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Dr. Thomas Schneider elected Visiting Professor of Halbert Centre

Dr. Thomas Schneider elected Visiting Professor of Halbert Centre

Dr. Thomas Schneider has been elected as a Visiting Professor of the Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He will spend up to one month during the 2018-9 academic year at the Hebrew University, delivering two public lectures, a workshop for students, as well as the annual Hans Jakob Polotsky […]

New Book by Dr. Cousland

New Book by Dr. Cousland

Dr. Robert Cousland has published a new book, “Holy Terror. Jesus in the Infancy Gospel of Thomas.” (Bloomsbury, 2017) About The Infancy Gospel of Thomas (or Paidika) is one of the most unusual gospels in the Christian tradition. Instead of revealing the compassionate Jesus so familiar to us from the biblical Gospels, it confronts its readers with a […]

Kevin Fisher, Roger Wilson receive SSHRC Insight Grants

Kevin Fisher, Roger Wilson receive SSHRC Insight Grants

Dr. Kevin Fisher has been awarded a large SSHRC Insight Grant for “Investigating the Socio-environmental Dynamics of an Ancient Urban Landscape”.  The grant will fund five years of excavation and related work at the Late Bronze Age (c. 1650-1100 BCE) city of Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios, Cyprus.  Recent research suggests that new urban landscapes that were created […]

Graduate Student Success: Gillian Glass, Emma Ramsden receive scholarships

Graduate Student Success: Gillian Glass, Emma Ramsden receive scholarships

CNERS is very pleased to announce that PhD Religious Studies student Gillian Glass has won a Killam Doctoral Scholarship! This is an extremely competitive and, therefore, prestigious award – and CNERS now has two Killam Doctoral Scholarship holders after Ryan Schroeder, also a PhD Religious studies candidate, received one last year. We also congratulate MA ACRE student […]

Dr. Gregg Gardner receives Halbert Centre grant for workshop on charity in classical Jewish law

Dr. Gregg Gardner receives Halbert Centre grant for workshop on charity in classical Jewish law

Gregg Gardner has been awarded a grant from the Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies at Hebrew University! The funds will go towards co-organizing a workshop between academics from UBC and other universities in Canada, and the Israel Matz Institute for Jewish Law of the Law School of Hebrew University, on the topic of “Charity in […]