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The 4th Haifa Conference 29-30/11/2016

דוברים - Speakers

Prof. Brigitte Marin

Brigitte Marin

Brigitte Marin is Professor of Modern History at Aix-Marseille University and Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (France). Director of Studies in modern and contemporary history at the Ecole française de Rome between 2000 and 2006 she has directed the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme (Aix-en-Provence) since 2009 and the unit of excellence “Social Sciences and Humanities at the heart of multidisciplinary research for the Mediterranean” (LabexMed) since 2011. Her research focuses on the urban, social and cultural history of Italy during the Old Regime and more specifically on the city of Naples in the 18th century, on urban reforms during the Enlightenment in Southern Europe, on the genesis of the police apparatus and on subsistence administration.


Prof. Achim Lichtenberger

prof.  Achim lichtenberger

Achim Lichtenberger is Professor of Classical Archaeology at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany. From 2010-2016 he was Professor of Classical Archaeology at Bochum University where he also was director of the Center for Mediterranean Studies. His research interests are the archaeology of the Hellenistic and Roman Near East, ancient numismatics, Mediterranean studies and ancient religion.


Prof. David Abulafia

prof.  david abulafiaDavid Abulafia is a maritime historian whose research on medieval Mediterranean trade, in Sicily, the Balearic Islands and the Levant, has led him to write a large history of the Mediterranean across time, entitled The Great Sea, which was awarded the British Academy Medal in 2103.  He maintains a strong interest in medieval and early Renaissance Italy, with an emphasis on southern Italy and the major islands;


Prof. David Ohana

prof. David OhanaProfessor David Ohana studies modern European and Jewish history. His affiliations have included Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Sorbonne, Harvard University, and the University of California, Berkeley. He is a full professor of History at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Ohana earned his Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1989. He is the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship and has been a senior Fellow at the Jerusalem Van Leer Institute, where he founded and directed the Forum for Mediterranean Cultures.


Prof. Dina Stein

dinaSteinDina Stein is associate professor in the Department of Hebrew Literature at the University of Haifa. Her most recent publication is Textual Mirrors: Reflexivity, Midrash, and the Rabbinic Self (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012). She is currently engaged in a project on Modern Folktales in the Israeli Folklore Archives (IFA) and Rabbinic Narratives.


Prof. Eric Dursteler

prof. Eric Dursteler

Eric Dursteler (Brown, 2000) is Professor and Chair of History at Brigham Young University. His research focuses on gender, religious identity and food in the the early modern Mediterranean.  His publications include Venetians in Constantinople: Nation, Identity and Coexistence in the Early Modern Mediterranean (2006), Renegade Women: Gender, Identity and Boundaries in the Early Modern Mediterranean (2011), and A Companion to Venetian History (2013).


Prof. Greg Woolf

Prof. Greg WoolfGreg Woolf is Director of the Institute of Classical Studies in the School of Advanced Study of the University of London, where he also holds a chair in Classics. Between 1998 and 2014 he was Professor of Ancient History at the University of St Andrews and before that held fellowships at various Oxford and Cambridge Colleges. He has a BA from Oxford and a PhD from Cambridge. He has held visiting positions in Brazil, France, Germany and the US, and is an Associate Fellow of the Max Weber Kolleg in Erfurt.


Prof. Irad Malkin

prof. Irad MalkinProf. Irad Malkin, an expert in ancient Mediterranean history at Tel Aviv University's Department of History, has been awarded the 2014 Israel Prize in the field of General History. Prof. Malkin is known for using innovative cross-disciplinary research methods and groundbreaking contributions to historical methodology, including his theory of "networks." In his recently published book, A Small Greek World: Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean (Oxford UP),


Prof. Joan Breton Connelly

prof. Joan Breton ConnellyJoan Breton Connelly is a classical archaeologist who has excavated throughout Greece, Kuwait, and Cyprus where, since 1990, she has directed the NYU Yeronisos Island Expedition.  She majored in Classics at Princeton University and received her PhD in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College where she later served as Assistant Dean and as a member of the Board of Trustees.  She is an honorary citizen of Peyia Municipality, Cyprus.


Prof. Miriam Frenkel

prof. miriam frenkelprofessor at the Department of Jewish History and the School of History at the Hebrew University, head of the Dinur Center for the study of Jewish History.

Phd. From the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Main fields of research: Geniza studies, cultural and social history of Medieval Judaism in the lands of Islam, medieval cultural encounters between Judaism and Islam. 


Prof. Peter N. Miller

Prof. peter millerPeter N. Miller is a professor and dean at Brad Graduate Center, New York. His field is the history of historical research, as opposed to historiography or philosophy of history; he is less interested in the forms history takes or in the subject matter, as in the questions historians ask. This is directly related to historians understanding that certain kinds of artifacts speak to certain kinds of inquiries—and not others. Miller's research work has been spurred by a long-running engagement with early modern European antiquarianism and its continuing impact on how historians work.


Prof. Ronnie Ellenblum

prof. Ronnie EllenblumRonnie Ellenblum is a professor at the Department of Geography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prof.  Ellenblum is specializing in the geography, history, and archaeology of the Crusades and in urban geographical history and in environmental history. The Cambridge University Press published three of his  books: one on the agricultural settlements during the Crusades(1998)  the other (in 2007), deals with medieval castles and the modern interpretations of the Crusades and the third entitled The Collapse of the Eastern Mediterranean Climate Change and the Decline of the East, 950-1072 was published in 2012. Ellenblum initiated several research projects, which he heads. In the scope of the Historic Cities research project he initiated the Jerusalem  Library together with Prof. Sari Nusseibah of Al-Quds University, and the library of the Maps of Jerusalem.