Events archive

Israel Studies Seminar
Ronny Miron (Bar Ilan University) 
7 June 2022 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
Seminar Room 5, St Anne's College
It is argued that secularization creates a fundamental change, to the point of break, in the history of culture, or alternatively, starts a new history. This statement assumes a relation between... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Gideon Katz (Ben-Gurion University) 
24 May 2022 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
Seminar Room 5, St Anne's College
The fear of Judaism is an important theme in Israeli culture. By analyzing Israeli dystopias and essays we have the chance to “look” closely at this fear, and its images. The main one is the image on... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Gideon Katz (Ben-Gurion University) 
24 May 2022 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
Seminar Room 5, St Anne's College
The fear of Judaism is an important theme in Israeli culture. By analyzing Israeli dystopias and essays we have the chance to “look” closely at this fear, and its images. The main one is the image on... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Nitzan Lebovic (Lehigh University, Pennsylvania)
17 May 2022 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
Seminar Room 5, St Anne's College
The story of the early Zionist settlement in Palestine could be told from the viewpoint of failure and melancholia. An untold history of this period ignores the high rate of suicides and cases of... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Tony Shaw (Hertfordshire), Giora Goodman (Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee)
10 May 2022 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
Seminar Room 5, St Anne's College
From Frank Sinatra's early pro-Zionist rallying to Steven Spielberg's present-day peace-making, Hollywood has long enjoyed a 'special relationship' with Israel. Based on a newly-published book by... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Matan Flum (UCL)
3 May 2022 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
Seminar Room 5, St Anne's College
The Israeli ma’abarot (transition camps) are one of the most ignored chapters in Israeli political, historical and cultural discourse. In 1952 there were 132 ma'abarot in Israel and 250 thousand... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Haggai Ram (Ben Gurion University) 
30 November 2021 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
After a century of prohibition, we are witnessing a dramatic shift in cannabis culture and policy around the world from a “killer weed” and a cause of racial degeneration to an accepted recreational... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Hagar Kotef (SOAS) 
23 November 2021 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
The MEC Board Room, The Kirdar Building, St. Antony's College
In this talk, based on her book,  The Colonizing Self , Kotef explores the cultural, political, and theoretical apparatuses that enable people and nations to construct a home on the ruins of other... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Amnon Aran (City University) 
16 November 2021 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
The MEC Board Room, The Kirdar Building, St. Antony's College
This is the first study of Israeli foreign policy towards the Middle East and selected world powers including China, India, the European Union and the United States since the end of the Cold War. The... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Michael Karayanni (Hebrew University)
9 November 2021 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
The MEC Board Room, The Kirdar Building, St. Antony's College
The religion-and-state debate in Israel is Jewish centred and systematically disregards the Palestinian-Arab minority. This is rather puzzling. For the religion-and-state debate in many other... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Eldad Ben Aharon (Groningen) 
2 November 2021 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
The MEC Board Room, The Kirdar Building, St. Antony's College
In a milestone vote in late 2019, both the US House of Representatives and Senate overturned more than forty years of precedent to pass a bill declaring that the killing of 1.5 million Armenians by... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Kathrin Bachleitner (Oxford)
26 October 2021 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
The MEC Board Room, The Kirdar Building, St. Antony's College
The duty to remember the Holocaust, the profession of responsibility for the atrocities committed, the admission of guilt and shame on the part of all Germans with the ensuing effort to atone for the... Read more
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

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