The “Frankely Judaic” podcast explores some of the newest research being conducted at the University of Michigan in Judaic Studies. Each episode of "Frankely Judaic" presents the research of faculty, fellows, or students in interesting and creative segments, showing how humanities research is relevant to listeners' lives today. The show is hosted by Jeremy Shere from NPR’s “A Moment of Science” and “Sound Medicine.” After graduating from the University of Michigan, Shere completed a PhD in English and Jewish Studies at Indiana University. He is also the author of Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy.
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2023-24 Jewish Visual Cultures
The 2023-24 Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, led by co-head fellows Deborah Dash Moore and Richard I. Cohen includes twelve scholars from four countries who are exploring various aspects of Jewish visual imagination. This exploration encompasses different periods and regions of the world and touches on interactions among the written word, sound, and image.
2022-23 Mizrahim and the Politics of Ethnicity
This season of Frankely Judaic features fellows participating in the 2022-2023 theme year at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, "Mizrahim and the Politics of Ethnicity." This theme year includes scholars from the United States and Israel who explore Mizrahi (Arab-Jewish) society and culture as an interdisciplinary and intersectional field of study.
2021-22 Second Temple Judaism: The Challenge of Diversity
In 2021-22, fellows at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies will focus on the theme of “Second Temple Judaism: The Challenge of Diversity.” Diversity of ethnicity, religion, social status, gender, age, and ability was as much a feature of the ancient Mediterranean world as it is in the present.
2020-21 Translating Jewish Cultures
2019-20 Yiddish Matters
2018-19 Sephardic Identities Medieval and Early Modern
2017-18 Jews and the Material in Antiquity
2016-17 Israeli Histories, Societies, and Cultures