Israel Studies Seminar
By Oxford University
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Israel Studies Seminar: Perspectives on Israel. During this academic year, the Israel Studies Seminar will explore what it means to widen the horizons of conventional discourse about Israel by focusing on various perspectives of Israel. The seminar’s objective is to situate Israel within broader contexts, including thematic, theoretical, methodological, epistemological, and geo-strategical. Our speakers this year are invited to offer views of Israel from the socio-political or historical vantage points of various traditions, groups, cultures and states, or from certain epistemological perspectives. We hope that by doing so we will be able to illuminate topics that may be otherwise neglected in the field of Israel studies, but are nevertheless crucial for understanding Israeli and Middle Eastern politics at large.
||CleanAvi Shlaim - A Jordanian Perspective on Israel||Prof. Avi Shlaim reviews the history of the Jordanian-Israeli relations, and considers how Israel is viewed and understood from the Jordanian side||29 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBirth of the Ashkenazi-Mizrahi Controversy on the ‘Arab Question’ (1910-12)||On 'the mother' of all ensuing Mizrahi–Ashkenazi ethnic controversies.||1 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJews, Israel and Debate: Understanding Israel in the Diaspora||Why and how should we study Diaspora Jews' relation to Israel?||31 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|