Faculty Exchange

I found the [Faculty Exchange] experience to be immensely fascinating, extremely valuable for my intellectual and professional development, and thoroughly enjoyable. ... I am very grateful for this opportunity, and I am certain that the experience will redound to the benefit of my department, the College of Letters and Science, and the University of Wisconsin as a whole.

Professor Chad Goldberg, 2008
George L. Mosse Faculty Exchange Professor Sean Dinces teaches at the Hebrew University in November, 2015. 
George L. Mosse Faculty Exchange Professor Sean Dinces teaches at the Hebrew University in November, 2015.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

George L. Mosse, a great historian, teacher, mentor, and friend, taught at the UW-Madison campus for some forty years, and the Hebrew University for some twenty years. He fostered a variegated international intellectual community. He has provided the Departments of History at both institutions with a generous bequest that aims to make it possible for junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows to experience that community.

The Faculty Exchange Program is intended to enable participants to spend time at each institution in order to advance their careers and broaden their intellectual horizons. The Exchange provides the time and resources to allow junior scholars to engage in intensive research and writing with limited teaching obligations. Priority is given to faculty in the Department of History and faculty affiliated with the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, but all faculty members in the Humanities and Social Sciences are eligible. For additional information, visit the Hebrew University, and the Rothberg International School.

The Exchange Program will cover the full costs of an academic year at Hebrew University, including

Salary/benefits
Travel (includes one additional dependent)

Responsibilities

Exchange faculty teach one undergraduate seminar per semester and are available to students and faculty for consultation. Participants may be asked to teach both undergraduate and graduate students.

Applications should consist of:

1- 2 to 3 page letter outlining current research
2- Description of the seminar that will be taught
3- Letter from departmental chair endorsing participation
4- Curriculum Vitae

Applications should be submitted to: Skye Doney, Director of the George L. Mosse Program in History

Applications are due February 1
Fellowships are announced March 1

2019.01 – photo courtesy of Amos Bitzan during his faculty exchange to Jerusalem

Former Faculty Exchange Participants:

2019 – UW – Amos Bitzan, “Biographies of Evil: The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)”

2018 Raz Chen-Morris – Florence Hsia joint graduate seminar “Globalizing the Scientific Revolution

2017 – HUJI – Adi Armon, “Jewish Intellectuals and Politics in the Twentieth Century”

2016 – UW – Sean Dinces, “Capital Cities: Urban Growth in Global and Historical Perspectives

2012 – UW – Neil Kodesh, “Health, Disease, and Healing in Africa

2011 – HUJI – Anat Stern, (Post-Doctoral Fellow)

2010 – HUJI – Diego Holstein, “Medieval Iberia: Conflicts and Encounters.” Fellowship Report.

2008 – UW – Chad Goldberg, “Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy in America since 1890

2006 – HUJI – Edward Breuer, “Jews and Modernity”

2006 – UW – Ken Goldstein, “Political Communication in the United States”

2005 – HUJI – Yotam Hotam, (Post-Doctoral Fellow) “The Age of Youth: Youth Culture and Organizations in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Europe”

2005 – UW – Michael V. Fox, “Wisdom Literature” and “History of Pentateuchal Research”

2004 – UW – Rachel Brenner, “Representations of Women in Modern Jewish Literature

2004 – HUJI – Gideon Reuveni, (Post-Doctoral Fellow) “Society and Culture in Weimar Germany”

2004 – UW – Andre Wink, “The Indo-Islamic World”

2003 – UW – Michael Chamberlain, “Family and Gender in Medieval Islam”

2003 – HUJI – Gabriel Herman, “Morality and Behavior in Democratic Athens”

2002 – HUJI – Steven Aschheim, “European Cultural History since 1870

2000 – UW – Anatoly Khazanov, “Peoples and Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe