Prof. Alexander Yakobson

Prof. Alexander Yakobson
Department of History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mandel Building, room 243, Mt. Scopus campus


Prof. Alexander Yakobson, PhD in Ancient History, Hebrew University 1995; PhD dissertation: "Elections and canvassing in the late Roman Republic."; 2011 – associate professor, Ancient History, Hebrew University. 2012 – Research Fellow, Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.


Ancient History:

Main field of research in Ancient History is: elections, popular politics, public opinion and political culture in the Roman Republic. Working now on early Imperial themes – Augustus and Tiberius, including questions of historical memory.


Democracy, national identity, nation-state and the rights of national minorities, religion and state - in Israel and in Western democracies.


Elections and Electioneering in Rome: A Study in the Political System of the Late Republic, Historia Einzelschriften, Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart 1999.


Alexander Yakobson and Amnon Rubinstein, Israel and the Family of Nations: Jewish Nation-State and Human Rights, 2003 (in Hebrew). French Version: Paris 2006; English Version: London and New York 2009.

Azar Gat with Alexander Yakobson, Nations: The Long History and Deep Roots of Political Ethnicity and Nationalism, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2013.