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Professor Iris Shagrir

Department of History, Philosophy and Judaic Studies

Office: 207, Academic Building

Tel.: 09-7781406; 02-6773324

Fax: 02-6789124

E-mail: irissh@openu.ac.il

External website: https://openu.academia.edu/IrisShagrir

Research Interests:

Research Grants:

2015-2017 Mandel-Scholion Research Group: "Liturgy, Art and Cultural Memory in the Middle Ages"
2014-2017 Israel Science Foundation, personal research grant: "The Urban Development of Jerusalem in the 12th Century" (663/14)
2013-2014 Israel Science Foundation/ The Institute of Advanced Study: Workshop grant for "Jerusalem and the Crusades" (Jerusalem, 7-11 December 2014)
2013-2014 OUI Research Authority: "Exchanges of Medical Knowledge between Western Europe and the Realm of Islam in the Middle Ages", with Dr Jonathan Rubin
2009-2013 Israel Science Foundation, personal research grant: "Creating a Frankish Capital: Jerusalem in the 12th century" (277/2009)

Research Fellowships

Spring Semester 2015 Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, UK


Academic Activity

OUI Coordinator of The Council for Higher Education quality assessment processes (2012-2014)

Head of Medieval History division, Department of History, Philosophy and Judaic Studies, The Open University

The humanities subcommittee, The Open University, Member

The Israel Historical Society, elected board member, 2011-

Committee for approval of study programs, The Open University,  2011-2014

Organizer of the Crusades Seminar, an interdisciplinary forum for the study of the crusades and the Latin East, Jerusalem, Institute of Advanced Studies, 2011-

Co-organizer of the annual  inter-university conference "The Middle Ages- Now!", (current research in the Middle Ages), co-production with the Israel Historical Society, 2005-



 

Publications:

Books 

The Crusades: History and Historiography  (The Open University of Israel, Hebrew, 2014) 

Ut loca videant et contingant: Studies in Pilgrimage and Sacred Space, edited by Yitzhak  Hen and Iris Shagrir, Ra'anana, 2011 (Hebrew)

In Laudem Hierosolymitani: Studies in Crusades and Medieval Culture in Honour of Benjamin Z. Kedar, Edited by Iris Shagrir, Ronnie Ellenblum and Jonathan Riley-Smith (Ashgate, Aldershot, 2007). Partial preview available at Google Books. See here.

Naming Patterns in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem (Oxford, Prosopographica et Genealogica, Publications of the Unit for Prosophographical Research, Oxford University, 2003). Partial preview available at Google Books. See here


Selected Articles and Chapters

"Adventus in Jerusalem: the celebration of Palm Sunday in twelfth century  Jerusalem", The Journal of Medieval history, (2015)

"Franks and Normans in the Mediterranean: A Comparative Examination of  Naming Patterns", Journal of Medieval Prosopography (2014)

The Fall of Acre as a Spiritual Crisis: The Letters of Ricoldo of Monte Croce", Revue Belge de  Philologie et d' Histoire, 90 (2012), pp. 1107-1121.

"Michaud, Montrond, Mazloum and the First History of the Crusades in Arabic" (with Nitzan Amitai-Preiss), Al-Masaq, 24 (3) 2012, (forthcoming)

"The Inscription on the Wall Painting at the Abbey of the Virgin Mary in the Valley of Jehoshapat, Jerusalem", in Archeological Studies in Honour of Michelle Piccirillo OFM, ed. L. Daniel Chrupcala, (Studium Biblicum Franciscanum,  Jerusalem, 2012), (forthcoming). 

"The Guide of MS Beinecke 481.77 and the Intertwining of Christian, Jewish and Muslim Traditions in 12th-Century Jerusalem", Crusades 10 (2011), pp. 1-22.

 "The Pilgrim In The Holy City: A Little-known Twelfth Century Guide to the Holy Places", Cathedra, 138 (2010), pp. 57-82. [In Hebrew] PDF

“The Visitatio Sepulchri at the Latin Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem,” Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean, 22:1 (2010), pp. 57-77. PDF


"The Middle Ages: a Long-term Inquiry". An Interview with professor Patrick Geary, by Iris Shagrir and Yitzhak Hen, Historia: Journal of the Historical Society of Israel, 25 (2010), pp. 5-24. [In Hebrew] PDF

“Bynames in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem", in Anthroponymie et migrations dans la Chretiente medievale: Etudes reunis par M. Bourin et P.M. Sopena (, Madrid 2010), pp. 229-245.

