• 1 Aug 2021 Journal Article Memory Studies

    Memorials as discursive spheres: Holocaust and Second World War iconography in public commemoration of extremist-right violence

    In recent decades, the experience of non-governmental politically motivated violence became a central element of global memory culture. Motivated by several shocking attacks at the beginning of the new millennium, this commemorative culture evolved in a memory ecology, which was significantly shaped by the prosperity of global Holocaust memory. Therefore, publicshow more
  • 30 Jul 2021 Book Chapter Latin America in Global International Relations

    Alternative World Orders in an Age of Globalization: Latin American Scenarios and Responses

    In this chapter, we argue that there has been a rich and not-enough-emphasized literature from the Latin American region that has suggested responses, complementary and alternative scenarios to the world orders formulated in the North. We examine the Latin American responses and reactions to alternative world orders in analytical and normative terms. First, we assessshow more
  • 20 Jun 2021 Book Chapter

    Return to Entebbe: CineTerrorism as Contested Memory

    In “Return to Entebbe: CineTerrorism as Contested Memory” Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann considers the historical drama 7 Days in Entebbe (José Padilha, 2018), which retells a key terrorist event in Israeli history: the rescue mission of a highjacked French plane in the night of July 4th 1976. The Israeli special military team rescued more than 100 hostages from the oldshow more
  • Jun 2021 Book

    The Unintended Consequences of Peace: Peaceful Borders and Illicit Transnational Flows

    Scholars of international relations generally consider that under conditions of violent conflict and war, smuggling and trans-border crime are likely to thrive. In contrast, this book argues that in fact it is globalisation and peaceful borders that have enabled transnational illicit flows conducted by violent non-state actors, including transnational criminal organizationsshow more
  • 22 Apr 2021 Book Chapter External Powers in Latin America

    Israel-Latin America relations: What has changed in the past decade and why?

    This chapter examines the evolution of the relationship between Israel and Latin America in general and with specific countries in the region in particular. The 21st century has witnessed the adoption of very antagonistic and very emphatic positions towards Israel by several important Latin American countries. Following a succinct review of the gradual development ofshow more
  • 10 Apr 2021 Video Interview Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz

    Anti-Semitism and the Shoah as reflected in Franco-German relations after 1945

    Opening of the Franco-German exhibition "Gurs 1940" in the French Embassy in Berlin, April 7, 2021. Deborah Hartmann (Director House of the Wannsee Conference) and Prof. Gisela Dachs (Hebrew University, Jerusalem) in conversation: Anti-Semitism and the Shoah as reflected in Franco-German relations after 1945.
  • 16 Mar 2021 Audio Interview כאן חדשות

    The World vaccination campaign: "A big mess, the Europeans are panicking"

    מבצע החיסון בעולם: "הבלאגן חוגג, האירופים בפאניקה"
    ד"ר מאיה שיאון צדקיהו מרצה בפורום אירופה האוניברסיטה העברית ומנהלת תכנית יחסי ישראל-אירופה במכון מיתווים המכון הישראלי למדיניות-חוץ אזורית, בריאיון לקלמן ליבסקינד ואסף ליברמן
  • 4 Mar 2021 Journal Article History of European Ideas

    ‘Contesting Teutomania’: Robert Gordon Latham, ‘race’, ethnology and historical migrations

    The essay elucidates the intellectual and historiographical phenomenon of migration to the forefront by engaging with the perceptions of the Teutonic/Germanic migrations of the fifth century among a few major Victorian ethnologists and historians. It focuses particularly on the unique view of the ethnologist and philologist Robert Gordon Latham (1812–88). While manyshow more
  • 16 Feb 2021 Book

    From Ivory Tower to Academic Commitment and Leadership: The Changing Public Mission of Universities

    How is the public mission of universities to change in the face of today’s global challenges? How is the 21st Century university to balance its long-standing traditions and its commitment to teaching, research and commercialization with rapidly changing social needs and conditions worldwide? And how does the newly defined public role of the university reflect on changesshow more
  • 27 Jan 2021 Media Article HAARETZ

