Seminar in Israel Studies

Hilary Term 2017

The seminars will take place on Tuesdays at 5pm.
Venue: SIAS, 11 Bevington Road, Ground Floor Seminar Room

Convenors: Derek Penslar, Sara Yael Hirschhorn and Roman Vater

January 31
Kimmy Kaplan (Ben Gurion University)
“I’m a Jew – not a Zionist”: Extreme Ultra-Orthodoxy in Israel

February 7
Sammy Smooha (Haifa University)
Israel: a Liberal-, an Ethnic-, or a Non- Democracy?

February 14
Ilana Webster-Kogen (SOAS)
An Emerging African Mediascape: Levinski Street, Tel Aviv’s Labour Migration Hub

February 21
Amos Edelheit (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Authority and Oppression in Modern Hebrew Literature

Discussant: Adriana X Jacobs (Oxford)

February 28
Nir Boms (Tel Aviv University), Matthieu Cimino (Oxford)
Syrian-Israeli Relations in Crisis: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Co-sponsored by the Middle East Centre