Prof Daniel Langton

Professor of Jewish History

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Daniel Langton has research and teaching interests in Jewish history, with particular expertise in Jewish-Christian relations, and is located in the department of Religions and Theology.

He is Co-director of the Centre for Jewish Studies (CJS), and a co-editor of the journal Melilah. He was a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow 2013-15, an AHRC Leadership Fellow for 2016-17, and a visiting fellow at the Katz Center, University of Pennsylvania, 2017. In relation to teaching, he was a recipient of a University of Manchester Teaching Excellence Prize (£5000) in 2006, a nominee for the Student Union's Humanities Best Lecturer award in 2017, and a recipient of a Faculty of Humanities Outstanding Academic Advisor award in 2021.

His qualifications include BA(Hons) and PhD in History from the University of Southampton at the Parkes Institute for Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations; PGDip (London) in ePublishing; PGCert Ed (Manchester).

He sits on a variety of external committees, and holds Honorary Research Fellowships with the International Society for Science and Religion and with the Parkes Institute for Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton. Other interests: he is an award-winning pilot and he holds a fifth-degree blackbelt in karate.

  • 2018-2022 Head of Department of Religions & Theology
  • 2013-22 Member of editorial board of Jewish Historical Studies.
  • 2014-15 President of the British Association for Jewish Studies (BAJS) and conference 2015 organiser.
  • 2013-14 HE expert panel member for the AQA Religious Studies A-level.
  • 2012 Chair of the programme committee for Manchester conference of the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ).
  • 2010-14 Secretary of the European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS).
  • 2008-12 Committee member of the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) in Manchester.
  • 2007-13 member of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Jewish Forum.
  • 2002-10 Secretary of the British Association for Jewish Studies (BAJS).
  • 1998-2004 Reviews Editor for Jewish Culture and History.

Office Hours

By appointment (Zoom or S1.8 Samuel Alexander Building)

Areas of expertise

  • BM Judaism - Jewish History, History of Jewish-Christian relations, History of Reform Judaism
  • D204 Modern History - Anglo-Jewish history, History of science, History of atheism

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