Institute of Jewish Studies at University College London

Institute Of Jewish Studies At University College London

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The Institute of Jewish Studies at University College London is an institute located in London, United Kingdom dedicated to the academic study of all branches of Jewish history and civilization. It is a privately-funded institute within the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College London , the largest department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies in Europe.

The Institute is located at the main UCL campus in Bloomsbury, close to the British Library, the Wiener Library, the Warburg Institute, Dr Williams's Library, the library of the School of Oriental and African Studies and the UCL Jewish Studies Collection, which houses the Moccatta Library, the Altman Collection and a substantial collection of unique Yiddish material.

History

The Institute was founded by Alexander Altmann in Manchester in 1954 as the Institute of Jewish Studies.

Altmann's justification for the activities of the Institute was given in a 1957 lecture to the Hillel Foundation of London :



Victor Mishcon became chairman of the Institute in 1959.

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