Study group on End of Life: Sociological and anthropological perspectives

Participants work in the fields of Anthropology, Law, Social science and Humanities from
different academic institutions around Israel.
The discussions focus on ethical, cultural, historial, legal, and other aspects associated with end-of-life.

  • 2013-14
  • 2102-13
2013-2014 participants in the study group are:

► Adam Ratzon, The Department of Hebrew literature, Ben Gurion University of the Negev: Dying A Splendid Death: What Actually Do People Accept When They (Say They) Accept Their Own Death?

► Prof. Amir Choen Shalev, The college for academic studies, Or Yehuda and Haifa University: Death and beyond: represenation of end of life and death in cinema

► Prof. Avraham Ronen, The Zinman Institute of Archaeology, Haifa University: Denial of death in the oldest burials

► Dr. Daphna Hacker, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University and the NCJW Women and Gender Studies Program: The gatekeepers between life and death

► Dr. David Hadar, The Department of English literature, Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Imagining the Death of the Author in Contemporary North American Fiction

► Prof. Gideon Aran, The department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Death in the Suicide Terrorism Arena (Tentative title)

► Dr. Gitit Holzman, Levinsky college of education and Prof. Ghilad Zuckermann, The University of Adelaide and Weizmann Institute of Science: Life, Death and Language: Imaginary Hebrew Language Revival and Death of a Sientific Paradigm - Philosophical, Historical, Sociological and Linguistic Analysis

► Dr. Zvi Triger, Haim Striks School of Law, The College of Management: One Person’s Death is Another’s Life: Posthumous Birth, Law, Technology and Values


► Dr. Leeat Granek, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences Ben Gurion University of the Negev: The politics of grieving in Israeli society

► Dr. Maayan Harel, Department of Hebrew literature, Ben Gurion University of the Negev: Between the Living-Dead and the Dead-in-life in Hebrew Literature and Culture

► Dr. Raquel Romberg, Tel Aviv University: An “Enlightened” Threshold to the Afterlife: Nineteenth Century Scientific Spiritism in the Context of Scientific and Social Positivism and  Evolutionism

► Yoed Kadari, Department of Jewish Thought, Ben Gurion University of the Negev: Souls and Angels Relations during Life and After Life

► Dr. Talia Shay, independent researcher: Reflections on Death and Burial

► Dr. Tamar Yacobi, Faculty of Humanities, Tel Aviv University: The Transformation from Life to Death in the Fictive World and the Figurative Language of Dan Pagis 

► Dr. Uri Hollander, Department of Hebrew literature, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

► Dr. Erez Cohen and  Ms. Vered Shavit, the Department of Communication Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev: Life and death in the digital era

► Dr. Daniel Sperling, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: In Defense of Suicide Tourism




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