Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Doctoral Dissertations from Israeli Universities

Topics in Jewish and Israel Studies: Center for Research Libraries

from CRL Focus Newsletter Summer 2007, Volume 26, Number 4

One way in which CRL supports advanced research and teaching in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences is by acquiring special collections identified by librarians and scholars at member institutions through the annual Purchase Proposal Program. In 2006, University of Maryland librarians Yelena Luckert and Desider Vikor sought CRL’s help in obtaining access to dissertations from Israel to support the interests of those in the university’s Jewish Studies Program. In response CRL acquired through its Purchase Proposal Program, a collection of doctoral dissertations from a number of Israeli universities including Bar Ilan University, Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University and the University of Haifa. Additionally a standing order has been placed to continue to receive dissertations from an Israeli vendor. The acquired materials focus on Jewish literature and culture, Israeli history and politics, and other aspects of Israeli studies. Examples of the titles acquired are:

* Animal Imagery in Wisdom Literature
* Encounters between Jews and Arabs in Israel
* Narrative Techniques in Mishnaic Stories
* Psychological Deployment of Israeli Male Adolescents in Anticipation of Army Service
* Social Structure of the Israelite Society during the 8th–7th Centuries BCE According to Archeological Evidence
* Ways of Life, Division of Labour and Social Roles of Palestinian Refugee Families: the Case of Dheisheh Refugee Camp.

Follow this link for a list of social sciences and humanities dissertations. These works were acquired through CRL’s acquisition programs.

Note: These and other items from CRL are available to UCSC affiliated users and can be requested using UC's Citation Linker

Friday, October 5, 2007

November events

updated 11/6/2007

I don't mean to rush the calendar with October not yet halfway through, but there are some items coming early in November that you don't want to miss.

Again at the top of the list is this campus's Fall Lecture series, ILLUMINATING DIALOGUES: PALESTINIAN AND ISRAELI PERSPECTIVES IN A TIME OF CRISIS third installment:

The Role of Politics and Culture in Shaping the Conflict
• Professor Mohammed Abu Nimer – Asst. Professor, School of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, American University Washington D.C.
• Eliyahu McLean, Jerusalem Peacemakers
Nov 5 2007 - 7:00pm
College 9 & 10 Multipurpose Room

with two follow-up Open Discussion and Dialogue sessions:

• Tues., Nov. 6th, 7:00 PM
Temple Beth El, Library, 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos

• Weds.. Nov. 7th, 7:30-9:30
First Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall - 900 High St.

Also on campus this month ...

Gold Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series
The Archaeology of Pilgrimage in Ancient Israel: Tel Dan in the Iron Age II
Dr. David Ilan, Director of the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology, Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem, and director of the Tel Dan Excavation

Tuesday November 27th, 7:00-9:00pm
Social Sciences I Rm 110

Shakespeare and the Middle East with Michael Lame
exploration of possible connections between Shakespeare’s plays written 400 years ago and the Middle East conflict of today
location: Cowell College Conference Room
Nov 13 2007 - 7:30 pm


Then plan to spend some time in the Bay Area for these remarkable events (culled mostly from the Israel in the Bay calendar).

Meir Shalev
Israeli Pages: A Year of Hebrew Literature
hosted by the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford University
Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 7:00 pm
Stanford University, Kresge Auditorium

SF Jewish BookFest
Sunday, November 4, all day
JCCSF, 3200 California St. 415-292-1233
* Keynote: Michael Chabon, 11 am
* Meir Shalev: A Pigeon and a Boy, in conversation with Donny Inbar, 5:15
* Sophie Judah, Dropped from Heaven, tba
advance reservation required for the above sessions

The Idan Raichel Project
Sunday, November 4, 2007 - 2:30 pm
Stanford University, Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall
Info: (650) 723-2551, tickets: (650) 725-ARTS

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
The Essence of Jewish Existence and Belief
* Monday, November 5, 2007 - 8:00 pm, JCCSF, 3200 California St, San Francisco
* Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 7:00 pm ,Stanford University, Kresge Auditorium

The Ethiopian Jews of Israel
Personal Stories of Life in the Promised Land

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 7:30 pm
Contra Costa Jewish Community Center
2071 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek

The Intellectual Assault on Israel and Pro-Israel Advocacy:
How the American Jewish Community Should React with Steven Bayme
2nd floor Koret Boardroom, 121 Steuart Street, SF
Tues., Nov. 13, 12:00pm:
Note: rsvp required to ramotk@ajc.org or 415-777-3820


San Jose Jewish Film Festival
continues through November 14th

Meanwhile back at the ranch, don't forget regularly scheduled events hosted by Santa Cruz Hillel and these special programs:

Stand With Us Speaker: Jeff Helmreich
Nov 17 2007
Time and location: to be announced