    Hashtagging the Holocaust: How COVID Gave Death Camps New Life Online

    Pandemic lockdowns pushed Holocaust memorials to produce innovative, immersive and interactive ways to engage with a distanced audience, from Zoom testimonies to concentration camp tours on Instagram Live.
  • 27 Jan 2021 Media Article Der Standard

    Holocaust remembrance on Instagram and Co

    Digital media are playing an increasingly important role in the culture of remembrance. Not only in the pandemic do they enable new approaches to testimony.
  • 26 Jan 2021 Media Article ישראל היום

    Holocaust memory in the shadow of pandemic

    בצל הקורונה: ההנצחה עברה לרשת
    הנצחה בצל הנגיף: מחקר חדש של האוניברסיטה העברית, שהתפרסם לקראת יום השואה הבינלאומי, בדק כיצד התמודדו מרכזי ההנצחה, המוזיאונים ואתרי הזיכרון עם מגיפת הקורונה. במסגרת המחקר, שבחן ‭ 32‬ מוזיאונים ואתרים ברחבי העולם, מתברר כי המעבר להנצחה דיגיטלית תרם להעצמת החשיפה לנושא - ויצר אפשרויות חדשות להנחיל את מורשת השואה.
    תום דיבון מהמחלקה לתקשורת באוניברסיטה, שלקח חלק במחקר
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  • 25 Jan 2021 Video Seminar The Abba Eban Institute for International Diplomacy

    The Untold Story of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe

    80 years since the Babyn Yar Massacre, join us for the full seminar telling the The Untold Story of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe. Between 1941 and 1943, between 70,000 and 100,000 people were shot by the Nazis at Babyn Yar, decimating the Jewish population of Kyiv, making Babyn Yar the largest mass grave in Europe. the seminar discusses this pivotal historical eventshow more
  • 12 Jan 2021 Video Interview משחק חוץ, ערוץ הכנסת

    The Vaccination campaign in Europe

    מבצע החיסונים באירופה
    "באף מדינה באירופה אין מערך קופות חולים וחוק בריאות ממלכתי כמו בישראל" - ד"ר מאיה שיאון צדקיהו, התכנית ללימודי אירופה באוני' העברית, מסבירה את הפער בין קבלת החיסונים בישראל לעומת מדינות האיחוד האירופי
  • 11 Jan 2021 Journal Article Journal of International Relations and Development

    Exploring the foreign policies of populist governments: (Latin) America First

    How do populists conduct foreign policy? The existing literature on populism focuses mainly on domestic patterns, and until recently the foreign dimension of populism has been largely overlooked. This paper aims to fill theoretical and empirical lacunae by mapping patterns of change and continuity in the formulation of geopolitical and economic international policyshow more
  • 2021 Column Der Hauptstadtbrief

    Gisela Dachs' Column in Der Hauptstadtbrief

    Der Hauptstadtbrief (The capital letter) is a German magazine published by the capital letter publishing company based in Berlin. It is published every two months as a printed edition in magazine format and as an online edition on the Internet. the capital letter is aimed at decision-makers in politics, administration, business, science and the media. It offers analysesshow more
  • 2021 Column bpb - Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung

    Gisela Dachs' Column in bpb

    The Federal Agency for Civic Education (FACE, German: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (bpb)) is a German federal government agency responsible for promoting civic education. Its task is to promote understanding of political issues, to consolidate democratic awareness and to strengthen the willingness to participate politically.
  • 2021 Column SRF - Swiss Radio and Television

    Gisela Dachs' Column in SRF

    Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF; "Swiss Radio and Television") is a Swiss broadcasting company and the largest electronic media house of German-speaking Switzerland.
  • 2021 Column Wina - The Jewish City Magazine

    Gisela Dachs' Column in Wina

    Wina - The Jewish City Magazine is a Jewish magazine in Vienna, aiming at the 20,000 Jews in Austria, but also to address the communities in the entire German-speaking area with Jewish urban culture, art, music and foreign and background reports.
  • 2021 Column NZZ am Sonntag

