Jewish Studies Colloquia

The Jewish Studies Colloquium, which has been meeting since 2001, provides a forum for graduate students and faculty from Brandeis University and other academic institutions around the world to discuss their current research and works-in-progress. The colloquium engages a wide range of topics in Jewish studies from history and thought to political and national identity. 

MA and PH.D candidates, college and university faculty, and independent scholars are welcome.


The Tauber Institute
Jewish Studies Colloquium

2016-2017 Schedule:

Meetings are on Tuesdays, Lown, room 315
12:20 – 2:00 pm

Fall 2016:

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Yitzhak Melamed, Johns Hopkins University

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Azzan Yadin-Israel, Rutgers University

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Spring 2017:

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Reuven Kimelman, Brandeis University

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Laura Jockusch, Brandeis University

Participating in the Colloquium: Presenters discuss a work-in-progress made available in advance.  Following a brief overview (5-10 minutes), the presenter opens the floor to questions, critiques, suggestions, and general discussion. 

Papers, which are not to exceed 30 pages, will be made available online two weeks before each colloquium session.

Presenting at the Colloquium: To submit your works-in-progress for presentation at the Jewish Studies Colloquium, please contact Sylvia Fuks Fried at or Eugene Sheppard at