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University of Sussex PhD Scholarship in Modern Jewish History and Culture 2017, UK

Publish Date: Dec 09, 2016

Deadline: May 03, 2017

Alfred Bader Scholarship Programme - PhD Scholarship in Modern Jewish History and Culture (2017)

The Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex is pleased to offer a 3-year 'Alfred Bader Scholarships Programme' PhD award for an outstanding doctoral candidate wishing to pursue a research project in the field of history and culture of German-speaking Jewry. Highly motivated current and prospective graduates with an outstanding academic record and a strong interest in the relevant topics are encouraged to apply. While diverse fields of investigation are currently open, we encourage projects that look at German-Jews and the sciences, and German-Jewish refugee experiences.

Founded over 20 years ago the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex is one is one of the few research institutions devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the history and culture of Jews in German-speaking lands since the Enlightenment. Given the location of the Centre, a key objective of the Centre is to research the history of the history of emigration of German-speaking Jews to other cultural contexts and the appreciation of the German-Jewish legacy worldwide. Over the years the Centre for German-Jewish Studies has attracted the deposit of various collections that reflect the study of political, cultural and everyday life German-Jewish history, in particular the history of Jewish refugees and their families to the United Kingdom. This testimony to life histories of German-Jewish families in turbulent times exemplifies both the attempted synthesis of Jewish and German cultures in German-speaking countries, and the acculturation of German-Jewish refugees in Britain.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the manifold research activities of the Centre which include lectures, international conferences and other events.

Type of award

Postgraduate Research

Award amount

3-year UK/EU tuition fees (non EU/UK students will need to fund the difference in fees), plus stipend (£14,296 for 2016/17)


Applicants must hold a Master's degree.

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