International Collaboration

Research collaboration with scholars, institutions and research centers around the world

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The Roth Institute regularly collaborates with leading institutes and scholars from Europe, North America and other locations whose work is dedicated to researching various aspects of antisemitism and racism.


Each year, the Roth Institute brings a leading scholar of Antisemitism and Racism to Tel Aviv University for an extended visit of several months. These long-term visitors contribute significantly to the training and education of graduate and post-doctoral students associated with Tel Aviv University.


In addition to these long-term visits, the Roth Institute regularly hosts scholars of antisemitism and racism for shorter visits of up to two weeks.



In addition to ongoing cooperation with the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex, the Roth Institute has recently begun an academic exchange with the Centre for Research on Antisemitism at the Technical University, Berlin, through the auspices of the EU's Erasmus Program.

As part of its cooperation with the Centre for German-Jewish Studies in Sussex, the Roth Institute was a co-sponsor of the Max and Hilde Kochmann Summer School for PhD Students in European-Jewish History and Culture which took place at the University of Sussex, UK in July, 2019.



Visiting scholars over the 2017-2018 academic year included Dr. Iris Idelson-Shein of Goethe University, Frankfurt, Dr. Mia Spiro of the University of Glasgow, and Dr. Joshua Teplitsky of SUNY, Stonybrook.

In July of 2018, the Roth Institute co-sponsored an intensive summer institute at York University, Toronto on the topic of Teaching About Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century: Questions, Dilemmas, Strategies.



Over the 2016-2017, the Roth Institute hosted a range of long-term visitors working on topics related to antisemitism and racism.  In addition to Dr. Kamil Kijek, a scholar of Polish-Jewish relations based at the University of Wroclaw, Poland, the Roth Institute also hosted Dr. Na'ama Meishar, a scholar of Jewish-Arab relations focusing on contemporary Jaffa, Carlota Matesanz Sanchioli, a PhD student from Madrid working on antisemitism in the United States and other scholars.


Over the course of the 2014-2015 academic year, the Roth Institute hosted a wide array of leading scholars from Europe, North America and other Israeli institutions. These visitors included Prof. Donald Bloxham of Edinburgh, Prof. Deborah Dwork of Clark University, Prof. Glenn Dynner of Sarah Lawrence College, Prof. Atina Grossman of Cooper Union, New York, Prof. Jack Jacobs of John Jay College, CUNY, Prof. Benjamin Nathans of the University of Pennsylvania, Prof. David Nirenberg of the University of Chicago, and Dr. Magdalena Waligorska of the University of Bremen.


In addition to these short-term visits, the Roth Institute also hosted several visiting scholars for longer periods of two to three weeks including Prof. Sol Goldberg of the University of Toronto, Prof. Jonathan Judaken of Rhodes College, Memphis, and Prof. Kalman Weiser of York University, Toronto.



Prof. Omer Bartov of Brown University was a guest of the Roth Institute in May-June, 2014.  A leading scholar of the Holocaust and World War II, Prof. Bartov's visit was sponsored by the Roth Institute in cooperation with the Cummings Institute for Russian and East European Studies and the Institute for the Study of Polish Jewry at TAU as well as Yad Vashem.


Other long-term visitors over the 2013-2014 year included Dr. Sol Goldberg of the University of Toronto and Prof. Kalman (Keith Ian) Weiser of York University, Toronto whose visit during the month of July took place within the framework of a cooperative research project between TAU's Roth Institute and the University of Toronto's Centre for Jewish Studies.


Short-term visitors over the 2013-2014 academic year included the noted journalist and author Jutta Ditfurth of Frankfurt, Prof. Norman Davies of Oxford, the sociologist Prof. Michal Bilewicz from Warsaw University, Prof. Jeffrey Kopstein of the University of Toronto's Dept. of Political Science, Prof. James Loeffler of the University of Virginia, Prof. Darius Staliunas of the Lithuanian Institute of History, Vilnius, and Prof. Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern of Northwestern University.



Over the course of the 2012-2013 academic year, the Roth Institute hosted two long-term visitors. A scholar of race relations in twentieth-century America, Prof. Thomas Sugrue of the University of Pennsylvania was a guest of the Roth Institute, the Program in American Studies and the Faculty of Law in May of 2013. In addition to Prof. Sugrue, the Roth Institute also co-sponsored the visit of Dr. Grzegorz Krzywiec of the Polish Academy of Sciences in cooperation with Tel Aviv University’s Institute for the History of Polish Jewry and Israel-Poland Relations.


Short-term visitors sponsored (or co-sponsored) by Tel Aviv University’s Roth Institute over the 2012-2013 academic year included: Prof. Mark Cohen of Princeton University; Guila Cooper of the Alliance Israelite Universelle Library, Paris; Prof. Paula Fass of the University of California, Berkeley; Prof. David Feldman, Director of the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck College, London; Hanan Harif of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem; Prof. Jeffrey Kopstein, Director of the University of Toronto’s Program in Jewish Studies; Prof. Derek Penslar of Oxford University and the University of Toronto; Prof. Nancy Sinkoff, Chair, Dept. of Jewish Studies, Rutgers University; and Prof. Marcin Wodziński, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies, University of  Wrocław, Poland.



During the 2011-2012 academic year, the Roth Institute co-sponsored a two-month visit by Prof. Jan T. Gross of Princeton University. Supported by the Roth Institute and other TAU units including the S. Daniel Abraham Center for International and Regional Studies, the Cummings Institute for Russian and East European Studies and the Institute for the Study of Polish Jewry and Israel-Poland Relations as well as Yad VaShem’s International Institute for Holocaust Research, Prof. Gross spoke to students and scholars at Haifa University and El-Khuds University in East Jerusalem and met with faculty and graduate students at Tel Aviv University.


Short-term visitors hosted by the Roth Institute over the 2011-2012 academic year included: Prof. Paul Lerner of USC; Prof. Michael L. Miller of Central European University, CEU, Budapest; Prof. Jess Olson of Yeshiva University and Prof. Eugene Avrutin of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.



Over the 2010-2011 academic year, the Roth Institute and Haifa University’s Bucerius Institute for Research on Contemporary German History co-sponsored a visit of six weeks by Prof. Jonathan Judaken. Short-term visitors over 2010-2011 included Prof. Jan Grabowski of the University of Ottowa, Canada, and Prof. Olga Gershenson of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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