News & Events

Professor Barry Wimpfheimer's Faculty Fellowships

Professor Wimpfheimer will be a fellow in two different Northwestern faculty programs. Over the summer he will participate in the Alice Kaplan Digital Humanities Workshop with a project tentatively titled, “The Talmud Project: A Digital Critical Edition.” He is also participating in Weinberg College of Arts and Science's Hewlett Fellows program to help design and shepherd his upcoming Fall course “Jews and the Transgender Moment.”

2017-2018 Crown Graduate Fellowship Recipient

Congratulations to Grace Overbeke, the recipient of the 2017-2018 Crown Graduate Fellowship in Jewish Studies. Grace is a student in the Interdisciplinary Program in Theatre and Drama, where she is writing a dissertation on the stand-up comedienne Jean Carroll, who was voted the "The Nation's #1 Comedienne" in 1950 but has been largely forgotten by historians of comedy and, in particular, by historians of Jewish comics.

Faculty Promotions

Congratulations to our faculty members, Mira Balberg (Religious Studies) and David Shyovitz (History) who were both promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

Professor Shyovitz' Book Published

Congratulations to Professor David Shyovitz, whose first book, "A Remembrance of His Wonders: Nature and the Supernatural in Medieval Ashkenaz" was just published.

2016-17 Jill Stacey Harris Prize Awarded

Congratulations to Senior Alex Duner for his paper “People of the Book: How Media Innovations Shape the Textual Authority of the Talmud,” which was written for Professor Barry Wimpfheimer's Religion course, The Talmud: A Methodological Introduction.