Tobias Michael Bitterli

Ph.D. 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


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''



Scholarship from the Trink Endowment Fund for the  academic year 2015/2016

2016-                  Graduate Honors Program Hebrew University Jerusalem Mosse Scholarship



Scholarly societies:

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

2017-2018          Mosse Fellow at UW-Madison


Working experience:

October 2014 -   Research assistant Prof. Wahrman, 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 - current   Hebrew  University, Jerusalem, 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.



Conferences and Workshops:

2018                Paper “The Lore of the Machines” presented at Image and Text: Early Modern Visual Culture in Context, CEMS UW-Madison.            

2018                Workshop Digital Humanities - The Case of Emblem Books and Early Modern Images, CEMS UW-Madison.




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