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Research Topics
  1. The Ottoman Institution of Petitions
  2. Greater Syria 
  3. Ottoman Palestine 
  4. The Early Jewish-Arab Conflict
  5. Ottoman Jewry
  6. Ottoman Mapping
  7. Ottoman Gaza
  8. The Rothschilds and the Ottoman Empire 
  • Personal Information

    Education and Positions

    Undergraduate and Graduate Studies

    Year of Approval of Degree

    Degree

    Name of Institution

    and Department

    Period of Study

    2000, Cum Laude

    B.A.

    Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Geography, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    1997-2000

    2002

    M.A.

    Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC), University of

    Chicago

    2000-2002

    2007

    Ph.D

    Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC), University of Chicago

    2002-2007

     

    Academic Ranks and Tenure in Institutes of Higher Education

    Rank/Position

    Name of Institution and Department

    Dates

    Lecturer

    History of the Middle East, University of Haifa

    Since October 2007

    Senior Lecturer (with tenure)

    History of the Middle East, University of Haifa

    Since May 2013

    2014-2015 Abramson-

    Israel Visiting Professor

    2015-2016 Visiting

    Professor History Department

    University of California at

    Berkeley, Law School, Institute of Jewish Law and Israel Studies and the History Department

    October 2014- 2016

    Associate Professor

    Middle East and Islamic Studies, University of Haifa

    July 2018 -

     

  • Courses

    Classes Taught

    • Late Ottoman Palestine, 2016-2018
    • The Rise of Modern Jerusalem, University of Berkeley, California, 2014-2016
    • Justice in the Islamic World, University of Berkeley, California, 2016
    • The Modern Middle East, University of Berkeley, California, 2015
    • Modern Israel, University of Berkeley, California, 2014-2016
    • Immigration and Settlement in Late Ottoman Palestine, M.A., University of Haifa, 2013, with Prof; Gur Alroey
    • Petitions in the Ottoman Empire and the Islamic World, M.A., University of Haifa, 2012-2013, 2019
    • Historiographic Issues in the History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey, Seminar, M.A., University of Haifa, 2014, 2017
    • Reading Primary Sources on the History of the Modern Middle East, 2008-2012, Undergraduate, University of Haifa
    • Computerized Methodology for Historians of the Middle East, 2008-2013, Undergraduate, University of Haifa
    • Modern Turkey, 2007-2014, 2016-2019, Pro Seminar, Undergraduate, University of Haifa 
    • The Ottoman Empire, 2007-2014, 2016-2019, Course, Undergraduate, University of Haifa
    • The Islamic State, 2007-2008, Course, Undergraduate, University of Haifa
    • Ottoman Palestine 1517-1918, 2006, Course, Graduate and Undergraduate, University of Chicago
    • Intermediate Modern Hebrew, 2001-2004, Course, Graduate and Undergraduate, University of Chicago
    • Islamic Middle East 600-1150, 2005, Course, Graduate and Undergraduate, University of Chicago (Teaching Assistant)
    • Women in the Middle East, Course, 2004, Graduate and Undergraduate, University of Chicago (Teaching Assistant)
  • Publications

    A.  Ph.D. DISSERTATION

    "Local Feuds or Premonitions of a Bi-National Conflict? A Reexamination of the Early Jewish-Arab Encounter in Palestine, 1882-1903," English, 350 pp., October 2007,unpublished.

    Dissertation Committee:

    Prof. Holly Shissler, (NELC) The University of Chicago (chair)

    Prof. Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University

    Prof. Ran Aaronsohn, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

     

    B. BOOKS

    AUTHORED BOOKS

    1. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. Petitioning the Sultan: Protests and Justice in Late Ottoman Palestine. London: I.B. TAURIS, 2013, 346pp. including tables and appendices.

    Reviewed by:

    Ami Ayalon in Hamizrah Hehadash (The New East), 53 (2014), pp. 296-299 [Hebrew].

    Roberto Mazza, Middle Eastern Studies, 51/2 (2015), pp. 336-339.

    David Kushner, American Jewish Studies Review 41/2 (2017), pp. 497-499.

    Linda Darling, Mediterranean Historical Review, 31/2 (2017), pp. 270-273.

    Haim Gerber, Bustan: The Middle East Book Review, 9/2 (2018), pp. 201-206.

    Nora Lafi, International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 51/3 (2019), pp. 502-503.