    Gisela Dachs' Column in NZZ am Sonntag

    The Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ; "New Journal of Zürich") is a Swiss, German-language daily newspaper, published by NZZ Mediengruppe in Zürich. The paper has a reputation as a high-quality newspaper, and for objective and detailed reports on international affairs. NZZ am Sonntag (NZZ on Sunday) is its weekend edition. It contains more soft news and lifestyle issues thanshow more
  • 2021 Book Chapter The Cultural Cold War and the Global South: Sites of Contest and Communitas

    Choreographing Ideology: On the Ballet Adaptation of Peter Abrahams’ The Path of Thunder in the Soviet Union

    Anton Lahaie , Samuel Barnai , Louise Bethlehem
    South African writer Peter Abrahams’s literary mediation of the Harlem Renaissance is often seen as foundational for black literary production in apartheid South Africa. Abrahams’s exilic trajectories have also been widely noted. Despite scholarly interest in Abrahams’s transnational involvement with pan-Africanism and communism however, existing research has notshow more
  • 29 Dec 2020 Journal Article The American Journal of Comparative Law

    The Importance of Being First: Economic and Non-Economic Dimensions of Inventorship in US-American and German Law

    This paper considers the right to be acknowledged as the first inventor of a new technology. Technological inventions usually result from accumulative research and development, conducted by different people over decades and centuries. Moreover, sometimes several people arrive at the same invention almost simultaneously. Nevertheless, only one person is usually perceivedshow more
  • 24 Dec 2020 Journal Article Media, Culture & Society

    Commemorating from a distance: the digital transformation of Holocaust memory in times of COVID-19

    The severe restrictions on public life in many countries following the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic specifically affected Holocaust memorials and museums in all parts of the world, especially in Europe and in Israel. These measures posed a significant challenge, because contemporary forms of Holocaust commemoration are particularly based on the personal experienceshow more
  • 22 Dec 2020 Journal Article Latin American Research Review

    Peaceful Borders and Illicit Transnational Flows in the Americas

    This article introduces an analytical framework to explain the coexistence of peaceful borders and illicit transnational flows as evidenced by drug trafficking, human trafficking and smuggling, weapons trafficking, and terrorism in the Americas, a region characterized by international peace, domestic peace, and regional integration. Under the assumption that peacefulshow more
  • 25 Nov 2020 Video Interview משחק חוץ, ערוץ הכנסת
  • 6 Nov 2020 Journal Article Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs

    Germany and Israel: Whitewashing and Statebuilding and West Germany and Israel: Foreign Relations, Domestic Politics, and the Cold War, 1965-1974

    Diplomatic relations between Israel and West Germany were officially established in 1965. The path leading to the exchange of ambassadors, however, had been paved by the 1952 reparation agreement and subsequent covert military ties. While today the two countries are seen as good friends that cooperate closely on myriad levels, the history of this unique and asymmetricalshow more
  • 4 Nov 2020 Book Chapter Franco-German Relations Seen from Abroad

    Transferability of the Franco-German Model in the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict

    Cécile Cohen-Blaser , Gisela Dachs
    When it comes to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, the Franco-German rapprochement clearly has its limits as a transferable blueprint for reconciliation. At its core, the Israeli–Palestinian entanglement is not a rivalry between two entities only, but must be situated within the wider Israeli–Arabic conflict in which many players are at work. Nevertheless, this chaptershow more
  • 21 Oct 2020 Journal Article German Studies Review

    Virtual Belonging(s): Transnational Media Practices among German and Austrian Immigrants in Israel

    Similar to other immigrants in Israel, Jews from Germany and Austria tend to maintain contact with their former homelands through the media. Reasons for viewing cable television and/or reading digital newspapers from the country of origin include linguistic, cultural, and emotional reasons, as well as the wish to stay connected with family and friends left behind or toshow more
  • 8 Oct 2020 Journal Article New Media & Society

    Witnessing Eva Stories: Media witnessing and self-inscription in social media memory

    This study examines the relations between memory, social media experience, and testimony in the Eva Stories Instagram project. By conducting a combined visual and multimodal analysis of the stories, as well as a close analysis of the relations between social media experience and testimony, we claim that Eva Stories establishes a new responsive space for remembering theshow more
  • 10 Sep 2020 Media Article HAARETZ

    Let TikTok Creators Pretend to Be Victims of the Nazis. It Strengthens Holocaust Memory

