Starts: Oct 28, 2013 9:30:00 AM
May 7, 2013 1:00:00 PM
End: May 17, 2013 7:30:00 PM
Location: various venues, UCL Bloomsbury Campus More...
The panel investigates shifts in the role of the Holocaust in European public debates in the recent past. Contrasting developments in Poland, Germany, and Great Britain, we will identify common threads as well as differences in perceiving, presenting, memorizing the mass murder of European Jewries.
The Yiddish Forverts has recently published a report from the Graduate Student Conference on ‘Jewish Spirituality in Eastern Europe – a Textual Perspective,’ held at the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL on 6-7 June, 2012. The article, authored by conference participant Adi Mahalel (Columbia University), is available online on the website of the Forverts: http://yiddish.forward.com/node/4589 More...
Over a period of three years, the Hebrew and Jewish Studies Department at UCL has been cooperating in a research project devoted to 'Cultural Continuitiy in the Diaspora: Paris and Berlin in 1917-1937', based at the Department of European Studies and Modern Languages, University of Bath, and in cooperation with the Centre for European and International Studies at the University of Portsmouth. The project had been funded by the Leverhulme Trust Academic Collaboration-International Network scheme. Among the initiators of the project had been the late John D. Klier. More...
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Professor Neill Lochery - Catherine Lewis Professor of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Studies
Professor Lochery gained his PhD from Durham University with a thesis that focused on party systems in Israeli politics. He is currently the Catherine Lewis Catherine Lewis Professor of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Studies within the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at UCL. Before coming to University College London, he taught at the University of Exeter where he was an Honorary Research Fellow.
Professor Lochery's current courses cover Israeli politics and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. He additionally supervises a number of PhD students who are working on a diverse number of topics - ranging from Israel's relationship with Hamas to issues related to Anglo-Israeli relations. Professor Lochery is also the coordinator of the departments MA programme in Israeli Studies and runs the Graduate Seminar.
His own research focuses primarily on Israeli politics, the Middle East Peace Process, and wider conflict studies. Recent research projects have centered upon Anglo-Israeli relations, Israeli electoral politics, Israel's Second Lebanon War, the Middle East Peace Process and a comparative study of the peace processes of Northern Ireland and the Middle East. Future research plans include a major project focusing on the Jewish Refugees in Lisbon during WWII and the efforts of Zionist groups to assist their passage out of Europe to Palestine. In addition, his research project, which looks at Israel's bi-lateral relations with European countries, will produce an edited volume in 2010.
Professor Lochery often gives public lectures and academic talks on a number of subjects related to Israeli politics and the Arab-Israeli conflict. He is a frequent contributor to the international media and often appears on television in the United Kingdom, Europe and North America.
- Lisbon: War in the Shadows of the City of Light, 1939-45 (New York: Public Affairs Books, 2011). ISBN: 9781586488796, 320pp.
- Loaded Dice: The Foreign Office and Israel (London and New York: Continuum, 2007). ISBN: 978-0826490568. 304pp.
- The View from the Fence: The Arab-Israeli Conflict from the Present to Its Roots (Revised and Updated Paperback Edition; London and New York: Continuum Books, 2007). ISBN: 0-8264-8679-7. 296pp.
- Why Blame Israel? (Revised and Updated Paperback Edition) Cambridge: Icon Books, 2006). ISBN: 1-84046-624-3. 257pp.
- The View from the Fence: The Arab-Israeli Conflict from its Present to its Roots (London and New York: Continuum, 2005). ISBN: 0-8264-8679-7. 262pp.
- Why Blame Israel: The Facts Behind the Headlines (Cambridge: Icon Books, 2004). ISBN: 1-84046-530-1. 240pp.
- The Difficult Road to Peace: Netanyahu, Israel and the Peace Process (Reading: Ithaca Press, 1999). ISBN: 0-86372-248-2. 374pp.
- The Israeli Labour Party: In the Shadow of the Likud (Reading: Ithaca Press, 1997). ISBN: 0-86372-217-2. 360pp.
Chapters in Books
- "No Longer Dominant, Playing for Second: the Israeli Labour Party in the 2006 Election", in Sandler, Rynhold and Gerstenfeld (eds.) Israel at the Polls 2006. London: Routledge, 2008), pp. 305-325. ISBN: 0415413613.
- "Creating a Palestinian State Would Not Resolve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict", in A. Ojeda (ed.), The Middle East: Modern Controversies (Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2003), pp. 129-132. ISBN: 0-7377-1584-7.
- "The Netanyahu Era: From Crisis to Crisis", in Karsh, E. (ed.), Israel: The First Hundred Years: Volume Two From War to Peace (London and Portland: Frank Cass, 2001), pp. 221-237. ISBN 1368-4795.
- "Lion in the Sand: British Policy in the Middle East, 1945-67" (Review Article), Middle Eastern Studies 44 (2008), pp. 807-815. ISSN: 0026-3206.
- "No Longer Dominant, Playing for Second: The Israeli Labour Party in the 2006 Election", Israel Affairs 13 (2007), pp. 305-325. ISSN: 1-353-7121.
- "The Politics and Economics of Israeli Disengagement 1994-2005", Middle Eastern Studies 44 (2007), pp. 1-22. ISSN: 0026-3206.
- "Learning the Lessons: Peacemaking in Israel and Northern Ireland", Israel Affairs 12 (2006), pp. 234-252. ISSN: 1353-7121.
- "The Soviet Aliyah and the Middle East Peace Process, 1989-2005", East European Jewish Affairs 36 (2006), pp. 1-31. ISSN: 1350-1674
- "The Historian Versus the Political Scientist: The Arab-Israeli Conflict in 2003", Middle Eastern Studies 40 (2003), pp. 159-173. ISSN: 0026-3206.
- "Scholarship or Propaganda: The Arab-Israeli Conflict", Middle Eastern Studies 37 (2001), pp. 219-237. ISSN: 0026-3206.
- "Works on Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict", Middle East Studies37 (2001), pp. 219-237, ISSN: 0026-3206.
- "New Wine into Old Bottles: Literature on Israel in 2000", Middle Eastern Studies 36 (2000), pp. 209-230. ISSN: 0026-3206.
- "The Netanyahu Era: from Crisis to Crisis, 1996-1999", Israel Affairs6 (2000), pp. 221-237. ISSN: 1353-7121.
- "Israel-Turkey: Deepening ties and Strategic Implications", Israel Affairs 5 (1999), pp. 45-62. ISSN: 1353-7121.
- "What Did Israel's Elections Decide?", Middle East Quarterly 6 (1999), pp. 43-51. 1-800-221-7945.
- "Understanding Netanyahu", Middle East Quarterly 6 (1999), pp. 29-37. 1-800-221-7945.
- "Israel's Soviet Immigrants", British Academy Review 8 (2005), pp. 4-7.
- "Israel's Political Houdini", The World Today 54 (1998), pp. 125-128. ISSN: 0043-9134
- "Blocking Bibi's Bid for Power", The World Today 53 (1997), pp. 154-157. ISSN: 0043-9134.