Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica
"The Affective Turn in Modern Jewish History"
The Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies invites applications each academic year for the Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica. Applicants may come from any discipline in the humanities or social sciences associated with studies in Judaica; junior faculty are especially encouraged to apply. PhDs are required.
The Harry Starr Fellowships were established by a bequest from the estate of Harry Starr, A.B. 1921, LL.B. 1924, who had a broad vision of academic Jewish studies and of their place in university programs in the humanities and the social sciences.
The Starr Fellowship covers travel expenses and a stipend for a group of scholars from around the world to gather at Harvard to engage in full-time research in a designated subject area in Judaica. By drawing together scholars from a variety of universities and a variety of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, the Starr Fellows not only share their research with each other, but also with members of the Harvard community.
Residence in the Boston area and participation in the Center community are required during the fellowship appointment. All Starr Fellows must be in residence during the spring semester; full-year fellowships are also available. Fellows are expected to devote full-time study to their projects without undertaking any other major activities and will be asked to present their work-in-progress in a seminar during the spring semester.
The Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University
Invites applications for the 2019-20 Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica on the theme:
The Affective Turn in Modern Jewish History.
Feeling, whether innate or constructed, is a fundamental element of self-understanding and representation. Over the past two decades, the history of emotions has brought a variety of social-scientific perspectives to bear on human experience across time and space. The “affective turn” has influenced not only cultural history but also the study of politics, institutions, and thought.
The 2019-20 Starr Fellows program will assemble a working group of six scholars whose work deals substantively with methodologies of the history of emotion in the study of Jewish civilization. Proposals may address any geographic region or period, but preference will be given to projects focusing on the eighteenth through twentieth centuries. The Starr Fellowship covers travel expenses and a stipend for a group of scholars from around the world to gather at Harvard to engage in full-time research in a designated subject area in Judaica. Junior faculty are especially encouraged to apply, the Ph.D. degree is required and Fellows must be in residence. (Applicants who have not completed their doctorate must supply with their application that the applicant will have the degree in hand before July 1, 2019.) It is hoped that fellows will participate in the academic and social life of the University and the Jewish studies community at Harvard. The stipend is $40,000 for the spring semester or $60,000 for the full year.
Applicants should fill out the online application and submit a short project proposal, C.V., and two letters of recommendation by the deadline date of Tuesday, December 4, 2018.
** Please be advised that any recommendations sent via email must come directly from the recommender. Also, please note on your application if recommendations will be arriving via hard copy rather than email.
Please email all recommendations to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The fellowship committee will inform applicants of their decisions in the Spring of 2019.
Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.