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>The History of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Publisher:
Year:
2024
Catalog number :
45-291051
ISBN:
978-965-7808-37-5
Pages:
1008
Language:
Weight:
1800 gr.
Cover:
Hardcover

The History of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Nation-State and Higher Education

Vol. 5
Edited by:
Synopsis

After four volumes primarily focused on the British Mandate period, the fifth volume of the History of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem series delves into the first two decades of the State of Israel: 1948–1967. This comprehensive and diverse volume explores the intricate relationship between the university and the nation-state. The 1948 war and the “sovereign turn” sharply altered the university's status from an institution of higher education under British rule to an institution pertaining to an independent state. The university of the Jewish people, located on Mount Scopus, became an Israeli university with campuses scattered across a divided Jerusalem. Bringing together articles by senior and early-career researchers, this volume analyzes the university's history between rupture and continuity, as an autonomous institution strongly tied to the establishment of the state. It examines the university within its external geo-political context on one hand and considers its internal structure as a research and teaching institution on the other.

Editorial assistance: Amit Levy