School of Divinity

Jewish Studies

Applications are welcome from students with a strong academic background in Jewish Studies or another relevant Humanities discipline.

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Depending on the field of research envisaged, applicants need to demonstrate linguistic qualifications appropriate for their chosen field of study. While the School of Divinity does not offer language teaching other than biblical Hebrew, the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers courses in relevant languages which are available to research students in the School of Divinity.

The Religious Studies Subject Area welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics in Jewish Studies, and our own expertise primarily lies in the following areas:

  • Modern Jewish cultural history with a focus on Germany, the UK and Scotland
  • Migration, religion and culture
  • Holocaust representation and memorialisation
  • Jewish religious thought in response to the Holocaust
  • Museum studies
  • Jewish/non-Jewish relations in modern Europe

In addition to these areas of expertise, joint supervision with colleagues in other Subject Areas in the School of Divinity is possible, as well as co-supervision arrangements with colleagues in parts of the University. For a list of staff with a research interest in Jewish Studies, see the Jewish Studies Network webpage. The Jewish Studies Network offers opportunities for graduate students to network within the University of Edinburgh, and with staff and students at other Scottish and northern English universities, and participate in a series of events across the academic year.


Dr Hannah Holtschneider

Senior Lecturer in Jewish Studies

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