Applications are currently being accepted (deadline 15 February) for a summer course on "Messianism - Jewish and Christian Perspectives" which will take place at the Central European University in Budapest, July 5-16, 2010. A number of renowned experts will give lectures and teach intensive seminars, but also the course participants will be invited to present their own research. Detailed information about contents, teachers, application procedures, and funding opportunities can be found by clicking here. We especially invite applications from advanced graduate students and young faculty. If you have any questions, please contact Matthias Riedl at Visriedl@ceu.hu.
The course is a co-operation between the Center for Jewish Studies at the CEU, and Duke University's The Gerst Program for Political, Economic, and Humanistic Studies and Center for International Studies. The course is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Here's an excerpt from the course website:
This course will explore the ancient messianic idea, its spatial expansion, and its ideational development up to the present. The topic will be approached from a wide variety of disciplines (Political Science, History, Philosophy, Anthropology), sharing a common focus on the messiah as a central and enduring symbol of Jewish and Christian societies and their interconnected eschatological expectations.