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Dan Shapira is Professr in the Dept. of Middle Eastern Studies, Bar-Ilan University and Feldman Professor of the History and Culture of Eastern European Jewry, Faculty of Jewish Studies.

Language Skills: fluent in Hebrew, English, Russian, German, Persian, Turkish, Azeri, Crimean-Tatar, Arabic (including Palestinian, Egyptian and Iraqi dialects), Urdu & Hindi, Yiddish, Ukrainian, Maltese.

Reading only: all the Semitic languages, all the Slavic Languages, all the Romance Languages, all the Germanic Languages, all the Iranian Languages, all the Aryan-Indian languages, all the Turkic languages, Classical Mongolian, Classical Armenian, Georgian, Greek, Tang-Period Chinese, Hungarian, Elamite, some Bahasa Indonesia / Malay, some Swahili, some Japanese.

  • Research interests
  • The Ottoman Empire
  • Minorities in the Ottoman Empire
  • Kurds
  • the former Soviet Central Asian Republics

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Oct 1996Jun 2000

Award Date: 30 Jun 2000

Master, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Oct 1991Jun 1993

Award Date: 30 Jun 1993

Bachelor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Oct 1987Jun 1991

Award Date: 30 Jun 1991


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