Announcements of Interest 

Apply for the Institute for Advanced Israel Studies Fellowship 2024-25: Digital Humanities in Israel Studies

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University invites proposals for the Schusterman Institute for Advanced Israel Studies Fellowship 2024-25. This year’s theme is Digital Humanities in Israel Studies. We will focus on scholarship that makes use of digital tools and artificial intelligence to study Zionist, Israeli, or Palestinian history, society and culture from the late 19th century to the present. We welcome applications from scholars in any career stage and in diverse disciplines, including history, geography, literature, sociology, anthropology, law, sociolinguistics and architecture. Applicants must have a PhD in hand by August 2024. Applications must be received by May 31, 2024.

Please direct any questions to [email protected] with the subject line "IAIS 2024-25."

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Israel Institute Opportunities:

Israel Studies Teaching Supplement

The Israel Studies Teaching Supplement supports teaching about Israel by Israeli doctoral students, postdocs, spousal appointments, independent scholars or other Israeli academics who already live in the United States and who have unfunded/underfunded research appointments.

Period of Placement: Spring 2025
Deadline: August 6, 2024
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Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship

The Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship supports multi-year academic exchange of Israeli scholars at leading American public universities.
Period of Placement: Academic Year 2025-2026
Deadline: September 10, 2024
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Visiting Faculty Program

The Visiting Faculty Program enables faculty with full-time positions at Israeli colleges and universities to participate in one-year teaching exchanges at top universities in the United States.

Period of Placement: Academic Year 2025-2026
Deadline: September 18, 2024
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Institute for Advanced Israel Studies Fellowship 2024-25: Digital Humanities in Israel Studies

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University invites applicants for the Institute for Advanced Israel Studies 2024-2025. The fellowship will be hybrid, consisting of virtual workshops and seminars, and an in-person conference in Spring 2025. 

The theme of this year’s Institute will be Digital Humanities in Israel Studies. We will focus on scholarship that makes use of digital tools and artificial intelligence to study Zionist, Israeli, or Palestinian history, society and culture from the late 19th century to the present.

We will convene a group of scholars whose work considers what the digital age means for scholarship, and particularly for the study of Israeli and Palestinian material. Methods are shifting in a rapidly growing field, as the recent exponential growth of AI, digital mapping and other visualizations, distant reading, digital visualizations, large language modeling, data scraping, and a myriad of other new technologies are being applied to scholarship in the humanities. The scope of material available for research, with vast archives of online materials, is also changing in profound ways, raising additional questions. How does the availability of new digital materials and archives affect the tasks of writing history, interpreting literature, mapping, and analyzing culture?

Throughout the year, each fellow will present work in progress. Additionally, the cohort will read theoretical texts in digital studies from various disciplines to understand the advantages and the disadvantages (methodological, conceptual, and ethical) of the application of digital tools to Israel Studies.

We welcome applications from scholars in any career stage and in diverse disciplines, including history, geography, literature, sociology, anthropology, law, sociolinguistics, musicology, and architecture. 

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 Workshop: Beyond the Israel-Hamas War: Arab-Israeli Relations in a Wider Context

The London School of Economics Middle East Center is hosting the workshop, "Beyond the Israel-Hamas War: Arab-Israeli Relations in a Wider Context" on June 11, 2024.The aim of this interdisciplinary workshop is to understand these events in the context of the longer-term trajectory of Arab-Israeli relations, which are exhibiting intractable conflict in tandem with a shift towards normalization and cooperation.