Jewish Journal

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Scholar in Residence—call for applications

by Ruth Ellen Gruber

November 11, 2013 | 3:44 am

Elaborately carved candlesticks in Siret, Romania.

(This post also appears on my Jewish Heritage Travel blog)


The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University  has issued its call for applications for the summer or fall 2014 Scholar in Residence program.

It's a wonderful opportunity -- I was the Scholar in Residence at the HBI in early 2011, when I worked on my Candlesticks on Stone project about the visual representation of women in Jewish tombstone art.

In addition to the creation of the Candlesticks web site, I present a paper about my project, which has been posted online as part of the Donna Sudarsky Memorial Working Paper Series.

You can view my paper HERE -- unfortunately it does not include the pictures, but you can see those on the Candlesticks on Stone web site.

Here are the details about the Residency and call for applications.

The HBI Scholar-in-Residence programs provide scholars, artists, writers and communal professionals the opportunity to be in residence at Brandeis University while working on significant projects in the field of Jewish women’s and gender studies.

Scholars-in-Residence receive a monthly stipend and office space at the Brandeis University Women’s Studies ResearchCenter. Applicants living outside the U.S. and those whose work has an international dimension are especially encouraged to apply.

Helen Gartner Hammer Scholars-in-Residence Program – Summer or Fall 2014

Scholars are invited to apply for residency at the HBI to carry out significant research and artistic projects in the field of Jewish women’s and gender studies. Papers written while at the HBI are included in the Donna Sudarsky Memorial Working Paper Series.

Residencies range from one month to the full academic semester. Scholars may begin the residency in August but should note that not all members of the Brandeis community will be available until the start of the academic year in September.

Application deadline: January 30, 2014
A decision will be announced by April 17, 2014



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The award-winning American writer Ruth Ellen Gruber has chronicled contemporary Jewish developments in Europe for more than two decades. As the author of National Geographic...

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