Dr. Merav Mack

Merav Mack
Fields of Practice: 
Christian communities in the Holy Land from the Middle Ages until today, contemporary Christianity, Crusade history

Dr. Merav Mack received her PhD in Medieval History from the University of Cambridge, UK. Her dissertation is entitled "The Merchant of Genoa: the Genoese, the Crusades and the Latin East (1187-1220s)". She won the Lightfoot Award for Ecclesiastical History in Cambridge and following her PhD she received the Lady Davis postdoctoral fellowship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is currently teaching a research seminar in the Department of Comparative Religion at the Hebrew University on the subject of "Contemporary Christianity in the Holy Land".

Alongside her academic interests she has taken part in projects at various international organizations and UN agencies, including Inter-peace, UNDP and WIPO. She was one of the founders of Cambridge Research Technology (CRT). On behalf of CRT and the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London she conducted a survey of the historical archives and libraries of Jerusalem. She has also been involved in various projects of digitization and digital preservation and she is a member of the steering committee of the EVA/Minerva Jerusalem conference of digitization.

Dr. Mack is a Research Fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, where she leads three research groups: Together with Dr. Amal Jamal she is leading a research group on Post-communist Impressions on the Political and Religious Thought in the Eastern Mediterranean; with Prof. Christoph Schmidt – a study group on Subjectivity in Christian Philosophy and Theology; and with Prof. Steven Kaplan – a research forum on Contemporary Christian Communities in the Holy Land. She also directed a lecture series on Captivity and Captives, and she is one of the editors of the Journal of Levantine Studies.

Publications in the Institute