EVENT: Concordia University Library / Azrieli Institute Award for Best Book in Israel Studies (May 31 - 12:00 PM ET)

Csaba Nikolenyi Discussion

Please join the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies on May 31, 2022 at 12:00 PM ET (7:00 PM IST) for a virtual event with the winners of this year's "Award for Best Book in Israel Studies."


Inbal Ben-Asher Gitler: Architectural Culture in British Mandate Palestine, 1917-1947 (Edinburgh University Press, 2020).

Inbal Ben-Asher Gitler (Ph.D. Tel-Aviv University, 2005) is a senior lecturer of architecture and visual culture at Sapir Academic College and head of the Visual Culture section in its Department of Communication. At Ben Gurion University of the Negev, she is a teaching fellow. Her main research areas are the modern architecture of Israel/Palestine and Israeli visual culture. In addition to her latest book, Architectural Culture in British Mandate Jerusalem, 1917-1948 (Edinburgh University Press, 2020) she is also co-editor of Israel as A Modern Architectural Experimental Lab, 1948-1978 (Intellect Books, 2020) with Anat Geva. Her research has been published in numerous journals, including Israel Studies, Israel Studies Review, The Journal of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design Issues.

Haggai Ram: Intoxicating Zion: A Social History of Hashish in Mandatory Palestine and Israel (Stanford University Press, 2020)

Haggai Ram is a professor of Middle East history at the Department of Middle East Studies in Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. His areas of teaching and research are the social and cultural histories of Iran and the Levant. Among his publications are Myth and Mobilization in Revolutionary Iran (American University Press, 1994)Reading Iran in Israel (in Hebrew, 2006)Iranophobia: The Logic of an Israeli Obsession (Stanford University Press, 2009); and Intoxicating Zion: A Social History of Hashish in Mandatory Palestine and Israel (Stanford University Press, 2020)

The Award for Best Book in Israel Studies is jointly offered by the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies and Concordia University Library.