Noam Zadoff, BA MA PhD
Assistant Professor

Tel.: 0512-507-44027
Email: Noam.Zadoff@uibk.ac.at>
Raum Nr. 40609

office hours by appointment only (please send email)
monday 14.00-15.00 h

 

 

 

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Education and work experience
  • 2002 B.A Jewish Thought, History, and Religious Sciences, Hebrew University
  • 2005 M.A. Individual graduate program in German Studies, Hebrew University Jerusalem (summa cum laude)
  • 2010 Visiting Fellow. Center for Literary and Cultural Research Berlin, Germany
  • 2011 PhD in History. Hebrew University Jerusalem (summa cum laude); Visiting Fellow. University of California at Berkeley, Department for Jewish Studies
  • 2008-2014 Lecturer. Department of Jewish Studies, University of Munich
  • 2012-2013 Ben-Gurion Guest Professor for Israel and Near Eastern Studies, Heidelberg University and Hochschule für jüdische Studien, Heidelberg
  • 2014-2019 Assistant Professor for Jewish Studies and History, Indiana University Bloomington
  • 2017 Guest Professorship at the ETH Zürich
  • 2017-2018 Founding Director. Olamot: Center for Scholarly and Cultural Exchange with Israel, Indiana University
  • 2018 AIANI Fellow, University of Innsbruck
  • since October 2019 Assistant Professor (Universitätsassistent) at the Department of Contemporary History, University of Innsbruck

 

Fields of research and teaching
  • Intellectual and Cultural History of the State of Israel
  • Zionism and Zionist Thought
  • Life and Work of Gershom Scholem
  • Environmental History and History of Emotions
  • Diaspora and Migration Studies
  • Post-War European History

 

Selected Awards
  • Concordia University Azrieli Institute Award for Best Book in Israel Studies (2018)
  • Jonatan Shapiro Award for Best Book in Israel Studies, The Association for Israel Studies (2016)
  • Jacob Katz Prize of the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem (2012)
  • Jacob Talmon Prize for excellence in the Humanities, Department of History at the Hebrew University Jerusalem (2011)
  • Max Gruenwald Doctoral Award, the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem (2005)
  • Moshe Starosta Prize Faculty of Humanities, the Hebrew University Jerusalem (2004)

 

Professional Service
  • Founding Editor and Co-Editor: Olamot Book Series in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Indiana University Press
  • Academic Advisory Committee Member: Olamot Center for Scholarly and Cultural Exchange with Israel, Indiana University
  • Peer Reviewer for the Journals: Pe’amim (Hebrew); Tarbitz (Hebrew); Jewish Quarterly Review; Naharaim; Journal of Israeli History

  

Publication Highlights
  • Geschichte Israels. Von der Staatsgründung bis zur Gegenwart, München: Beck Verlag, 2020
  • 'Panther im Exil. Israel-Studien und jüdische Geschichte', in: Michael Brenner u.a. (Hg.): Israel-Studien. Kultur - Geschichte - Politik, München 2020, 75-88
  • 'From Mishmar Haʿemek to Elon Moreh. Moshe Shamir and the Socialist Roots of Gush Emunim', in: Modern Judaism 39:3 (2019), 326-346
  • Von Berlin nach Jerusalem und zurück: Gershom Scholem zwischen Israel und Deutschland, (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2019)
  • (Editor) Scholar and Kabbalist: Gershom Scholem’s Life and Work (Leiden: Brill, 2019), together with Mirjam Zadoff
  • Gershom Scholem: from Berlin to Jerusalem and Back (Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2017)
  • 'Science and Politics: On the Presence and Future of Israel Studies in Germany', “Orchidee oder Mimose? Ein halbes Jahrhudert deutscher Forschung und Lehre über das Judentum in Deutschland, ed. by Andreas Lehnardt (Berlin: deGruyter, 2017)
  • 'Zionismus und Exil: Robert Weltsch und Gershom Scholem am Schnittpunkt zwischen Holocaust und jüdischem Nationalismus', Jahrbuch für Exilforschung 34 (2016)
  • 'From Mission to Memory: Walter Benjamin and Werner Scholem in the Life and Work of Gershom Scholem,' Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, 13, 1 (2014), together with Mirjam Zadoff
  • 'The Archive, the Students, and the Emotions of a German Israeli Intellectual: Review Essay,' Jewish Quarterly Review 103, 3 (2013), pp. 415-428
  • (Editor), Gershom Scholem and Joseph Weiss: Correspondence 1948-1964 (Hebr., Jerusalem: Carmel, 2012)
  • '"Zion's self-engulfing light": On Gershom Scholem's Disillusionment with Zionism,' Modern Judaism 31, 3 (2011), pp. 272-284
  • 'Travelling to the Past, Creating the Future: Gershom Scholem's Journey to Germany in 1946,' Jewish Culture and History 11, 1-2 (2009), pp. 199-208

 

Research Documentation

 

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