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.

Chad Alan Goldberg, 2008

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.

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 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

Travel (includes one additional dependent)


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: the George L. Mosse Program in History (mosse@history.wisc.edu)

*Applications due: Monday, 3 February 2025
*Awards announced by Friday, 14 February 2025


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

Former Faculty Exchange Participants:

2024-2025 – HUJI – Ofer Ashkenazi

2022-2023 – UW – Nadav Shelef

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” (one semester)

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

2010 – HUJI – Diego Holstein, “Medieval Iberia: Conflicts and Encounters.” Fellowship Report. (full academic year)

2008 – UW – Chad Goldberg, “Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy in America since 1890” (one semester)

2006 – HUJI – Edward Breuer, “Jews and Modernity” (one semester)

2006 – UW – Ken Goldstein, “Political Communication in the United States” (full academic year)

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: Studies in the Literature and Ideologies of Proverbs” and “History of Pentateuchal Research” (full academic year)

2004 – UW – Rachel Finlay Brenner, “Representations of Women in Modern Jewish Literature” (full academic year)

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

2004 – UW – Andre Wink, “The Indo-Islamic World: History, Society, and Religion from Medieval to Modern Times” (full academic year)

2003 – UW – Michael Chamberlain, “Family and Gender in Medieval Islam” (full academic year)

2003 – HUJI – Gabriel Herman, “Morality and Behavior in Democratic Athens” (full academic year)

2002 – HUJI – Steven Aschheim, “European Cultural History since 1870” (full academic year)

2000 – UW – Anatoly Khazanov, “Peoples and Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe” (full academic year)