23/01/2017


Beyond “Crisis”: Meeting Points between the Humanities and the Sciences

We are happy to inform of a monthly colloquium for the Van Leer Campus, which will bring together Polonsky Academy Fellows and Alumni, with researchers of The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. At each session, two researchers will select a reading that will be the basis of discussion and give a short presentation on the reading. This project is an innovative exploration of a future for the sciences and the humanities beyond the current sense of crisis. The colloquium is for invitees only.

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18/12/2016


Fellows and Alumni meeting

In the framework of the Polonsky Academy Fellows’ Weekly Seminar, we hosted four of the Polonsky Academy Alumni. Following an opening talk by Prof. Gabriel Motzkin, alumni shared their experience in the processes of Book Publishing and Job Talks, and conversations were held between fellows and alumni.

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12-14/12/2016


Conference: Iran between the Sasanians and Early Islam

On the basis of textual and material sources, this workshop investigated the way in which, as well as the extent to which elements of Iranian culture, art, religion, ideology and politics were transplanted into the Islamic world and transformed by the emergent Islamic culture. This conference was organized by Dr. Domenico Agostini (Polonsky Academy Fellow, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute); Prof. Shaul Shaked (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities); Dr. Julia Rubanovich (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem); and Dr. Michael Shenkar (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

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01/11/2016


Call for Applications

The Polonsky Academy at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute invites applications for up to six Polonsky Postdoctoral Fellowships in the humanities or social sciences tenable for up to five years, beginning October 1, 2017. The Fellowship offers an annual stipend of $40,000. Yearly renewal will be contingent upon demonstrated progress in research. Fellows are expected to be physically present at the Institute for consecutive years during the period of the award. Applications will be considered only if the Ph.D. dissertation was completed no longer than seven years ago. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2017.

For further information, please see here.


30/10/2016


Opening of the new academic year

The new academic year was opened with an Orientation Day at the Polonsky Academy. On this occasion, we welcomed newcomer fellows, who got them acquainted with continuing ones and with the heads of the Van Leer Academic Units.

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07/07/2016


Book release: ‘Freedom in the Arab World: Concepts and Ideologies in Arabic Thought in the Nineteenth Century’

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Weal Abu Uksa’ book Freedom in the Arab World: Concepts and Ideologies in Arabic Thought in the Nineteenth Century has just been published with Cambridge University Press. For further particulars, please visit the following Here.


19/05/2016


New Work on Ineffability

This workshop organized by Dr Silvia Jonas will bring together the leading analytical philosophers working on the topic of ineffability in order to discuss and exchange ideas and open up new directions for further research.

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Venue: Polonsky Academy, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute


28/03/2016


Book release: “Ineffability and its Metaphysics: The Unspeakable in Art, Religion, and Philosophy”

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Silvia Jonas’ book Ineffability and its Metaphysics: The Unspeakable in Art, Religion, and Philosophy has just been published with Palgrave Macmillan, New York. For further particulars, please visit the following Here.


10/01/2016


Book release: ‘Justifying Genocide: Germany and the Armenians from Bismarck to Hitler’

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Stefan Ihrig’ book Justifying Genocide: Germany and the Armenians from Bismarck to Hitler has just been published with Harvard University Press. For further particulars, please visit the following Here.