Events archive

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
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

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