The Jewish Home: Dwelling on the Domestic, the Familial, and the Lived-In
Applications accepted beginning June 1, 2018; Deadline is October 31, 2018
The Herbert D. Katz Center at The University of Pennsylvania will begin accepting applications for the 2019–2020 academic year on the theme of “The Jewish Home” on June 1, 2018.
The Katz Center will devote the 2019–2020 fellowship year to the home—to what happens inside Jewish homes and what connects those homes to life outside. We invite applications from scholars in any academic field who are seeking to advance research that will shed light on this most formative and intimate of contexts for Jewish life, including the very definition of home.
As an object of inquiry, the home has not one door but many. We are planning a year that will look into the Jewish home across many different thresholds/entryways and look back out from the home into the broader world. Relevant topics may include the history of domestic architecture and material culture, anthropological research into kinship, parenting, gender roles, and master-servant relationships; literary instantiations of the home as an object of memory and imagination; representations of Jewish domesticity in the visual arts, including theater, film, and television; the analysis of Jewish law as it relates to family life and sex; the economics of…. read more
Additional Opportunity: Israel Institute Fellowship