Events archive

Israel Studies Seminar
Atalia Omer (Notre Dame)
19 October 2021 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
The MEC Board Room, The Kirdar Building, St. Antony's College
In the same way that it is no longer possible to talk about antisemitism without also thinking about Israel/Palestine, it is no longer possible to imagine Jewish ethics outside the realities of... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Shay Hazkani (University of Maryland)
12 October 2021 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
The MEC Board Room, The Kirdar Building, St. Antony's College
Dear Palestine: A Social History of the 1948 War  by Shay Hazkani offers a new history of the 1948 war, based on personal letters of “ordinary” Jews and Arabs. The book also examines previously... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Dr Jonathan C. Kaplan (University of Technology, Sydney)
15 June 2021 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Abstract: In June 1938, only four months after the so-called Anschluss , the Nazi administration in Salzburg region announced a ban on Jews and other non-Aryans dressing in local Volkstrachten —both... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Rachel Rojanski (Brown University)
8 June 2021 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Abstract: Challenging the commonly held view that Yiddish was suppressed and even banned by the Israeli authorities, Rachel Rojanski offers a radical new interpretation of the interaction between... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Paula Kabalo, Ben-Gurion University
25 May 2021 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Abstract: At the centre of this study stands the organizational array of civic and voluntary entities that represented sectors and subgroups in the Jewish population of pre-independence and formative... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Dr Daniel M Hershkowitz (Oxford)
18 May 2021 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Abstract: The German philosopher Martin Heidegger's idiosyncratic and deeply philosophical account of the German volk stood at the heart of his political support of National Socialism. This, however... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Michal Shaul, Herzog College
11 May 2021 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Abstract: The talk will discuss the shaping of Holocaust memory in the Ultraorthodox (Haredi) society in Israel and the survivors’ role in this process. The reappearance of Ultraorthodox society on... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Prof Aron Shai (Tel Aviv University)
4 May 2021 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Abstract: A close examination of one unique Jewish group that was active at the turn of the century, between the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of Great Britain in the Middle East, a... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Ben Kasstan, University of Bristol
27 April 2021 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Abstract: Drawing on an ethnographic study into child care and health in Jerusalem, this paper explores the cultural politics of protection that surrounds responses to public health intervention... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Dr Elana Shapira (University of the Applied Arts, Vienna)
9 March 2021 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
Via Teams Live Events (no password or software installation required)
Abstract: Berta Zuckerkandl grew up witnessing her father, publisher of the newspaper Neues Wiener Tagblatt , Moritz Szeps’s stormy career and political engagements. Moritz Szeps was a close advisor... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Yael Berda (Hebrew University)
2 March 2021 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
via Teams Live Events. Please use the links below to join the sessions; no password or software installation required.
Abstract : Yael Berda will present the fourth chapter (titled “Effective Inefficiency”) of her book Living Emergency (Stanford University Press 2017), showing how the bureaucracy of the occupation,... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Prof Maja Gildin Zuckerman (Copenhagen Business School)
23 February 2021 - 2:15pm to 4:30pm
Via Teams Live Events (no password or software installation required)
Abstract: Zionist emergence and its early developments have often been told either as a person/organisation-centred narrative or a Herderian cultural-geographically distinct account (see Dubnov 2011... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Jamie Weiner (Oxford)
16 February 2021 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
via Teams Live Events. Please use the links below to join the sessions; no password or software installation required.
Abstract : The Working Definition of Antisemitism was originally presented in modest terms: a common reference point enabling monitoring bodies to collect data in a manner that permitted cross-... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Dr Daniel M Hershkowitz (Oxford)
9 February 2021 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
Via Teams Live Events (no password or software installation required)
Abstract: The German philosopher Martin Heidegger's idiosyncratic and deeply philosophical account of the German volk stood at the heart of his political support of National Socialism. This, however... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Anna Prashizky (Western Galilee College)
2 February 2021 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
via Teams Live Events. Please use the links below to join the sessions; no password or software installation required.
Abstract This article explores the mutual influences between urban spaces and ethnic relations and hierarchies in the cultural field. It hinges on the two theoretical arguments: that physical place... Read more

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