Institute of Jewish Studies

Lecture program fall 2022

Overview lectures 1st semester year 2022-2023 (PDF, 50Kb)

Program fall 2022 (PDF, 3.2Mb)

Upcoming lecture: "De GIDS van Maimonides uit het (Joods-)Arabisch in het Nederlands vertalen: waarom en hoe?" (Dr. em. prof. Wout J. van Bekkum, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen), Thursday 1 December 2022 at 20h, City Campus University of Antwerp, room R.013, Rodestraat 14, 2000 Antwerp.

Ever wondered how we read the Bible, in addition to what or why we read it? Our postdoctoral researcher Karolien Vermeulen made a podcast episode on her upcoming book How We Read the Bible: A Guide to Scripture's Style and Meaning, (co-authored with Elizabeth Hayes).


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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