Rotem Rozental, a doctoral candidate in art history, has been named a 2015-2016 Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellow at the Center for Jewish History – home to the world’s largest and most comprehensive archive of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel. Over a 10-month period, Rozental will conduct original research around photography and the development of Zionist thought.
By focusing on the Jewish National Fund and its activity in Palestine and worldwide, Rozental will investigate the ideological and visual language created by the Zionist movement.
Now in its 14th year, the center’s fellowship program offers financial support to humanities scholars across different stages of their careers. Fellows work on their individual projects, while attending weekly meetings. They present the results of their research through an informal seminar, and submit a final report upon completion of their assignment.