Rosalie Katchen Travel Award Guidelines
Next application cycle will begin in Fall 2013
Please send a complete set of the following materials to the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute.
Incomplete materials will not be considered.
- Cover letter indicating:
• current position
• date/institution of doctoral degree
• research interests
- Paper title and abstract
- Copy of acceptance letter from AJS
- Curriculum vitae
Mail materials to:
Professor Sylvia Barack Fishman
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
515 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
Rosalie Katchen Travel Award
The Rosalie Katchen Travel Award is available to junior scholars presenting papers exploring topics related to Jewish women and gender issues at the Association for Jewish Studies Annual Meeting. Scholars who completed their dissertation within the past five years are invited to apply.
Awards are made as travel reimbursement for expenses up to $250 following the AJS meeting (upon submission of an original receipt).
2012 Award Winners:
Visiting Assistant Professor, the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at the University of Oregon
Title of Paper: "Domestic Service in Eighteenth-Century Italy: Jews and Christians under the Same Jewish Roof"
Doctoral Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center
Title of Paper: "Tradition and Transition: American Orthodox Jewish Women Becoming and Being Sexually Active within Marriage"
Education Director, Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in British Columbia
Title of Paper: "'I was Afraid of Bringing Children into the World:' The Complex Roles of Female Holocaust Survivors in Postwar Canada”
Shaun Jacob Halper
Doctoral Candidate, UC Berkeley
Title of Paper: "The Jewish Homosexuality of Mordechai Jiri Langer (1894-1943)"
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of History at the University of Toronto
Title of Paper: "Managing Manhood: The Anxieties of American Jewish Medicine"
Visiting Instructor, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at University of Michigan
Title of Paper: "AIDS, Holocaust, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Benny Ziffer's Muselmann"
HBI Scholar-in-Residence, Fall 2012
Title of Paper: “Tango, Film, and Satirical Journalism in the Construction of Argentine National Identity”
Rosalie E. Katchen
Rosalie E. Katchen was the Hebraica Librarian at Brandeis University. In this role she gave indispensable assistance to faculty and students alike. Rosalie’s warmth, efficiency and deep knowledge of Judaica, as well as library and technical cataloguing, made her invaluable throughout the Jewish Studies research world. Rosalie directed the computerization of the Brandeis Hebraica collection and worked internationally to improve online cataloguing of Hebrew books, rare books and periodicals.
Rosalie was an active and cherished member of the HBI Academic Advisory Committee. A highly intelligent, thoughtful and caring friend and colleague, her courage and optimism inspired many.