People

Aya Elyada

Dr. Aya Elyada

Department Chair
Humanities Building, Room 6507. On sabbatical abroad 2018/19
02-5883765

I am a senior lecturer at the History Department, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. My fields of interest are German and German-Jewish history and culture; Christian-Jewish relations; the history of the Yiddish-German encounter; and the social and cultural history of language and translation.

Prof. Elisheva Baumgarten

Prof. Elisheva Baumgarten

Rabin Building, Room 2104. Office Hours: Monday, 10:00-11:00

Elisheva Baumgarten’s research focuses on the Jewish communities of medieval Germany and northern France. She is a social historian  who uses gender methodology and comparative methods to examine the daily life of medieval Jews within their Christian surroundings. Her work has examined family life, life-cycle rituals, education, midwifery and piety.

Prof. Yitzhak Brudny

Prof. Yitzhak Brudny

Social Scienses Building, Room 4317. Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 17:15-18:00
02-5883769

Prof. Brudny teaches at the department of political science and history. His main fields of interest include nationalism and ethnic conflicts; social movements, elections, political parties and political institutions in the former communist states of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Prof. Raz Chen-Morris

Prof. Raz Chen-Morris

Humanities Building, Room 6513. Office Hours: Wednesday, 10:30-12:00

Raz Chen-Morris holds an M.A. (cum laude, in the history of medieval and Renaissance science) and a Ph.D. (2001) from Tel Aviv University. Throughout his studies Chen-Morris taught at several high schools and colleges, among them IASA High School in Jerusalem, The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, and Seminar Hakibbutzim. For From 2003-2014 he was a senior lecturer at the STS graduate program at Bar Ilan University. Today Chen-Morris is an associate professor in the History department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Rotem Geva

Dr. Rotem Geva

Humanities Building, Room 6120. Office Hours: By appointment
02-5883580

I am a historian of South Asia concentrating on 20th-century India. My research and teaching interests include colonialism, nationalism, territorial partitions and mass violence, and urban history.

Lee Mordechai

Dr. Lee Mordechai

Lee Mordechai is a historian of the Eastern Roman Empire, also called the Byzantine Empire. He completed his doctoral studies at Princeton University (graduated in 2017) and went on to postdoctoral at the University of Notre Dame (Indiana) and at the Institute of Environmental Studies at Annapolis (Maryland).
Iris Nachum

Dr. Iris Nachum

Office hours: by appointment

I am a historian of modern Central Europe with a special interest in compensation and restitution; liberalism and nationalism; ethnic conflict and expulsion. My research and teaching interests are interdisciplinary, covering history, political theory and law. Since September 2020, I serve as Deputy Academic Director of the Jacob Robinson Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Prof. Dror Wahrman

Prof. Dror Wahrman

Former Dean of the Faculty
Humanities Building, Room 6504. Office Hours: By appointment
02-5883887

I am a cultural historian of Western Europe in the transition from the pre-modern to the modern, with a focus on the "long" eighteenth century. Much of my work tries to understand what the terms in the previous sentence actually mean.