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Diverse Perspectives on Zionism and Israel in 2010 - Part 2: Assaf Likhovski, UCLA School of Law, Post-Post-Zionist Israeli Historiography

Assaf Likhovski, Tel-Aviv University and Visiting Schusterman Professor of UCLA School of Law, will speak on "Post-Post-Zionism in Israeli Historiography". This is the 2nd event of a 4-part lecture series titled, "Diverse Perspectives on Zionism and Israel in 2010".

Thursday, January 28, 2010
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
UCLA School of Law, Room 1457
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095

About the Event:

In the 1980s and 1990s a group of historians and sociologists revolutionized the study of Israeli history. Using a variety of critical approaches, these scholars, often called collectively the Post-Zionists, set about undermining what they perceived to be the founding myths of Israel. The arguments made by the Post-Zionists have, in many ways, become the reigning orthodoxy, but no historiographical trend is permanent. In the last decade, a paradigm shift has occurred in the study of Israeli history. A new generation of scholars has appeared, and this generation, sometimes called "the third wave in Israeli historiography" or "the Post-Post-Zionists," has produced works that differ in many respects from those of the previous, critical, generation. This generation studies new subjects, deploys new types of sources and new writing styles, asks new questions about Israeli society, and its attitude to Zionism is often empathic rather than critical. Prof. Likhovksi describes the new paradigm, comparing it to the old, Post-Zionist paradigm, and suggests some reasons for its appearance in the last decade.

About the Lecture Series: Diverse Perspectives on Zionism and Israel in 2010

The UCLA Israel Studies Program is proud to present a 4-part lecture series to offer 4 diverse perspectives on Zionism and Israel in 2010. All lectures will be free and open to the public. Parking is available for $10 and may be purchased at the parking kiosk located at the corner of Hilgard and Westholme Avenues. Related events in the series are posted below.

Cost : Free of charge

Sponsor(s): Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies

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