We are happy to congratulate Prof. Nathan Wasserman, of the “Setting Tables” research group, who was awarded the Haim Gouri Prize for Poetry. The selection committee noted that “Wasserman’s poetry is a fusion of history and ancient mythology, which in turn produces a new, natural and urban Jerusalemite mythology.”
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.