Institute of Jewish Studies

Lecture program fall 2023

Overview lectures 1st semester year 2023-2024 (PDF, 56Kb)

Newsletter fall 2023 (PDF, 1.5Mb)

Upcoming Holocaust Remembrance Day lecture: "Mutter der Erinnerung. Überleben im Versteck bei Antwerpen" (Prof. Mona Körte, Universität Bielefeld), 13 February 2024 at 19h.

Upcoming UCSIA/IJS Chair 2023-2024: "Philosophies of Love between Judaism and Christianity" (Dr. Nadav S. Berman, University of Haifa), 5 March 2024 at 20h.


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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