Amit Levy

Amit
PhD Fellow

Academic interests:

German-Jewish Orientalism, Cultural History of Interlingual Encounters, History of Science

Current projects: 

'The New Orient': German-Jewish Orientalism in Palestine/Israel 

Higher Education:

2016: PhD Department of History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Supervised by Prof. Yfaat Weiss and Dr. Aya Elyada.

2013-2016: MA Department of History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Supervised by Prof. Yfaat Weiss and Dr. Aya Elyada. MA Thesis topic: "'A Complete personal revolution': Martin Meir Plessner (1900–1973) and German-Jewish Orientalism, Between Textual and Physical Encounters."

2010-2013: BA Department of History and Department of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. magna cum laude.

Academic Appointments: 

2015-2016: Organizer of MA Students workshop, School of History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2015: Teaching Assistant to Dr. Alex Kerner, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2014-2016: Archivist of German-Jewish orientalist collections, National Library of Israel and DLA Marbach

2013-2014: Research Assistant to Dr. Aya Elyada, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Fellowship, Honors and Awards

2016-2017: Fellow, The Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2016: Research Fellow, Da'at Hamakom Center, I-Core In The Study of Modern Jewish Culture

2015: Jacob L. Talmon Prize for MA Students

2014: Dean's List (MA Humanities), Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2014: George L. Mosse Prize for BA Students

2012: The Center for Austrian Studies Scholarship for German summer course in Austria

2011-2012: Dean’s List (BA Humanities), Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2010-2011: Dean’s List (BA Humanities), Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2010: Excellence Admission Grant, Department of History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Languages

Hebrew, English, Arabic, German.

Publications:

"Orientalist Collections at the National Library of Israel," Geschichte der Germanistik 49/50 (2016), pp. 147-148.

"A Man of Contention: Martin Plessner (1900–1973) and His Encounters with the Orient," Naharaim 10.1 (September 2016), pp. 79-100.

"'The Sheik': Understanding American Orientalism through Visual and Narrative Differences in Three Decades of Discussion", Slil 10 (Winter 2016) [IN HEBREW]

"'Ma'alesh, Nistader': Arabic in the Folklore of the Palmach during the 1940s", Hayo Haya 11 (Fall 2015) [IN HEBREW]