Dr. Hanan Harif



Hanan Harif is a lecturer at the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a fellow at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Center. In 2014-2015 he was a fellow at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He studies the wide range of attitudes held by Jewish intellectuals, scholars, and writers toward the Orient during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as the role and impact of the tendency toward the “East” in Jewish nationalism and modern Jewish identity.

As a post-doctoral fellow at the Roth Institute, Dr. Harif will research Shlomo Dov Goitein as an example of the German-Jewish-Muslim encounter.


Selected Publications

- “Yosef Yo'el Rivlin's Al-Qur'an and the Creation of a New Hebrew Culture in Mandatory Palestine," in: Naharaim vol. 10/1 (2016, forthcoming)

- “Between Arab revival and Zionism: Josef Horovitz, Shlomo D. Goitien and the politics of Jewish Oriental studies”, in: Ottfried Fraisse and Christian Wiese (eds.), Beyond the Myth of Golden Spain (forthcoming 2016).

- “Asiatic Brothers, European Strangers: Eugen Hoeflich and 'Pan-Asian Zionism' in Vienna”, in: E. Mendelsohn, R. Cohen and S. Hoffman (eds.): Against the Grain: Jewish Intellectuals in Hard Times, Berghahn, New York 2013.

- “Asiatische Brüder, Europäische Fremde: Eugen Hoeflich und der „Panasiatische Zionismus“ in Wien”, in: Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft, Heft 7-8 (2012), pp. 646-660.

- "Pan-Asianist Zionism – between Orientalist Aesthetics and Transnationalism" (in Hebrew), in: Chidushim: Studies in the History of German and Central European Jewry, 15 (2011), pp.77-96.