    The noisy campaigns against young social media users role-playing and hashtagging the Holocaust are misplaced. From TikTok to Instagram to YouTube, a new, creative and necessary kind of testimony is emerging.
  • 27 Jul 2020 Journal Article International Studies Quarterly

    The Short and Long(er) of It: The Effect of Hard Times on Regional Institutionalization

    What are the implications of hard economic times for regional economic cooperation? Existing research is sharply divided on the answer to this question. Some studies suggest that economic crises encourage governments to strengthen their regional institutions, but others indicate that they lead to decreasing investment in such initiatives. Both sides overlook theshow more
  • 16 Jul 2020 Podcast The SIP Podcast

    Eva Stories

    In this episode, Dr. Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann and Lital Henig break down the issue of the famous Instagram sensation: Eva Stories, from various aspects of media studying.
  • 13 Jul 2020 Journal Article Minerva

    World-Rank and/or Locally Relevant? Organizational Identity in the Mission Statements of Higher Education Organizations in Israel, 2008-2018

    Israeli higher education organizations are currently under pressure to achieve global excellence, satisfy Israeli economic and security needs, and serve Israel’s diverse social groups; they are also required to meet standards of proper governance; and, they wrestle with Israeli, Jewish, Zionist and Palestinian legacies. This array of complex and often conflictingshow more
  • 28 Apr 2020 TV-documentary Visual History of the Holocaust

    We at War: Private Films from Hitler's Reich (II)

    TV-documentary about private films made by German soldiers and civilians during the Second World War including expert interviews with Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann, broadcast by the German public broadcaster ZDF Marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the World War II, the second part of a TV-documentary based on historical amateur footage (“We at war: Private films fromshow more
  • 15 Apr 2020 Journal Article Connecticut Law Review

    Reading the Illegible: Can Law Understand Graffiti?

    Katya Assaf Zakharov , Tim Schnetgoeke
    This essay focuses on graffiti – the practice of illegal writing and painting on trains, walls, bridges, and other publicly visual surfaces. Although the practice of uncommissioned painting of images on walls dates back to the dawn of civilization, graffiti in its current form is a distinct social and artistic phenomenon that started in New York and Philadelphia in theshow more
  • 27 Feb 2020 Journal Article Memory Studies

    Media resonance and conflicting memories: Historical event movies as conflict zone

    The three-part German television drama Generation War (2013) created a national and subsequently international debate about the past and present of wartime memories. While these discussions were framed nationally as intergenerational dialogue, in the context of a unified Europe that is still struggling with its own self-perception and identity, the framework ofshow more
  • 31 Dec 2019 Journal Article Zeitgeschichte

    Blind spots, in the Present. The National Socialist Past in Recent Austrian Films

    Many recent Austrian films engaging with the country’s National Socialist past do not reconstruct wartime events. They rather focus on the present or on significant postwar events in order to indicate the aftereffects, continuing traces and persisting memories of the Holocaust. In doing so, documentary films such as Waldheims Walzer (The Waldheim Waltz) or dramatizationsshow more
  • 18 Dec 2019 Journal Article Organization Theory

    Hasn’t Institutional Theory Always Been Critical?!

    To the provocations by Munir (in this issue) and others who call on (neo)institutional theory to become more critical, I rebut by asking: Hasn’t institutional theory always been critical?! In response to Munir, I unpack the definition of the term ‘critical’, discussing the many meanings poured into the term, in order to assert that institutional theory is, and has alwaysshow more
  • 25 Sep 2019 Book Chapter The History of Jews in Lithuania

    Jews in Soviet Lithuania. The Revival after the Holocaust

    The development of the Lithuanian Jewish community during the postwar years depended on a number of factors, which can be divided into general and local. The general factors include the policies of the Soviet regime and social and demographic processes, which had an impact on all Soviet Jews. Local factors played a decisive role in the specific nature of modernizationshow more
  • 1 Aug 2019 Journal Article New German Critique

