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Prestigious grant for CJCR student

6 June 2012

Jonathan AdamsJonathan Adams, a second-year student on the MSt in The Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, has recently received a substantial grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation through the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities.

The funding is for a five-year ‘academy research fellowship’ at the Department of Scandinavian Languages at Uppsala University in Sweden. He began work there in March on his post-doc project ‘Muslims and Jews in Medieval Scandinavian Texts’, investigating the portrayal of non-Christian groups in Danish and Swedish manuscripts and books from the Middle Ages.

Next year he will be spending six weeks at the Freilich Foundation at the Australian National University in Canberra working on his sub-project ‘The Roots of Islamophobia in Scandinavia: A Study of the Image of Islam, Muslims and Muhammad in Danish and Swedish Texts before 1515’. The Visiting Fellowship is funded by the Research School of Humanities and the Arts, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences.

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