The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies is saddened to hear the news of the passing of Professor Steven Weinberg, professor at University of Texas at Austin and laureate of the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics. Read more about Steven Weinberg Z"L
We are delighted to announce the 2021 Michael Bruno Award laureates:
Tamar Herzig, Department of History, Tel Aviv University
Mona Khoury-Kassabri, School of Social Work & Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Yardena Samuels, Department of Molecular Cell Biology, The Weizmann Institute of Science Read more about Congratulations to the 2021 Michael Bruno Award laureates!
The Beyond the Elite research team invites you to the opening of the exhibition In and Out,
Between and Beyond Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Europe
Beyond the Elite is a multifaceted research project that seeks to explore what daily life was like for the Jews of northern France and Germany (Ashkenaz) from 1100 to 1350. Read more about Exhibition: In and Out, Between and Beyond Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Europe
מפגש היכרות עם המכון הישראלי ללימודים מתקדמים
פרופ' מאשה ניב חברת סגל בפקולטה לחקלאות, מזון וסביבה, האוניברסיטה העברית, חברת הוועד המנהל של המכון הישראלי ללימודים מתקדמים.
פרופ' דוד לוי-פאור )מעברים ומדע המדינה, מדיניות ציבורית, האוניברסיטה העברית. Read more about צפייה במפגש היכרות עם המכון הישראלי ללימודים מתקדמים
What is a minority? How did members of minority groups in the medieval Mediterranean world interact with contemporaries belonging to other groups? In what ways did those contacts affect their social positions and identities? The essays collected in this volume approach these questions from a variety of angles, examining polemic, social norms, economic exchange, linguistic transformations, and power dynamics.
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Agi Mishol was recently published in Haaretz newspaper, and the poems featured are a sample of the work Agi has produced so far as IIAS Artist in Residence.
Here is a translation of the first poem, "The Poem – A Love Story":Read more >
IIAS wishes warm congratulations to Prof. Gideon Parchomovsky (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) who has been awarded the 2021 Heshin Prize. The prize, named after previous Supreme Court Justice Shneur Zalman Heshin, is awarded for academic excellence in the field of law, and we are thrilled to hear about his prestigious achievement.
IIAS wishes warm congratulations to Prof. Yuval Feldman (Bar-Ilan University) and Prof. David Enoch (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) who have been awarded this year's Fattal Prize. The prize, named after Judge Yosef Fattal, is awarded for excellence in law research, and we are delighted to hear about their well-deserved achievement.
Uriel Simonson (University of Haifa) and Luke Yarbrough (UCLA), organizers of the 2020–21 IIAS Research Group “Cultural Brokerage in Pre-modern Islam,” are celebrating the publication of a new book that they co-edited with Nimrod Hurvitz (Ben Gurion University) and Christian Sahner (University of Oxford).
Their book, Conversion to Islam in the Premodern Age: A Sourcebook, contains 57 primary-source passages that shed light on processes of conversion across the first millennium of Islamic history. The selections are introduced and translated, from a dozen languages, by more than forty leading scholars.
The co-editors have contributed sweeping introductions on conversion to Islam as a historical phenomenon spanning eras and far-flung locales.
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