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TIJS Faculty Advance Scholarship with Evans Directorship Funding

Income from the new Evans Directorship endowment is already benefiting the TIJS academic program by cosponsoring public events and by providing supplementary funding to TIJS faculty in their research projects.

Programming Events:

  • To David Blumenthal for a public presentation and class visits by filmmaker Pierre Sauvage, creator of the film Weapons of the Spirit, to appear on campus. This project was co-sponsored by Candler School of Theology, the Office of the Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life, the Ethics Center, Film Studies, the Emory College Dean's Office, and the Center for Creativity and the Arts.

  • To Benjamin Hary and Miriam Udel, for a lecture by Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal (of Hebrew University, visiting at Harvard University) titled "Reexamination of the Borderline between Semantics and Pragmatics: A Study Case from Modern Hebrew," April 2012, and a lecture by Michal Bar-Asher Siegal (of Tel Aviv University, visiting at Harvard University) titled "Talmudic Monks: The Babylonian Talmud and Early Christian Monastic Literature," April 2012.

  • "Jews in the Militaru From Antiquity to the Present" conference poster

    To Jacob Wright for support of the conference "Jews in the Military from Antiquity to the Present," May 2012, involving 12 distinguished participants from the US, Europe, and Israel; the papers will be published.

Faculty Research Projects:

  • To Naama Harel for participation in the conference "Minding Animals," July 2012, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and presentation of a paper on the representation of animals in Franz Kafka's stories.

  • To Ofra Yeglin for research at the Gnazim Institute for the History of Hebrew Literature in Israel for a book in progress, "Haim Gouri's Flowers of Fire Poetical Endeavor," in summer 2012.

  • To Catherine Dana for research at the Library of Congress for a novel in progress "All Kinds of Jews."

  • To Benjamin Hary for research at the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem of Egyptian Judeo-Arabic manuscripts of the 18th and 19th centuries for a book on sacred texts.

  • To Ellie Schainker for research in St. Petersburg at the Russian State Historical Archive for a book in progress on Jewish conversion to Christianity in imperial Russia.

  • To Jacob Wright for chairing the section "Ancient Near East and the Bible" at the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Amsterdam, summer 2012.




About this Publication

New TIJS Graduate Fellows

Graduate Fellowships in Jewish StudiesIn fall 2011 four Emory graduate students were awarded TIJS Fellowships, which are offered annually by the Laney Graduate School to excellent applicants and to current students with a research interest in Jewish studies.
Faculty Profile:
Ellie Schainker

In fall 2011 TIJS welcomed Ellie Schainker as the new Blank Family Foundation Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies.
Neal Gabler Speaks at 2012 Tenenbaum Family Lecture in Judaic Studies

Is there such a thing as a "Jewish" filmmaker in the way that we think of Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, and Bernard Malamud as Jewish writers?
Alumni Profile:
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi: A Global Leader

For Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi 86C—founder and president of Laszlo Strategies and founder of the Israel Project (TIP)—standing shoulder to shoulder in thoughtful conversation with Israeli President Shimon Peres, President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority Salam Fayyad, and former presidents George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton is all normal work.
Endowed Directorship Honors Judith London Evans 69C

To honor and celebrate the life and work of Judith London Evans, the Evans family has created the Judith London Evans Directorship of the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies.
Student News:
Congratulations to TIJS Graduates

TIJS students earn degrees, go to higher endeavors.

Thanks to Our Donors

Thanks to our donorsWe are grateful to the friends of TIJS for their generous donations that make so many of our programs possible.



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