Institute of Jewish Studies


Welcome at the Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Antwerp.

The Institute focuses on the academic study of Judaism from a variety of cultural disciplines, including history, philology, literary theory, religious studies, law, philosophy and sociology. The Institute is active in academic research, university education and educational services for a general public.

Each academic year, the Institute organizes more than twenty lectures by national and international experts. These Thursday evening lectures are aimed at a broad audience and are freely accessible. The Institute organizes language courses Yiddish and modern Hebrew, as well as reading groups.

The Institute also organizes academic conferences, seminars and workshops, often in cooperation with Belgian and international academic and cultural institutions.

The Institute is fully integrated into the University of Antwerp and is supported by the Ministry of Education of the Flemish Community. It was established in the autumn of 2001.
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Lecture program spring 2021

Overview lectures 2nd semester year 2020-2021 (PDF, 50Kb)

Newsletter spring 2021 (PDF, 3Mb)

Upcoming event: online 3rd Else Lasker-Schüler lecture "Antisemitism, I consider it an inheritance from the father to the son." on 13 June 2021. For more info and registration, click here.

Due to corona measures, all lectures this spring will be online.