Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Jewish Studies

Welcome to Jewish Studies at Lund University!

Are you interested in Judaism, Jewish culture and history, Hebrew or Yiddish? In that case,  Lund University has a lot to offer!

Centre for Theology and Religion Studies (CTR) has a wide range of Jewish Studies courses from antiquity to modern times, which can be combined with studies in modern Hebrew and Yiddish at the Centre for Languages and Literature (SOL).

Read more about the respective subjects here:

Jewish studies


Modern Hebrew

In addition, the departments of History and Political Science often offer special courses in modern Jewish history, the Holocaust, Israel and the Middle-East conflict.


DECEMBER 11 2018

Yiddish, Jewish Studies and European Studies present the lecture: ‘Jews and the Left’
Professor Jack Jacobs, Department of Political Science, John Jay College, New York City
16.30-18.00 in Absalon 339.

See programme (PDF)


OCTOBER 29 2018

Yiddish and Network for Jewish Studies invites to a screening of the silent movie: East and West - Austria 1923 – 75 minutes.

See programme (PDF)


28 OKTOBER 2018

Jan Schwarz, Docent i jiddisch, Lunds Universitet, inbjuder till Jiddischseminarium.
Se program (PDF)


OCTOBER 23-24 2018 | LUX Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Centre for European Studies (CFE), the Network of Jewish Studies and Yiddish present a lecture and seminar with Dr Vasileios Syros.

For more details click here (PDF).


OCTOBER 3 2018 | 16:00–18:00 | LUX:C121 | Helgonavägen 3 

Jewish–Christian Interaction in Late Antique Palestine: Texts and Material Culture

Brief Lectures and Discussion on:

"Building Jewish and Christian Identity in Late Antique Capernaum: Problems and Prospects"

Wally Cirafesi, University of Oslo

"Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations in Palestine in Late Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period"

Katharina Keim, Lund University

Response by Ulla Tervahauta, University of Copenhagen.

Katharina Keim and Wally Cirafesi will present their respective postdoctoral projects.

Religious Roots of Europe and Jewish Studies at CTR