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New Mandel Scholion 2021 Newsletter

13 January, 2022


The Mandel Scholion Year in Review for 2021 is now available on our wesite. Year in Review 2021 introduces the research and public activities of 2021-2021, as well as the Center's focus for the coming year.


Mandel Scholion’s 2023-2026 Research Group

3 January, 2022

We are happy to introduce the research group for the years 2023-2026, “Passivities: Modes of Feeling, Modes of Knowing,” led by Prof. Ruben Borg, Prof. Raz Chen-Morris, Dr. Lola Kantor-Kazovsky and Dr. Gur Zak. The group seeks to reexamine the notion of passivity from two angles, one historical, focusing on early modern Europe as a transitional phase; and the other, critical and philosophical, examining the notion of passivity from a phenomenological point of view.



Mandel Scholion - Interdisciplinary Research Center in the Humanities and Jewish Studies
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus 9190501, Israel
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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.