Dec 13 2017

Call for Applications: Summer School. Sceptical Strategies, Methods, and Approaches in the Middle Ages: Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Traditions. Hamburg, Germany. July-August, 2018

Call for Applications

Summer School: Sceptical Strategies, Methods, and Approaches in the Middle Ages: Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Traditions

July 29–August 3, 2018, Hamburg/Germany

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

Excerpt from the European Association for Jewish Studies web site:

In the second Summer School we will focus on major sceptic concepts, strategies and key terms in medieval Hebrew, Arabic, and Latin literature. Participants and instructors will focus on sceptical and anti-sceptical enquiry of concepts of truth and knowledge as well as sceptical methods of doubting and arguing. The Summer School will offer a unique platform to discuss the tension between philosophy and faith, and between reason and revelation within medieval discourses. Participants will be engaged with primary Hebrew, Latin, and Arabic texts. The aim is to provide participants with the tools to examine scepticism and anti-scepticism within Christian, Islamic, and Jewish contexts in relation to attaining true knowledge.

For more information, or if you have questions, please contact:

Maria Wazinski, e-mail:, phone: +49-(0)40-42838-8605

Sep 22 2016

Entrepreneurship for Academics: Online course begins January, 2017

Category: Announcements,Coursesalobel @ 10:08 am


For all PhDs and ABDs, including adjunct lecturers, who seek a supplemental income and have considered going into business for themselves, either while seeking full-time academic positions or permanently, this course may be right for you.

Entrepreneurship for Academics will cover the fundamentals of launching a home-based small business, including entrepreneurial skills such as:

  • Thinking and writing like an entrepreneur (for academics)
  • Evaluating existing skills and developing a business concept
  • Academic entrepreneurship
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • For-profit vs. not-for-profit structures
  • Developing a mission statement
  • Market research and competition analysis
  • Business registration, incorporation, legal, and potential funding resources in your community
  • Pricing
  • Web site content ideas
  • Advertising, promotion and social media strategies
  • Media relations
  • Basic bookkeeping
  • Open questions from students

Times and dates (five sessions):

Sundays, January 22, 29, and February 5, 12, and 19, 2017, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern time.


Online, via GoToMeeting


$299.00 Canadian (Students from all countries are welcome.)

Sign up at this link.

Contact Dr. Andrea D. Lobel at for more information.

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