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Dani Schrire


Since my graduation I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Cultural Anthropology / European Ethnology at Georg August University Göttingen (Minerva) and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as a Lady Davis fellow (2011-2012) and at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History (spring semester 2013). Currently I am a Warburg Post-doc fellow at the Mandel Institute for Jewish Studies and at the I-Core project – Da’at Hamakom: The Study of Modern Jewish Culture, also at theHebrewUniversity(2013-2014). In the last three years I have been teaching various courses at the Folklore and Folk-Culture MA program at theHebrewUniversity.

Next year (2014-2015) I will be a fellow at theKatzCenterfor Advanced Judaic Studies (UniversityofPennsylvania).    

My dissertation, "Collecting the Pieces of Exile: A Critical View of Folklore Research inIsraelin the 1940s-1950s", was the recipient of the Allan Bronfman Prize for a distinguished doctoral dissertation of the Authority for Research Students at the Hebrew University.


I am about to submit a manuscript based on my dissertation (Hebrew) and together with Galit Hasan-Rokem we are contracted by the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture in Leipzig for a volume of primary sources with commentary to be titled: The History of Jewish Folklore Research 1750-1950.

Articles of mine that recently appeared or that are forthcoming are:

  1. “Ethnic Folklore and National Folklore in Israel: A Re-evaluation,” El Prezente / Mikan (accepted, forthcoming).
  2. “Poetic Emancipation: Wissenschaft des Judenthums, Folklore-Studies and the Discourse on (Folk) Genres,” in Wissenschaft des Judentums in Europe: Comparative Perspectives, ed. Christian Wiese and Mirjam Thulin (Berlin: de Gruyter, forthcoming 2014)
  3. “Anthropologie, Europäische Ethnologie, Folklore-Studien: Max Grunwald und die vielen historischen Bedeutungen der Volkskunde,“Zeitschrift für Volkskunde 109, 1 (2013): 73-98.
  4. “Ethnographic Questionnaires: After Method, After Questions,” in Approaching Methodology, ed. Frog and Pauliina Latvala with Helen F. Leslie. (Helsinki: Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, 2013), 201–212.
  5. (with Galit Hasan-Rokem), “Folklore Studies in Israel” in A Companion to Folklore, ed.Regina F. Bendix and Galit Hasan-Rokem (Malden,Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012): 325-348.
  6. (with Galit Hasan-Rokem), “Folklore”, Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur, Vol. 2. (2012): 354-359.