    EDITED BOOKS

    Published

    1. Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Eyal Ginio (eds.), Rethinking Late Ottoman Palestine: The Young Turk Rule, 1908-1918. London: I.B. TAURIS, 2011, 310 pp. (introduction by the editors pages 1-14).

    Turkish version of the book:

    1.a Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Eyal Ginio (eds.), translator Erkal Ünal. Jön Türklerin Filistini.Istanbul: Köç University Press, 2016, 268 pp.

    See its review in http://www.cnnturk.com/kultur-sanat/kitap/jon-turklerin-filistini

    Reviewed by:

    Yossi Ben-Arzi in Hamizrah Hehadash (The New East), 51(2012), pp. 218-224 [Hebrew].

    Dana Sajdi in Journal of Palestine Studies, 41/3 (Spring 2012), p. 122.

    Akın Sefer, "New Approaches to the History of Palestine: Relational History and the Ottoman Past," New Perspectives on Turkey, 48 (2013), pp. 129-140.

    David Kushner, International journal of Turkish Studies, 19/1&2 (2013).

     

    2. Ben-Bassat, Yuval (ed.). Developing Perspectives in Mamluk History. Leiden: Brill, 2017, XXVII+414 pp., preface by the editor pp. 1-15.

    Reviewed by:

    Torsten Wollina, Der Islam 95/2 (2018), pp. 601-607.

    Laurenz Kern, Die Welt des Islams 59/1 (2019), pp. 103-106.

    Jo Van Steenbergen, English Historical Review (2019), pp. 1-3.

     

    3. Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Johann Buessow (eds.). From the Household to the Wider World: Urban Governance in Late Ottoman Bilad al-Sham. Tuebingen: Tuebingen University Press, 2020 (forthcoming).

     

    C. EDITED JOURNALS

    1. Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Daphna Efrat (eds.). Hamizrah Hehadash (The New Orient), Vol. 55 (Spring 2016), 287pp. [Hebrew].

     

    2. Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Yoav Alon (eds.). Hamizrah Hehadash (The New Orient), Vol. 56 (Spring 2017), 287pp. [Hebrew].

     

    3. Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Yoav Alon (eds.). Hamizrah Hehadash (The New Orient), Vol. 57 (Spring 2018), 300pp. [Hebrew].

     

    D. ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

    1. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "On Crossroads: The Hebrew Press in Palestine in the Aftermath of the Young Turk Revolution of 1908," Kesher: Journal of Media and Communications History in Israel and the Jewish World, 37 (2008), pp. 71-81 [Hebrew]

     

    2. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "Proto-Zionist – Arab Encounters in Late Nineteenth-Century Palestine: Socioregional Dimensions," Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. XXXVIII/2 (Winter 2009), pp. 42-63.
       

    3. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "Rethinking the Concept of Ottomanization: The Yishuv in the Aftermath of the Young Turk Revolution of 1908," Middle Eastern Studies, 45/3 (2009), pp. 461-475.
      

    4. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "In Search of Justice: Petitions Sent from Palestine to Istanbul from the 1870," Turcica, 41 (2009), pp. 89-114

     

    5. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "On Telegraph and Justice: Petitions from Jaffa and Gaza to the Ottoman Grand Vizier in Istanbul during the Late Nineteenth Century," Hamizrah Hehadash: The New East, 49 (2010), pp. 30-52 [Hebrew].

         

    6. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "Regional Cooperation among the Rural Population of Palestine’s Southern Coast as Seen in Joint Petitions at the end of the 19th Century," New Perspectives on Turkey, 46 (2012), pp. 213-238.

     

    7. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "Incidents in Rehovot in Petitions Sent by the Neighboring Rural Population to Istanbul 1890-1913," Cathedra, 146 (2012), pp. 101-116 [Hebrew].

         

    See an article in Haaretz about this research http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/education/1.1856241

     

    8. Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Fruma Zachs. "Correspondence Manuals in 19th Century Greater Syria: Between the Arzuhalci and the Advent of Popular Letter Writing," Turkish Historical Review, IV/1 (Spring 2013), pp. 1-25.

    9. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "Rural Reactions to Zionist Activity in Palestine before and after the Young-Turk Revolution of 1908 as Reflected in Petitions to Istanbul," Middle Eastern Studies, 49/3 (2013), pp. 349-363.
    See an article by Dr. Yosef Croitoru in the Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung on August 14, 2013.

     

    10. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "Conflicting Accounts of Early Zionist Settlement: A Note on the Encounter between the Colony of Reovot and the Bedouins of Khirbat Duran," British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 40/2 (2013), pp. 139-148.
              

