of the humanities by supporting professional development programs, specifically designed for a national audience of college and university faculty. The programs provide one- to four-week opportunities for participants (NEH Summer Scholars) to explore a variety of topics relevant to undergraduate education in […]

TopicFinal Call – Apply for a NEH Summer Program in 2019! Deadline 3/1/19

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars and Institutes broaden and deepen understanding of the humanities by supporting professional development programs, specifically designed for a national audience of college and university faculty. The programs provide one- to four-week opportunities for participants (NEH Summer Scholars) to explore a variety of topics relevant to undergraduate education in […]