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Editor in Chief
Marcin Wodziński (University of Wroclaw)

Katja Smid (CSIC)
Bart Wallet (University of Amsterdam)

Book Review Editor
Laura Almagor (Utrecht University)

Editorial Assistant
Adam Stepnowski (University of Wroclaw)
Editorial Board:
Rachel Furst (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich)
François Guesnet (University College London)
Alessandro Guetta (INALCO Paris)
Racheli Haliva (University of Hamburg)
Manja Herrmann (Technical University of Berlin)
Catherine Hészer (SOAS University of London)
Daniel Krochmalnik (University of Potsdam)
Vivian Liska (University of Antwerp)
Hanna Liss (Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg)
Anna Lissa (Université Paris-8)
Daniel Mahla (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich)
Diana Matut (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg)
Yitzhak Melamed (Johns Hopkins University)
Agata Paluch (Free University Berlin)
Yakir Paz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Sarah Pearce (University of Southampton)
Andrea Schatz (Kings College London)
Yosef Schwartz (Tel Aviv University)
Lior Sternfeld (Pennsylvania State University)
Michael Studemund-Halévy (University of Hamburg)
Nina Valbousquet (Center for Jewish History)
Rebekka Voß (University of Frankfurt)
Carsten Wilke (Central European University)
Marzena Zawanowska (University of Warsaw)
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Marcin Wodziński is professor of Jewish history and literature at the University of Wrocław, Poland. Born and raised in Silesia, he runs the Taube Department of Jewish Studies. His research focuses on the history and culture of Eastern European Jews in modern times, especially the Haskalah and Hasidism.
Katja Šmid holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Ljubljana. Currently, she works at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Madrid as a distinguished researcher in Sephardic studies. Her fields of expertise are Ladino language and literature with a special focus on Judeo-Spanish rabbinic writings, Ottoman Sephardic women, and the Jewish-Balkan cultural legacy.
Bart Wallet is professor of early modern and modern Jewish history at the University of Amsterdam. His field of expertise is Jewish urban history, western Ashkenazi culture, and the dynamics of Jewish history, historiography and memory cultures.
Laura Almagor is assistant professor of political history at the Utrecht University. Her research interests include modern Jewish political history, Holocaust studies, nationalism studies, and the nexus between biography and global history.
Adam Stepnowski is a PhD student in the Faculty of Philology at the University of Wroclaw. His dissertation is under the supervision of the Taube Department of Jewish Studies, focusing on 19th-century popular Yiddish literature.

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The European Journal of Jewish Studies (EJJS) is the Journal of the European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS). Its main purpose is to publish high-quality research articles, essays and shorter contributions on all aspects of Jewish Studies. Submissions are all double blind peer-reviewed. Additionally, EJJS seeks to inform its readers on current developments in Jewish Studies: it carries comprehensive review-essays on specific topics, trends and debated questions, as well as regular book-reviews. A further section carries reports on conferences, symposia, and descriptions of research projects in every area of Jewish Studies.

The European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS), founded in 1981, is a professional association for scholars, teachers, and researchers in Jewish Studies at European institutions of Higher Education and Research, with the principal aim of advancing Jewish Studies in Europe. The EAJS aims to promote, support, and co-ordinate research and teaching of Jewish Studies at university level in Europe. Its activities include a quadrennial international Congress, held in various locations in Europe; an annual Colloquium; a website ( with online resources including a Directory of Jewish Studies in Europe, and a Funders Database; a Funding Information and Advisory Service (available to EAJS members); and publication of the European Journal of Jewish Studies.

The Executive Committee of the EAJS is currently composed as follows:
Prof. Edward Dąbrowa (Cracow), President
Dr. François Guesnet (London), Secretary
Dr. Michael Galas (Cracow), Treasurer
Dr. Javier Castaño (Madrid)
Prof. Martin Goodman (Oxford)
Prof. Elisabeth Hollender (Frankfurt)
Dr. Andreas Lehnardt (Mainz)
Prof. Judith Olszowy-Schlanger (Paris)
Dr. Pavel Sládek (Prague)

The administrative office of the EAJS is run by Dr. Garth Gilmour, and located at 109 Clarendon Institute Building, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HG, United Kingdom, tel: +44-1865-610433, email Membership is open to scholars and students in Jewish Studies from both inside and outside Europe; to apply for membership, please visit the website or contact Dr Gilmour.

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