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2016-17 Theme: Israeli Histories, Societies, and Cultures: Comparative Approaches

Affiliation & Project Titles       

  • Naomi Brenner

Ohio State University

“Best-Sellers and the Boundaries of Hebrew Literature”

  • Liora Halperin

University of Colorado-Boulder     

“Memories of Violence: The First Aliyah and its After-Images"       

  • Mostafa Hussein

Brandeis University

“The Refraction of Arabo-Islamic Civilization in Hebrew and Israeli Cultures”

  • Noah Hysler-Rubin

Bezalel Academy for Arts and Design

“Planning Palestine: A Comprehensive Approach for the Study of Israel’s Urban History"

  • Lior Libman

State University of New York-Binghamton

“ʽJews in a Harness’: The Socialist-Zionist Labor Movement and Hasidism”

  • Aviad Moreno

Ben-Gurion University

“From Morocco, in Another Way: Aliyah and Other Jewish Migrations from Northern Morocco, 1860–2010” 

  • Shachar Pinsker

University of Michigan

“A Silent Language? Yiddish in Israeli Literature”

  • Bryan Roby

University of Manchester    

“Blackness and the Double-Consciousness of Arab Jews: A Comparative History of the Mizrahi and African-American Experience”

  • Gavin Schaffer

University of Birmingham

“Where is Home? Aliyah and British Jews Since 1967”

  • Rachel Seelig

University of Chicago

“Motherless Tongues: German-Hebrew Literary Exchange”

  • Shayna Zamkanei

University of Chicago

“The Arabized Jewish Diaspora”        

  • Yael Zerubavel

Rutgers University

“Biblical Reenactments: The Performance of Antiquity in Modern Israeli Culture”