Tel Aviv University professor Gershoni to speak at UGA on Israel and the PLO

Athens, Ga. – Israel Gershoni, a professor in the department of Middle Eastern and African history at Tel Aviv University in Israel, will present a lecture at the University of Georgia titled “Israel and the PLO: A History of Complex Relationships,” on Monday, March 21.

Sponsored by the UGA Office of International Education, the department of history and the Georgia Humanities Council, the lecture will be held in room 150 of UGA’s Student Learning Center at 3:30 p.m. A reception will follow in the North Tower.

Gershoni has authored or co-authored a large number of articles and books on the Middle East. Currently he has several articles forthcoming and two books in press: Pyramid for the Nation: Commemoration and Nationalism in Egypt, 1891-2003 (Am Oved, Ofakim series: Tel Aviv, forthcoming 2005); and Narrating History: Histories and Historiographies of the Twentieth-Century Middle East, with Amy Singer and Hakan Erdem (Seattle: Washington University Press, forthcoming 2005).

Affiliated with Tel Aviv University since 1978, Gershoni has served in various professional capacities during his career. He has received numerous grants and awards, including a Fulbright Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities award and several Israel Science Foundation awards. He serves as a referee for a number of professional journals, and he is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Currently he resides in North Carolina where he serves as a fellow of the National Humanities Center at Research Triangle Park.