This seminar offers an in-depth exploration of the complex and compelling journey of Jewish communities in Europe. From the Middle Ages to the present, students will delve into the historical, cultural, and social tapestry of European Jewry, examining the challenges and triumphs faced by this resilient group. Leveraging Oxford’s exceptional resources, including the Bodleian Library’s extensive Judaica collection and the prestigious Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, this seminar provides a unique opportunity to engage with renowned scholars and access primary source materials. Moreover, students will have the privilege of visiting significant historical sites, including Oxford’s Jewish burial ground from the Middle Ages, and institutions such as the Jewish Museum and the historic Oxford Synagogue. This seminar fosters a profound understanding of the Jewish experience in Europe and its impact on the broader history of the continent, making it an invaluable addition to Oxford’s academic offerings.