Research Group

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Rajeev Bhargava

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University of Delhi
Rajeev is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Delhi University.

Law and Pluralism

[RG #97] Law and Pluralism

March 1 - August 31, 2004

Organizer:

Alon Harel (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

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Our research group will explore the following topics:

  • The religious aspects of legal systems.
  • Conceptions of secularism, the specificity of Indian secularism, and the extent to which secularism might be considered a Western, Christian doctrine.
  • Global justice, and caution in the attempts to extend the principles of distributive justice to the global sphere.
  • Establishing universal features of criminal law that would be applied in the International Criminal Court and other international tribunals.
  • Issues of political import and relevance to Israeli society.
  • The relations between values and rights in the constitutional context.
  • An analysis of the later drafts of the Israeli Declaration of Independence, drafted over the months April and May of 1948.

 

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Gary Tubb

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Columbia University
Gary is a professor in the Department of Religion at Columbia University.
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Herman Tieken

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Leiden University
Herman is a professor in the Kern Institute at Leiden University.
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Thomas Hunter

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ACICIS
Thomas is affiliated with the Australian Consortium for 'In-Country' Indonesian Studies, Indonesia.

Toward a History of Sanskrit Poetry: Innovations and Turning Points

[RG #94] Toward a History of Sanskrit Poetry: Innovations and Turning Points

September 1, 2003 - August 31, 2004

Organizer:

Yigal Bronner (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

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It is quite amazing that no proper history exists for Sanskrit belles lettres, one of the world's richest and longest literary traditions. The scholarship of the last two and a half centuries yielded, for the most part, a vast body of data on authors and their putative dates. But it failed to produce a narrative explaining developments in their poetic practice and, quite often, denied outright the very possibility of change. Indeed, the number of serious and analytical essays on representative works from the Sanskritic canon is unbelievably small. The main purpose of our research group is to begin to emend this state of affairs and produce a history of Sanskrit literature, one that, contrary to the antihistorical notion of it as monolithic and immune to change, would concentrate on innovations and turning points.

 

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Rafi Talmon

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University of Haifa
Rafi is a professor in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Haifa.
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Jan Retsö

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University of Gothenburg
Jan is a professor in the Institute of Oriental and African Languages at the University of Gothenburg.
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Stephan Procházka

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University of Vienna
Stephan is a professor in the Institute for Oriental Studies at the University of Vienna.
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Aryeh Levin

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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Aryeh is a professor in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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Aharon Geva-Kleinberger

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University of Haifa
Aharon is a professor in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Haifa.

A Study of Palestinian Arabic Dialects

[RG #95] A Study of Palestinian Arabic Dialects

September 1, 2003 - February 29, 2004

Organizer:

Rafi Talmon (University of Haifa)

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The group's work will concentrate on compiling a representative corpus of texts from the various geographical areas of northern and central Israel -- namely, Upper and Lower Galilee, the northern coast, the Jordan Valley, Emeq Yizree, the Carmel Mount and Carmel coast, the Triangle, Jaffa, and the Central Plains -- as well as from the Samaritans and the rural population around Jerusalem. 

 

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