    11. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "Mass Petitions as a Way to Evaluate 'Public Opinion' in the Late Nineteenth- Century Ottoman Empire? The Case of Internal Strife among Gaza's Elite," Turkish Historical Review, 4 (2013), pp. 135-152.

     

    12. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "A Zionist torn between Two Worlds: Aharon Eisenberg’s Correspondence after the Young Turk Revolution," Journal of Israeli History: Politics, Society, Culture, Vol. 33/ 1 (2014), pp. 25-39.
      

    13. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "The Secret Ottoman Telegraphs on Palestine during WWI," Zmanim, 126 (2014), pp. 52-57 [Hebrew] [annotated translation of 10 deciphered telegrams].

    See an article in Haaretz about this research: http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/education/.premium-1.2347427

     

    14. Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Fruma Zachs. "From Şikayet to Political Discourse and Public Opinion': Petitioning Practices to the King-Crane Commission," New Middle Eastern Studies, 4 (2014), pp. 1-23.


    15. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "The Secret Ottoman Telegraphs from World War I concerning the Yishuv in Palestine," Turcica, 46 (2015), pp. 269-287.

     

    16. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "Bedouin Petitions from Late Ottoman Palestine," Journal of Economic and Social History of the Orient, 58 (2015), pp. 135-162.

     

    17. Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Yossi Ben-Artzi. "The Collision of Empires as seen from Istanbul: The Border of British-Controlled Egypt and Ottoman Palestine as Reflected in Ottoman Maps," Journal of Historical Geography, 50 (2105), pp. 25-36.

     

    18. Fruma Zachs and Yuval Ben-Bassat, "Women’s Visibility in Petitions from Greater Syria during the Late Ottoman Period," International Journal of Middle East Studies, 47/4 (2015), pp. 765-781 [equal contribution].

     

    19. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "The Challenges Facing the First Aliyah Sephardic Ottoman Colonists," Journal of Israeli History: Politics, Society, Culture, 35/1 (January 2016), pp. 3-15.

     

    20. Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Yossi Ben-Artzi. "Cartographical Evidence of Efforts to develop Acre during the Last Decades of Ottoman Rule: Did the Ottomans Neglect the City?," Mediterranean Historical Review, 31/1 (2016), pp. 65-87.

     21. Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Gur Alroey. "The Zionist-Arab Incident of Zarnuqa 1913: A Chronicle and Several Methodological Remarks," Middle Eastern Studies, 52/5 (2016),pp. 787-803.

     

    22. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "What happened to the Ottoman Institution of Petitions when the Sultan no Longer reigned, 1908-1914," New Perspectives on Turkey, 56 (2017), pp. 87-103.

    See an article in Haaretz about this research: http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/education/.premium-1.3169756

     

    23. Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Dotan Halevy. "Jamal Pasha’s Manifest," Cathedra 165 (2017), pp. 7-35 [Hebrew].

     

    24. Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Yossi Ben-Artzi. "The Creation of the Border between Ottoman Palestine and Egypt as reflected in Ottoman Maps," Cathedra 166 (2017), pp. 69-98 [Hebrew, extension and full cartographical deciphering of the maps alongside an analysis of issues discussed in #17 in Published Articles].

     

    25. Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Dotan Halevy. "A Tale of Two Cities and One Telegram: The Ottoman Military Regime and the Population of Greater Syria during WWI," British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 45/2 (2018), pp. 212-230.

     

    26. Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Yossi Ben-Artzi. "Ottoman Maps of the Empire’s Arab Provinces, 1850s to the First World War," Imago Mundi 70/2 (2018), pp. 199-211.

                                                               

    27. Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Johann Büssow. "Urban Factionalism in Late Ottoman Gaza, c. 1875-1914: Local Politics and Spatial Divisions," Journal of Economic and Social History of the Orient, 61/4 (Spring 2018), pp. 606-649.

     

    28. Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Yossi Ben-Artzi. "Acre in 19th-Century Ottoman Maps:       Was the City’s Demise Inevitable?," Cathedra 169 (2018), pp. 23-44 [Hebrew, extension and full cartographical deciphering of the maps alongside an analysis of issues discussed in D20 in Published Articles].

     

    29. Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Yossi Ben-Artzi. "New Cartographical Evidence on the Efforts to Survey Sultan Abdülhamid’s Lands in Northern Palestine at the End of the 19th Century," Hamizrah Hehadash, 58 (2019), pp. 65-89.

