The Olamot Series in the Humanities and Social Sciences with Indiana University Press—edited by Irit Dekel, Jason Mokhtarian, and Noam Zadoff —translates recent and innovative books by Israeli scholars with the goal of making them more widely available to English-speaking audiences. Founded with an aim to publish on a wide range of topics, the series has recently come to focus on questions of contemporary Israeli society, especially regarding social diversity, gender and ethnicity, history, memory and social justice, migration, politics, rhetoric, and the arts. In line with Indiana University Press guidelines for manuscript submission, the Olamot series considers manuscript proposals. Please submit a book prospectus using these guidelines.
Bringing diverse voices to a wider audience
Publications in the series
Titles in the Olamot Series in the Humanities and Social Sciences with Indiana University Press include:
"Shmuel Feiner describes a world populated not only by thinkers but by other sorts of people who reflect the spirit of a new age, even if they themselves are not particularly reflective. Drawing as much as possible on their own written testimony, while situating them within their disparate political, social, and intellectual enviornments, Feiner paints a comprehensive and compelling picture of a relatively negelected period of Jewish history." --Allan Arkush, The Jewish Review of Books
- Germans against Germans: A Jewish History, 1938–1945 by Moshe Zimmermann
- “A fascinating and extremely important book—not only because of its originality and daring, but also because it brings to life historical discussion.”—Boaz Neumann, Haaretz
This installment concludes Feiner's landmark study of the history of Jewish populations in the period. By combining an examination of the broad and profound processes that changed the familiar world from the ground up with personal experiences of those who lived through them, it allows for a unique explanation of these momentous events.
The concern for purity was the cornerstone of the religious culture of ancient Judaism. Purity and Identity in Ancient Judaism explores how this concern shaped the worldview of Jews during the Second Temple period as well as their daily practices and social relations.