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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


Modern Hebrew Studies: 

Unless otherwise stated, all talks will be on Tuesdays at 5.15pm GMT. 

The talks will be run either online or in ‘hybrid’ format. No online registration necessary.  

If you wish to attend in person please contact Dr Yoav Ronel ( to reserve a space. Online zoom link:


Programme of talks 


Lent Term 

  • Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 17:15  
    Zionism and Cosmopolitanism on the Mediterranean Shore: Haifa During the British Mandate.  
    Dr Elia Etkin, University of Haifa 
  • Modern Hebrew Annual Lecture 
    Monday, February 22, 2022, 19:30 
    20th Century Jewish Music 
    Dr Assaf Sheleg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem  
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 17:15 
    The Politics of Revival in Modern Hebrew Literature 
    Dr Roni Henig, NYU 


Easter Term  

  • Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 17:15 
    Green Line, Black Panther: Radical Politics and the Jerusalem No Man’s Land 
    Dr Noam Leshem, Durham University 
  • Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 17:15 
    Civil War, Total War, or a War of Partition? Reassessing the 1948 War in Palestine from a Global Perspective 
    Professor Arie Dubnov, George Washington University 


For further information, please contact: 

Dr Yoav Ronel, Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies