The Program in Jewish History (PJH) trains graduate students in the cultural, intellectual, political, and social history of the Jews, working in close cooperation with the George L. Mosse Program in History and the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies.
Students in PJH work under the supervision of a PJH faculty member and organize their studies in their primary (geographical) field to emphasize Jewish history. Under the supervision of PJH faculty members, students will gain both broad exposure to Jewish History in the Jewish History core seminar (705) and more specialized training through a topics seminar devoted to a particular geographic, chronological, or thematic aspect of Jewish History (708 or 709). Students will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in Hebrew or Yiddish, preferably both, and to gain further grounding in Jewish literature, culture, and/or religion by pursuing a Jewish Studies distributive minor designed in consultation with PJH faculty members.
Student interested in joining the Jewish Studies Graduate Student Association (JSGSA), which is planning brown bags, graduate student colloquiums, and possibly a graduate student conference, should contact JSGSA President Erin Faigin to be added to the mailing list.
To attract and support outstanding students in Jewish history, we are pleased to be able to offer the George L. Mosse Fellowship in Modern Jewish History and the Julie A. and Peter M. Weil Fellowship in American Jewish history.
Applicants interested in the Program should contact Amos Bitzan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tony Michels (email@example.com).