    Resonating Trauma: Framing Conflicting Memories of the Entebbe Hostage Crisis

    The participation of two members of the German radical Left terrorist group Revolutionary Cells turned the 1976 Entebbe hostage crisis into a significant chapter of German and Israeli history. The article reviews the framing of the hijacking of a passenger plane by a West German–Palestinian commando and explores historical references to the traumatic memories of theshow more
  • 26 Jul 2019 Journal Article International Studies Quarterly

    “Battling” for Legitimacy: Analyzing Performative Contests in the Gaza Flotilla Paradigmatic Case

    How can we explain the dynamics of nonconventional struggles such as the Gaza flotilla case of May 2010? Most international relations scholars analyze international disputes using a “chess logic,” according to which the actors seek to outmaneuver their opponents on the battleground. However, an increasing number of clashes are guided by a “performance logic”: althoughshow more
  • 5 Jul 2019 Book

    Race, Nation, History

    Oded Y. Steinberg argues that historical periodization converged with racial, national, and religious themes to inform the historical perception of influential English and German scholars during the second half of the nineteenth century.
  • 15 Jun 2019 Journal Article International Journal of European Film, Performing Arts and Audiovisual Communication

    Terror films: The socio-cultural reconstruction of trauma in contemporary Israeli cinema

    Yael Ben-Moshe , Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann
    The public discourse in Israel regarding events such as the Holocaust, war, or terror attacks mostly failed to embrace the trauma caused by such events, and to integrate their effects in the collective memory. According to trauma theoreticians, the location of trauma in the discourse is related to the character of trauma as a non-narratable memory, since personal traumashow more
  • 5 Apr 2019 Edited Volume Research in the Sociology of Organizations

    Agents, Actors, Actorhood: Institutional Perspectives On The Nature Of Agency, Action, And Authority

    Hokyu Hwang , Jeannette A Colyvas , Gili S Drori
    The social sciences and institutional theory have seen the proliferation of the term actor and the profusion of its meanings. Despite the importance and ubiquity of actor in institutional theory, the term is largely taken-for-granted, which has stunted the development of institutional theories of actors. The authors aspire to spur theorization of actor in institutionalshow more
  • 19 Feb 2019 Journal Article Foreign Policy Analysis

    Learning for Legitimacy: The Gaza Flotilla Case of Meaningful Learning in Foreign-Policy Strategic Planning

    Most IR scholars attribute changes in foreign-policy strategic planning to shifts in interests, capabilities, alliances, norms, knowledge, and context. Even those studies focusing on social learning as a driver for policy change mostly underestimate the role of international legitimacy dynamics in influencing learning processes. This paper seeks to bridge the gap betweenshow more
  • 15 Jan 2019 Video Interview העולם היום
  • 3 Sep 2018 Journal Article Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs

    The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Europe: A History

    At a time when Europe is struggling with significant numbers of asylum seekers and illegal immigrants from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, Chin’s timely and well-written book provides a wider historical and comparative perspective on how Western European nations have dealt with the challenge of ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity by “non-European, non-Christianshow more
  • 24 May 2017 Journal Article Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs

    Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire

    The events of the last decade in East-Central Europe—and especially of the last three years—have again aroused scholarly interest in the geopolitical development of this region. The Munich speech of Russian president Vladimir Putin in 2007; Moscow’s aggression against Georgia in August 2008; the annexation of Crimea in March 2014; and the ongoing war in eastern Ukraineshow more
  • Dec 2016 Book Chapter Anti-Judaism, Antisemitism, and Delegitimizing Israel

    Anti-Zionism in Contemporary Russia: Eurasian, Islamic, and Left-populist Trends

    Although the Soviet regime never denied the right of the State of Israel to exist, anti-Zionism was an essential part of the state ideology. During Gorbachev's Perestroika, anti-Zionism ceased to be part of the state ideology but it was revealed as one of the basic elements in the ideologies of several right and left extremist movement that flourished under the "sun ofshow more
  • 15 Mar 2016 Journal Article Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs

    Putinism: Russia and Its Future with the West

    In his latest book, the celebrated nonagenarian historian and foreign affairs expert Walter Laqueur deals with the phenomenon of “Putinism.” Although the question “Who is Mr. Putin?” preoccupied scholars and analysts in the wake of the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2000, in recent times, a more pervasive question about the nature of Putinism as a unique Russianshow more