Department of Middle Eastern & African History,
Short Curriculum Vitae
Israel Gershoni, Department of Middle Eastern & African History / School of History / Cultural Studies Program, Tel Aviv University
Born October 11, 1946, in Kibbutz Hulata, Israel; Married, two children (ages 25 and 16)
1969-72: Department of the History of Muslim Countries, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, BA (magna cum laude); 1972-77: Department of the History of Muslim Countries, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, PhD
Since 1978 at Tel Aviv University. Currently Full Professor at the Department of Middle Eastern and African History as well as the School of History.
Fellow/Visiting Scholar: 1981-82: Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; 1983-84: Department of History, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA; 1989-90: The Middle East Centre, St. Antony's College, Oxford, England (Senior Associate Member); 1995/96: the Center for Judaic Studies and the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA; Summer 1996: St. Antony's College, Oxford, England (Senior Associate Member)
Gershoni, Israel. Egypt Between Distinctiveness and Unity: The Search for National Identity, 1919-1948 (Tel Aviv, 1980) <Hebrew>.
Gershoni, Israel. The Emergence of Pan-Arabism in Egypt (The Shiloah Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies & Syracuse University Press, Tel Aviv, 1981).
Gershoni, Israel and James P. Jankowski. Egypt, Islam and the Arabs: The Search for Egyptian Nationhood, 1900-1930 (Oxford University Press, New York, 1987).
Gershoni, Israel and Ehud R. Toledano (eds.). Cultural Processes in Muslim and Arab Societies, Vol. I, "Medieval and Early Modern Periods", Poetics Today, 14/2, special issue (Summer 1993); Vol. II, "Modern Period I", Poetics Today, 14/3, special issue (Fall 1993); Vol. III, "Modern Period II", Poetics Today, 15/2, special issue (Summer 1994).
Gershoni, Israel and James P. Jankowski. Redefining the Egyptian Nation, 1930-1945, Cambridge Middle East Studies 2 (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1995).
Gershoni, Israel and James P. Jankowski (eds.). Rethinking Nationalism in the Arab Middle East, Collection of articles based on N.E.H. award 1994 workshop, Boulder, Colorado, Sep. 1994 (Columbia University Press, New York, 1997).
Elman, Yaakov and Israel Gershoni (eds.). Literacy and Learning: From Medieval to Modern Times <tentative title>, Collection of articles based on a workshop on "Literacy and Learning", held at Center for Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, in April, 1996 (Yale University Press, forthcoming).
Gershoni, Israel. Rays of Light Piercing the DarkNess: Egyptians facing Fascism and Nazism (Am Oved, forthcoming) <Hebrew>
Numerous articles and shorter publications
COURSES TAUGHT(undergraduate & graduate, incl. Ph.D. students)
The History of Modern Egyptian Nationalism.
The History of Modern Arab Nationalism.
Introduction to the Intellectual History of the Modern Middle East.
Introduction to the Modern History of the Middle East, 1600 to the Present.
Seminar on the Early Modern and Modern History of Egypt (18th-20th centuries).
Seminar on Egypt and the Arab World, 1882-1952.
Seminar on the Modern Pan-Arabist Movement, 1920-1967: Ideology and Practice (incl. reading texts).
Seminar on Ottomanism and Arabism in the Syrian Provinces of the Ottoman Empire, 1860-1914 (incl. reading texts).
Seminar on Ottomanism and Egyptianism in Egypt, 1882-1919 (incl. reading texts).
Seminar on Intellectuals, Society, and Culture in Egypt, 1882-1914 (incl. reading texts).
Seminar on Intellectuals, Intellectual Discourses, Politics, Society and Culture in Egypt, 1919-1939 (incl. reading texts).
Seminar on Islamic Radicalism, Arabism and Territorial Nationalism in Modern Middle Eastern Ideologies (incl. reading texts).
Seminar on Nationalism in Europe, Africa and the Middle East: Theory and Practice.
Permanent Teaching at the Tel Aviv University's Overseas Student Program (various seminars on the history of the Modern Middle East) -- teaching in English.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
1977-1980: The Israel Science Foundation, The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
1980-1982: The Basic Research Foundation, Tel Aviv University.
1983-1984: Fulbright grant for Visiting Scholars in the USA.
1986-1988: The Basic Research Foundation, Tel Aviv University.
1991-1994: The Israel Science Foundation, The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
1994: The National Endowment for the Humanities, grant for international workshop "Rethinking Nationalism in the Arab World, 1920s to the Present", University of Colorado at Boulder, together with James P. Jankowski.
1994-1997: The Israel Science Foundation, The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
1997-1998: The Israel-American Binational Science Foundation, Jerusalem
Areas of current research interest:
Modern History of Egypt; Nationalism, Ethnic Relations, Collective Identity Formation; Intellectual History and Cultural Studies; Nazism and Fascism, especially as seen from the Middle Eastern angle.
Additional points of contact:
phone: ++972-3-640 9450 or ++ 972-3-640 8536 (office)
fax: ++972-3-642 2141 or ++972-9-9582 402