MA Jewish History and Culture now recruiting

The Parkes Institute is now recruiting for its MA in Jewish History and Culture.

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The Programme

The Parkes MA programme offers a rich encounter with the main currents in Jewish history and culture from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Reflecting the heritage of James Parkes’ scholarship, the programme places an emphasis on the study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations. The course of studies builds on the world-class resources of the University’s Parkes Library and Jewish archives, and is taught by a well established team of international scholars, drawn from disciplines including History, English and Modern Languages. The expertise of the Parkes Institute provides opportunity for study from the ancient to the modern world and with wide geographical scope.

Modules include:

  • Jews and Non-Jews: Relations from Antiquity to Modernity (core)
  • Approaches to Jewish History and Culture (core)
  • Jewish Society and Culture in Eastern Europe
  • The Holocaust, Englishness and Americanness
  • The Jews of Egypt: from Alexander to Trajan
  • Jerusalem: City and Symbol
  • It is also possible to negotiate working on a subject of your choice

The programme attracts students from a very varied range of backgrounds and academic interest. For many the MA provides the foundation for doctoral studies but for many others the course offers other opportunities for professional and personal development.

Funding: Ian Karten Scholarship

Patron and supporter of the Parkes Institute, Ian Karten MBE, set up a charitable trust to assist students studying Jewish History and Culture. Scholarships from the Ian Karten Charitable Trust are offered to students on the MA programme. The award covers a contribution towards fees for students enrolling for the MA in Jewish History and Culture.

“The funding I received was vital in allowing me to embark on the course and I am already benefitting extensively from the options offered to me. I am very excited at this opportunity and I feel privileged to be at a university which is offering me this chance” (Katie Power).

For further information and applications

Please see our website:

The deadline for applications is 1st September 2014

Please contact Dr Claire Le Foll for informal discussion (

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