The Faculty of Humanities was the Hebrew University’s first faculty, and has since been home to the great minds that have nurtured and inspired subsequent generations.
The Hebrew University is the only institution with faculty to have won two of this year’s seven Anneliese Maier Research Awards from Germany's Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The prestigious awards to Eurasian history expert Prof. Michal Biran and leading sociologist Prof. Eva Illouz will provide each with funds to continue their collaboration with their German research partners over a five-year period.
Leading scholar of Yiddish language and literature Prof. Chava Turniansky is to receive the 2013 Israel Prize. A widely published author whose writings shed light on many diverse aspects of Ashkenazi life, literature and culture, Prof. Turniansky has been affiliated with the University's Department of Yiddish for 50 years, serving as its head for many years.More
Prof. Yosef Kaplan will be awarded the Israel Prize at Israel's 2013 Independence Day ceremony in April in recognition of his decisive contribution to elucidating the key processes in the development of modern Jewish society. Prof. Kaplan will be the 271st Hebrew University faculty member or graduate to receive the Israel Prize, which is considered the country’s highest honor.More
The June 11 ceremony on Mount Scopus marking the breaking of ground for the new building that will house the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities heralds the revival of the humanities and of graduate education at the Hebrew University and the creation of a new paradigm for graduate studies in Israel.More
The Department of Musicology’s Monday Afternoon Concert series is a proud Jerusalem tradition that is one of the city’s oldest — and few — free concert series. It offers an eclectic array of performers, styles and compositions to a devoted and equally diverse crowd of music lovers.More
A new exhibit at the Institute of Archaeology, marking the 70th anniversary of one of the Hebrew University’s earliest initiatives, shares many of the collection’s early treasures — still used today as source material for archeological research and teaching — with the public for the first time. [Image shows section of ceiling tile painting of pomegranates from synagogue in Dura Europos, photo: Gabi Laron]More