"Safed and its Historical (In)significance: Reflections on Zionism and the Question of Jewish Modernity"
Prof. Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin teaches at the department of Jewish history, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and also a senior fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem institute. He wrote his MA thesis at the Hebrew University under the supervision of Prof. Robert Bonfil, and his Doctorate at Tel Aviv University under the supervision of the late Prof. Amos Funkenstein. He was a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2003-2004), and in the Center of Advanced Judaic Studies, Philadelphia (2006, 2009-10), and recently a Visiting Professor in the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris). He is also a member of the stirring committee of the EUME project (Europe in the Middle East, the Middle East in Europe), in the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin,
He studies both early modern Christian-Jewish discourse and Zionist historical consciousness. Among his publications: The Censor, the Editor and the Text: Catholic Censorship and Hebrew Literature in the Sixteenth Century University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007); Exil et Souverainete (Paris: La fabrique, 2007; preface de Carlo Ginzburg); His essay "exile Within Sovereignity" was recently translated into English in The Scaffolding of Sovereignty: Global and Aesthetic Perspectives on the History of a Concept, Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, Stefanos Geroulanos, and Nicole Jerr, eds. (New York: Columbia University Press, 2017).