migration

Arabic Narratives of Migration and Journey
18/03/2016 - 11:00 to 13:30
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and the Open University invite the public.
Arabic Narratives of Migration and Journey
“The journey” has been a crucial topic in modern Arabic literature since its inception, appearing first in descriptions of actual travels in the nineteenth century (such as Rifa’a al-Tahtawi’s Rihla), later in novels from the first half of the twentieth century predicated on an Arab man’s fictional...
25/05/2011 - 12:30 to 18:30
  The Anna Lindh Foundation’s Israeli Network, in collaboration with the VLJI, organized a photography conteon the topic of Migration in Israel. The winners’ works were exhibited in the social sciences library at Tel Aviv University. A day-long symposium titled “Integrating Migrants: From Civil...
Migration and Diasporas in the Early Modern Mediterranean
03/05/2011 - 19:00 to 21:00
The series (in English) will reconsider the perspective of hostile and alienated identities – Christians, Muslims and Jews – that has shaped historical interpretations of the Early Modern Mediterranean, to reveal a society with a far richer set of cultural, religious and social dynamics. We will...
Russian in Israel:The Pragmatics of Culture in Migration
More than twenty years have passed since a million former citizens of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the former Soviet Union, arrived in Israel. The views and manners of the “Russians,” members of the Russian-speaking collective who are sometimes perceived as living in a “Russian ghetto,”...
Immigration, Belonging and Cultural Diversity: Israel and Germany in a Comparative Perspective
28/11/2011 - 18:30 to 20:00
Israel and Germany in a Comparative Perspective Transnational migration poses a challenge to modern societies. It encounters racial, ethnic, cultural and gender-based impediments. While some argue that multiculturalism is undermining efforts to promote social causes, others have voiced the fear...
Refugees in Israel
Since 2005 refugees and asylum seekers have come to Israel in increasing numbers. These migrants come mainly from African countries (including Eritrea, Sudan, Congo, and the Ivory Coast) and usually enter by crossing the border from Egypt. This has become a large, steady pattern of migration....
הגירה ותיאולוגיה במפגש בין מסורת, מודרנה ופוסט-מודרנה
  Migration is one of the main phenomena in contemporary society. According to the United Nations, 191 million people were living outside their country of origin in 2005. If they established an independent country, it would be the fifth largest, in terms of population, in the world. Most of the...
Dr. Ariel M. Sheetrit
Ariel M. Sheetrit (PhD, Harvard, 2007) is a lecturer at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Arabic language and literature and at the Open University of Israel in Arab film.  Recipient of Kreitman Post-Doctoral Fellowhsip (2009-2011). At the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, she is the head of the...