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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 consider climbing the academic ladder. The workshop will combine guided reading in critical texts

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The 14th Lexical Conference for Critical Political Thought

The Political Lexicon research group at the Minerva Humanities Center invites you to the 14th lexical conference of critical political thought, which will take place on May 8th 2017, at Tel Aviv University. The talks will be delivered in Hebrew.

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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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Events & Publciations

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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Exhibition: The Dome of the Rock

The exhibition opens on January 6th, 2016
The Photography Gallery, Bezal’el, Jerusalm

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