Dr. Yuval Ben-Bassat
Department of Middle Eastern History
Tel: 04-8249778
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Email:yuval@research.haifa.ac.il
Higher Education

B.A. Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Geography, Cum Laude, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1997-2000
M.A. Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, 2000-2002 
Ph.D Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC), University of Chicago, 2002-2007


Dissertation
:


Local Feuds or Premonitions of a Bi-National Conflict? A Reexamination of the Early Jewish-Arab Encounter in Palestine, 1882-1903, English, 350 pp., October 2007.
  
Dissertation Committee:

Prof. Holly Shissler, (NELC) The University of Chicago (chair)
Prof. Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University
Dr. Ran Aaronsohn, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Academic Ranks
Rank/Position Name of Institution and Department Dates
Lecturer, Tenure Track

History of the Middle East, University of Haifa

October 2007 - May 2013 
Senior Lecturer History of the Middle East, University of Haifa Since May 2013
Selected Scholarships, Awards, and Research Grants
  • Rothschild Caesarea Grant, 2013-2014
  • Rector’s Grant, The University of Haifa, 2011
  • German-Israeli Fund (GIF) for Young Scientists, 2010-2011
  • Whiting Fellowship for Dissertation Final Year, University of Chicago, 2007
  • Lady Davis Fellowship, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2007
  • Fuerstenberg Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2001-2005
  • Division of Humanities and Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2001-2004
  • Dean's Fellowship for Distinguished Students, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1999
  • Pharhi Fellowship for Distinguished Students, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1999
  • Dean's List, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1998, 1999
Classes Taught
  • Immigration and Settlement in Late Ottoman Palestine, M.A., University of Haifa, 2013
  • Petitions in the Ottoman Empire and the Islamic World, M.A., University of Haifa, 2012-2013
  • Historiographic Issues in the History of Modern Turkey, Seminar, M.A., University of Haifa, 2013
  • Reading Primary Sources on the History of the Modern Middle East, 2008-2009, Undergraduate, University of Haifa
  • Computerized Methodology for Historians of the Middle East, 2008-2009, Undergraduate, University of Haifa
  • Modern Turkey, 2007-2011, Pro Seminar, Undergraduate, University of Haifa
  • The Ottoman Empire, 2007-2011, Course, Undergraduate, University of Haifa
  • Islamic State, 2007-2008, Course, Undergraduate, University of Haifa
  • Ottoman Palestine 1517-1918, 2006, Course, Graduate and Undergraduate, University of Chicago
  • Intermediate Modern Hebrew, 2001-2004, Course, Graduate and Undergraduate, University of Chicago
  • Islamic Middle East 600-1150, 2005, Course, Graduate and Undergraduate, University of Chicago (Teaching Assistant)
  • Women in the Middle East, Course, 2004, Graduate and Undergraduate, University of Chicago (Teaching Assistant)
Publications

Books

Ben-Bassat, Yuval
. Petitioning the Sultan: Justice and Protest in Late Ottoman Palestine. London: I.B.TAURIS, 2013, 350 pp. (forthcoming),


Edited Books

Ben-Bassat, Yuval
and Eyal Ginio (Eds.), Rethinking Late Ottoman Palestine: The Young Turk Rule, 1908-1918. London: I.B. Tauris, 2011, 310pp.(introduction by the editors pages 1-14).

A Turkish version of the book will be published in the middle of 2014 by Koç University Press in Turkey

Reviewed by:

Yossi Ben-Arzi in Hamizrah Hehadash: The New East, 51(2012), pp. 218-224 [in Hebrew].
Dana Sajdi in Journal of Palestine Studies, 41/3 (Spring 2012), p. 122.
Akın Sefer, "New Approaches to the History of Palestine: Relational History and the Ottoman Past," New Perspectives on Turkey, 48 (2013), pp. 129-140.

Articles

Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "On Crossroads: The Hebrew Press in Palestine in the Aftermath of the Young Turk Revolution of 1908," Kesher, 37 (2008), pp. 71-81[in Hebrew].
Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "Proto-Zionist Arab Encounters in Late Nineteenth-Century Palestine: Socioregional Dimensions," Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2 (Winter 2009), pp. 42-63.
Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "Rethinking the Concept of Ottomanization: The Yishuv in the Aftermath of the Young Turk Revolution of 1908," Middle Eastern Studies, 45:3 (2009), pp. 461- 475.
Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "In Search of Justice: Petitions Sent from Palestine to Istanbul from the 1870," Turcica, 41 (2009), pp. 89-114.
Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "On Telegraph and Justice: Petitions from Jaffa and Gaza to the Ottoman Grand Vizier in Istanbul during the Late Nineteenth Century," Hamizrah Hehadash: The New East, 49 (2010), pp. 30-52 [in Hebrew].

Ben-Bassat, Yuval. “Incidents in Rehovot in Petitions Sent by the Neighboring Rural Population to Istanbul 1890-1913,” Cathedra, 146 (2012), pp. 101-116 [in Hebrew]
See an article in Haaretz about this research http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/education/1.1856241
Ben-Bassat, Yuval. “Regional Cooperation among the Rural Population of Palestine’s Southern Coast as Seen in Joint Petitions at the end of the 19th Century,” New Perspectives on Turkey, 46 (2012), pp. 213-238.
Ben-Bassat, Yuval and Fruma Zachs. “Manuals of Correspondence in 19th Century Greater Syria: Between the Arzuhalci and the Advent of Popular Letter Writing, Turkish Historical Review, IV/1 (Spring 2013), pp. 1-25.
Ben-Bassat, Yuval. “Conflicting Accounts of Early Zionist Settlement: A Note on the Encounter between the Colony of Reovot and the Bedouins of Khirbat Duran,” British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 40/2 (Spring 2013), forthcoming.
Ben-Bassat, Yuval. “Beyond National Historiographies: Reflections on the Ottoman Background of Proto-Zionist – Arab Encounters in Fin de Siècle Nineteenth Century Palestine,” in Ginio, Eyal and Karl Kasr (eds.), Ottoman Legacies in the Contemporary Mediterranean: The Balkans and the Middle East Compared. Jerusalem: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, European Forum at the Hebrew University, 2013, pp. 93-118.
Ben-Bassat, Yuval. “Rural Reactions to Zionist Activity in Palestine before and after the Young-Turk Revolution of 1908 as Reflected in Petitions to Istanbul,” Middle Eastern  Studies, 49/3 (Spring 2013), pp. 349-363.

Book Reviews

Johann Büssow, Hamidian Palestine: Politics and Society in the District of Jerusalem, 1872-1908 (Leiden: Brill, 2011), Hamizrah Hahadash: The New East, 51 (2012)  pp. 225-228 [in Hebrew]
Research Topics
  1. The Ottoman Institution of Petitions
  2. Palestine in the Second Half of the 19th Century
  3. The Early Jewish-Arab Conflict
  4. Ottoman Jewry
  5. Zionism