ZUR SHALEV

Senior lecturer, University of Haifa, Department of General History and Department of Land of Israel Studies

PhD (2004, Princeton UniversityDepartment of History)

 

Curriculum vitae 

Last updated July 2010


 

Academic Degrees

Education

Previous Academic Positions

Selected Academic Awards and Distinctions

Publications and Reviews

Selected Presentations

Other Academic Activities

Membership

 

 

Academic Degrees:

2004

Ph.D.

Princeton University

2000

M.A.

Princeton University 

1997

B.A., Summa cum laude

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

 

Education:

2001-02

Occasional Student, Warburg Institute, London

1998-2004

Ph.D. Program, Princeton University (History)

1993-97

B.A. Hebrew University of Jerusalem (“Amirim” Honors Program, History)

 

 

Previous Academic Positions:

2004-2005

Visiting Research Scholar, Faculty of Modern History, Oxford University, UK

1996-98

Teaching Assistant, “Amirim” Honors Program, Hebrew University

1995-98

Research Assistant, Hebrew University

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Selected Academic Awards and Distinctions:

2010-13

Israel Science Foundation grant for project on geographical Hebraism

2010

Huntington Library short-term fellow

2005-2008

Alon Fellowship for New Faculty, Israeli Higher Education Council

2005

Winner of the first Imago Mundi Prize, for 2003 article on Arias Montano.

2002-03

Institute for Historical Research-Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

2000-01

Dissertation Fellow, Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University

1999

Mellon Foundation Fellowship for participation in the summer seminar “Maps and Nations” at the Newberry Library, Chicago

1997

Rector’s Award, Hebrew University

1997

Y. Arieli Prize for best undergraduate papers in history

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Publications

 

 

Selected Presentations:

December 2009

"Islam, Eastern Christianity, and the Superstitious according to Early Modern European Observers," Phénomènes surnaturels, superstitions et élites européennes, University of Haifa.

September 2009

"Christian Pilgrimage and Ritual Measurement in Jerusalem," Institute's Colloquium, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.

March 2009

"Benjamin of Tudela Travels the Early Modern Republic of Letters," Mediterranean Research Meeting, EUI, Montecatini Terme, Italy.

June 2007

"The Scholarship of Samuel Bochart and Its Influence on Newton," Newton in Pursuit of the Secrets of God and Nature, Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem.

March 2007

"The Visual Turn and the History of Cartography," Israeli Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, Jerusalem.

November 2004

“Early modern pilgrimage to the Holy Land,” Early Modern Europe Seminar, Faculty of Modern History, Oxford University.

May 2004

“Samuel Bochart and his Geographia sacra,” Early Modern Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London.

April 2004

“The Church cartographical: propaganda and controversy in early modern ecclesiastical mapping,” Maps & Society lecture series, Warburg Institute, London.

March 2003

Panel organizer, “Eastern Wisdom: The Varieties of Orientalism in Early Modern Scholarship,” Renaissance Society of America, Toronto.

December 2002

“Antiquarianism, Learned Travel, and Pilgrimage in the Near East,” 1453 to 1699, Cultural Encounters between East and West, Institute of English Studies, University of London.

July 2001

“Benito Arias Montano (1527-98) and the Maps of the Antwerp Polyglot,” XIXth International Conference on the History of Cartography, Madrid.

March 2001

“Cosmo-Politics and Boundaries in the Renaissance Editions of Ptolemy's Geography,” Renaissance Society of America Conference, Chicago

September 2000

“The Quest for the English Foot: John Greaves and the Great Pyramid,” Changing and Exchanging Conference, Princeton University, National Maritime Museum.


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Other Academic Activities (selected):

Organizer, "Hebraic Aspects of the Renaissance," University of Haifa, May 2009.

Conference website

Organizer,“Ptolemy’s Geography in the Renaissance,” a two-day colloquium at the Warburg Institute, June 2003. 

See the program and the poster.

 

Membership:

Renaissance Society of America

International Society for Intellectual History

Israeli Historical Society

 

 

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