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...
The Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at UCL is pleased to announce plans for an International Graduate Student Conference, devoted to explorations of multiple aspects of Jewish spirituality in Eastern Europe, to be held on 5th and 6th of June 2012 in London. The conference organizers invite graduate students and recent PhD holders to submit their proposals. We welcome presentations addressing any aspect of the religious history and religious culture of Eastern European Jewry, with an emphasis on their textual products. We are particularly interested in proposals which open up new perspectives and pose new questions regarding conceptual frameworks and traditional definitions used to describe Eastern Europe in the field of Jewish Studies. Topics may include:
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HEBRG035 Graduate Seminar Programme
|Course Code:||HEBRG035 (Graduate only)|
|Tutor:||Professor Neill Lochery|
|Mode of assessment:||Two 4,000 word essays|
|Taught:||In term 1 only|
|Classes:||Wednesdays, 1100-1300, in Cruciform, B.3.05|
1. The role of the Second Aliyah in shaping the political and economic structure of the state of Israel.
Development of the state, 1948-1977
2. The battle over Israeli historiography of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and related issues.
3. The Government and Politics of Israel: a democracy in crisis?
4. The Suez War: Israel's changing relations with Great Powers.
5. From War to War: Israeli political inertia and creeping diplomatic isolation over the Occupied Territories, 1967-1973.
6. The decline of the Israel Labour Party and the rise of the Likud: political, demographic, sociological and economic explanations.
The Dynamics of change, 1977-2011
7. Israeli civil-military relations: the implications of the Lebanon Wars (1982 and 2006).
8. Peacemaking in a divided society: the Oslo peace process.
9. The immigrants of the Former Soviet Union and their impact on Israel and the Middle East Peace Process.
10. The politics and economics of Israeli disengagement, 1994-2007.
Two essays of 4,000 words in length to be submitted on Tuesday 11 December 2012 and 19 March 2013.
Please read the Departmental Style Sheet on writing essays.
There are a number of texts that students should read before the start of the course. These texts are designed to provide students with a general introduction to the core issues and events that are to be studies in greater detail during the programme.
Read at least one of the following general histories of Israel:
- Beilin Yossi, Israel: a Concise Political History, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1992.
- Gilbert Martin, Israel: a History, Doubleday, London, 1998.
- Lucas Noah, The Modern History of Israel, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1974.
- O'Brien Conor Cruise, The Siege: the Story of Israel and Zionism, Paladin, London, 1986.
- Sachar Howard, A History of Israel: from the Rise of Zionism to Our Time, Knopf, New York, 1979
- Sachar Howard, A History of Israel Volume 2: from the Aftermath of the Yom Kippur War, Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, 1987. (NB: students need to read both volumes).
Read at lead one of the following introductions to the government and politics of Israel:
- Arian Ashar, The Second Republic: Politics in Israel, Chatham House, Chatham, 1998.
- Mahler Gregory, Israel: Government and Politics in a Maturing State, Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, San Diego and New York, 1999.
- Peretz Don and Gideon Doron, The Government and Politics of Israel, Westview Press, Boulder, 1997.
- Reich Bernard and Gershon Kieval, Israel: Land of Tradition and Conflict, Westview Press, Boulder, 1993.
Read at least one of the following books on the Arab-Israeli Conflict:
- Herzog Chaim, The Arab-Israeli Wars, Vintage Books, New York, 1984.
- Karsh Efraim (edited), From Rabin to Netanyahu: Israel's Troubled Agenda, Frank Cass, London and Portland, 1997.
- Lochery Neill, The Difficult Road to Peace: Netanyahu, Israel and the Peace Process, Ithaca Press, Reading, 1999.
- Tessler Mark, A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1994.
Read at least one of the following general histories of the Middle East:
- Lewis Bernard, The Middle East: 2000 Years of History from the Rise of Christianity to the Present Day, Phoenix, London, 1995.
- Mansfield Peter, A History of the Middle East, Viking, London and New York, 1991.
- Yapp Malcolm, The Near East since the First World War: a History to 1995, Longman, London and New York, 1996.
Specific Reading for Each Seminar
There will be a number of specific readings for each session. These will be provided prior to each session and wherever possible copies of specific readings that are not available in the library will be left in the departmental office to photocopy.