     

    30. Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Johann Büssow. "Applying Digital Methods to the Urban History of the Modern Middle East: GIS Analysis of the Social Basis of Political Partisanship in Late Ottoman Gaza, Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient [16,000 words].

     

    ARTICLES OR CHAPTERS IN BOOKS WHICH ARE NOT CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

    Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "Beyond National Historiographies: Reflections on the Ottoman Background of Proto-Zionist – Arab Encounters in Fin de Siècle Nineteenth Century Palestine," in Ginio, Eyal and Karl Kaser (eds.), Ottoman Legacies in the Contemporary Mediterranean: The Balkans and the Middle East Compared. Jerusalem: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, European Forum at the Hebrew University, 2013, pp. 93-118.

     

    2. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "The Fate of a Bulgarian Jewish Settlement in Palestine (1895-1896)," in Cohen, Julia Phillips and Sarah Abrevaya Stein (eds.), Sephardi Lives: A    Documentary History, 1700-1950 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014, pp. 192-194.

     

    3. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "Palestine’s Population and the Question of Ottomanism during the Last Decade of Ottoman – Rule," in Öktem, Kerem, Hans-Lukas Kieser and Maurus Reinkowski (eds.), World War I and the End of the Ottoman World: From the Balkan Wars to the Armenian Genocide (London: I.B. TAURIS, 2015), pp. 153-169.

     

    4. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "Que faire des juifs de Palestine? Les Contradictions de la Politique Ottomane, Orient XXI (L’orient en guerre 1914-1918), 4 Février 2015, pp. 1-6.

     

    5. Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Johann Büssow. "Ottoman Jerusalem, 1517-1918," in Suleiman A. Mourad, Bedross Der Matossian, and Naomi Koltun-Fromm, and (eds.), Routledge Handbook on Jerusalem. London: Routledge, 2018, pp. 113-121.

     

    6. Ben Bassat, Yuval and Dotan Halevy. "National Narratives Challenged: Ottoman Wartime Ccorrespondence on Palestine," in Unhealed Wounds: Perpetuated Patterns: The Levant in the Shadow of World War I, eds. Margaret Anderson, Seyhan Bayraktar, Hans-Lukas Kieser, and Thomas Schmutz. London: I.B.TAURIS, 2019, forthcoming.

     

    7. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "The Traditional Profession of the Arzuhalci and the changing Late Ottoman Urban Space," in Yuval Ben-Bassat and Johann Buessow (eds.). From the Household to the Wider World: Urban Governance in Late Ottoman Bilad al-Sham. Tuebingen: Tuebingen University Press, 2020, forthcoming.

     

    BOOK REVIEWS

    1. Johann Büssow, Hamidian Palestine: Politics and Society in the District of Jerusalem, 1872-1908 (Leiden: Brill, 2011), Hamizrah Hehadash: The New East, 51 (2012), pp. 225-228 [Hebrew].

     

    2. Bedross Der Matossian, Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014), Hamizrah Hehadash: The New East, 55 (2015), pp. 227-229 [Hebrew].

     

    3. Jonathan Marc Gribetz, Defining Neighbors: Religion, Race and the Early Zionist Arab Encounter (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014), American Jewish Studies Review, 39/2 (2015), pp. 462-464.

     

    4. Robert Mazza, Jerusalem: From the Ottomans to the British (London: I.B. Tauris, 2014), Bustan: The Middle East Book Review, 7/1 (2016), pp. 65-69.

     

    5. Heather J. Sharkey, A History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), International Journal of Turkish Studies 23/1-2 (2017), pp. 96-98.

     

    6. Assaf Likhovski, Tax Law and Social Norms in Mandatory Palestine and Israel (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017), American Historical Review, forthcoming.

     

    7. Vincent Lemire, Jerusalem 1900: The Holy City in the Era of Possibilities (Jerusalem: Magnes, 2018), Hamizrah Hehadash 58 (2019), pp. 155-158.

     

     F. ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES

    1. Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Johann Büssow. "Jerusalem from the Ottoman Period," Encyclopedia of Islam 3 (EI3) (2018), pp. 127-140.

     

    2. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "Khālidī Family [Khalidi Family]," EI3 (3,000 words, forthcoming).

     

    3. Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "Lydda (al-Ludd, Lod) Modern Period [Lydda]," EI3 (2,000 words, forthcoming).

