University / institution contact details
Position: Lecturer/ProfessorUniversity of Haifa
Dept. of Jewish History
University of Haifa
199 Aba Khoushy Ave.
Mount Carmel, Haifa
Zip code: 3498838
Teaches (T) and/or researches (R) in:
2. History of the Jewish People: TR
Regional and National (i.e. in North Africa, Greece, Eastern Europe, Germany, Middle East, Spain, India, South America, United States, etc): TR
20: Historiography: R
8. Art, Architecture and Performing Arts: TR
Theatre and Film: TR
9. Contemporary Studies: T
64: State of Israel: T
Dr. Marcos Silber is a Senior Lecturer (American equivalent: Associate Professor) at the Department of Jewish History at the University of Haifa, Chair of the Department of Jewish History as well as the head of the Program for the Study of Polish-Jewish History and Culture.
On the core of his academic interest is the relation between citizenship and ethnicity. He has written on Jewish Diaspora Nationalism in Poland, Lithuania, and Russia in early 20th century; on Yiddish and Polish cinema and popular culture in inter-war Poland and on Polish-Israeli relations and mutual migrations. His Major Publications includes Different nationality, Equal citizenship! The Efforts to Achieve Autonomy for Polish Jewry during the First World War (Hebrew, Tel Aviv 2014) and with Szymon Rudnicki: Polish-Israeli Diplomatic Relations, a selection of documents (1945 -1967) (Polish version Warsaw 2009, Hebrew version Jerusalem 2009). Silber edited a collection of documents on Jewish National Councils in Eastern Europe in 1917-1919 that is scheduled to appear in 2019. Now is preparing a book on the transference of motifs between Polish Nationalism and Zionism.
Articles, among others, in: Galed, Michael, Journal of Baltic Studies, Journal of Israeli History, Polin, Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook, Shvut, Tzion, Yiunim le-Tekumat Israel, East European Jewish Affairs and elsewhere.