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The Faculty of Humanities
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus
Jerusalem, 9190501

Department Head and Director of Literature Studies: Prof. Ruth Fine
Director of Historical Studies: Dr. Claudia Kedar

Director of Linguistic Studies: Dr. Aldina Quintana
Department Advisors for BA Students: Dr. Claudia Kedar and Mr. Itay Baruj
Department Advisors for MA and PHD Students: Prof. Ruth Fine (Literature) and Dr. Claudia Kedar (History)


For administrative matters, please contact

Ms. Adva Cohen at

TEL 02-5883616
Office hours:
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00-13:00. Room: 4502, Building: Faculty of Humanities, Mount Scopus.


Dr. Or Hasson


Research Interests: Medieval and Golden Age Spanish literature; Literature and medicine, Cultural representations of otherness, Literary approaches to non-fiction

Hasson studied Spanish and Latin American literature and clinical psychology at the Hebrew University. His PhD thesis, from the same university, was dedicated to the early modern Spanish concept of locura ("madness”) and to the dialogue between medical writing about madness and literary representations thereof. In other published studies he has addressed the place of Jews, conversos, and the Hebrew language in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish literature and thought. He has spent two years as a Fulbright and Yad Hanadiv (Rothschild) postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Mandel Scholion Center, working on two projects: the first addresses the place of the Arabic language in seventeenth-century Spanish lexicography, and the seconds is dedicated to literary and cultural encounters in medieval Iberia.