Call for Applications: Course in Jewish Heritage (January to April 2024)

September 1, 2023

The Central European University (CEU) in Vienna is calling for applications for an English-language

Course in Jewish Heritage

This special course will be taught from January to April 2024 by staff from CEU’s programs in Cultural Heritage Studies and Jewish Studies. It is a new opportunity for academic training for European heritage professionals and students.

The one-trimester course (8 ECTS) will give a broad introduction into the major areas of Jewish heritage, including religious and secular architecture and art, written, oral, and intangible heritage, museums and commemoration sites, current principles and methods of salvaging, documenting, and displaying Jewish heritage, legal ownership and restitution issues, and the place of Jewish heritage in European culture.

This course will take place partly online and partly on-site in Vienna and Budapest. It is designed for professionals working in the field of Jewish heritage and for graduate students contemplating a career in this sector. As visiting students at CEU, participants will study with the faculty and graduate students of one of the world’s most international universities.

Course participants will meet in person on 14-16 January 2024 for a three-day field trip visiting Vienna’s Jewish heritage institutions and sites accompanied by local experts. The course will continue with twelve on-line seminar sessions during the Winter Term (9 January to 31 March) and conclude on 2-4 April with a second three-day field trip to Budapest. During the term, visiting students will develop a personal project under the supervision of CEU faculty. After successful completion of the course, the visiting students will receive a certificate from the CEU Jewish Studies Program.

The course fee is EUR 1,440. Scholarships are available for qualified applicants. The scholarship covers tuition, site fees, local transportation, and accommodation in Vienna and Budapest.

Please submit your application by 1 October 2023 to the Cultural Heritage Studies Program of Central European University ( The application should include a letter explaining your interests and motivation for doing the course, a CV, and a letter of support from your employer or academic supervisor.

For questions and further information, please write to the coordinator of the CEU Jewish Studies Program ( or to Professor Carsten Wilke (

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