Wednesday, March 29, 2017

JS Brown-Bag Talk: "Isis's Writings on Jews and Judaism"

Younus Mirza (Allegheny College)
Monday April 3, 2017, 12 noon-1:30 pm; 602 CL (Humanities Center)
Jewish Studies Brown Bag Colloquium:
"ISIS's Writings on Jews and Judaism: Its Appropriation of Medieval Muslim Views"
Made possible by the Cardin Fund for Jewish Studies

Professor Mirza has shared his site with us so you can get a sense of his wide range of work in medieval and modern Muslim intellectual history and his work on intersections of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity in the Middle Ages:

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

West Chester U: MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania, offers a Master of Arts and a graduate certificate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies and is currently accepting applications. This 10 course MA program features courses in history, philosophy, psychology, language arts, and other related subjects. Graduates of the program have gone on to work in academia, Holocaust education, public history, and human rights advocacy.

Applications are welcome from any undergraduate discipline. Applicants must possess, and provide evidence of, a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education; must have a GPA of no less than 2.8; and must complete an online registration form complete with letters of recommendation. The application can be accessed at:

The program offers a limited number of scholarships, awarded to students based on academic criteria, including a part-time graduate assistantship and the Irene G. Shur Graduate Scholarship.

For more information about West Chester University’s Holocaust and Genocide Studies Master of Arts program, please consult our website:

Or contact the director of the program: Dr. Jonathan C. Friedman
Professor of History Wayne Hall 425

West Chester University West Chester, PA 19383
Please make a note of Summer Institute, June 25-29 - "Large-Scale Violence and Its Aftermaths"  - constituting a two-day conference (June 25-26) on the United States followed by three days of intensive break-outs. I hope you and your students will join us for this unusual and timely confab.
Master of Arts in
                                          Holocaust & Genocide
                                          Studies at Kean University

Large-Scale Violence and Its Aftermaths Summer Institute
Kean University | June 25-29, 2017

Kean University's Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocides Studies Program invites scholars, practitioners and human rights advocates to a multi-day summer institute in June, titled Large-Scale Violence and Its Aftermaths.

Sunday-Monday, June 25-26
Conference to Explore Large-Scale Violence in the United States

Tuesday-Thursday, June 27-29
Working Groups to Examine Societies Around the World

Participants of the summer institute will explore tested and contested means of dealing with collective violence and atrocities against vulnerable communities, including crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. Non-state, civil-society alternatives that could secure and/or transform future societies will also be examined.

For more information or to register, visit Discounts are available for those attending both segments of the summer institute.​

Questions? Contact Dennis Klein, Ph.D., director of Kean's M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program, at (908) 737-0256 or

Co-organized by Kean University's Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program, the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, and the Cardozo Law School’s Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic, with support by Kean University​'s​ Human Rights Institute​, ​Jewish Studies​ Program and ​Office​ of Academic Affairs.​

Auschwitz Institute for
                                          Peace & Reconciliation at
                                          Kean University   Cardozo Law Institute for
                                          Holocaust & Human Rights
                                          at Kean University