Past Years

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2020–2021

Delving into some of the most pressing debates within US history and Jewish history, and examining...
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2019–2020

Devoted to the home, and seeking to advance research that will shed light on this most formative and...
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2018–2019

Delving into the meaning of modernity beyond the European, American, and Israeli contexts, looking...
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2017–2018

Posing new questions about the theories, institutions, and paradigms shaping the study of nature...
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2016–2017

Asking if and how Jewish history, culture, and experience offered new paradigms with which to engage...
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2015–2016

Exploring aspects of internal life that lie beyond reason—emotions and feelings, the unconscious...
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2014–2015

Deepening our understanding of the intellectual revolution at the heart of modern Jewish history.
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2012–2013

Devoting intense study to a complex century characterized by the entanglement of Jewish, Christian...
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2011–2012

Applying an interdisciplinary approach to the richness and diversity of travel writing.
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2010–2011

Examining the boundary between Judaism and other religions with a concurrent study of parallel...
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2009–2010

Engaging in a critical analysis of secularization, the secular, and secularism, and their effects on...
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2008–2009

Working to expose the shifting linkages between commerce and culture in Jewish life from medieval to...
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2007–2008

Focusing on the imperial context of Judaism in Antiquity, in a decidedly interdisciplinary mode.
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2006–2007

Encouraging a broad view of Islamic societies and fostering new approaches to their religious...
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2005–2006

Studying all facets of the Jewish book—treating it as a historical agent in Jewish culture and as a...
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2004–2005

Meditating on modern Jewish literature in its entirety and all its methods of study.
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2003–2004

Challenging the methodological divide between history and anthropology in the study of Jews and...
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2002–2003

Mining the extraordinarily rich history and culture of East European Jewry.
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2001–2002

Examining the various modes of scriptural interpretation in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.
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2000–2001

Delving into the complex relationship between Jews, the arts, and Jewish culture.
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1999–2000

Devoting an entire year of study to the subject of Christian Hebraism, especially in early modern...
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1998–1999 (1)

Analyzing simultaneously medieval poetry and the texts and philosophical issues of the Haskalah.
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1998–1999 (2)

Analyzing simultaneously medieval poetry and the texts and philosophical issues of the Haskalah.
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1997–1998

Interrogating the relationship between ancient Israelite culture and neighboring cultures in the...
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1996–1997 (1)

Examining the commonalities and divergences of Jewish life in Israel and America in the twentieth...
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1996–1997 (2)

Examining the commonalities and divergences of Jewish life in Israel and America in the twentieth...
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1995–1996

Looking at the relationship of oral and written modes of cultural transmission, the relative values...
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1994–1995

Taking stock of the distinctive properties of, and putative boundary between, traditional memory and...
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1993–1994

Examining the multivalent relationship between law and spirituality in Ancient Near Eastern...