     

  • Participation in Conferences

    Abroad

     

    Role

    Subject of Lecture/Discussion

    Place of Conference

    Name of Conference

    Date

    Paper presentation

    “The Relationships between the Jewish Colonizers and the Arab Population in Palestine at the End of the 19th Century”

    University of Chicago

    Middle East History and Theory Conference (MEHAT)

    May 2005

    Paper presentation

    “Local Feuds or Premonitions of a Bi-National Conflict? A Re-examination of the Encounter between Jews and Arabs in Palestine during the Early Zionist Colonization, 1882-1903”

    Washington DC

    Middle East Studies Association (MESA)

    November 2005

     

    Paper presentation

    “The Effects of the Young Turk Revolution of 1908 on the Yishuv”

    University of Chicago

    MEHAT

    May 2006

    Paper presentation

    “A Divided and Challenged Community: The Yishuv and the of 1908”

    Boston

    MESA

    November 2006

    Paper presentation

    1. “A Zionist Torn between Two Worlds: Aharon Aizenberg at the Jerusalem Branch of the Committee of Union and Progress (CUP)”

    Montreal

    MESA

    November 2007

    Roundtable Discussion

    “2. The Ambivalence of Jewish-Arab Relationships in Palestine at the End of the 19th Century: Implications for Identity Construction”

         

    Paper presentation

    “The Ottoman Background of the Early Jewish-Arab Encounter in Palestine at the End of the 19th Century”

    Washington D.C

    MESA

    November 2008

    Paper presentation

    “In Search of Justice: Petitions Sent from Palestine to the Grand Vizier from the Early 1870s Onwards”

    Boston

    MESA

    November 2009

    Paper presentation

    “Arab Reactions to Zionist Activity in Palestine before and

    after the Young-Turk Revolution in 1908 as Reflected in Petitions to Istanbul”

    University of Zürich

    Rifts in Time: Israel/Palestine, 1911-2011

    October 12-14, 2011

    Paper presentation, workshop

    “Petition from Palestine to Istanbul in 1912-

    1913: A Turning Point

    in Local Support for the Empire?”

    University of Basel

    The Ottoman Cataclysm: Its Beginnings, 1912-1913

    October 17-19, 2013

    Workshop, Paper presentation together with Prof. Dr. Johann Büssow, University of Tübingen

    “Intra-Elite Struggles in Late Ottoman Gaza as reflecting Political Boundaries within this Town”

     

     

    Freie Universität,

    Zentrum Moderner Orient,

    Berlin

    “Visible and Invisible Urban boundaries in the Ottoman and post-Ottoman world from a comparative perspective”

    May 2014

    Paper presentation, workshop

     

    University of Zürich

    “The Ottoman Cataclysm: Its Beginnings, 1912-1913 (meeting II)

    June 2014

    Paper presentation

    “Reflections on the Constitutional Discourse in Ottoman Petitions after the Young Turk Revolution”

    Washington DC

     

    MESA

    November 2014

    Paper presentation + discussant in workshop

    “Enciphered Ottoman wartime correspondence on Palestine: A Challenge to the Common National Narratives?”

     

    University of Zürich

    University of Zürich, international workshop: “Ottoman Cataclysm: Total War, Genocide and Distant Futures in the Middle East (1915-1917)”

    October 2015

    Discussant

     

    University of California, Berkeley, History Department

    Western Ottomanists Workshop (WOW)

    March 2016

    Paper presentation

    “The Development of the Egypt-Palestine Border as Reflected in Ottoman Maps”

    University of Nebraska

    MAMEIS (The Midwest Association for middle East and Islamic Studies)

    April 2016

    Paper presentation with Yossi Ben-Artzi

    “Not just Cartography: Ottoman Maps of the Levant since the Mid-19th Century and its Significance to Historical-Geography Research”

    University of Tübingen

    DAVO

    October 6-8, 2016

    Paper presentation + discussant

    “The Ottoman View on Jewish Immigration to the Empire since the 1880s”

    University of Tübingen

    Along the Balkan Route: Refugees and Minorities in South Eastern Europe and the Middle East

    October 20-22, 2016

    Paper presentation + discussant

    “The Population of Greater Syria and the End of the War”

    University of Zürich

    University of Zürich, international workshop: “Unhealed wounds, perpetuated patterns: The Middle East in the shadow of World War I” 

    January 2017

    Paper presentation with Johann Büssow

    “Gaza during the Late Ottoman Period: Images and Empirical Findings”

    University of Heidelberg

    “Osmanistischer Studienkreis 3: Bilder”

    February 2018

    Discussant

     

     

     

