המכון לחקר היחסים בין יהודים, נוצרים, מוסלמים

Center for the Study of Relations between Jews, Christians, Muslims

معهد دراسة العلاقات بين اليهود والنصارى والمسلمين

המכון לחקר היחסים בין יהודים, נוצרים, מוסלמים

Call for Papers - International Conference:

Intercultural Dialogues between Jews, Christians, Muslims

The Center for the Study of Relations between Jews, Christians, Muslims, The Open University of Israel, will hold its second international conference on December 26-27, 2012, at The Open University Campus, Raanana.

The conference committee invites scholars of diverse disciplines to submit proposals for 20-minutes papers addressing cultural discourse and interchange between Jews, Christians and Muslims. We invite papers on subjects engaging various chronological and geographic spectrums, and dealing with topics such as intellectual and social history, art, literature, poetry and cinema.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words, referring to the study's main insights and methodology to:
JCMcenter@openu.ac.il
Submission deadline: August 1, 2012

Research Projects

The research projects below are being carried out by OUI scholars from the humanities and social sciences, as well as by guest scholars of different disciplines. The diverse researchers and their fields of interests promise a wide common denominator and a mutual insemination for the single researcher and the JCMC as a whole.


  1. Rivka Nir – The 'parting' or the 'non parting ways' – when the ways of Judaism and Christianity were set apart?
  2. Zohar Hadromi-Allouche – The Associated Child: Adam, Eve, and the Devil as a Family-Planning Consultant.
  3. Daphna Ephrat – Narratives of Medieval Martyrs and Holy Figures: Comparative Perspectives.
  4. Hana Taragan – The Muslim-Christian Struggle over the Holy Land as Reflected in Art (12th–14th Centuries).
  5. Tal Shuval – The 1805 Riots in Ottoman Algiers and their Role in the History of Jewish-Muslim Relations.
  6. Bat-Zion Eraqi Klorman – Space, Place, Object: Sacred Encounters between Jews and Muslims.
  7. Avishai Ben-Dror – The Formation of Memory by Muslims and Christians in Ethiopia in the second half of the 20th century.
  8. Haggai Erlich – Ethiopia, Israel and the Middle East: Jews, Christians, Muslims.
  9. Benny Neuberger – Black Christian Nationalism and the Jews.
  10. Sandra Meiri – The Notion of Exile in Contemporary Israeli Cinema.
  11. Raya Morag – Israeli Documentary Cinema and the New Religious Wave: Negotiating Jewish Fundamentalism during the second Intifada.
  12. Yael Munk and Dan Chayutin – The Road not Taken: the Representation of Jews, Christians and Muslims in Postwar American Films about Israel and its repercussions on Israeli Cinema.
  13. Galili Shahar – Kafka and the Middle East.
  14. Ishay Landa and Bernhard Taureck – 18th and 19th Century German and French Intellectuals vis-à-vis Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.
  15. Sonia Roccas and Orit Ramon – Defining Identity in a Multi-Cultural and Multi-Confessional Environment.
  16. Mustafa Kabha – Mixed Marriages of Muslims and non-Muslims: Haifa in the first Half of the Twentieth Century.
  17. Ram Ben-Shalom – The Narrative as an Arena for Interreligious Encounters.