Tobias Michael Bitterli

Tobias Michael Bitterli
PhD Fellow

Academic Interests:

History and Art, History of Objects, Cultural History, Cabinets of wonder, History of Freemasonry.


2015 - current: PhD in history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
2011-2015: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Master of Arts: History.
2008-2011: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Bachelor of Arts: History and Complementary Studies
2005 - 2006: University of Basel, Switzerland,Psychology Studies.
2004 - 2005: University of Basel, Switzerland, Law Studies.
2003 - 2004: Yeshivat Hesder ''Birkat Moshe'', Mitzpe Nevo, Maale Adumim.
2003: General qualification for University entrance, March 2003 (Matura, Swiss Federal qualification).
1998 - 2003: Minerva, High School Basel Switzerland.
1995 - 1998: High School Aesch, Switzerland.
1990 - 1995: Primary School, Pfeffingen, Switzerland

Fellowships and Awards:

2014: The Faculty of History at the Hebrew University's Mosse prize for outstanding essays with the essay ''Unwarped of prejudice'' Oppenheim's The contemplation of the Rings and the question of tolerance''.

2015: The Michael Hed Z''L prize for outstanding essay with the Master thesis ''Oppenheim's The contemplation of the Rings, the German Freemasons and the question of tolerance''.

Memberships/Scholarly societies:

2011- current: Richard Koebner Center for German History at the Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel.

Working experience:

October 2014: Hebrew University, Jerusalem
March 2015: Teaching assistant of Prof. Menahem Blondheim, for the course ''USA: From the Civil War to the Cold War''
September 2013: Hebrew University, Jerusalem current Research assistant of Prof. Dror Wahrman.
2011- 2013: Hebrew University, Jerusalem Research assistant ''The image of heros among German and Israeli Youth.'' Prof. Gad Yair and Yaron Girsh, Hebrew University.
2005 - 2007: Working as a researcher for Bru-Bu AG, Switzerland.
2004 - 2005: Temporary employee Basler Zeitung, Bookbinding, Switzerland.
2001 - 2002: Supervisor of the youth group of the Israelitische Gemeinde Basel, IGB, Switzerland.

Volunteer work:

2005 - 2007: Member of Hanhalat Bnei Akiva Schweiz.
2001 - 2003: dito
2005 - 2007: Member of the board of the Beit Midrasch Shomre Thora, Basel, Switzerland.
2006 - 2007: Rosh Machane Bnei Akiva Schweiz, Wintercamp
2000 - 2006: Madrich of several summer and winter camps of Bnei Akiva Schweiz.


German: Mother tongue
English: Excellent
Hebrew: Excellent
French: Good
Spanish: Fair
Italian: Fair
Latin: Fair