    Discussant

    “Zionism and the Politics of German Guilt”

     

    “Negev Bedouin Identity in Transition: Challenges and Opportunities”

    University of California, Berkeley

    34th Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies (AIS)

     

     

    June 25-27

    Paper presentation with Prof. Yossi Ben-Artzi

    “Ottoman maps of the Levant and it’s significant to

    historical-geography study of the region”

    University of Warsaw, Polish Academy of Sciences

    17th International Conference of Historical Geographers 2018 (ICHG)

    15-20.7.2018

    Paper presentation

    “Petitioning in the Ottoman Empire in wake of the 1908 Young Turk Revolution”

    University of London

    International workshop, “Petitions and Petitioning in Context: When and why do petitions matter?”

    April 2019

     

    In Israel 

     

    May 2008

    Middle East and Islamic Studies Association of Israel (MEISAI)

    University of Haifa

    “The Notion of Justice in the Ottoman Empire at the End of the 19th Century: The Case of the Sub-District (kaza) of Jaffa”

    Paper presentation

    January 2009

    Ottoman Roots of Contemporary Realities: The Middle East and the Balkans Compared, International Conference

     

    Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    “The Ottoman Background of the Early Jewish-Arab Encounter in Palestine at the End of the 19th Century”

     

    Paper presentation

    December 2010

    Israeli Geographical Association Annual Meeting

    Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    “Regional Connections among the Rural Population in the Region of Gaza at the End of the 19th Century”

    Paper presentation

    January 2012

    Conference in Honor of Prof. David Kushner

    University of Haifa

    “Petitions as Historical Text for the Study of Late Ottoman Palestine: The Case of Rehovot and the Bedouins of al-Sitriyya”

    Paper presentation

    June 26-28, 2012

    Association of Israel Studies (AIS), 28th Annual Conference

    University of Haifa

    “Incidents in Rehovot in Petitions Sent by the Neighboring Rural Population to Istanbul 1890-1913”

    Paper presentation

     

    October 2012

    Conference to Commemorate 130 Years to the Beginning of the First ʻAliya

    Yad Ben-Zvi and the Municipality of Rishon le-Zion

    “The Relationships between the First Aliya Colonies and the Arab Rural Population: The Case Study of Rehovot and its Neighbors, 1890-1913”

    Paper presentation

    Paper presentation

    “Changing Patterns of Rule in the Province of Jerusalem during the Late Ottoman Period: A Historical Perspective”

    Yad Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem

    Research Group on Jerusalem during the Modern Era

    November 2012

    Paper presentation

    “Conflicting Perceptions of Landownership: The Case of Rehovot and the Bedouins of Khirbat Duran, 1890”

    Bar-Ilan University

    Annual Conference of the Israeli Geographical Association

    December 2013

    Paper presentation

    “Was the Ottoman Institution of Petitioning Obsolete at the End of the 19th Century? A Historical Perspective”

    Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Buber Institute

    Workshop: Engaging the State: Petitions as Sources in Ottoman Studies and Beyond

    May 2014

    Paper pesentation

    “A New Outlook on the

    History of Proto-Zionist-

    Arab Encounters in Late Ottoman Eretz-Yisrael”

    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sde Boker Campus

    30th Annual Meeting of the Israel Studies Association

    June 23-25, 2014

    Paper presentation

    “Secret Ottoman Telegraphs from WWI concerning Eretz-Yisrael and its Population”

     

    The Historical Society of Israel

    “A Century for WWI: Global and Local Perspectives on the ‘Great War’”, the 37th Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of Israel

    June 24-25, 2014

    Paper presentation, together with Dotan Halevy

    Paper presentation together with Yossi Ben-Artzi

    1. “The Evacuation of Jaffa and Gaza by Jamal Pasha and the Way the “Turkish” Past of Eretz-Yisrael is remembered”

    2. “Cartographical Evidence for the Development of Eretz-Yisrael during the Late Ottoman Period”

    Van-Leer Institute

    “Ottoman Treces

    in Eretz-Yisrael”

    September 7-8, 2016

    Paper presentation

    “Secret Ottoman Correspondence from WWI”

    University of Haifa, Schumacher Institute

    The series “New Research on Eretz-Yisrael”

    March 14, 2017

    Paper presentation

    “Two Petitions from 1890 and 1913 regarding the Jewish activity near Jaffa”

    Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    Conference in honor of Amnon Cohen

    March 21, 2017

    Paper presentation

    “Opening Remarks and Questions from the Research Project ‘Gaza during the Late Ottoman Period’”

