Call for Participants
Teaching Israel and/in the Middle East
Workshop Coordinator: Daniel F. Wajner
The workshop will take place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel
14-18 June 2020
International Center for Teaching of Jewish Civilization, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.Co-sponsors: The Cherrick Center for the Study of Zionism, the Yishuv and the State of Israel; The Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry; Vidal Sasson’s International Center for the Study of Antisemitism. With the generous support of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress;
The workshop focuses on best practices to teach about the history, culture and politics of the State of Israel and its political role in the Middle East since 1948 to the present. For this purpose, the workshop will discuss the teaching of current and future challenges of Israel and the region: Israel’s society and political system, Israeli foreign policy, an modern international relations of the Middle East. The workshop will address multiple ways to discuss these challenges in the classroom.
The workshop includes lectures and talks by professors of the Hebrew University and Israeli figures in the political arena, roundtables and workshops, and special visits to Israeli political institutions and museums.
All activities will be conducted in English.
Participants are also invited to participate in the Annual Conference of the Israeli Association for International Studies the day after the workshop ends (the conference takes place at the University of Haifa on June 18, 2020, in Hebrew, with a few sessions in English).
The organizers will cover all costs related to the academic program. Support funds to cover accommodation and/or flights are particularly available for participants from Central and Eastern Europe.
Information for applicants:
Both senior and junior teachers/scholars focusing on Israel and Middle Eastern Studies are invited to submit their application to the workshop. Candidates are required to send:
- A one-page letter or motivation, explaining current or future interests with regard to teaching on Israel and its position in the Middle East.
- Curriculum Vitae, including details of the courses previously taught and/or a list of publications related to the study of Israel’s contemporary politics, history or society.
- Participants who wish to present their course syllabus, teaching tools, or writing production during the workshop (not compulsory) are also invited to send abstracts with the rationale of their presentations (up to 300 words).
- Upon acceptance to the program, participants will be required to fill a registration form and pay a flat rate of $100. Registration for the workshop should be completed by March 25, 2020. After this date, late registration fees might apply.
Applications to the workshop should be submitted via the following e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 15, 2020. Applicants will be notified by March 5, 2020 regarding acceptance of their participation.
Ms. Masha Kitaichyk