Dr. Arad Dotan

Dr. Dotan Arad


Curriculum vitae

Personal information

Date of Birth: July 18, 1978

Personal Status: Married+four children

Email Address: dotan.arad@biu.ac.il


Academic Education

2007-2012  Ph.D in Jewish History, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

2004-2006  MA in Jewish History, honors, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

2004 Training course for Hebrew teachers, Rothberg school, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

2001-2003 BA cum laude in Jewish History and honors program of the School of History.



2013-   Lecturer at the Jewish History department of the Bar-Ilan University.

2008-2013  Researcher of "The Responsa literature Project", a joint project of the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit, Cambridge University Library, and the Schocken Institute for Jewish Research.

2006-2010  Researcher of the "Jewish Communities in the East in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" project, Ben-Zvi Institute, Jerusalem.

2007  Initiator of the "Works of the Damascus Scholars" research project.

2004-2007 Researcher in the "Regulations of the Sephardi Jews of the Ottoman Empire" project, Ben-Zvi Institute, Jerusalem, funded by the Israeli Academy of Sciences.

2005-2006  Teacher in the Department of Jewish History at the Hebrew University.

2004-2006  Hebrew teacher at Summer Ulpan, Rothberg School for Overseas Students at the Hebrew University.



2013                            Ben-Zvi award, Ben-Zvi Institute.

2007, 2013                  Lubin Award, The Faculty of Humanities, the Hebrew University.

2012                            Warburg Award, The Faculty of Humanities, the Hebrew University.

2011                            Rachel Yana'it Ben-Zvi Award, The Joint Center of the Hebrew  

                                    University and Yad Yizhak Ben-Zvi for the Study of Eretz Israel.  

2007, 2008, 2011        Grants of Misgav Yerushalayim, The Center for Research and Study  

                                    of Sephardi and Oriental Jewish Heritage.

2008-2011                   "The President scholarship", The Faculty of Humanities, the Hebrew         


2008                            Ben-Zvi award for an outstanding MA thesis, Ben-Zvi Institute.

2007                            S. D. Goitein award, The Institute of Asian and African Studies, The

                                    Hebrew University.

2007                            Dinur Travel grant, The Dinur Center for Research in Jewish History.

2004                            Grant of the National Authority for Ladino Culture (Autoridad del

                                    Ladino i su kultura).


For D. Dotan Arad's list of publications please click on the link




Fields of Interests:

  1. Cairo Genizah
  2. Judeo-Arabic Literature
  3. The Jews of Egypt; Palestine and Syria in the Mamluk and Ottoman Periods
  4. Karaite Jews
  5. Jewish-Muslim Relations in Middle Ages