    University of Haifa

    “Urban Politics and Urban Governance in Nineteenth-Century Bilad al-Sham: From the Household to the Wider World”

    20-23 March 2018

     

    Paper presentation

    “The Arzuhalci’s Stand and the Telegraph Office”

    University of Haifa

    “Urban Politics and Urban Governance in Nineteenth-Century Bilad al-Sham: From the Household to the Wider World”

    20-23 March 2018

     

    Paper presentation with Prof. Dr. Johann Büssow

    “Neighborhoods as Political Entities and Strongholds of Local Factions”

    University of Haifa

    “Urban Politics and Urban Governance in Nineteenth-Century Bilad al-Sham: From the Household to the Wider World”

     

    20-23 March 2018

     

    Paper presentation

    “The Battles in Eretz-Yisrael from the Ottoman Perspective”

    Emeq Yizrael College

    “A Hundred Years to the Battles in Emeq Yizrael during WWI”

    May 23, 2018

    Paper presentation

    “The Social Basis of the Political Rivalry in Gaza during the Late Ottoman Period Presented on GIS”

     

    Tel-Aviv University

    MEISAI Annual Conference

    June 7, 2018

    Paper presentation

    “The Political Rivalry in Gaza during the Late Ottoman Period and its Meaning for the Study of the Urban Society in the Levant during this Period”

    University of Haifa and Tel-Aviv University

    “People of the Mediterranean: Patterns, Networks and Conflicts (1492-1945): Conference in Honor of Prof. Minna Rozen”

    June 10-14, 2018

    Paper presentation

    “Approaches by Villagers in the Sub-district of Gaza to the Central Regime in Istanbul during the Late Ottoman Empire: Authentic Voices?”

    University of Tel-Aviv

    “Perspectives on Peasants”

    April 16, 2018

    Paper presentation

    “The Ancient Institution of Petitioning to the Ottoman Sultan in a Period of Drastic Political, Technological and Social Changes, 1876-1914”

    Young Academia, Social and Humanities Division, Israel Science Foundation

    “Empires: Colonialism, Culture and Power in the Modern Period: From the 15th to the 21st Century”

    April 17-18, 2018

    Paper presentation

    Middle East and Islamic Studies Association of Israel (MEISAI)

    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

    “Ottoman Mapping of the Middle East during the End of the 19th Century: Between the European and Local Traditions”

    May 30, 2019

     

     

    Organization of Conferences or Sessions

     

    Role at Conference/

    Comments

    Subject of Conference/Lecture

     

    Place of

    Conference

    Name of

    Conference

     

    Date

    Co-organizer with Dr. Eyal Ginio from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    International Conference

    Yad Ben-Zvi Institute and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    Centenary to the Young Turk Revolution of 1908: Its Influence on Palestine

    2-3.7.2008

    Organizer

    Keynote

     

    The Ottoman heritage and long lasting influence in Eretz Yisrael Keynote Address: “The Ottoman Heritage in Eretz-Yisrael and the Region”

    University of Haifa

    The Ottoman Heritage in Eretz-Yisrael Revisited

    14.4.2010

    Co-organizer with Prof. Avner Giladi

    New Studies on the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey

    University of Haifa

    Conference in Honor of Prof. David Kushner

     

    Keynote address

    Inauguration of the book Late Ottoman Palestine: The Period of Young Turk Rule

     

    University of Haifa

    Book Presentation

    January 2013

    Co-organizer with Prof. Dr. Johann Büssow of the University of Tübingen

    Workshop of young Israeli, Palestinian and German scholars

    University of Tübingen

    “Space, place and technologies of mapping in late Ottoman and Mandatory Palestine”

    28-30/7/2015

    Co-organizer with

    Carl Bethke, Johann Büssow, Armina Omerika, and Hakan Yavuz

    International workshop

    University of Tübingen

    “Along the Balkan Route: Refugees and Minorities in South Eastern Europe and the Middle East”

    20-22 October 2016

    Co-organizer with Prof. Dr. Johann Büssow

    Workshop of Israeli and German Scholars in the framework of GIF (part 1)

    University of Tübingen

    “Urban Politics and Urban Governance in Nineteenth-Century Bilad al-Sham: From the Household to the Wider World”

    12-13 May 2017

    Co-organizer with Prof. Gur Alroey and Dotan Halevy

    Daily Conference

    University of Haifa

    “The Civilian Population of Greater Syria and the Ottoman Authorities During WWI”

