Past Events

  • 2019 Nov 11

    Conference | Evening in Honor of Prof. Michael Toch


    Prof. Michael Toch, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    4:30pm to 7:30pm


    Rabin Building for Jewish Studies, Mount Scopus, Hebrew University, Room 3001
    poster_update_01In November 2019, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s History Department and the
    Beyond the Elite research project celebrated the publication of the Hebrew translation of
    Prof. Michael Toch's book: The Economic History of European Jews: Late Antiquity and
  • 2019 Oct 30

    Event I Launch Evening of the Chidushim Volume



    Leo Baeck Institute, Bustenai St, Jerusalem

    posterchidushimThe latest issue (Vol. 21, 2019) of Chidushim: Studies in the History of German and Central
    European Jewry published by the Leo Baeck Institute of Jerusalem, was dedicated to new

  • 2019 Oct 28

    Seminar I Where History and Literature Meet: Sources for Medieval Jewish History


    Prof. Susan Einbinder (UConn), Visiting Professor
    Mon, 28/10/2019 - 12:10 to Wed, 11/12/2019 - 12:10


    Hebrew University, Mount Scopus
    This fall, Beyond the Elite and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem collaborated together on an eight-week seminar taught by Prof. Susan Einbinder (University of Connecticut) on the use of literary sources for historical research. The aim of the course was to scrutinize different genres of literary texts, both prose and poetry, asking which types of information can be treated as historical material and which have to be read as literary tropes or aesthetic constructs.
  • 2019 Jun 12

    Workshop | Methods of Documentary Research of Medieval Sources


    Prof. Adam Kosto, Columbia University in New York
    (All day)


    Y. Rabin Building The Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies Mount Scopus Campus

    Prof. Adam Kosto of Columbia University led a two day intensive workshop, examining documentary practices in Medieval sources. Focusing on testamntary documents, Prof. Kosto presented the documentary practices in Medieval Catalonia, and how such documents were constructed and created. The workshop continued to analyze the testamentary documents, demonstrating the possibilities they present in learning about Medieval power structures, material culture, providing an opportunity to reach beyond elite practices and circumstances into a greater variety of Medieval people.