Arie M Dubnov

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Arie M Dubnov

Associate Professor of History and International Affairs; Max Ticktin Chair of Israel Studies; Director, M.A. Middle East Studies

Full-time Faculty

Department: Institute for Middle East Studies


Email: Arie M Dubnov
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Arie M. Dubnov is an Associate Professor of History and International Affairs who also serves as the Max Ticktin Chair of Israel Studies. Trained in Israel and the U.S., he is a historian of twentieth-century Jewish and Israeli history, with emphasis on the history of political thought, the study of nationalism, decolonization, and partition politics.

History; Modern Middle East; Israel/Palestine; British Empire in the Middle East; Political Theory; Israeli history (politics and culture); Intellectual History.

Dubnov held numerous international fellowships, including the G.L. Mosse Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Dorset Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, a Visiting Fellowship from the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton, UK, a fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Studies) in Berlin, and a Senior Research Fellowship from the Leibniz Institut für Europäische Geschichte (Leibniz Institute of European History) in Mainz, Germany.

PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2010


———, Isaiah Berlin: The Journey of a Jewish Liberal (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012), 316pp.

———, (with Guy Miron, Roni Beer-Marx, and Gadi Sagiv), Zionism - A New History (Ra'anana: Open University Press, 2024) [Hebrew; forthcoming]


Edited books:

———, editor, Amos Oz's Two Pens: Between Literature and Politics (London & New York: Routledge, 2023), 215pp.

———, editor (with Laura Robson), Partitions: A Transnational History of 20th Century Territorial Separatism (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2019), 376pp.

———, editor (with Ella Florsheim and Raphael Tsirkin-Sadan), Zionism – A View from the Outside (Jerusalem: The Bialik Institute and the Cherrick Center for the Study of Zionism, the Yishuv and the State of Israel, Hebrew University, 2010), 124pp. [Hebrew]


Special Issues (Guest Editor):

——— (co-editor, with Motti Golani), "The British Mandate at 100: Proceedings of the Mandate Scholars Forum," Israel: Studies in Zionism and the State of Israel, vols. 27-28 (Tel Aviv University; 2021) [Hebrew].

——— (co-editor, with Abigail Jacobson and Jonathan Gribetz), "The Uncertain Legacy of Great War Diplomacy in the Middle East," special issue of Journal of Levantine Studies, vol. 8 no. 1 (Summer 2018).

——— (guest editor), "Jacob Talmon and Totalitarianism Today: Legacy and Revision," special issue of History of European Ideas, vol. 34 no. 2 (2008).


Additionally, Dubnov has published numerous articles in leading journals in the field, including Nations & Nationalism, Modern Intellectual History, The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book, Rethinking History, Jewish Social Studies, The Journal of Israeli History and more.