The award was given for “Losing Istanbul: Arab-Ottoman Imperialists and the End of Empire.”
About 2,000 people gathered in October in Greenwich Village for the Triangle Fire Memorial dedication. The 1911 workplace disaster became a catalyst for worker protections and a defining moment for the nation.
A Nov. 16 talk sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Arts and Sciences will shed light on the history of hate movements in the U.S.
Submission deadline is December 15, 2023 for "Making Space: Peopling and Placing the Matter of Jewish Studies," a conference to take place in Spring 2024 at Cornell University.
The Department of Near Eastern Studies will offer “Understanding Events in Israel – Palestine” from 5-6:30 p.m. in Room 165 of McGraw Hall.
Jon A. Lindseth’s collection of Jewish fables complements the library’s holdings related to Jewish Studies.
The professorships are possible because of generous gifts from alumni, parents and friends.
We look forward to seeing where your experiences lead you in life. Congratulations on your graduation.
On April 20, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study, David Nirenberg, will give a talk on the history of anti-semitism and how it can help us understand debates about anti-semitism today.
The program now has four endowed faculty positions, 28 affiliated faculty from more than 15 departments and nearly 40 courses offered each year.
Long before Isaac Kramnick joined the Cornell faculty, he was a foster child from a family grappling with poverty and mental illness.
Enzo Traverso critiques a new trend in historical writing, in which historians place themselves in their books.
In recognition of his distinguished scholarly contributions to medieval studies, Brann will be inducted during the academy’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 25.
Noah Tamarkin's book "Genetic Afterlives: Black Jewish Indigeneity in South Africa" (Duke University Press, 2020) has recently received two awards.
The minor is distinctive in including courses from many disciplines, from across Cornell’s schools and colleges.
The program matches undergraduate students with summer opportunities to work side by side with faculty from across the College.
Pre-enrollment for Spring 2023 begins November 2 for undergraduate students at Cornell.
Israeli archaeologist Mordechai Aviam and his colleagues made headlines by finding possible evidence, near the Sea of Galilee, of the house of St. Peter.
The KNIGHTLYnews is an online forum where FWS instructors and other teachers of writing can swap and share ideas for best classroom practice. Weekly posts are designed to help teachers develop lesson plans and writing assignments, and respond to classroom challenges by introducing new teaching tools and sharing emerging pedagogical ideas. Posts also direct readers to program and campus resources that support teaching and learning, and provide opportunities for peer collaboration and mentorship
“These efforts recognize the critical questions Jewishness raises and its place as part of a shared heritage.”
Mayer Juni, History and Jewish Studies
The Babylonian Talmud, a collection of rabbinic writings produced in ancient Persia, contains a great deal of medical knowledge, according to a recent book by the new director of the Jewish Studies Program.
A&S faculty will lead many courses on campus and join educational vacations as part of Cornell Adult University.
A number of special events are planned in the College of Arts & Sciences to celebrate Reunion 2022.
Seed grants, student travel grants and internships totaling $355,000 in the 2021–22 academic year supported international work done by many A&S faculty and students.
The College has awarded seven New Frontier Grants totaling $1.25 million to faculty members pursuing critical developments in areas across sciences and humanities.
Cornell University is pleased to announce a call for papers for an online workshop on “Judeo-Persian Literature at the Intersection of Jewish Studies and Iranian Studies,” held entirely on Zoom on December 6 and 7, 2022. The deadline to submit a proposal is June 10.
Starting Fall 2022, with the addition of a redesigned Intermediate Yiddish class, students will be able to fulfill the College of Arts & Sciences’ language requirement by taking Yiddish.
Pre-enrollment for Fall 2022 begins later this month. See a sample of the courses that the program is offering!
Cornell Jewish Studies announces a workshop to be held in Ithaca from Monday, August 8 through Friday, August 12, 2022. Scholars at the level of ABD and above, along with independent scholars, are welcome to apply. The application deadline is April 20.
On Cornell’s eighth Giving Day, held March 16, 15,905 alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends from more than 80 countries made gifts totaling a record-breaking $12,268,629.
Now accepting applications from undergraduate students seeking support for travel and research in Summer 2022. The deadline for submissions is May 2, 2022.
On March 22 co-founder and former leader of the Israeli Black Panthers will give a talk, "Darkness in the Holy Land: The Israeli Black Panthers’ Struggle for Human Rights and Against Racism."
Gifts allow the College to fulfill its mission: preparing students to do the greatest good in the world.
"These awardees represent the best of what New York's vibrant communities have to offer," said Governor Kathy Hochul.
Registration is required to attend this virtual conference on April 4 and 5! Although known to specialists since the nineteenth century, the Aramaic incantation bowls have never been fully integrated into the field of Jewish Studies, largely due to their inaccessibility and the confounding nature of their contents...
Hasidic children will learn about LGBTQ allyship, gender expression and the diverse world of identity when “You Be You: The Kid’s Guide to Gender, Sexuality and Family” arrives in Yiddish Jan. 31.
The Cornell Jewish Studies Program supports independent student research through its Summer Travel and Research Grants.
Elissa Sampson, lecturer in Jewish studies, was interviewed by CNN for their coverage of the recent New York City fires.
For all Cornell graduate students interested in exploring the intersection between their work and the interdisciplinary field of Jewish Studies: a new workshop on Jewish Studies hosted by the Society for the Humanities.
Undergraduate students in the Cornell College of Arts & Sciences have the opportunity to conduct research with Jewish studies faculty this summer through the Nexus Scholars Program.
A&S faculty offer book and poetry recommendations for the new year.
A $5 million alumni gift will help to support doctoral students in humanities fields within the College of Arts & Sciences.
A classic Yiddish children’s book, “The Clever Little Tailor,” by Solomon Simon (1895-1970) is now available to English-speaking children for the first time.
This December 2020 conference explored the complex history of the Jewish People’s Fraternal Order (JPFO) a crucial yet largely unknown component of the immigrant Jewish Left. Founded in 1930, the JPFO flourished for two decades as the Jewish division of the Soviet-oriented, multi-ethnic, International Workers Order (IWO) before being shut down...
The program connects undergraduates in A&S with opportunities to work side by side on research with Cornell faculty from across the College.
Now accepting applications from graduate students seeking support for travel and research in Summer 2022.
The Nexus Scholars program will leverage the student-to-faculty ratio and the vibrant research enterprise in A&S to expand opportunities for students, while also enhancing the culture of collaborative scholarship at Cornell.
A selection of courses offered in Spring 2022 by the Jewish studies program.
The Cornell Jewish Studies Program is accepting proposals for a new course development grant. Cornell faculty interested in developing a new course to be cross-listed with Jewish studies in 2022-23 are invited to apply.