Prof. Doron Avraham

Prof. Doron Avraham
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Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, General History Department (Senior Lecturer)


Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, General History Department (Lecturer)


Fellowships, Grants and Distinctions:

- 2017-2020: Israeli Science Foundation (ISF) Research Grant

- 2016: Research Fellow, Faculty of History, Oxford University (Trinity term)

- 2012-2013: Excellent Teacher

- 2012- Rector's Research Grant

- 2011-2012: Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Humanities Division Member, Young Scholar Forum.

- 2009-2012: Israeli Council for Higher Education. Yigal Alon Fellowship for Outstanding Junior Faculty.

- 2006: Fellowship in the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.

- 2003-2004: Post-doctoral research, Humboldt University, Berlin

- 2003-2004: Yad Hanadiv Fellowship for post-doctoral research.

- 2003: Minerva Fellowship for post-doctoral research.

- 1998-2001: Lloyds Private Banking (Guernsey) Limited As Trustee of the Sophia Trust (through the School of History at Tel Aviv University), for doctoral studies.

- 1993: Zalman Aran Scholarship, School of History, Tel Aviv University.

- 1993: Scholarship from the Institute for German History, for the M.A. Studies.





German Neo-Pietism, the Nation and the Jews: Religious Awakening and National identity Formation, 1815-1861, London, New York: Routledge 2020 (214 pages)

In der Krise der Moderne: Der preussische Konservatismus im Zeitalter gesellschaftlicher Veränderungen, 1848-1876 , Wallstein Verlag, Göttingen 2008 (443 pages).


As Editor:

Editor, with Jose Brunner and Marianne Zepp, Politische Gewalt in Deutschland: Ursprüng, Ausprägungen, Konsequenzen, in the series: Tel Aviver Jahrbuch für deutsche Geschichte, vol. 42. Wallstein Verlag, Göttingen 2014 (256 pages).



- "German Neo-Pietism and the Formation of National Identity" in: Church History, 88/1 (2019), pp. 87-119.


- "Catholics and Protestants in the German Empire: Between Religious and National Identities" in: Zohar Maor and Yochi Fischer (eds.), Nationalism and Secularization (Jerusalem, 2019), pp. 124-159. (Hebrew)


- “Pietism and German Inter-Confessional Nationalism” in: Church History and Religious Culture, 99 (2019), pp. 21-45.


-"Reconstructing a Collective: Zionism and Race between National Socialism and Jewish Renewal" in: The Historical Journal, 60/2 (2017), pp. 471-492.


- "The Idea of a Jewish Nation in the German Discourse about Emancipation" in: Nations and Nationalism, vol. 22/3 (2016), pp. 505-523.


- " The Religious and Moral Origins of German Conservative Social Policy", in: Journal of Policy History, 28/1 (2016), pp. 133-161. (Cambridge Journals).


- "Gewalt und militärische Praxis in der deutschen Zivilgesellschaft des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts" in: Doron Avraham, Jose Brunner and Marianne Zepp (eds.), Politische Gewalt in Deutschland: Ursprüng, Ausprägungen, Konsequenzen, in the series: Tel Aviver Jahrbuch für deutsche Geschichte, vol. 42 (2014), pp. 17-34.


- "The 'Racialization' of Jewish Self-Identity: The Response to Exclusion in Nazi Germany, 1933–1938", in Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, vol. 19/3 (2013), pp. 354-374.


- "The Limits of Social Transformation: the Discussion of the Legal Status of  Women in Germany, 1848-1871" in: Karin Gottschalk (ed.), Gender Difference in European Legal Cultures. Historical Perspectives. (Stuttgart, 2013), pp. 197-2007.


- "Nationalism and Judaism in the Conservative Thought of Friedrich Julius Stahl" in Zion vol. 77/1 (2012), pp. 67-94. (Hebrew)


- "A Jewish Nation in Germany – The Critics of Judaism in the Age of Emancipation” in: Boaz Neumann, Galili Shahar and Ronnie Hirsch (eds.), Restless History: Between Jews and Germans (Tel Aviv, 2011), pp. 56-74. (Hebrew).


- "German Liberalism and the Militarization of Civil Society 1813-1848/49" in: European Review of History, vol. 17/4 (2010), pp. 605-628.


- "The Problem with Using Historical Parallels as a Method in Holocaust and Genocides Teaching" in: Intercultural Education, 21, No.S1 (2010), pp. 33-40.


- "From their Parents’ Domain to the Service of Utopia: The Rebelliousness of the Hitler Youth" in: Dor Ledor. Studies in the History of Jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora, vol. 36 (2010), pp. 231-261. (Hebrew)


- "Love, Affection, Consolation: The Emotional Setting of German Conservatives' Social Policy", in: Tel Aviver Jahrbuch für deutsche  Geschichte, 38 (2010), pp. 199-212.


- "The Social and Religious Meaning of Nationalism: The Case of Prussian Conservatism 1815-1871" European History Quarterly, vol. 38/4, (2008), pp. 525-550.


- "Militarized Citizenship’ or the Citizens’ Military: Liberalism and Militarism in Germany 1813-1862" in Historia. Journal of the Historical Society of Israel. vol. 17 (2006), pp. 21-50. (Hebrew)


- "In the Throes of Modernization: German Conservatism after 1848" in Zmanim. A Historical Quarterly, vol. 86 (2004), pp. 66-81. (Hebrew)


Book Reviews:

- Henning Albrecht, Antiliberalismus und Antisemitismus. Hermannn Wagener und die preußischen Sozialkonservativen 1855-1873 (Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh, Paderborn München, Wien, Zürich 2010), in: Archiv für Sozialgeschichte , vol. 52 (2012).            


- James Brophy, Popular Culture and the Public Sphere in the Rhineland 1800-1850 (Cambridge University Press 2007), in: European History Quarterly, 40/3 (2010), pp. 507-509.


- Dan Diner and Moshe Zimmermann (eds.), Disseminating German Tradition (Leipzig 2009), in: Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte, vol. 62/2 (2010), pp. 192-194.


- Oded Heibronner (ed.), 'The Restless Reich'. Imperial Germany 1871-1918, Magnes Press, Jerusalem 1998. In: Zmanim. A Historical Quarterly, vol.67 (1999), pp. 94-97. (Hebrew).


- Introduction to the Modern Era

- Nationalism between Left and Right

- Body Culture in Modern Europe

- Race Racism, Biology and Culture

- Germany: From the Napoleonic Wars until Bismarck







  • German political philosophy since late 18th century

  • Militarism and civil society in Germany in the modern age

  • Nationalism

  • Society and cultural life in totalitarian regimes