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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.


Congratulations to our doctoral students who won scholarships and awards

26 May, 2021

Adi Namia-Cohen, “Setting Tables” research group, was awarded a scholarship from the Ish Tov and Fania Shraga Fund and the Zehava Lambert Fund for Studies in Middle Eastern Jewry.

Yonatan Harel, "In Someone Else’s Shoes” research group, who won the Joseph Trink Fellowship for excellence in the Humanities.

Ronnie Agassi, "Past and Past Perfect" research group, was awarded the Middle East and Islamic Studies Association of Israel (MEISAI) award for Master’s thesis: "The Role of the Persian Book of Kings (Shāhnāmeh) in the Ottoman Imperial Court of the Sixteenth Century" (Tel Aviv University, 2020).