The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Maurice Amado Foundation Fellowship

Research Topic

Jewish Studies in Context: The Emergence of Jewish Folklore in International Scholarly Networks


Dani Schrire received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2012. His dissertation, “Collecting the Pieces of Exile: A Critical View of Folklore Research in Israel in the 1940s–1950s,” won the Allan Bronfman Prize for Excellence. He recently served as a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology at Göttingen University (2011) and from 2012 to 2014 he was a fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research examines scholarship and scholars from a folkloristic perspective, including Jewish folkloristics in Europe and Israel, folk-genres and knowledge formats, folk-ballads, folklore and avant-garde, and everyday life and culture. During the 2014–2015 fellowship year, Dr. Schrire will explore the emergence of Jewish folklore in international scholarly networks.



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