“transversal” aims to become a leading voice in Jewish cultural studies
Special focus on the complexity of Jewish/non-Jewish relations
The forum section of the open access journal will inspire dialogue in the field
Jewish Studies is an inherently interdisciplinary field. In this context, it is often stressed that the experiences of the Jews, e.g. in the areas of migration or multiple identities, can be considered paradigmatic also to the non-Jewish world. As a new journal in the field, “transversal” aspires to transcend disciplinary and methodological boundaries and to strengthen Jewish Studies as a central discipline in the humanities. While “transversal” invites contributions from a broad range of topics, it remains committed to the methods and approaches of cultural studies focusing on the exchange between Jewish and non-Jewish spheres of culture and its mutually constitutive effects. The new open access journal also offers an online forum for socially relevant and controversial topics relating to Jewish history and the presence of Jewish culture. In addition, scholars are welcome to comment on articles published in transversal and to open new conversations on timely subjects.
The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.
transversal aspires to transcend disciplinary and methodological boundaries and to strengthen Jewish Studies as a central discipline in the humanities. Special attention is given to unconventional topics and the linkages between the Jewish and non-Jewish spheres. transversal contains a section called “Forum,” where relevant topics on Jewish history and culture are discussed. Readers are invited to participate in the discussions.
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Klaus Hödl (Editor in Chief, University of Graz, Austria) Jonathan Skolnik (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA) Asher Bieman (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA) Andreas Brämer (Institute for the History of German Jews, Hamburg, Germany)
Steven E. Aschheim (Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel) Alfred Bodenheimer (University of Basel, Switzerland) Jonathan Boyarin, Cornell University, USA Judith Frishman (University of Leiden, Netherlands) Mark Gelber (Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel) Sander L. Gilman (Emory University, Atlanta, USA) Mary Gluck (Brown University, Providence, USA) Jack Jacobs (CUNY, New York, USA) Marion Kaplan (New York University, USA) Victor Karady (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary) András Kovács (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary) Gerhard Langer (University of Vienna, Austria) David N. Myers (University of California, Los Angeles, USA) Michael A. Meyer (Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, USA) Alvin Rosenfeld (Indiana University, Bloomington, USA) Joachim Schlör (University of Southampton, United Kingdom) Yvaat Weiss (Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel) Liliane Weissberg (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA) Ulrich Wyrwa (Center for Research in Antisemitism, Berlin, Germany)
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