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An article by the late Prof. Ronnie Ellenblum has been published

11 November, 2021


An article by the late Prof. Ronnie Ellenblum together with Tal Ulus appeared in Nature. The work on the paper, entitled “How long and how strong must a climatic anomaly be in order to evoke a social transformation?” began during the tenure of the research groups “Archaeologies of Memory” (2010-2013) and “Materials for Change” (2016-2019) at Mandel Scholion.

A new book by the “Liturgy and Arts” research group (2015-2018)

1 November, 2021


We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book "Liturgy and Art as Constructors of Cultural Memory in the Middle Ages,". The book, currently available in Hebrew, examines how local and global memories were created in the Holy Land and Europe. It is the result of the work of the "Liturgy and Arts" research group that spent the years 2015-2018 at Mandel Scholion.



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Research groups composed of four senior faculty and four doctoral students from the Hebrew University. At any given time, three research groups are hosted at Mandel Scholion, each focusing on a particular field within the humanities or Jewish studies. The groups strive to study their topics with as much breadth and depth as possible, on the basis of the variety of methodological viewpoints.

Scholarship program, offered to Israeli and international scholars who have completed their PhDs and who have demonstrated exceptional research abilities in the fields of the humanities and Jewish studies. Two to three scholars are chosen each year, and they are invited to work at the Mandel Scholion Center for a period of up to three years.

The Mandel Scholion Center was founded in 2002. Its original aim was to encourage interdisciplinary research paths that will place Jewish studies at the heart of cultural discourse in Israel and abroad. With the beginning of its second decade, its mandate was expanded to the full gamut of the humanities.