”The Feast of the Resurrection at the Crusader Holy Sepulcher Church in Jerusalem,” Historia: Journal of the Historical Society of Israel, 20 (2007), pp.31-56. [In Hebrew] PDF

“The Medieval Evolution of By-Naming: Notions from the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem,” in In Laudem Hierosolymitani, pp. 49-59. PDF

“The Naming Patterns of the Inhabitants of Frankish Acre,” Crusades 4 (2005), pp. 107-16. PDF

“Document: Love is in the Air,” Zemanim: a Historical Quarterly 89 (2005), pp.96-98. [In Hebrew] PDF

The Beginnings of Europe, Vol. 4: East and West (co-author) (Tel Aviv, The Open University, 2003). [In Hebrew] Partial preview available at Google Books. See here.

“Charlemagne and the Crusaders,” appendix, in Y. Hen, Einhard’s Life of Charlemagne (Tel Aviv, The Open University, 2005). [In Hebrew] PDF

"The Parable of the Three Rings: A Revision of Its History,” The Journal of Medieval History, 23 (1997), pp.163-177. PDF

Translations into Hebrew

•    E.D. Hunt, "Travel, Tourism and Piety in the Roman Empire: A Context for the Beginnings of Christian Pilgrimage", Echos du monde classique (Classical News) 23 (1984), pp. 391-417
א' ד' הנט, "מסעות, תיירות ואדיקות דתית באימפריה הרומית: מסגרת לראשיתה של העלייה לרגל הנוצרית", בתוך: עלייה לרגל: אסופת מאמרים, עורכים א. לימור א. ריינר, רעננה 2005, עמודים 137-122

•    Gerhard B. Ladner, "Homo Viator: Mediaeval Ideas on Alienation and Order", Speculum 52 (1967), pp. 233-259
גרהרד ב' לדנר, "הומו ויאטור: השקפות ימי ביניימיות על ניכור וסדר", בתוך: עלייה לרגל: אסופת מאמרים, עורכים א. לימור א. ריינר, רעננה 2005, עמודים 158-138

•    E. Power, "Peasant Bodo" in Medieval People (London 1924), pp. 18-38
"האיכר בודו: החיים באחוזה כפרית בתקופת קרל הגדול", בתוך: ראשיתה של אירופה: מערב אירופה בימי הביניים המוקדמים, כרך ב, תל אביב 203, עמודים 354-339  

•    Donald M. Nicol, "Justinian and his Successors: AD 527-610", Byzantium: An introduction, ed. P. Whiting, Oxford, 1981, pp. 15-35
"יוסטיניאנוס הגדול ויורשיו 610-527", בתוך ראשיתה של אירופה, כרך ד, עורכות: איריס שגריר, דפנה אפרת, תל אביב, 2003 עמודים 44-27

•     Cyril Mango, " Heraclius, the Threats from the East and Iconoclasm: 610-843",  Byzantium: An introduction, ed. P. Whiting, Oxford, 1981, pp.39-60
"הרקליוס, האיומים מן המזרח והאיקונוקלזם, 843-610", בתוך ראשיתה של אירופה, כרך ד, עורכות: איריס שגריר, דפנה אפרת, תל אביב, 2003 עמודים 63-46

 

Selected Papers at Scientific Conferences:

"Margarita Iherosolimitana: A Female Crusader on the Verge of Sanctity", paper accepted to the symposium "Sanctity and Literature", Bochum University, November 12, 2010.

"Women Pilgrims and Crusaders", invited paper, the symposium of German-Israeli Frontiers of Humanities/ the Humboldt Foundation and the Israeli Academy of Sciences, Potsdam, 3-6 October, 2010. 

"Thadeus of Napoli on the Fall of Acre, 1291", the 21st International Congress of Historical Sciences, Amsterdam, August 25, 2010.

“Creating a Frankish Capital: Jerusalem in the 12th century,” invited paper presented at the Groupe d’Orient latin, Centre d’Etudes Byzantines et du Proche-Orient, CNRS-Université de Paris I –Panthéon-Sorbonne, May 16, 2009.

“The Fall of Acre as a Mental Crisis: Riccoldo of Monte Croce and Thaddeus of Naples” submitted to the 2008 conference of the Society for the Study of Crusades and the Latin East, 27-31.8.2008, Avignon, France.

“The perception of war and defeat in Riccoldo’s letters to Heaven, 1291,” Conference on Holy War in the Past and Present: The Crusader Phenomenon and the Conflict Between East and West, Jerusalem, Institute of Advanced Studies, 1-6, June, 2008.

“The Study of names as a tool for historical research: interim conclusions and implications for the future,” Haifa University seminar for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, May 15, 2008.

“Les noms et surnoms dans le Royaume latin de Jérusalem,” Anthroponymie et déplacements : migrations, réseaux, métissage dans la chrétienté médiévale. Casa de Velazquez, Madrid ,Colloque organisé par le LAMOP / Université de Paris1- CNRS, 28-29 May 2007.