    29 May 2017

    Co-organizer with Prof. Dr. Johann Büssow in the framework of GIF

    Part 2 of the workshop (GIF)

    University of Haifa

    “Urban Politics in Late Ottoman Greater Syria and Beyond: Particularities and Commonalities”

    20-23 March 2018

     

     

    Invited Lectures - In Israel

     

    Presentation/Comments

    Name of Forum

    Place of Lecture

    Date

    “The Contribution of Ottoman Documents to the Study of Eretz-Yisrael”

    Department of Geography, Departmental Seminar

    Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    December 2008

    “An Ottoman View of Eretz-Yisrael at the End of the 19th Century”

    Dean of

    Humanities Forum

    University of Haifa

    April 2009

    “In Search for Justice: The Petitions Sent to the Chamber of the Grand Vizier by the Inhabitants of Jaffa and Gaza since the 1870s”

    Bear Forum

    Tel-Aviv University

    January 2010

    “The Ottoman Institution of Petitions to the Ruler at the End of the 19th Century: Continuations and Changes”

    Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

    Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    January 2011

    “The Institution of Petitions to the Ottoman Sultan at the End of the 19th Century: A Continuation of an Old Tradition?”

    The Young Researchers’ Forum, Faculty of Humanities

    University of Haifa

    March 2011

    “Petitions as a Source for the Study of Late Ottoman Eretz-Yisrael”

    Ofakim Program

    University of Haifa

    November 2011

    “The Residents of the District of Jerusalem during the Late Ottoman Era”

    Research Seminar on the History Jerusalem during the Modern Era

    Yad Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem

    November, 2012

    “Regional Networks among the Rural Population of Gaza-Jaffa Region at the End of the 19th Century”

    Research Seminar on Jewish-Arab Relations

     

    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,
    The Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel & Zionism in Sde Boker

    23 April 2013

    Paper presentation together with Yossi Ben-Artzi

    “Late Ottoman Maps of Greater Syria”

    Forum Baer, MEISAI, Tel-Aviv University

    January 2017

     

    Invited Lectures –Abroad

     

    Presentation/Comments

    Name of Forum

    Place of Lecture

    Date

    “The Contribution of Ottoman Documents to the Study of Eretz-Yisrael”

    Department of Geography, Departmental Seminar

    Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    December 2008

    “An Ottoman View of Eretz-Yisrael at the End of the 19th Century”

    Dean of

    Humanities Forum

    University of Haifa

    April 2009

    “In Search for Justice: The Petitions Sent to the Chamber of the Grand Vizier by the Inhabitants of Jaffa and Gaza since the 1870s”

    Bear Forum

    Tel-Aviv University

    January 2010

    “The Ottoman Institution of Petitions to the Ruler at the End of the 19th Century: Continuations and Changes”

    Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

    Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    January 2011

    “The Institution of Petitions to the Ottoman Sultan at the End of the 19th Century: A Continuation of an Old Tradition?”

    The Young Researchers’ Forum, Faculty of Humanities

    University of Haifa

    March 2011

    “Petitions as a Source for the Study of Late Ottoman Eretz-Yisrael”

    Ofakim Program

    University of Haifa

    November 2011

    “The Residents of the District of Jerusalem during the Late Ottoman Era”

    Research Seminar on the History Jerusalem during the Modern Era

    Yad Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem

    November, 2012

    “Regional Networks among the Rural Population of Gaza-Jaffa Region at the End of the 19th Century”

    Research Seminar on Jewish-Arab Relations

     

    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,
    The Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel & Zionism in Sde Boker

    23 April 2013

    Paper presentation together with Yossi Ben-Artzi

    “Late Ottoman Maps of Greater Syria”

    Forum Baer, MEISAI, Tel-Aviv University

    January 2017

     

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    Selected Scholarships, Awards, and Research Grants

    • German-Israeli Fund (GIF), 2016-2018
    • Rothschild Caesarea Grant, 2013-2014
    • Rector’s Grant, The University of Haifa, 2011
    • German-Israeli Fund (GIF) for Young Scientists, 2010-2011
    • Whiting Fellowship for Dissertation Final Year, University of Chicago, 2007
    • Lady Davis Fellowship, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2007
    • Fuerstenberg Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2001-2005
    • Division of Humanities and Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2001-2004
    • Dean's Fellowship for Distinguished Students, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1999
    • Pharhi Fellowship for Distinguished Students, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1999
    • Dean's List, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1998, 1999
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