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Yehuda Halper

Yehuda Halper

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Bar-Ilan University

Yehuda Halper is a senior lecturer at the Department of Jewish Thought, at Bar-Ilan University.

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His research examines topics at the intersections of philosophy and religion and of Judaism and Islam in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. He is particularly interested in the philosophical background underlying Zionist thought and the intellectual movements that drew from religious and philosophical sources to form the Zionist enterprise.

2018-2019 Organizer: The Reception and Impact of Aristotelian Logic in Medieval Jewish Culture

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Bernard Arps

Bernard Arps

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Leiden University

Bernard Arps is a professor of Indonesian and Javanese Language and Culture at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies.

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His research centres on Indonesia and the Malay world, with a core interest in Java and its diasporas. He teaches about Southeast Asia. He has particular interests in the theory and methods of philology (conceived as the artefact-focused study of worldmaking); the theory and methods of Area Studies; narrativity in culture; Islam; audio media and audioscapes; and the relevance of the past in and for the present.

2018-2019: IIAS Fellow in  Research Group New Directions in the Study of Javanese Literature

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Tony Street

Tony Street

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University of Cambridge

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Tony Street is the assistant director of research in Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge. His research interests focus on the intellectual history of the Islamic world through the twelfth and thirteenth centuries CE, a period of fruitful tension between Aristotelian philosophy and the Islamic sciences. He concentrates above all on the logical texts which developed through this period, and the reasons for their growing independence from the Aristotelian tradition.

2018-2019 Fellow: The Reception and Impact of Aristotelian Logic in Medieval Jewish Culture

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Dovi Poznanski

Dovi Poznanski

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Tel Aviv University
Professor Dovi Poznanski is a senior lecturer and researcher at Tel Aviv University.
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His main research interests focus on the observation and study of supernovae of the different kinds, thermonuclear or core-collapse, nearby or far away, known or predicted. Recently, he has been working on the subject of cosmic dust and the interstellar medium, with a focus on developing tools to correct for the effect of dust on cosmological and astrophysical observations.

2018-2019 Fellow: Big Data and Planets

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Jay Berkovitz

Jay Berkowitz

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University of Massachusetts

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Jay Berkovitz is Professor and Chair of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies.His research and teaching focus is on the early modern history of European Jews, with special emphasis on Jewish law, family, ritual, and communal governance. A member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Center for Jewish History and of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University, he currently serves as joint editor-in-chief of the academic journal Jewish History.

2018-2019 Organizer: Rethinking Early Modern Jewish Legal Culture

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Anthony Day

J. Anthony Day

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Independent Scholar

Anthony Day teaches world literature and Southeast Asian history, and writes scholarly articles on Southeast Asian literature and film. Formerly a faculty member at Yale-NUS College Singapore, Dr. Day is now an independent scholar. 

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2018-2019 Fellow: New Directions in the Study of Javanese Literature

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Joseph Stern

Joseph Stern

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University of Chicago

Josef Stern is William H. Colvin Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago and was the Inaugural Director of the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies (2009-14).

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His research focuses on the contemporary philosophy of language and medieval philosophy, especially Jewish and Arabic philosophy.

2018-2019 Fellow: The Reception and Impact of Aristotelian Logic in Medieval Jewish Culture

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Eran Ofek

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Weizmann Institute of Science
Eran Ofek is a researcher at the Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics at the Weizmann Instiute of Science.
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His research includes a broad range of astrophysical topics including the panchromatic transient sky, gravitational lensing, small bodies in the solar system, diffraction-limited imaging, instrumentation, and methods. 


2018-2019 Fellow: Big Data and Planets

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Suzanne Last Stone

Suzanne Last Stone

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Yeshiva University

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Suzanne Last Stone is professor of Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization, and director of the Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization, at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. She writes and lectures on the intersection of Jewish thought, legal theory, and the humanities.

Together with Professor Arye Edrei, a current IIAS fellow, Stone is the co-editor in chief of "Dinei Israel", a Journal of Jewish Law, published jointly by the Tel-Aviv University Law Faculty and the Cardozo Law School of Yeshiva University

2018-2019 Fellow: Rethinking Early Modern Jewish Legal Culture 

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Evelyne Oliel-Grausz

Evelyne Oliel-Grausz

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Pantheon-Sorbonne University

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Evelyne Oliel-Grausz is Professor of Modern History at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.Her areas of research include Jewish courts and conflict resolution in the 18th century Jewish world; the history of the modern community institution; Sephardic diaspora, networks, communication, mobilities; Jewish economic history; and emancipation and Jewish political cultures.

2018-2019 Fellow: Rethinking Early Modern Jewish Legal Culture 

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Eric Ford

Eric Ford

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Penn State University
Eric Ford is a professor in astrophysics and an expert on how planets are formed at the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, at Penn State University.
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He combines theoretical research with observation to improve understanding of our solar system and beyond. His research centers around planet formation, the dynamical evolution of planetary systems, & extrasolar planets. 

 

 

2018-2019 Fellow: Big Data and Planets

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Gad Freudenthal

Gad Freudenthal

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CNRS

Gad Freudenthal is Senior Research Fellow Emeritus with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris. He has written on the reception of science and philosophy in Jewish cultures, mainly in the Middle Ages and in the eighteenth century, and has focused his research on Greek philosophies of matter.

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He is the editor of the journal Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism.

2018-2019 Fellow: The Reception and Impact of Aristotelian Logic in Medieval Jewish Culture

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Arye Edrei

Arye Edrei

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Tel Aviv University

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Arye Edrei is a professor of Law at Tel-Aviv University. He teaches a variety of courses on the history and philosophy of Jewish Law.His main fields of interest are Talmudic jurisprudence and Jewish Law in the 20th century. Together with Professor Suzanne Last Stone, a current IIAS fellow, Edrei is the co-editor in chief of "Dinei Israel", a Journal of Jewish Law, published jointly by the Tel-Aviv University Law Faculty and the Cardozo Law School of Yeshiva University.

2018-2019 Organizer: Rethinking Early Modern Jewish Legal Culture 

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