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  • Call for Participation: Academic professionalization from a critical perspective – A workshop for first generation in higher education research students

    The Minerva Humanities Center in Tel Aviv University invites students to participate in a workshop for academic professionalization from a critical perspective. The workshop is intended for MA or first-year PhD research students in the humanities or the social sciences, who are first generation in higher education*, and who consider climbing the academic ladder. The

  • Conference in memoriam of Bert Cohn: Civilizations of Knowledge – Critical Reflections

    The Minerva Humanities Center and the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science invite you a special conference in memoriam of Bert Cohn: Civilizations of Knowledge – Critical Perspectives. The conference will take place on June 11th-12th 2018, at Tel Aviv University. For further information see the conference program

  • The 15th Lexical Conference

    The Political Lexicon group at the Minerva Humanities Center is delighted to invite you to the 15th Lexical Conference for critical political thought. The conference will be held (in Hebrew) on Monday, May 14th 2018, in room 458 in Gilman building, Tel Aviv University. The program is available in pdf format here

  • Photolexic Vol. 2 – Publication and inauguration event

    The Political Lexicon and the Photolexic groups at the Minerva Humanities Center are delighted to announce the publication of the 12th volume of Mafte’akh – Lexical Review of Political Thought, which is also the 2nd Photolexic volume (in Hebrew). The volume, comprising eight lexical entries dealing with various aesthetic and political aspects of photography, was

  • Lexical Workshop — Political Concepts of Protest: Knowledge, Action and Technologies

    The Minerva Humanities Center at Tel Aviv University, and the Van-Leer Institute in Jerusalem are delighted to invite you to the annual lexical workshop which will focus this year on political concepts of protest. The Workshop will be held in Hebrew, and will take place on Wednesday, May 2nd 2018, in the Van Leer Institute

Research groups

Migrating Knowledge

Academic Director: Prof. Rivka Feldhay
The approach of the Migrating Knowledge research group is grounded in the belief that communication, translation, cross-cultural encounters, and diffusion play a vital role in the construction of knowledge. Moreover, it presupposes that ideas are not ‘bodiless’ and do not exist in abstract space. Ideas are embedded in texts, objects, diagrams, instruments, and various kinds of equations and images.

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Events & Publciations

Conference: The Moral Dilemmas of Science

We are delighted to invite you to The Moral Dilemmas of Science conference organized by The Minerva Humanities Center, the Cohn Institute fot eh History and Philosophy of Science and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University. The conference will be held on November 14th-15th, in Tel Aviv University. For further

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Special Lecture, Prof. Henriette Dahan Kalev: “Canon, Transmission and Tradition: Contemporary Gender-related Aspects”

The Minerva Humanities Center invites you to Prof. Henriette Dahan Kalev’s special lecture about: “Canon, Transmission and Tradition: Contemporary Gender-related Aspects”. Prof. Dahan-Kalev’s talk is the keynote lecture of the summer workshop of the Tradition: Canon, Transmission and Critique research group led by Dr. Vered Sakal and Dr. Lina Barouch under the auspices of the Migrating

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Lexicon for Political Theory: Encyclopedia in the Making

Academic Director: Dr. Ariel Handel
The Lexicon group studies foundational concepts in political theory and initiates the writing of original essays in the field. The project’s gradually expanding compilation of concepts will include traditional concepts drawn from the canon of political theory alongside concepts imported from other disciplines; concepts that have seeped into our language and perception from everyday experiences or concepts extracted from local or foreign political histories; and invented concepts, designed to enable the description of new phenomena.

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Events & Publciations

Call for Participation: Academic professionalization from a critical perspective – A workshop for first generation in higher education research students

The Minerva Humanities Center in Tel Aviv University invites students to participate in a workshop for academic professionalization from a critical perspective. The workshop is intended for MA or first-year PhD research students in the humanities or the social sciences, who are first generation in higher education*, and who consider climbing the academic ladder. The

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The 15th Lexical Conference

The Political Lexicon group at the Minerva Humanities Center is delighted to invite you to the 15th Lexical Conference for critical political thought. The conference will be held (in Hebrew) on Monday, May 14th 2018, in room 458 in Gilman building, Tel Aviv University. The program is available in pdf format here

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Living Together: Exploring Modes of Political Membership

Academic Director: Dr. Raef Zreik  
The “Living Together” group has been working together since February 2010, seeks to enrich the existing repertory of forms of association, belonging, and political citizenship. The project is grounded in Muslim, Christian, and Jewish sources of all eras (premodern, modern, contemporary) in an attempt to expand the perspectives that emerge from the clash between liberalism and its recent critics.

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Symposium: Between Settlers and Residents in the Negev

The symposium will bring together scholars and activists representing or researching various communities of the Negev/Naqab: unrecognized Bedouin villages, lone farms, residents of development towns and more. The first session will focus on theoretical perspectives, the second on practical initiatives, for example: the demand to recognize the status of and grant privileges to the children of the

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